Lemon Meringue pie

INGREDIENTS 225g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour 2 tablespoons Icing Sugar 125g butter, chilled, coarsely chopped 2 1/2 tablespoons iced water LEMON FILLING 50g (1/3 cup) cornflour 125ml (1/2 cup) water 250ml (1 cup) fresh lemon juice 430g (2 cups) Caster Sugar 60g butter, coarsely chopped 2 – 4 free…

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Salmon and Greens – power food!

Crispy Salmon on a bed of power packed greens and quinoa! Ingredients: 4 skin-on salmon filets Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 ½ tablespoons canola, vegetable, or olive oil 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock 1 cup rinsed quinoa 1 cup baby spinach – chopped (or use watercress or…

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Best Ever Brussels!

Fresh Brussels sprouts are delicious pan roasted with sliced fennel and onions to bring out their sweetness. Serve on its own or alongside any delicious meat or stewy dish. Ingredients: 250g Organic Brussel spouts 60g Organic Pea shoots 1 bulb of fennel, thinly sliced 1 tbsp. butter 1 tbsp. olive…

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Winter Essentials – Best ever Vietnamese stir fry

This week’s recipe inspiration provides that delicious combination of gorgeous Asian Vietnamese flavours, a quick wholesome fast meal, as well as antioxidant rich green vegetables (fighting sickness and flu’s) and vitamin C rich greens, capsicum, chilli, garlic and citrus juice (prevention of dreaded flu’s). There is no better combination for…

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Winter warming Coq Au Vin!!

INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup lardons (or very thickly sliced bacon), cut into 1/4- by 1 1/2-inch strips (optional) 2 or more tablespoons olive oil 1kg to 1.5 kg chicken, cut into parts (or all one kind of part), patted dry 1/4 cup Cognac or Armagnac Salt and freshly ground black pepper…

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Roasted Chestnuts with Cinnamon

Roasted Chestnuts with Butter and Cinnamon INGREDIENTS 500g fresh new season chestnuts 30g butter 3 teaspoons brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon salt flakes, to sprinkle METHOD Preheat oven to 200°C. Cut a cross in the flat side of each chestnut. Place on a large baking tray and roast for…

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Best ever Hearty beef stew

Best ever Hearty beef stew – great for the slow cooker, slow pot or the oven…enjoy! 1 brown onion 2 medium parsnips ½ kg Pumpkin 1 handful of Jerusalem artichokes (optional) a few sprigs of fresh sage or rosemary olive oil 1 knob of unsalted butter 4 – 6 carrots…

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Winter Delicious Beef and Ale Stew

Ingredients 180 g baby mushrooms 4 tbsp. olive oil 1 brown onion, cut into 5mm slices 1 red onion, cut into 5mm slices 2-3 stalks fresh Celery, diced into 2cm lengths 3 baby carrots, diced into 2cm lengths 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped small handful sage or thyme leaves, finely…

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