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October 2016

Goan beef curry

Goan Beef Curry

Goan beef curry fits nicely into the October challenge eating plan, especially if you use lite coconut milk. Served with basmati rice you’ll have the low GI considerations covered too. The freshly ground spices give the flavours  you’d expect from an Indian curry –…

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October 29, 2016


Hummus is a great snack that is easy to whip up. Throw everything in a food processor and you’re done. The tip to making a great hummus is taste testing, and adjusting the flavours as you go, so it ends up just the way…

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October 26, 2016
Caponata with pearl couscous and almonds

Caponata with Pearl Couscous and Almonds

Caponata with pearl couscous and almonds has found is way into the kitchen via October Challenge and trying new things that could loosely fall into the category of ‘good for you’.  We have been making a lot of salads, which is nothing unusual, but…

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October 22, 2016
ras el hanout

Ras el hanout

Ras el hanout is a North African spice mix often used in savoury dishes. It can be used as a rub on meats or fish, or added to rice or couscous to make it just a little bit more interesting.…

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October 19, 2016
Crispy beef noodle salad

Crunchy Beef Noodle Salad

Crunchy beef noodle salad is perfect when you want something light to eat, with an asian influence. There’s practically no cooking involved. It’s really just about chopping up vegetables of your choosing, boiling a pot of water to cook the noodles, and spending 10 minutes…

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October 15, 2016

Date and Walnut Energy Squares

Date and walnut energy squares are all about quelling the sugar craving in the afternoon. A small square of goodness that acts as a pick me up when really all you want is a chocolate bar.…

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October 12, 2016
Deliciously creamy, aromatic chicken curry

Cardamon Chicken

Cardamon chicken is the perfect introduction to curries for those who are a little wary of spicy food. It’s creamy sauce is enriched by cardamon, and the addition of whole green chillies, means those who like their curries a little more spicy can chop them…

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October 8, 2016
Book selection for September


Reading during September has been a bit of a struggle. I decided I needed a little bit of humour to lift my spirits out of the funk that ‘Ruby’ (Cynthia Bond) caused, so with that in mind, I went searching in the local library.…

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October 5, 2016
banana bread

Banana Bread

Banana bread is great for afternoon tea, when you are feeling peckish and need something to keep you going without falling into the chocolate bar trap. There’s lots of reasons to love this version: buttermilk makes it moist; walnuts, bran and chia seeds give you…

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October 1, 2016