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Recipes

Chicken & Vegetable Soup recipe

Warm the cockles of your soul with this tasty and wholesome chicken and vegetable soup.   Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 leek, halved, washed, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 large carrot, peeled, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 2 small zucchini, diced 1 1/4 cups dry soup mix, rinsed 8 cups chicken stock 1kg skinless chicken thigh Dill …

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Citrus marinated chicken recipe

  Quick chicken citrus marinade for a tasty and healthy dish.    Ingredients 1kg chicken thighs 1 cup orange juice, pulp free ½ cup soy sauce ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 medium cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. paprika 1 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce   Method For the marinade: In a medium bowl, whisk orange juice, soy sauce, olive oil, …

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Anti bacterial plants in the garden

Arm yourself with these common anti-bacterial garden herbs and plants to ward off some common bacteria.   Garlic has been long recognised across the world for its preventive and curative powers. Research has found that garlic can be an effective treatment against many forms of bacteria. With many of us spending more time at home we can eat it freely …

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Olive tapenade recipe

Try this healthy olive tapenade recipe for your next indulgent moment with friends or just for you.    Ingredients 2 cups brine cured olives, pitted 4 anchovies, drained 1 small garlic clove, chopped 2 tablespoons capers, drained 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 lemon, juiced Place olives, anchovies, garlic and capers in a small food processor. Process until mixture …

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Tomato meatball and zoodle pasta recipe

This tomato meatball and zoodle pasta dish is so yummy and healthy you can have a second helping. Ingredients Meatball ingredients 500g minced beef 1 medium zucchini, grated 1 medium carrot, grated 1 small onion, chopped finely 1/2 cup bread crumbs 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil 1 egg, …

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Hawaiian Chicken & Pineapple Skewers recipe

Ingredients • Chicken thighs, cubed • Green and red capsicums • Pineapple, cubed • Red onion, chunks  Chicken Marinade: 1 tbsp Ketchup 1 tbsp Soy sauce 1 tbsp Pineapple juice 2 tbsp Olive oil 1 tbsp Rice vinegar Garlic, minced Ginger, minced 1 tbsp Sesame oil Stir together ketchup, soy sauce, pineapple juice, olive oil, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger and …

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Crumbed Chicken & Haloumi Salad Recipe

Full of flavour and body, this high protein salad will leave you full and satisfied. Ingredients 500g chicken tenderloins 1/3 cup plain flour 2 eggs 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese Olive oil 180g haloumi, sliced For salad dressing 1 tbsp honey 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp ground cumin 1/4 cup olive oil Pepper Mesclun salad …

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Asian beef & broccoli stir-fry recipe

Fast and tasty dish loaded with classic Asian flavours and healthy vegetables. Ingredients 1kg eye fillet, sliced diagonally, 2cm thickness 2 whole broccoli heads, florets separated and streamed 1 medium red capsicum, sliced 1 cup of mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 teaspoon cornflour Brown or white rice to serve Beef Marinade 1 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp …

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Growing Olives in Australia

A gift from the Gods, growing olives is so satisfying if not to enjoy their fruit but to use their silver grey-green foliage to complement many different garden situations. Olive trees can be easily pruned to create topiary, hedge, espalier and potted features.  Planting & fertilising olive trees Olive trees can be grown for their fruit but many gardeners are …

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Simple Strawberry Jam Recipe

A simple strawberry jam recipe for a sweet breakfast spread or to add to your favourite scone.   Ingredients 450g juicy strawberries (mashed loosely) 1 cup castor sugar Juice of half lemon   Prepare In a medium-sized pot, add mashed strawberries, sugar and lemon juice, stir constantly while bringing to the boil. Continue boiling until the mixture reaches 100°C on the …

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