Father’s Day Feast

With Father’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how we can treat these special guys in our lives.

The role of a ‘Father’ has, in the past, tended towards the stereotypical: work-horse, provider, protector and pillar of the household. Nowadays, in these much more diverse and progressive times, the role of Dad can be many things. Families aren’t always the same old Mum, Dad & Kid combo — and, even if they are, we’re seeing Mums out there winning the bread now too, while some Dads opt to stay at home as the primary caregiver. It’s so exciting that Dads today are able to be appreciated for doing and being so much more.

We’re also aware that Father’s Day might be a difficult one for some. For those that have lost their dads too soon, or for whatever reason don’t get to spend time or enjoy a relationship with their father, it can be a painful reminder. We recognize that families are complex things, but everyone deserves a reason to celebrate. So whether it’s your own Dad, a grandfather, uncle, a family friend or even celebrating Dad’s the world over, why not take this opportunity to say ‘I love you’ by cooking some delicious food? 

Remember the old saying ‘A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’? We reckon these winner recipes will have your person feeling pretty special. 

Jaffa Palmiers 

These easy to make, five-ingredient little treats are great for a party table. With the yummy combo of chocolate and orange, this recipe makes 12-14 pastries. Enough for the whole family. 

Sun-dried Tomato and Rosemary Palmiers

For a savoury option, these little beauties are just as easy to make as the chocolate version. With that classic tomato and rosemary taste, these are a winner for a Father’s Day luncheon. 

Bitter Orange and Chia Cake 

This more grown-up style of cake has a tangy orange flavour. It has the goodness of almond meal and it’s low in sugar; looking after our loved ones in more ways than one. 

Chia and Zucchini Meatballs

For a wholesome dinner idea, why not try these vegetarian meatballs? With a zucchini base and the nutrition of chia seeds added, this meal will satisfy the hungriest of Dad’s!

Protein Pancakes

How about a Father’s Day breakfast in bed? These pancakes are packed with protein, almond and banana to satisfy any lucky Dad! Sweeten them up with maple syrup, coconut yoghurt or blueberries to make for a delicious sweet start to the day.