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January 2017

sausage rolls

Sausage Rolls

Sausage rolls are quick, easy and delicious. With the addition of spinach and parmesan cheese the humble sausage roll takes on a whole new meaning. With a dollop of hot tomato chutney (tomato sauce if you must) they make the perfect dinner when you’re…

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January 28, 2017
wholemeal bread with seeds

Wholemeal bread with seeds

If you have the time, there’s nothing quite like making your own bread. There’s something therapeutic about kneading the dough and watching it rise, then knocking it back and kneading it all over again. And the good thing about living in a hot climate…

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January 25, 2017
pasta with tomato sauce

Tomato Pasta

Pasta with tomato sauce is a staple. It’s one of those things everyone should know how to make because it’s quick, simple and uses 5 ingredients (6 if you count the parmesan cheese you need for serving). It takes as long to make as boiling a pot…

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January 21, 2017
scones with jam and cream

Scones with jam and cream

Sometimes there’s nothing better than afternoon tea, and by afternoon tea I mean a fabulously brewed pot of tea and a batch of scones served with strawberry jam and cream. Feather-light scones are quick and easy to prepare, but a gentle hand is required to make…

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January 18, 2017
wild rice and chicken salad

Wild rice and chicken salad

A combination of wild and jasmine rice forms the base for this salad.  While the crisp, fresh ingredients and the Asian inspired salad dressing make it pop, the chicken makes this light salad a little more substantial for dinner time.…

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January 14, 2017
Date, coconut and puffed rice balls

Date, Coconut and Puffed Rice Balls

There are so many things to love about these simple snacks. The ingredients are minimal; they are super easy to make; and they satisfy that afternoon craving for something sweet when chocolate just isn’t an option (remember October challenge?).…

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January 11, 2017
Lemongrass beef noodle salad

Lemongrass Beef Noodle Salad

Lemongrass beef noodle salad is a Vietnamese inspired offering for those times when you want something fresh and light and full of flavour. This is yet another noodle salad that is perfect for hot summer evenings when you’re searching for easy dinner options.…

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January 7, 2017
Reading December at the beach


The great thing about Christmas holidays is you can sit down and read in the middle of the day and not feel guilty: not that you should ever feel guilty about reading. It’s no longer confined to early morning and late night. You can…

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January 4, 2017