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Aussie Meat Pie

Aussie meat pie

Aussie Meat Pie

These family-sized Australian meat pies are easy to make, savoury and delicious, with only 15 minutes active prep time. Add some grated/shredded cheese  to the mince mixture to make a meat and cheese pie, or a couple of handfuls of thinly sliced mushrooms to make meat and mushroom pies.

Top with tomato sauce (ketchup) for an authentic Aussie eating experience. Read more

Brie in Puff Pastry | Baked Brie

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Brie in Puff Pastry | Baked Brie

Brie in Puff Pastry and Baked Brie are both easy to make – really easy –  and look special on a cheese platter, or  with a selection of appetisers.

My favourite is the basic recipe for Brie en Croute below, but if you’d like something a little different, the options to adapt brie en croute to suit your own taste are endless.  Read more

Roast Potatoes,Tomatoes and Onion with Rosemary

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Roast potatoes, tomatoes and onion with rosemary

Yep – another potato dish.  This one’s a better-for-you version of traditional roast potatoes.  Top with fried free-range  eggs to make it a meal, or use as is for a side. Read more

Meat-free tacos

Meat-free tacos

Stuck for dinner inspiration? Or do you just want to get in and out of the kitchen fast?  Think tacos.

Add a few refrigerator and pantry staples to microwaved taco shells, and in 20 minutes you’ll be enjoying a crowd pleasing, nutritious and healthy meal.

Margaritas optional.

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Creamy Pasta Bake

Pasta Bake

Creamy pasta bake

A quick, easy and versatile pasta bake, based on an off-the-shelf pasta sauce.  Serve with a salad and bread for an easy and balanced meal.

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Dairy-free strawberry smoothie

A fast-prep, healthy and nourishing desk breakfast, breakfast on the go or snack. 3 ingredients and only 1 minute to prepare. Dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly.

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Fathers’ Day menus

Fathers Day Menus

Show Dad, Grandpa or your other special person how much you care, by making one of our fail-safe menus to say “Happy Fathers’ Day”.  Wow your guests with one of the easy brunch, barbecue or dinner Fathers’ Day menus below.

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Crock Pot (Slow Cooker) Potato Chowder

My favourite comfort food.

My slow cooker potato chowder only takes 15 minutes to prepare, then simmers away in a slow cooker until you’re ready to serve it.

For non-vegetarians

Garnish it with bacon strips and/or turn it into a prawn (shrimp) chowder simply by adding shelled and deveined fresh prawns 30 mins before it finishes cooking. Read more

Prawn curry – retro style

Another recipe from the ’70s.

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Smashed avocado toast with free range egg

Smashed avocado toast with free range egg

Thickly spread avocado on your choice of toasted bread, flavoured with a touch of mustard, grilled to perfection, then topped with a fried or poached free-range egg. Gourmet, fast and real food that’s good for you.
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