Getting Home Late: Ideas for Dinner 21.07.2015

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How many times have you come home late and found yourself ravenous? Fast-food or take-out is easy, but wait! These dinner recipe ideas will not only give you a healthier meal, but a quick one! They also won’t break the bank nor your waistline. Add some versatile yet tasty ingredients to your grocery list and use these new dinner ideas in a snap.

New Dinner Ideas: Chinese Pork One-Pot

Some ideas for dinner involve ordering Chinese delivery. Instead, put down the phone and pull out a saucepan, because this pork dish couldn’t be simpler. It will be one of your favorite healthy, new dinner ideas!


  • pork tenderloins, thin strips, 400g
  • chicken stock, 600mL
  • soy sauce, 1 T
  • Chinese five-spice powder, 2 t
  • ginger, peeled/cut into matchsticks, 1 large knob
  • baby leaf greens, quartered, 1 200g package
  • red chili, finely chopped with seeds removed, 1 (or chili flakes, 1 t)
  • spring onions, sliced, 1 bunch


  1. Place all ingredients (expect spring onions) into large pan, cover. Simmer, cook 8 minutes. Pork should be brown and green cooked, but not wilted.
  2. Disperse into bowls, garnish with spring onion. Serve with rice or noodles.

Microwave Dinner Recipe Ideas: Steamed Salmon

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Easy ideas for dinner often include salmon, and it is a fresh and fit ingredient to add to many dinner recipe ideas. With some ethnic flavors, it becomes even more filling and delicious!


  • salmon or cod fillets, 450g
  • fresh ginger, finely shredded, 1 ½ T
  • spring onions, finely shredded, 3 T
  • light soy sauce, 2 T
  • dark soy sauce, 2 T
  • groundnut oil, 1 T
  • sesame oil, 2 t
  • fresh coriander sprigs, 1 handful (garnish)


  1. Use paper towel to pat-dry fish, cut into chunks. Place in microwave-safe dish, top with ginger. Cover with cling wrap, cook 3-5 minutes on high in microwave. (Note: fish can be prepped/chilled up to 3 hours beforehand. Cook fish to preferred doneness, according to its thickness.)
  2. Remove plate from microwave. Wait 1 minute, drain excess liquid. Top with spring onions and soy sauces.
  3. Heat oils in pan over high heat, boil, then top fish. Garnish with coriander sprigs and serve.

Teriyaki Prawns and Broccoli Noodles

When it comes to ideas for dinner, you really can’t go wrong with prawns. They are quick-cooking, yummy, and healthful. Add some veggies and noodles, and you’ve got a complete meal!


  • low-sodium soy sauce, 50mL
  • mirin, 50mL
  • lemon juice, 2 T
  • caster sugar, 1 ½ T
  • soba noodles, 200g
  • thin-stemmed broccoli, 140g
  • prawns, cooked, 140g
  • red chili, finely sliced, 1


  1. In small pan, heat first four ingredients. Simmer 5 minutes until syrup forms, turn off heat.
  2. Boil large pan of salted water. Cook noodles and broccoli 3 minutes. Add prawns, drain.
  3. Serve combination on 2 plates. Top with soy sauce and red chili. Serve.

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