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6 tasty vegetarian dinners under 30 minutes

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:56

During the week it’s all about quick and easy meals to feed a hungry family. But why not try adding a few couple of meat-free meals to your menu?

Vegetarian dishes are a great way to sneak more goodness into your meals, and save on a few pennies at the same time.

From satisfying pasta dishes, to veggie burgers, these speedy dishes will have you looking forward to cooking dinner all week long.

Garlic and herb ricotta penne

This quick and easy garlic and herb ricotta penne is made with ricotta and not cream, making it a lovely light pasta dish. Plus it can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes.

Garlic and herb ricotta penne – Perfect Italiano

 

Avotilla (Avocado tortillas)

Have fun with dinner and try these super easy avocado tortillas. With a mix of delicious Mexican ingredients these avocado tortillas are sure to be a hit.

Avotilla (Avocado Tortillas) – Australian Avocados

 

Mushroom veggie burgers

This mushroom veggie burger recipe is packed full of flavoursome and nutrient rich ingredients, keeping your family full and satisfied.

Mushroom Veggie Burgers – Australian Mushrooms

 

Avocado lentilicious salad

If your looking for a light dinner option, this avocado lentil salad is a real winner and even better there is no cooking required.

Avocado Lentilicious Salad – Australian Avocados

 

Margherita pizza with pesto ricotta

Make Friday night pizza night. This easy Margherita pizza with pesto ricotta is full of flavour and can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Margherita pizza with basil pesto – Perfect Italiano

 

Pasta carbonara with spinach

This pasta carbonara recipe is quick, easy and delicious. Made with spinach and egg, this vegetarian carbonara is an ideal mid-week dinner. Plus if there is leftovers, it makes for a great lunch the next day.

Pasta carbonara with spinach – Australian Eggs

 

This feature contains a mix of content from myfoodbook third party content partners and our own opinions.

 

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5 tips for taming your messy pantry

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:15

We often use pantries for shoving our groceries away and forgetting we have them. We often dread organising them and leave it until everything gets out of hand, only to realise when it’s too late.

Chances are we discover we’ve over stocked on unnecessary supplies and spent on money better used elsewhere.

This year take control of your pantry and save on money and time, what’s more you’ll feel good every time you open it knowing you across your supplies inside out.

Have varying heights between shelves

One excellent tip is to have varying heights between your shelves so you can stack smartly.

For example, stack your large items at the bottom with a height varying between 18-20 inches, then cereal boxes between 14-16 inches, next cans between 6-7 inches, then items in baskets between 6-8 inches, then lastly rarely used items at the top between 18-20 items.

Also allocating each shelf a theme with space to see what you have in stock will give structure to your pantry and you’ll know where everything is at all times.

Use file folders to stack canned goods

Do you often find your canned goods falling over or do you struggle to navigate which ones you need to restock?

Try stacking your cans in labelled file folders. It will stop your cans falling over and you’ll know at a glance which ones you need to restock and which ones you are well supplied for.

Image cred: The Home Edit

Label your baskets

For keeping goods in neat boxes, get plenty of baskets and label them so you know exactly what you have and where.

Your pantry will not only look neat and organised, but it will be easier to clean and more hygienic for storage purposes.

Use Lazy Susans

For items used on a daily basis such as spreads, oils, vinegars and sauces use Lazy Susans to find things quickly and effectively.

We suggest you keep these within reachable distance with easy access.

Image cred: Honeybear Lane

Attach wheels to carts for large items

For items you are storing on the bottom shelf, attach wheels to carts for ease of accessibility.

This is ideal for fresh produce such as potatoes and onions and other large items such as dog food or bottles of water and juice.

 

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The Australian fruit Nigella Lawson is currently obsessing about

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 08:54

British Culinary queen Nigella Lawson is currently obsessed with a certain Australian ingredient she dubs ‘the way of the future’.

Image cred: nigellalawson

 

The 58-year-old says Finger Limes are like ‘caviar on the tongue’ and enjoys them with cold oysters.

”Just back from Down Under, and have to report that the Finger Lime is the way of the future! I’d eaten them before, some years ago, and they are native to Australia (citrus australasica) but on this visit I noticed them everywhere, and even saw them growing,’ says Nigella.

“They look like little brown sausage-fruits on the outside, but inside they are filled with beads that burst like lime caviar on the tongue. An ice cold oyster with finger lime is a sensation.”

 

Image cred: nigellalawson

 

For those not familiar with Finger Limes, this citrus fruit looks like a tiny wrinkled elongated lime and come in a variety of colours.

