Renae And Daughters

Ex-Masterchef contestant and Barnardos supporter, Renae Smith, has produced a booklet of easy to cook, healthy recipes for the whole family.

Renae says that when she entered MasterChef Australia in 2014 her dream was to help kids learn more about good nutrition.

“I wanted to teach kids skills that will help every aspect of their lives," she says.

"I believe better nutrition helps behaviour and school results, as well as gives children a sense of worth and purpose which helps the entire community. I hope you enjoy cooking these recipes at home with your family.”

Renae ran a series of cooking demonstrations and lessons for children in one of Barnardos' inner Sydney centres. The children learned how to prepare healthy and inexpensive family meals from scratch.

We put those recipes into a booklet called Cooking from the Cupboard, so that all families can enjoy cooking and eating healthy meals together. Bon Appétit!


Beef and Vegetable Curry with Cous-Cous
Butter Chicken and Brown Rice
Cheesy Fish Cakes
Lettuce Wraps
Pizza on a Yoghurt Dough Base
Rainbow Slice
Spaghetti Bolognaise
Stir Fry with Rice Noodles and Vegetables


Easter hot cross scones
Pancakes - Sugar Free!
Renae's Mars Bar Slice 

Download the Cooking from the Cupboard booklet and enjoy healthy family meals.