Vitenamese Salad Rolls – Bánh Mì

Banh Mi (bun me) is a popular Vietnamese baguette roll stuffed with all manner of salad – think of it as the more flavourful cousin of the classic that’s salad sandwich. I have long been enjoying Banh Mis as my “fast food” of choice when out running errands and they’ve become my […]

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BBQ Glazed Ham + Leftover (Christmas) Ham Fried Rice

I’m not sure about you, but we have just about finished eating our way through the Christmas ham. The 24 hours before Christmas was the most agonising as we wondered if the stock-standard oven result would be a better and a more predictable than trying to BBQ the ham.  Finally, […]

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Teriyaki Chicken and Grilled Pineapple Salad + Aussie Pineapples Event This Weekend

Last time I wrote I was having what can only be described as a pregnancy induced semi-craving for wintry crumble and cheesecake and then I blinked and it’s spring! My belly has well and truly popped and I’ve been busy creating some mouthwatering recipes behind the scenes. Here is one […]

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One Pot Paella-style Basmati & Meatballs

It’s taken me 8 years to make Paella-style anything at home and I am so glad I did! Can you believe we are already at the end of April? It feels like only yesterday it was Liana’s first day of high-school and now April holidays are almost over. Where does the time go? […]

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Lemon Pineapple + Herb Roasted Chicken Legs

“This sweet-skinned chicken dish from Martyna Angell’s cookbook – The Wholesome Cook Book, has sweet pineapple and tangy lemon juice in the marinade, you’ll be licking the plate for more!” – from the I Quit Sugar team. Yes, The Wholesome Cook book is not all about desserts. There’s a huge […]

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Curious Cuts: Beef Bavette with a Tomato Salad

With the introduction of Curious Cuts by Harris Farm, sourced from grass-fed Cape Grim beef and supermarkets following suit in the secondary cuts department, it is becoming cheaper to eat good meat. And let me tell you, this paprika and lime beef bavette tastes as good as the premium stuff. […]

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How to Cook the Perfect Roast Chicken and 7 Ideas for Using Leftovers

Roasted chickens are a delicacy and a part of the Sunday lunch menu in many homes. Here are 5 tips that will ensure juicy meat and extend the use of the chicken well beyond the first day. Some of the tips apply to store-bought rotisserie chickens as well. They are […]

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Speedy One Pot Vegetable and Meatball Soup (with Soba noodles)

A veggie-packed dinner that the whole family loves, cooked in one pot and served in 20? Oh yes, with requests for seconds that follow.

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