Julie Van Rosendaal


Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip And Pretzel Bars

These bars are the best of all worlds—soft and chewy, with pockets of chocolate and crunchy, salty pretzels on top. Could there be a tastier after-school snack than a warm pan of these, straight from the oven?

Sticky Toffee Banana Sundae

A banana sundae is the best dessert. Crumbled shortbread cookies and sticky toffee. Yep, we're here for it. 

Basic Parmesan Risotto

If your kids are fans of mac and cheese, they’ll find this creamy, starchy, cheesy risotto has the same characteristics and a similar flavour. The classic Italian dish isn’t as complicated to make as it sounds.

Curried Sweet Potato, Carrot and Red Lentil Soup with Ginger

This mellow sweet potato soup is low in fat yet loaded with fibre, vitamins and minerals and is particularly high in beta-carotene. Red lentils contribute protein. Bonus: they don’t need to be presoaked. Just toss them split in half straight into the soup and cook along with the vegetables.


Roasted turkey

There are a million recipes for turkey – rubbed, brined and herbed, butterflied, barbecued and deep-fried. If you start with a good-quality bird, you don’t need to do much to produce a crispy-skinned, juicy roasted turkey.

4 ways to up your homemade pizza game

Takeout is great, but making your own pizza masterpiece is better. A great pie doesn't ask for much, just that you put some care and effort into these four main components. 

Berry-Mango Smoothie

Wanna know why we love this smoothie? Milk and yogurt provide protein and a small amount of fat—add a spoonful of nut butter to boost it further—while berries and oats deliver complex carbohydrates and essential nutrients, including vitamin C. Oh, and it's also delicious.

Quick Butter Chicken and Butter Chicken Baked Potatoes

Who doesn’t love butter chicken? It comes together more quickly than you might think, making it perfect comfort food for a busy weeknight.

Fresh Berry Salsa

Berry salsa bursts with colour and flavour – it’s quick to stir together and delicious served over grilled chicken or fish, or served with tortilla chips.

Berry Cookie Pizza

A giant cookie makes the perfect vehicle for berries in season; serve it in slices like a pizza – if you want to be fancier about it, call it a tart.