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Cooking Ideas For The Next Family Meal

Do you have a big hungry family to feed all the time? Are you always looking for great ideas to try out? These are elegant and, moreover simple cooking ideas for your next family meals. From fussy eats to ranging teens these meals are ideal for everybody

One-Pan Stir-Fry: Cooking Ideas

No one can say no to a hearty ginger flavor stir fry. Moreover, everyone can indulge in it, and it takes next to no time to make:

main course ideas

  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • Secondly, one garlic clove minced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 100 g snow peas
  • 2 pinches of black pepper
  • 1 large red chili chopped
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 200 g green beans, trimmed
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup cashews, unsalted
  • Brown rice noodles to serve


  1. Cut the vegetables and add oil in a large pan over medium heat
  2. Toss in the onions, garlic, chilies, and seasoning as you cook it for a few minutes till soft
  3. Next add the zucchini, beans, capsicum, and broccoli with snow peas before cooking for five minutes
  4. Stir as they turn crispy and cook the noodles side by side
  5. Mix in the tamari, ginger, tamarind paste, and coconut sugar
  6. Place the noodles in before garnishing with basil and cashews

Lentil Bolognese And Zucchini Spaghetti

What to cook next? This is for a health-conscious group always looking for new ways to enjoy a proper meal. The lentil Bolognese has tasty mushrooms and the noodles the perfect chewy texture:

  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • A handful of thyme leaves
  • 1 celery stalk sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 mushrooms chopped
  • 100 g presoaked lentils
  • One tin of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • Bunch of basil
  • 2 zucchinis, spiralized into noodles
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Warm oil in a pan before adding the vegetables
  2. Stir till crispy and add the bay leaves with thyme leaves.
  3. Cook till soft before adding the mushrooms and stir for three minutes
  4. Pour in the tomatoes, stock, and lentils before lowering the heat and cooking for 20 minutes
  5. Sprinkle in basil leaves as you serve the Bolognese on top of zucchini noodles

Tater Tot Casserole: Cooking ideas

Your kids will go crazy for this tater tot casserole because it’s just that good. It makes for an amazing weekend dinner:

what to cook

  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • garlic salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 5 lb. frozen tater tots
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese


  1. Mix the sour cream and milk before cooking the chicken in a tbsp of olive oil till crispy
  2. Sprinkle in the garlic salt and cook until tender
  3. Add in the cream mix over the chicken and pour it into a baking pan
  4. Place a layer of tater tots and top it off with cheese
  5. Bake in a preheating pan at 400 degrees for 20 minutes
  6. When it’s golden brown and melty take out and serve

These yummy-licious recipes are the perfect mix of simplicity, uniqueness, and also deliciousness. Your family will be happy and satisfied with each bite!

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