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Vegetable

Baked sweet potato

Baked sweet potato stuffed with ricotta, tomatoes and herbs Ingredients 2 sweet potatoes, halved olive oil choice of thyme or oregano ricotta medley of tomatoes parsley pepper and salt to taste   Prepare           Preheat the oven to 200˚C. Place halved sweet potato on lined tray. Drizzle with olive oil and season with thyme or oregano.  …

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Ginger & Soy chicken stir-fry

  Ingredients 400g chicken thighs, thinly sliced 2 tbsp vegetable oil 5 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 1 onion, sliced 5cm piece young ginger, finely sliced 150g button mushrooms, sliced 2 spring onions, cut into batons sesame seeds steamed rice to serve Marinade: 1 tsp sweet soy sauce ½ tsp pepper Stir-fry sauce: 2 tbsp oyster sauce 2 ½ tsp fish …

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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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Easy chicken and mushroom risotto recipe

  Easy and healthy chicken and mushroom risotto to make for weeknight dinner or lazy weekend lunches.  Ingredients           500g chicken thigh, diced 1 cup mushroom, diced 1 cup arborio rice 2 cups chicken stock Salt & pepper, to taste   Prepare           Preheat oven to 220˚C conventional setting. Heat a oven-proof …

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Mince stuffed capsicums recipe

  The best way to cook with mince, try our mince-stuffed capsicums.    Ingredients           4 large capsicums, halved, seeds removed 1 onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 500g of mince, either pork, veal, mixed or lentils if vegetarian 1 cup tomato soup 1 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup rice 1/4 cup cooked corn kernels …

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Ginger Chicken Stir-fry

  Easy healthy ginger chicken stir fry recipe for fast food home dinners.    Ingredients 1 tbsp canola oil 600g chicken thigh, cubed 1 capsicum, sliced 1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms 1 tbsp minced garlic 1 tbsp minced ginger 2 stems of shallots, sliced Sesame or nigella seeds   Stir-fry sauce 1 tbsp honey 2 tbsps fish sauce 1 tsp …

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Spiced roasted carrots recipe

  Ingredients           6-8 medium carrots, slim or quartered 2 tbsps of honey 2 tsp olive oil 1 thyme sprig 1 rosemary sprig 1 tbsp cumin powder   Prepare           In a mixing bowl, combine honey, olive oil, thyme, rosemary and cumin powder. With your hands, coat carrots thoroughly. Place carrots on …

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Passata di pomodoro

Make use of a glut of ripe tomatoes from your veggie patch.    Ingredients 2kg washed very ripe tomatoes, halved, seeds removed 2kg of tomatoes will make from 500ml to 700ml of passata.   Prepare           In a large pot, cook tomatoes over low heat, stirring often, until softened and mushy. Strain tomato mixture through a …

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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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Growing sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes can be grown by either planting a sweet potato from the supermarket or buying one already with sprouts from a nursery.  For gardeners wanting a different ground cover, some varieties are grown for their attractive lime or purple leaves.  These varieties are developed for their foliage and used as a ground cover or a hanging plant, but the …

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