We'd only been back at work and school for five minutes and I had already slipped in to the same-old, same-old for breakfast and lunch. The dreaded "what's for dinner" phone call being met with a very short "I have no idea!"

A couple of books that recently landed on my desk - Breakfast Bowls and In Bread - have been a help and I have chosen a few recipes from them to share with you.

The Turkish breakfast bowl has actually become a weeknight dinner and I am using the concept to serve more evening meals like this - a little cheese here, sliced meat there, pickles, bread, spreads and a serious serve of veg, the odd piece of fruit works too. It's fun and convenient. The littlies love eating this way too - we have been serving them this style of meal for years and I am not sure why we haven't been doing it for ourselves.

From left: Peter Gordon's chicken salad, Aaron Brunet's watermelon sushi and Warren Elwin is making the most of the summer's stonefruit. Photos / Bite magazine
From left: Peter Gordon's chicken salad, Aaron Brunet's watermelon sushi and Warren Elwin is making the most of the summer's stonefruit. Photos / Bite magazine

Peter Gordon is helping to

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But first, Ray McVinnie is serving another meal in a bowl for dinner tonight - a quick Thai style fish, snowpea, broccoli curry rice noodle bowl.

Also in Bite this week:

• Allyson Gofton's chocolate salted caramel tarts

• Mikki Williden on the health benefits of seeds

• Louise Thompson on letting go

Thai-style fish bowl for Monday night's dinner. Photo / Bite magazine
Thai-style fish bowl for Monday night's dinner. Photo / Bite magazine