I'm a busy stay-at-home mom of four young kids, so I love quick dinner recipes. But I always found that the 'quick' recipes in a book or online were not quick enough. “Fry the onions until..” Are you kidding, I have homework to supervise! “First boil up the pasta, then...” uh, sorry, my kids are already screaming to eat!

So I created a book of really quick dinner recipes – ones that take 4 minutes or less to prepare before being thrown in the oven or onto the stovetop and forgotten about till they’re done.

If you'd like a copy of my recipe book in ebook or regular book form, place your order on www.4minuterecipes.com.

HORSERADISH SALMON

  • 1kg salmon
  • 2 Tbsp soya sauce
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 C red horseradish
  • 1,5 C lite mayo
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

Mix all besides salmon. Spread over salmon and grill for 10 minutes.

CHUTNEY CHICKEN

  • 1 chicken cut into pieces
  • 1 can Coke
  • 3 Tbsp apricot jelly
  • 3 Tbsp chutney
  • 2 Tbsp mayo
  • 1 chicken stock cube

Mix all other ingredients and pour over chicken. Bake at 180C till done.

MEATLOAF

  • 1kg minced meat
  • 1/2 C ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Worcester sauce
  • mixed herbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1C BBQ sauce

Mix all ingredients besides the BBQ sauce. Put in long oven dish and shape into loaf in centre of dish. Pour sauce over. Bake uncovered for half an hour at 180C.

FRIED EGG WRAP

  • 1 wrap
  • 2 eggs
  • chopped tomato
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp oil

Heat oil in pan. Put wrap in. Crack eggs onto wrap, add tomato and salt and pepper. Cover till done.

CREAMY HAKE

  • 4 hake fillets
  • mayo to cover fish
  • onion soup powder

Coat fish with mayo and sprinkle onion powder over. Bake at 180C till done.