I don’t have time to cook so I don’t… (plus, I will give you a $250 Coles voucher & a $100 Kikki K voucher!)

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If you’ve been hanging around this blog long enough, you’ll know I am not a fan of cooking. It’s not my strong point. It’s not that I can’t cook (I can!), it’s just that I do not enjoy it. I’d rather stick a fork in my eyes than cook anything fancy.

But… I have 3 boys and I NEED to cook. So my motto is: cook for survival, not pleasure.

Of course, there are times where I long for a delicious baked meal or stir-fry. That’s when my husband steps up to the plate. He is a gem and likes to whip up tasty meals. He uses recipe books and stuff…

I don’t bake – there are proper bakeries for such treats! My sister was making a cake once and was using flour… one of my children asked her “why are you cooking with powder?“. My poor boys get cooking/barbecuing lessons from their Dad and their Aunty, not me!

I just don’t have the time or the inclination.

In this house don’t ask “what are we having for dinner” until about 30 minutes before we are actually going to eat. I have no idea until the last minute.

My days are usually crazy and are filled with appointments, kids activities and normal household duties. I’m just like you – busy and time poor.

I am a fan of buying lots of food in one go so I always know there is something I can whip out of the fridge or freezer at the last minute. I’m not much of a food planner! My girlfriend once tried to get me to make a meal plan. I did it for 2 weeks and it worked, but I couldn’t keep up with it! Ha! I’m just not that organised when it comes to food and meal planning. I wing everything.

Recently I was asked if I would like to try the Birds Eye SteamFresh Vegetables and SteamFresh Fish. As if I was going to say no! This was an easy dinner for me and I knew the boys would love it.

The whole meal was done and ready to eat in a matter of minutes. My husband did not believe me when I said the entire meal was microwaved.

So here is what I bought, and what I did…

♥ Packet of Birds Eye SteamFresh Carrot, Cauliflower and Broccoli
♥ Packet of Birds Eye SteamFresh Carrots, Peas and Corn

For my whole family I only used half of the vegetables (so there is another meal waiting there for me!)

  • Each pouch is cooked in the microwave for 2.5 minutes to deliver perfectly cooked vegetables quickly without the fuss
  • One pack contains 4 steam pouches of vegetables

♥ 2 boxes of Birds Eye SteamFresh Fish – Garlic & Spring Onion and Thai Coconut Curry (this gave us 4 pieces of fish – my baby doesn’t like fish, so he had veggies)

  • Simply cook in under 5 minutes in the microwave
  • Steam cooking locks in flavour and freshness for perfect fish every time
  • 97% fat free,


I LOVED the Garlic flavour and my husband loved the Thai curry.

I’m not joking you when I say this meal was delicious. It was the easiest thing I have ever cooked and I will be adding Birds Eye SteamFresh items to my shopping basket every single week.

Now here comes the good part – I have the best giveaway for you!

I am going to give ONE winner a $250 Coles voucher & a $100 Kikki K voucher!

Yes, I’m serious! That’s $350 worth.

As usual, this competition needs to be a game of skill. I want to hear about your lazy cooking because you don’t have time…


Get your entry in before 5pm (EST) December 4, 2012. Open to Australian residents only. Giveaways are in accordance with my disclosure policy.



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  • Renee says:

    I make lasagne using the dolmio sauces, bechmal and tomato lasagne sauces….delish and quick

  • Melissa K says:

    My lazy cooking recipe.

    Ingredients –
    1 can of soup/ easy meal in a can.
    A loving partner.

    Instructions –
    1. Think of a lame reason why you cannot cook ( it’s too hot or I just can’t be bothered)
    2. Keep pestering my loving partner why I cannot cook (refer to step 1)
    3.Don’t give in if dinner is not done by 6pm
    4. Partner is very hungry and I give something easy to cook up e.g a can of chunky soup.
    5. Sit back and wait for dinner to be served!

  • Karyn says:

    My lazy-leftovers-pizza. So incredibly easy, and also somewhat entertaining. Take a pita bread, plop on some tomato paste from the jar, and dump whatever left overs you have onto the base. Particularly good with left over roast meat and vegies, but anything will work. The kids love doing weird leftovers too – they have done a fish finger pizza, a spaghetti bolognaise pizza and a take-away curry pizza. A couple of times when I’ve served up dinner for the night they’ve even said “wow this’ll go great on a pizza tomorrow night mum!”. We haven’t tried a toasted sandwich pizza… yet!

  • Fiona, Lilyfield Life says:

    my go to lazy meal is poached eggs on toast. I only have to walk out to my chicken coop, collect the eggs and crack them into simmering water, add toast and some chopped up raw veggies on the side. Voilà dinner is served.
    love to win this!
    those Birds eye veggies actually do look good!

  • Joanne costa says:

    When my housemate isn’t home, I really can’t be bothered cooking for one, so I just eat weet bix.. She went away for a week a while a go & I lived on weetbix that whole week 🙂

  • Fi says:

    Nasty Nachos! Kids version; Nachos with melted cheese. Older kids/adult version; Nachos, Nacho Dip, Drained rinsed kidney beans, cheese. Microwave the latter and add sour cream and avocado.

  • Tiffiny says:

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