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seafood samba

I follow lots of  mummy food blogs because I find home cooks have the best recipe collections…….. family friendly and not too difficult to produce.  One such blog is Magdalena’s home cooking site. http://www.cabinetofcookery.com.au.  This blog …

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cheese scones

My husband brought only one cook book into our marriage. The Edmonds Cookery Book….. and he has always said that it is the only cook book anyone will ever need.  He is a Kiwi and …

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chickpea, roasted capsicum and artichoke salad

The best thing about this salad, is that most of the ingredients can be found in your cupboard.  You can marinade your own artichoke hearts and char grill red peppers, but I think store bought …

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sweet potato wedges sprinkled with cinnamon and paprika

I never used to like sweet potatoes.  I didn’t like the sweetness nor the creamy texture.  But that all changed when I  married my Kiwi man.  He calls sweet potatoes kumaras, whether the flesh is …

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rocket and wild rice salad with a zingy lemon and garlic dressing

summer is here, and I’m really into salads…..And with the warmer weather, I’ve been trying to introduce my boys to some, interesting and tasty vegetarian meals……..And healthy salads, full of seeds, nuts and grains are …

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christmas cupcakes

 I just love this time of year……….I love the songs, the lights and the busyness of Christmas time.  And the best part is that I can enjoy this time with my family and special people, …

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seared scallops on tomato and olive salsa

So the boys are away for the night and its just me and the hubby and I want to cook something elegant and romantic…..And because of time constraints, it needs to be something I can …

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kale and cannellini bean salad with tahini dressing

I’m kind of on a health kick………I say kind of because with christmas only a week away, the days seem to be full of chocolates, cakes and glasses of chilled champagne.  All the good things …

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oven roasted tangy mustard chicken breast

Boneless chicken breast…..its tasty, lean and protein packed….a great choice of meat.  I have baked chicken breast in the oven many times before, and even with very careful timing, the meat can turn out a …

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caprice salad sticks

This simple, but incredibly delicious salad is one of the easiest dishes to throw together.  It’s light and it’s healthy, and it’s made with three key ingredients with flavours that complement each other perfectly. Originally …

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choc chip cookies

We all love freshly baked cookies, especially when they are thick and chewy and very chocolately on the insides.  And this Mocha choc chip cookie recipe is one the best Ive tried.  It comes from …

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whole roast cauliflower

Roasting cauliflower brings out a delicious nuttiness to what otherwise is a fairly bland vegetable. And preparing it as a crisp and aromatic whole head makes it a real centrepiece for your dinner table.  This …

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balsamic butternut kale and cranberry Panzanella

Traditionally, panzenella is a Tuscan, summertime salad made with tomatoes, cucumbers and home made croutons.  A lovely way to use up stale, left over bread.  But the other day we had an interesting salad at …

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orange and almond syrup cake

Don’t you just love eating almonds, raw or roasted, and its great to know that these nuts are actually quite good for us.  The healthy fat in almonds has been proven to reduce LDL or …

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double chocolate choc chip banana cake

My two all time favourite ingredients when it comes to baking cakes are chocolate and bananas, especially when the bananas are sweet and over ripe.  This decadent recipe is from www.smittenkitchen.com and I love the way …

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