• Diet Snack Vegetable Soup

    This low calorie soup is an ideal snack or super-light meal for anyone following WHO’s Lose 5kg Fast diet program (on sale December 30) or as a healthy snack for those trying to avoid sweet or fatty temptations. It is fast and easy and you can make enough to last a whole week.

    December 30, 2011, 6:00 am
  • Blueberry and Soy-Milk Pikelets

    These health-inspired blueberry and soy-milk pikelets are a tasty breakfast or brunch treat. They are made with wholemeal flour and use soy instead of cow’s milk. Soy adds a nutty wholemeal taste. The pikelets are cooked with frozen blueberries on top (you could use fresh), which are high in antioxidants, low in fat and a good source of vitamin C.

    September 28, 2011, 3:25 pm
  • Cumin Lamb and Lentil Salad

    This simple lamb and lentil salad is perfect for your spring menus. Invest the time in cooking your own lentils—the result is superior to any tinned version you might be tempted to use. The rest is simple: some cool cucumber, some baby spinach and finish it off with a dollop of fiery harissa yoghurt. Serve with crusty bread and wedges of lemon.

    September 28, 2011, 3:23 pm
  • Asparagus Cherry Tomato Fusilli

    Vegetarian pasta offers a lighter alternative to dishes with meat sauces. This tasty asparagus and cherry tomato fusilli is no exception. It’s quick to prepare, with simple spring flavours of asparagus, parmesan and roasted cherry tomatoes.

    September 6, 2011, 2:40 pm
  • Sticky Chinese chicken wings

    Let these chicken wings marinate overnight for the best results. Honey and soy provide the base flavour while a pinch of Chinese five spice, chilli, ginger and garlic round it all off. Serve these tasty chicken wings with rice and steamed bok choy.

    August 30, 2011, 12:42 pm
  • Pork, shitake & ginger dumplings

    Rolling dumplings might be time-consuming work for one, but get a group together and everyone can roll their own while gathered around the table or steamer. Other tasty fillings could include minced chicken, chopped prawns or diced vegies.

    October 22, 2010, 12:00 am
  • Bruschetta with Prosciutto, Artichokes and Rocket

    Crusty bread grilled with extra-virgin olive oil and rubbed with fresh garlic: that’s the simplicity of bruschetta. You can top it with just about anything, but keep in mind that simple works best. Diced tomato with basil is a classic, grilled capsicum and olive tapenade is tasty, and salami and feta is delicious. Whatever you decide to serve on your bruschetta, it will make a great appetiser or first course.

    October 13, 2010, 3:46 pm
  • Bouillabaisse Seafood Soup

    Grab yourself some of the freshest seafood you can get your hands on and delight in this French-inspired seafood soup. It’s light and really tasty, with the delicate flavours of fennel and dill infusing into the broth of white wine, saffron and tomatoes.

    October 8, 2010, 12:35 am
  • Shoulder of Lamb with Tabouli

    If you love Lebanese-style food, try this. Eat in pita bread like a wrap or enjoy mezze style: all laid on the table.

    October 1, 2010, 12:39 am

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