You ask, we answer! Low fat, High energy food explained, as seen on Lifestyle Food

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Courtney asks:

Hi girls!

I’ve been reading your answers to other people And the one about the gluten free corn chips looks great! Where would I find corn meal from though? We are in wagga so might be a bit limited in what we can get here..

Also, do you have any ideas for low fat high protein snacks? I’ve had a gastric bypass recently and am struggling to . . . → Read More: You ask, we answer! Low fat, High energy food explained, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Bella’s bream in a bag with lemon, capers and fennel, as seen on Food For Life

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Such a lovely way to cook! En papillote simply meand to cook in a bag, it’s a simple, light and healthy way too that you will love. Plus, there’s less washing up! This recipe uses bream but you can use almost any type of seafood. The classic flavours of lemon, capers, fennel and butter work very well with all seafood.

Watch the official VIDEO RECIPE on Food For Life!

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How To Tuesdays: En Papillote, fancy french name, super easy technique!

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En papillote is a fancy french name for a very simple technique – it translates to “in a bag”. Food is cooked and served all wrapped up and the package holds the moisture and steams the food as it cooks. Its a very healthy, light and delicious way to cook some of your favourite meals.

There is a certain ceremony and entertainment value involved… the bag is served puffed up . . . → Read More: How To Tuesdays: En Papillote, fancy french name, super easy technique!

The best ever recipe for garlic prawns, as seen on Lifestyle food

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This question comes from ray: could you please give me the best recipe for garlic prawns i have tried a few but I want to try yours thank you cant what to here from you

Answer:

Garlic prawns are a very simple recipe, so to make the best garlic prawns you need the best quality ingredients.

You should always buy Australian prawns as they have much better flavour than . . . → Read More: The best ever recipe for garlic prawns, as seen on Lifestyle food

Bella’s “Babka Wielkanoncna”, Polish Easter Babka with Lemon and Raisins

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Babka. Baba. Bundt. Kugelhopf. It’s a sweet, brioche-like yeast cake with a hole in the middle made all over continental europe, from Germany, to Poland, to France, Italy and as far as Turkey! There are loads of different versions, and in the culinary world the rum baba is most well known. The story goes that the king of Poland, Stanislaw Leszczynski, was fed the French-Alsatian version which . . . → Read More: Bella’s “Babka Wielkanoncna”, Polish Easter Babka with Lemon and Raisins

Bella’s hot smoked salmon, ruby red grapefruit and fennel salad, as seen on Food For Life

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So now you’ve all learned hot to hot smoke salmon, you’ve got o try this recipe! If you don’t have time to smoke the salmon, you can purchase some from the store. It won’t be as good, but still delicious! This salad is REALLY simple, and so delicious. The tartness of the ruby grapefruit works perfectly with the rich salmon, and the dish looks oh-so pretty with all the . . . → Read More: Bella’s hot smoked salmon, ruby red grapefruit and fennel salad, as seen on Food For Life

How to: smoke fish and make your own home made smoker, as seen on Food For Life

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Watch our video on how to smoke fish, on Food For Life

How to Hot Smoke:

cure fish (as in previous blog post) for 24 hours after fish has been cured, rinsed and patted dry, place on a wire rack in fridge for 24 hours and allow it to become “tacky” i.e. slightly sticky on the outside, This will allow the smoke to stick to the fish and flavour . . . → Read More: How to: smoke fish and make your own home made smoker, as seen on Food For Life

How To Tuesdays – curing fish at home, as seen on Food For Life

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You can use salmon, ocean trout, mackarel or any other oily fish to make your very own delicious home made cured and/or hot smoked fish. Milder flavoured fish such as tuna can also be used, but smoke for a shorter period of time.

Watch our video tip on how to cure fish, on Food For Life

How to Cure Fish:

Using your fingers, feel the fish for bones and . . . → Read More: How To Tuesdays – curing fish at home, as seen on Food For Life

Bella’s easy peasy mac ‘n’ cheesy, as seen on Food For Life

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It’s comfort food time and who can say no to mac n cheese? This is a proper mac n cheese, as opposed to a mac n cheesy béchamel, aka cheesy white sauce, which most recipes call for. It’s a little more expensive to cook it this way, with pretty much just pasta and cheese, but it’s a real treat when done properly! And hey, if you’re going to treat yourself . . . → Read More: Bella’s easy peasy mac ‘n’ cheesy, as seen on Food For Life

Sammy’s French Tarte Tatin with Honey Brandy Creme Anglaise, as seen on The Morning Show

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Well we’ve experienced a bit of that Autumnal chill this week, and to celebrate I headed to the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains for a little get away, only 2 hours drive away from Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Its small quaint towns and warm hospitality made for a perfect weekend away. A highlight had to be The Apple Bar in Bilpin, serving local pear and apple ciders and a gorgeous apple . . . → Read More: Sammy’s French Tarte Tatin with Honey Brandy Creme Anglaise, as seen on The Morning Show