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Fig salad with walnuts and fetta

Lettuce leaves, mixed varieties 3 or 4 figs (quartered) Walnuts, handful Persian fetta Olive oil Balsamic Vinegar Shaved prosciutto (optional)   In a decorative bowl, loosely place mixed lettuce leaves of your choice at the base. Sprinkle over the top of the lettuce quartered fig wedges, chopped walnuts and fetta. Drizzle generously with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. For an …

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Mexican quinoa salad with lime chilli dressing

This quick and easy Mexican salad made ahead will turn your next meal into a fiesta.   Ingredients           1 1/2 cups of quinoa 2 1/4 cups water 1 green capsicum 1 cup black beans Punnet cherry tomatoes 1 cup corn kernels 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup coriander Chilli lime dressing 1/3 cup …

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Brazilian Passionfruit Syrup Cake

A simple sponge cake oozing with the sweet tanginess of passionfruit.   Ingredients 4 eggs, separated 330g (1½ cups) caster sugar 100g unsalted butter, softened 300g (2 cups) plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 250ml passionfruit pulp (about 12 passionfruit)   Passionfruit syrup 60ml passionfruit pulp  (about 3 passionfruit) 220g (1 cup) caster sugar   Prepare Preheat oven to 180°C. …

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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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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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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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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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Low-carb strawberry and chocolate muffin recipe

Low-carb strawberry and chocolate muffins, packed with flavour, filling, gluten free and easy to make.    Ingredients 25g (1/4 cup) of coconut flour 3 teaspoons of baking powder 200g (2 cups) almond meal 50g (1/4 cup) of castor sugar 250g strawberries, diced,  50g of dark chocolate, chopped 3 eggs 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 60ml (1/4 cup) of almond milk 125g, …

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Persian orange & almond cake – gluten free cake

  Decadent orange and almond cake topped with a light citrus syrup, perfect for a gluten free treat.    Ingredients 2 oranges 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups of (315g) caster sugar 3 cups (300g) of almond meal 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cardamom Thick cream or mascarpone for serving   Orange syrup Zest and the juice …

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