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Recipe: How to Roast a Whole Duck

Any kind of roast is easy and delicious but I think a whole duck roasted is something to get excited about.  Here’s few tips to help you get the perfect roast duck. Method: The night before, remove duck from packaging, pat dry skin and leave in fridge overnight for skin to dry out. To ensure […]

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Salad with dressing

Veggies for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

To quickly recap from my last article on this topic, I recommend aiming for 8 – 10 servings of veggies a day. Veggies are an important source of essential nutrients, antioxidants and fibre. Regular consumption of veggies helps to prevent development of health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. BREAKFAST Eggs. Add spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes or whatever […]

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Recipe: Turmeric Chicken Cutlets

Turmeric is one of my most favourite spices and I consume it every day.  Be careful when marinating these as turmeric will stain your hands and possibly your kitchen bench.  Its worth it though as these are delicious. Ingredients: 1kg free range chicken cutlets 3 tbsp ground turmeric 2 tbsp ground coriander 2 tbsp ground cumin 1 tsp chilli […]

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Recipe: Chicken Stock Paste

I’ve had a Thermomix for about 7 years now and it was the best investment I ever made.  This recipe can also been adapted to make in a Kitchen Aid. Ingredients: 300g free range chicken thighs, diced 100g celery, roughly chopped 100g zucchini, roughly chopped 100g leek, roughly chopped 1 large onion, peeled and quartered […]

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Recipe: Fettucini Carbonara

Ingredients: 500g fettuccine pasta 300g pasture fed bacon, thinly sliced 300g mushrooms, sliced 120g spring onions (save a couple of sprigs for serving) 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 cup Parmesan, grated 360ml coconut milk 6 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup, cornflour 1 cup spinach leaves salt and pepper to taste Method: Cook pasta accordingly to […]

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Recipe: Sneaky Vegie Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese must surely be a staple in any household.  It certainly is in mine with two teenage boys!  Plus its a great way to hide lots of nutrients. Ingredients: 4 Tbsp olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 sticks celery, finely chopped 1 carrot, grated 100g pumpkin, grated 2 zucchini, […]

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Duck Fat Roast Potatoes

Cooking Tip: Duck Fat Potatoes

A number of friends, who shall remain nameless, are fiercely competitive when it comes to cooking the perfect roast potato. I understand why… there’s few things better than a potato that is crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Most people use olive oil for roasting potatoes, but when you’re feeling decadent (or […]

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