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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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Chickpea & Kale Salad

  Ingredients           Sweet potato, cubed 400g tin chickpea, drained Quinoa, cooked Kale leaves, loosely worn Olive oil 1 tbsp Nigella seeds Salt, to taste   Prepare           Roast sweet potato in the oven until cooked. Cook quinoa as per package directions.  Gently mix sweet potato, chickpea, cooked quinoa and kale. Sprinkle …

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Hearty Beef Stew

  Ingredients 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1.2kg gravy beef, cut into 3cm pieces 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped 2 medium potatoes, cubed 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tbsp sweet paprika 2 tsp Beef Stock Powder 125ml (1/2 cup) Tomato Passata 4 dried bay leaves 2 large fresh rosemary sprigs 20g …

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Beetroot & Nut Salad

Refreshing and clean salad for a side dish to steak or as a dip.   Ingredients 500g cooked & pickled beetroot, diced 1 medium size cucumber, cubed 2 eshallots, finely chopped 1 tablespoon of dill, chopped roughly 1/2 cup nuts of your choice, suggestions macadamia or walnut Olive oil Salt & pepper   Prepare           Toss …

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Autumn quinoa & fig salad recipe

A warm throw-together salad for lazy lunches.   Ingredients           Butternut pumpkin or sweet potato, cut in wedges 1 medium sized cucumber, sliced Bocconcini balls, shredded 1 cup Quinoa, cooked Rocket Pomegranate Figs, cut in wedges   Prepare           Season pumpkin or sweet potato with salt, pepper and olive oil and roast …

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