The Modern Mess is a recipe and meal inspiration hub curated by me, Jen Pomeroy, a qualified Chef based in Christchurch, New Zealand. 

Each week I shares my meal inspiration, produce and any foodie information in a weekly email and I share 3 seasonal recipes (sometimes more!) via the members portal on this website. There is also a Modern Mess community Facebook group where members ask questions, share photos of meals they have cooked and comment on recipes they have tried.

Here at The Modern Mess try new recipes and be inspired to cook delicious seasonal real food for you and your family. Weekly demonstration videos or tips and techniques of the trade to make your culinary life easier. Although I cook for a small family, the recipes are suited to anyone and can be adapted or scaled to suit. Each recipe usually serves 4 adults.

Learn to refine your cooking skills and to cook smart by using seasonal produce.   I provide plenty of meat free meals and options to adapt the recipes to suit what you have in your fridge, pantry and within your budget. I aim to make most recipes achievable in under an hour with some ready sooner, so dinner can be ready in no time. With a Catering background, I also share how to plan and prepare meals in advance to make meal time more manageable and to enjoy meals that take a bit more time.

Here at The Modern Mess we like eat meat about 3 times per week. We prefer to eat high quality fresh range or organic meat, eggs and dairy with focus on high welfare. Sustainable fish and seafood feature too. To afford this we just eat less meat. I like to mix meat with other plant based proteins and all my meals are packed with seasonal vegetables. It’s all real food folks!

If you’re in need of some cooking inspiration and some new delicious recipes to slot into your favourites, join The Modern Mess today. See you there…