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What to do with leftovers
What to do with leftovers
It’s that time of year again when the shelves of the fridge are bowing under the weight of all the excess food that didn’t get eaten on the big day. And as none of us want to add to the already huge amount of food that is thrown away every year in Australia, it's time to figure out what to… Read More
Best Budgeting Tips
Best Budgeting Tips
Cooking on a budget doesn’t mean scrimping on great taste or eating unhealthy options. In fact I think that serving up healthy meals while on a budget can often have lots of unseen benefits. The first and most obvious one is that we tend to be more aware of how much food we buy when budgeting and therefore have smaller… Read More
Cooking up a stress free Christmas
Cooking up a stress free Christmas
Nothing beats a Christmas feast! It is the calling card that brings family and loved ones together to celebrate a mouth-watering meal. But for the person in charge of preparing the Christmas feast it can be more of a chore than a celebration. The trouble is that cooking up a big meal from scratch is not something most people do very… Read More
Pantry Staples
Pantry Staples
None of us like that moment when – shock, horror,  you peak in the pantry to find there doesn’t seem to be anything to eat! This can often result in a hasty trip to the local store for a top up shop. Hopefully this doesn’t happen to you very often. But if it does, check out these simple tips to… Read More
When is a pancake a crepe?
When is a pancake a crepe?
The simple answer is a pancake is a crepe, only thicker. The batter to make both is almost the same, just add a little more milk or water for a thinner crepe batter. Then give some thought to what you are going to fill them with. I tend to fill pancakes with savoury fillings, things like vegetables in cheese sauce,… Read More
A good soup moment
A good soup moment
Legendary food moments can be a great meal out, a celebration with the family or just a magical memory of great times with great food. I find that some of my most legendary food moments involve soup. This might seem a little odd but it is true. Soup served at the right moment can be such a mood changer, I… Read More
4 Ways: Chilli Con Carne
4 Ways: Chilli Con Carne
One meal, four different taste sensations Wouldn't it be great to cook only once but get four different meals from it? I know that there is a secret society of weekend cooks that get as many meals as possible cooked or prepared on a Saturday or a Sunday to save time during the week. I know this because I'm part… Read More
Simple entertaining tips
Simple entertaining tips
Sharing food with the ones we love is right up there with the best things in life, so if you want to have as much fun as your guests, here are some tips for simple entertaining any time. Keep to the familiar. Cook recipes that you have cooked before. Prepare as much as you can before your guests arrive. Cook food… Read More