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Menu plan – Feb 26th to March 4th

This week is full on for work, we have my brother visiting one night and a Thermomix demonstration I need to provide a couple of things for on Friday night, so it’s a bit of a mix and I needed easy meals or meals that I prepared on Sunday to eat during the week. I […]

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Recipe for Meatballs

Meatballs can be great on their own with a dipping sauce for parties, with a pasta sauce and spaghetti for a main meal, placed in a salad or in a wrap. They are fairly simple and cheap to make. Makes 24 Cooking Time 10 – 20 minutes + 10 minutes preparation Ingredients 500g mince 1 […]

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Super simple fried rice

Fried rice is my lazy, use up leftover go to dinner. My kids love it and it is so versatile. Often I use whatever leftover meat I have such as a sausage, leftover roast such as chicken or lamb or I’ll use a few slices of ham we have on hand always for sandwiches. Here […]

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Coconut Chicken Schnitzel – Gluten Free!

This version of chicken schnitzel has a slightly tropical flavour through the use of coconut, which also makes this chicken schnitzel gluten free. Instead of being dry like traditional schnitzel, the coconut version is soft and moist. The schnitzel is also featured in the eBook 26 Ingredients (only $4.95!). Ingredients: Schnitzels 500g chicken breast 1 egg, […]

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Zucchini Slice Recipe (or Zucchini Bake)

I grew up on zucchini slice, or as my family called it, zucchini bake. As a kid, I wasn’t a huge fan because my mum put tomato in it and I hate tomato (only raw tomato. Sundried or tomato in sauces etc it fine. Raw tomato I cannot handle, I’m fussy.) As an adult, it dawned […]

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Spooky cupcakes

Super simple treats for any Halloween or spooky party are decorated cupcakes, especially ones like these! My daughter requested zombies and brains as cupcakes to take to school one year. I felt a little out of my depth with zombies, so suggested ghosts instead. All you need is cupcakes and icing to make either the […]

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Jack O’Lantern Dip – Halloween or spooky party food

When I was a teenager we wanted to have a spooky party. Growing up in Australia, Halloween wasn’t celebrated as much as it is now and orange pumpkins were rare. To create the atmosphere I wanted I used oranges to make Jack O’Laterns and put tea light candles in them. More recently, for a party […]

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1950’s cheeseball recipe

My last housewarming was 1950’s themed with everyone dressing up, 1950’s food and entertainment. One recipe that was a hit is this cheeseball recipe. I looked up a bunch of recipes and just sort of mashed ideas together to make this. A lot of cheese balls had gherkins and things in them but my sister […]

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Paprika Chicken – gluten free!

Paprika chicken is easy and the seasoning can be made ahead of time, stored to use whenever you need. Ingredients 1/4 cup plain flour (I use gluten free flour) 2 Tablespoons paprika 1 teaspoon chilli powder 1 teaspoon chicken stock powder 500g chicken breast, sliced into strips Oil for frying Method Mix the flour, paprika, […]

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Choc Ripple Cake

Choc Ripple Cake is super easy and a firm family favourite of ours. My mum often made it when we were growing up, I tweaked the recipe a little as an adult. I didn’t quite have enough cream to cover the top layer one day and the biscuits made the top layer look brown. I […]

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