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Panko crumbed chicken nuggets, zucchini fries and home made natural yoghurt sauce, for Phillips

Nom nom nom we LOVE chicken nuggets, they are such a childhood favourite! They can be very naughty though… so we have an AMAZING recipe that’s actually healthy! Firstly, it’s home made. So you’re using real chicken and real ingredients. And we’re making zucchini fries, which are a great way [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Turkey chili con carne, black beans, brown rice, with Phillips All in One Premium

This recipe is magic – It’s not only super healthy and full of nutrient rich, high fibre and low GI foods, it’s also ridiculously delicious! Normally it requires lots of slow cooking, but if you can use the Phillips Premium All in One to speed things up with both the [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

5 spice Pork steaks with bbq fennel and caramelised mandarin, for Westfield

In Chinese cooking, pork is often paired with 5 spice powder – a mix of cinnamon, clove, fennel, star anise, and Sichuan peppercorns. Some go a few steps further, and even add ginger, nutmeg and liquorice. It’s a BRILLIANT spice blend to keep in the pantry, as it can jazz [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Lamb and Pear Tagine with toasted sesame, for Westfield

Moroccan food is absolutely delish! It might seem like it’s always sweltering hot there, but they do indeed have a (mild) winter and love cooking with seasonal ingredients. It’s the perfect time of year to be cooking with pears, as they are fresh, cheap, and above all delicious! They add [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Ryba smażona w panierce, fish schnitzel, from Sopot in Poland

In so many cultures around the world, especially in Australia, summer beach holidays with family bring back memories of fantastic fish and chips… Eaten by the seaside with the smell of salt in the air and the roar of the waves on the shore. It’s such a strong evocative dish, [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

Leek and roast chicken pilaf w/pomegranate, as seen at Westfield Carindale

Leftovers. Love them or hate them? We love! It’s especially important to use up leftover meats, as we wouldn’t want an animal to go to waste. A pilaf is a super quick and easy way to use up leftovers, especially since all the other ingredients are probably sitting in your [...]

By |July 25th, 2017|

Greek braised lamb shanks, Arni Kokkinisto – αρνί κοκκινιστό

Winter is for braising, and this Greek dish will have all your neighbours begging to come over for family dinner! In Greek it’s called Arni Kokkinosto (pronounced koh-keen-isto), and it essentially translates to “reddened” – referring to the rich tomato sauce the lamb is cooked in. Lamb shanks do take [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|

One-pot slow cooker butter chicken and buttery rice, for Pataks

Traditionally, butter chicken, also known as “makhani” in Indian, is made with chicken pieces on the bone, which are perfect for slow cooking coming into the cooler months. The bones release lots of flavour and nutrients into the dish, which is cooked in butter for extra yumminess. Don’t be tempted [...]

By |June 10th, 2017|

Lamb Tikka Shephards Pie with Mushy Pea Crust, for Pataks

This dish is an homage to British Indian cooking. When you think about it, there are so many ingredients that both the Indians and British love to use – potatoes, peas, lamb, and mint are all classics in both cuisines. So it’s no wonder that throughout history the English have [...]

By |June 10th, 2017|

Bella’s Wild weed and native spinach spiral spanakopita with dukkah

In rural areas of Greece, local home cooks love using wild weeds in their cooking, for their amazing health benefits and slightly bitter flavour. Plus, it’s free! It’s a wonderful sustainable way to eat – and the best way to get rid of pesky weeds that might be growing in [...]

By |May 19th, 2017|