Alice and I were thinking about the future of our blog and thought it would be good to have a theme or two that we can continue to update. Hopefully the Baking Club will provide a monthly post with some yummy sweet baked goods ( as long as we bakers get our acts together and stick to the date we make! ) but we thought it would be good to have something a little more regular which can provide some inspiration for your everyday meal planning. Even though we all love to cook something special for an occasion, lets face it, the majority of time spent in the kitchen is for the mundane necessary cooking and if we can help add a little excitement to those mundane minutes we figured it would be a good thing! Not to mention adding some excitement to our time spent creating…

So we decided on ‘Made in Minutes’… we’ll try and post them every week or so and the posts will be simple recipes that we use often and can be – made in minutes!

The first one I have done is an oldy but a goody… lovely creamy,crunchy, Coleslaw. While entertaining lots in Australia I dragged this one out at a BBQ and since remembering how quick and easy it is have made it a few more times as an accompaniment to dinner. The best thing about this recipe is that you really can put in whatever vegetables you have lying around in your fridge and make it work. Its a delicious way of getting lots or raw goodness into you and hopefully use up what you have without having to shop for more…

Here’s what I put in this coleslaw but if I had them in my fridge I would have added some or all of the following: grated courgette, beetroot, green cabbage, bokchoy, celery…


2 medium carrots grated
1 bunch spring onions, sliced
1 fennel, sliced and chopped
1/2 red cabbage, sliced and chopped

125ml plain yogurt
2 heaped tablespoons mayonnaise
juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Combine all the chopped ingredients into a large bowl and stir through dressing.

Done! Its that simple and makes a great accompaniment to any protein, also lovely on sandwiches or just on its own. You could even add some cooked chicken strips to bulk it up and make a meal all on its own.

Let us know what you have your coleslaw with.. or what your Made in Minute staples are!


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