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A Christmas feast – keep it simple!

With the festive season approaching, many people find the thought of preparing the Christmas dinner terrifying. Don't get frazzled. Appetiser: Dips and crudités Give everyone time to mingle while partaking…

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Asparagus, Beetroot and Fetta Salad

A lovely summer entree, or salad, perfect for the warmer weather... really tasty, healthy and easy. Ingredients (Serves 6) 2 bunches asparagus, washed and trimmed. 1 bunch beetroot, roasted (See below.…

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Beef Salad

You can replace rump steak with left over cold roast beef for this salad. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g rump steak, all fat trimmed off 1 baby Cos lettuce, washed 1 bunch…

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Braised Beef with Mushrooms, Red wine and Herbs

It is always a good idea not to add all the liquids at once to braised meat dishes. That way meat gets a chance to cook in its own juice…

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Brown Rice and Tuna Salad

For a variation, you can replace tuna with chopped hard-boiled eggs. Also, if anyone in the family has a peanut sensitivity, try cashews or some other nut. Ingredients 2 cups…

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Carrot and Ginger Soup with Coriander

If you want to add protein to this soup stir through diced tofu after you puree it. Alternatively you can puree the tofu with the soup which will give you…

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Chicken and Pomegranate Salad

An easy lunch or light dinner, this is perfect for the end of the week. Try this for a low stress light dinner à deux Ingredients (Serves 2) 350g chicken meat, breast…

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Creamy Broccoli Soup

Broccoli – Turning Presidential Humiliation into Triumph That green knobbly unassuming vegetable, broccoli, soared to fame in 1990, when George Bush Snr banned it from Airforce One, saying “I haven’t…

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Delicious Cabbage Salad

This salad is colourful, delicious and great for you -- perfect for barbecues. It’s full of vitamins and antioxidants, and very good for your digestion. Ingredients ½ red cabbage (also…

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Egg & Lettuce ‘Sandwich’

The crisp cool of the lettuce is a wonderful contrast to the warm comfort of the boiled googs. Ingredients (Serves 1) 2 large organic eggs, hard boiled* and shelled, still warm…

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Fish with Tomatoes and Chat Potatoes

We know that fish is good for us, but many people find cooking fish difficult. This recipe is easy, nutritious and delicious and once mastered takes little effort or planning.…

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Flathead Fillets with Potato and Fresh Herb Salad

I used to make this potato salad for kids in child care centres I catered for and it was always a big hit. Yes they did eat the herbs and…

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Great Northern Beans with Rice

This was my father's favourite dish, so it was cooked quite often in our house. The best thing about these beans is that they are wonderful hot or cold. My…

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Green Tea Noodle & Seared Tuna

Fish is good for you, however, many people find cooking fish difficult. Not so with this simple, flavour packed recipe from Friederike Stottele. Ingredients 200g of Organic cha soba green…

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Lamb, Beetroot and Pomegranate Salad

Mediterranean-inspired salad for a twist on the trusted lamb and fetta combination. Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 large lamb backstrap (approx. 200g) 1 beetroot (steamed), roughly chopped 1/2 bunch watercress Seeds from…

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Lentil Salad

Legumes (such as chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils and baked beans) are a fabulous addition to our diet, they are high in protein, fibre and low in fat. Some people are…

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Lentil Stew

It is not quite '101 ways with lentils' but I am getting there. Can't help it, I love them and they are so easy to prepare. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g dry…

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Lunch Box Salads

Salads are great for lunch boxes, but for them to be a success they have to be packed well and have to have dressing. Ingredients A largish size rectangular plastic…

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