Grow Cook Share Recipes

Learn to cook with fresh seasonal produce every day.

Did you know that half of the adult population do not eat the recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables? The scales are also tipped with occasional foods making up more than one-third of our energy needs each day.

If you don’t have access to vegetables on a regular basis or the knowledge on what to do with them, it is easy to fill up on simple meals that are low in nutrients; regularly going for stomach fillers such as bread with spreads, processed and packaged pies, quiches, hot dogs, two minute noodles or pasta with a limited sauce option or when finances allow it reaching for a takeaway. Takeaway is an expensive option and often high in saturated fats, added sugars, added salt and laden with kilojoules.

The Grow Cook Share Cooking Clubs aim to provide participants with basic kitchen and food skills and the confidence and inspiration to cook often with fresh, seasonal produce for themselves and their families. We also aim to provide people with access to fresh produce; via a link with a community garden, inspiration and ideas on how to grow your own food from scratch, food relief if needed and knowing whats in season. Using produce that is in season is at its peak flavour, has a low environmental impact and is often at its lowest price.

Going beyond the classroom, Grow Cook Share recipes offer simple and nutritious ideas for people to expand their intake of a wider variety of food and a provide cheaper option to resorting to takeaway or processed packaged foods.

The Grow Cook Share recipe collection includes quick, easy recipes for healthier meals and snacks, such as:

  • Step by step instructions for preparing the basics
  • Simple and tasty seasonal vegetable based dishes
  • Healthy breakfasts to kick-start your day
  • Vegetarian and vegan options
  • Healthy versions of your takeaway favourites
  • Well-loved recipes from Central Victoria’s favourite cafes and restaurants

All recipes are based around the use of fresh seasonal ingredients,  and aim to increase the vegetable intake and therefore overall health of those eating them.

cooking a healthy salad
knife cutting capsicum

Grow Cook Share Recipes

Learn to cook the essential foods that form the building blocks of every healthy home cooked meal.

Basic Rice

Green Salad

Classic dishes that you will know and love prepared simply and with nutrition in mind.

Spaghetti bolognaise

Chilli Con Carne

Summer vegetable frittata

Meat Balls Many Ways

Recipes that make use of the abundant supply of produce that we have during summer. I’m talking tomatoes, zucchini, beans, cucumber, squash, eggplant and fresh herbs such as basil.

Zucchini slice or muffinsPesto

Zucchini, Pea and Basil Risotto


Summer vegetable frittata

Eggplant Parmigiana

Pumpkin, Corn, Beetroot and the continued hangover of the summer crops in early autumn have been the inspiration for this collection.

Pumpkin, Bean and Sage Risotto

Pumpkin muffins

corn cakes by Sim’r

Cabbage, broccoli, broad beans, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and the ever reliable spinach and kale form the basis for some great winter dishes.

Green Soup

Spring has sprung. Dish up an easy weeknight, delicious dinner that’s full of spring flavours.

Save money on takeaways and cook up a fakeaway! These ideas are also much healthier.

Meat Balls Many Ways

Meat Balls with Tomato Sauce

These snacks are made with a range of fruits and vegetables as a base. For when you need something to hit the sweet spot, these are a good option.

Oat and Date Bliss Balls

Pumpkin muffins