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Pearl Couscous Salad

August 15, 2017
350g cherry tomatoes, halved through the stem ends3 large cloves garlic, unpeeled2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1/4 cup warm water1 tablespoon lemon juicesalt and pepper to tasteCouscous: 1 1/2 cups stock or water1 cup Israeli or Lebanese couscous1 tablespoon olive...
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Zesty Mexican-style Soup

July 21, 2017
1 tablespoon olive oil1 medium onion, diced4 cloves garlic, chopped1-2 red chillies, seeded and diced1 each: medium red pepper (capsicum), courgette, diced3 cups chicken or vegetable stock1 cup each: finely chopped cabbage, frozen corn kernels1 400g can each: diced tomatoes,...
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Tortellini Green Salad

July 21, 2017
Vinaigrette:1/4 cup red wine vinegar2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard1/2 cup extra virgin olive oilSalad: 3-4 rashers, streaky bacon125g round green beans300g packet fresh tortellini4 cups (65g) baby spinach leaves or torn spinach leaves1/4 cup chopped dillfreshly gr...
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Spanish Omelette

July 21, 2017
This makes a great summer dinner and leftovers can be served cold in your lunch box either 'as is' or between sliced ciabatta.400g spinach1 large onion, diced3 tablespoons olive oil1-2 cloves garlic, crushed2 large potatoes, cooked, peeled and finely sliced8 large eggssalt a...
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1.5kg pumpkin2-3 tablespoons olive oil1 leek, washed and finely sliced2 stalks celery, diced2 teaspoons each: crushed garlic, grated root ginger, lemon grass paste6 cups chicken stock2 kaffir lime leaves400ml can coconut creamfreshly ground black pepper to taste8 raw, shelle...
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Italian Meatball Soup

July 21, 2017
A complete meal.500g lean minced beef1 teaspoon each: crushed garlic, dried oregano1/3 cup each: fresh white breadcrumbs, finely chopped basil leaves, grated parmesan cheese1 egg, lightly beatensalt and pepper to taste737g jar tomato pasta sauce with basil1 cup water4 cups c...
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Iman Balyildi

July 21, 2017
1 medium purple eggplant4 tablespoons olive oil1 medium red onion, diced2 cloves garlic, crushed1 teaspoon each: ground cinnamon, cumin, paprikapinch chilli flakes400g can chopped tomatoes in juice4 tablespoons pine nuts or slivered almonds1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley, choppedP...
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An Easter take on a favourite weekend brunch. Use plain hot cross buns, not ones with chocolate.Hollandaise Sauce: 3 egg yolks1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice1/4 teaspoon salt200g butter, meltedBuns: 4 eggs1 cup finely sliced spinach1 tablespoon maple syrup8 rashers s...
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1 cup black rice2 cups boiling watersalt and pepper to taste500g shelled, raw prawns with tails25g butter2 cloves garlic crushed1 teaspoon chopped rosemary2 each: oranges, large avocados2 cups mixed baby salad greens3 tablespoons each: extra virgin olive oil, lemon juiceRins...
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Crusty Penne & Broccoli

July 21, 2017
A diced red pepper can also be added to the mixture before baking.250g penne1 red onion, diced300g broccoli florets1 vegetable stock cube1 tablespoon cornflour2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard150g sour cream100g tasty cheddar or blue vein, grated1/4 cup each: chopped parsley, ...
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