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Herbs, spices & Garlic

Cauliflower spiced bake recipe

Spice up your cauliflower side Ingredients           1 head cauliflower, cut into florets ¼ cup olive oil 1 ½ teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon chilli powder 1 teaspoon cumin Pepper and salt to taste   Prepare           Preheat the oven to 220˚C. Line baking tray …

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Pickling Garlic

A simple recipe for pickling garlic clove to store for later use.   Ingredients         1 cup garlic cloves, peeled, cooked 2/3 cup water 1/3 cup white, red or cider vinegar 4 tbsps castor sugar 1 1/4 tsps salt 1/4 tsps mustard seeds pinch of chilli flakes (optional)    Prepare           In boiling …

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Spring Harvest Omelette

Ingredients 2 small tomatoes, diced Spring onions Beans Spinach, handful, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 cumin powder 7-8 eggs, whisked 100g sour cream Fresh Italian parsley leaves, to serve Salt & pepper to taste   Prepare           Heat oil in a large, oven-proof frying pan over high heat. Cook spring onions, beans and tomatoes …

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Chicken green curry recipe

Easy, throw together curry dish to keep you warm and full during the winter months. Ingredients 1 tbsp oil 1 onion, sliced 1/4 cup green curry paste 1 cup chicken stock 400ml can coconut milk 2 cups barbecued chicken, shredded 1/2 cup broccoli florets 1/2 cup pumpkin, cubed 1/4 cup coriander leaves Cashews, roughly cut Rice, to serve Prepare   …

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Pork belly with Davidson’s plum sauce

The mix of tangy and sweetness of this Davidson’s plum sauce will add an authentic Australian spark to your dessert or succulent meat dishes.   Ingredients Cooked squares of pork belly. Plum Sauce 500g Davidson’s plums, washed and diced 2 cups brown sugar 1 cinnamon stick ¾ cup water ½ tbsp unsalted butter Pinch of salt ¾ cup light red …

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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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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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Herbs for healthy lifestyle – Natural Medicine

Herbs provide more than just flavour enhancers to our culinary dishes, they enrich our overall well-being.   Today we think of herbs as culinary flavouring agents and they are essential to any good cook. They are almost as essential to any gardener, being amongst the easiest food plants to grow. Many herbs are perennial and are fairly easy to grow, …

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Flavour infused water recipes using herbs, fruit and spices

We have all been told to drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated during the summer months, but drinking litres of water every day can get a little boring and fizzy drinks adds to your calorie count quickly…what to do? Here are some ingredients from the garden to add some zing to your water. Herbs, fruit and spices to flavour water …

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Chicken & Pea Curried Pastizzi

Chicken & Pea Curried Pastizzi Ingredients 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 brown onion, finely cropped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 250g chicken or lamb mince 2 teaspoons of curry powder 1/4 cup water 1 cup of fresh or frozen peas 2 tablespoons of mango chutney 4 sheets puff pastry, thawed 1 egg, lightly beaten Method Heat oil in a frying …

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