Change can be exhausting! Most people are fed up with adjusting to the ‘new normal’ and just want to feel normal again

After a long day of adjusting, working or running errands, a quick easy and filling dinner cooked with minimal washup is just what you need.

Here are 5 of our favourite dinners, cooked in the microwave in minutes.

Microwave ‘fried’ rice

If you have leftover rice in the fridge then microwave fried rice is a great option for you. Add eggs, throw in your favourite veggies and season well for a filling and delicious one-bowl meal.

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Mac and cheese in the microwave

Macaroni and cheese is a firm favourite when it comes to quick and easy dinners. Make it quicker and easier by making it in the microwave.
Add frozen veggies to your mix to boost the nutritional value of your meal.

Microwave baked potato

A baked potato is filling and versatile, it can be topped with just about anything to suit your taste and what you have in your fridge.
Change this recipe up and use a sweet potato that works just as well topped with cream cheese and mince as a deconstructed cottage pie.


Microwave tostada casserole

Casseroles look time-consuming, taste amazing (if you do it right) and can feed a family. This Mexican inspired recipe is a great addition to your busy weekday menu.

Omelette in a mug

You can poach eggs in the microwave and even mack omelettes in a mug in the microwave. It’s quick, easy and you kids can even do it themselves.
Throw eggs, milk or cream and toppings in a mug, mix well and microwave until cooked.



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Comforting Shepherd’s pie recipe from Chef Zola at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

This recipe is courtesy of Chef Zola at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront. Ideal for cold, gloomy days when you need a comforting pick-me-up.

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Hearty, tasty chicken soup recipe for winter

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Mozambican Paprika spatchcock chicken with fresh coconut mango salad

Mozambican Paprika spatchcock chicken with fresh coconut mango salad

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Basic waffle recipe

Waffles are such a versatile food, you could have them for breakfast lunch, supper and even dessert. Topped with just about anything, a good basic waffle recipe should be a part of every home cooks arsenal.

What better way to celebrate world waffle day than making and tucking into your favourite waffles at home?

tuna sweet chilli quiche

Tuna and sweet chilli quiche recipe

Quick, easy and delicious is what most people look for in a weekday family meal. Keeping it budget-friendly too makes this quiche a definite winner.