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Mimosa champagne cocktail

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TGIF peeps!

Today’s cocktail will take you through from Friday night to  Saturday brunch, with just one little change.  Our cocktail today is a Mimosa; a champagne-based cocktail with orange juice and  triple sec.  Try pairing it with Honey Baked Brie with Rosemary or Baked Brie en Croute, served with crusty bread. Read more

Avocado pastries

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Today I’m sharing a family favourite – avocado pastries.  Make this dish your own by changing the fillings to suit your own taste, making it as elegant or as casual as you like.   Read more

Vegetarian Risotto Collection

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Here are 9 vegetarian risottos including an avocado risotto, one based on gluten-free stock and a luxurious creamy brie and mushroom risotto.

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Breakfast casserole

Croissant breakfast casserole

 

Breakfast casserole

Prepare my croissant breakfast casserole in 10 minutes.  Leave in the fridge overnight and bake for 30 mins the next morning.

Serve with a fresh fruit platter for the ultimate make-ahead breakfast or brunch.

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Mushroom Recipe Collection

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  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner inspiration
  • Mushrooms Brie, Philly cheese, kale, spinach,cream, kalamata olives, baked eggs  and more.

 


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Vegetarian Pizza Collection

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Vegetarian pizzas

Here are 20 vegetarian pizzas that are so full of flavour your die-hard meat lovers won’t even miss their salami or ham.

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Salt and Pepper Salmon with Wasabi Mayonnaise

salt and pepper salmonSalt and pepper salmon with wasabi mayonnaise

Healthy and delicious, salt and pepper salmon  has four ingredients and only takes 30 mins from start to table ready.

And the wasabi mayonnaise is even easier.  Simply add wasabe paste, lime juice and coriander (cilantro) to your favourite mayo.

Serve with seasoned potato wedges with rosemary or rice, and a green salad for an elegant weeknight dinner.

So easy, yet so superb!  Read more

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Moroccan chicken tagine

Moroccan chicken tagine

Free range chicken breast fillets, potatoes, tomatoes, olives, garlic, turmeric and seasonings are  simmered in a tagine until tender.  Serve with fresh crusty bread for a low-maintenance, easy weeknight meal.

Quick and easy to prepare with very little hands-on work once everything’s in the tagine.

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DIY Slow Cooker Corned Beef

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 DIY Slow Cooker Corned Beef

If you like corned beef, don’t buy the tinned stuff.  Make this instead. DIY. It’s easy, versatile and economical. Your prep work will be done in 10 minutes and you’ll know exactly what’s in it.

Read the list of ingredients on a tin of corned beef sometime and you’ll see what I mean – only 44% beef in some generic brands, beef hearts in branded products and other stuff I won’t even mention. 

Not the way I roll, and you don’t need to either.

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