Nigella recommends the fruit mixed with ‘extra virgin olive oil and sea salt flakes in the empty belly of an avocado’ also likes to add them to her drinks, especially gin and tonics.

“Also excellent in a gin and tonic. I am hoping to be able to find them back home. I ordered a plant the minute I got off the plane, but I don’t rate my chances of growing them here!”

Finger Limes, who would have thought it.

 

Image cred: Shutterstock

 

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Must-try barbecue piri piri butterflied chicken

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 07:52

No need to pack away the barbecue just yet. Barbecuing any meats add great flavour, but is also ideal when you are entertaining. You can cook a large variety of meats in one go to serve to your guests.

But, have you ever tried barbecuing a butterflied chicken? The benefits of butterflying a roast chicken, is that it will cook quicker, it is much easier to marinate and the skin is crispier and tastier.

Spice up your barbecuing recipe repertoire with this BBQ piri piri butterflied chicken.

This chicken recipe is perfect to serve to guests at your next dinner party or BBQ.

With a spicy piri piri sauce, this juicy chicken is sure to impress.  Serve with your favourite crunchy coleslaw recipe and charred lemon wedges.

BBQ piri piri butterflied chicken recipe to try 

BBQ piri piri butterflied chicken – Lilydale

 

*DISCLAIMER: Lilydale is a contributing  recipe Partner at myfoodbook.com.au. All recipes are contributed by Lilydale and any opinions are our own.  For further information on Lilydale’s range of products, visit the  Lilydale website.

 

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5 easy pasta salads to impress a crowd

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:12

A delicious pasta salad is the star of any backyard barbecue, picnic or casual dinner party. Pasta salads are quick and easy to prepare and are extremely versatile.

They are ideal if you are entertaining to a large group of people and can be catered to be kid-friendly, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and many more.

These following easy pasta salad recipes, are super simple but packed full of flavour. They make for fantastic side dishes and sure to be loved by your guests.

Pasta salad recipes to try 

Tomato and asparagus pasta salad 

This colourful tomato and asparagus pasta salad is sure to impress. Even better – it can be whipped up in under 30 minutes.

Tomato and asparagus pasta salad – ZoOsh Foods

 

Creamy avocado pasta salad with crispy prosciutto 

A whole lot of green goodness! This creamy avocado pasta salad is ideal for entertaining. Using fresh ingredients this recipe also pairs beautifully with barbecued meats.

Creamy avocado pasta salad with crispy prosciutto – Foodbank

 

Pasta salad with eggs, peas,rocket and asparagus 

Add extra protein to your pasta salad by adding eggs. Not only do they bulk up your pasta salad up but they pair beautifully with other ingredients, such as peas, rocket and asparagus. Whip up this tasty egg pasta salad in 30 minutes.

Pasta salad with eggs, peas, rocket and asparagus – Australian Eggs

 

Greek chicken meatballs and pasta warm salad 

Not all pasta salads have to be served cold. This greek chicken meatballs and pasta salad, can be a meal on its own or a fulfilling side dish. Guests will be begging for more!

Greek chicken meatballs with warm pasta salad – Lilydale

 

Mediterranean tuna pasta salad 

Keep things fresh and light with this easy mediterranean tuna pasta salad recipe. In 30 minutes you can plate up this colourful pasta salad which is an ideal side dish for any dining occasion.

Mediterranean tuna pasta salad – ZoOsh Foods

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Why eggs are always the foolproof 30 minute dinner

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:28

There really isn’t a more versatile ingredient to always have on hand other than eggs. Keeping your fridge stocked with a carton at all times you can rest easy knowing that a quick and easy dinner is always at your finger tips.

Eggs can be enjoyed beyond the breakfast table. They’re also fast, and a great binder for other ingredients, which you can turn into a delicious meal the whole family will love.

Why eggs are the ultimate quick-fix dinner
  • Eggs won’t break the bank: plus a standard carton of a dozen will easily provide you with a few quick dinners throughout the week.
  • They are a pantry staple: most households will always have a carton on hand which makes them an easy reach for quick dinners.
  • They can turn practically any leftover into a main meal: any leftover roast veggies or meats, can turn into a frittata.
  • Eggs are extremely versatile: there are more ways to cook and prepare eggs than we can possibly count. Scrambled, poached, fried, baked and boiled – your choice!

So if you’re in a dinner rut, why not try a quick fried rice, with an egg on top or how about a quick and easy pesto pasta with egg? Super simple and the family will love them. Plus if there is leftovers take them for lunch the next day.

Easy and quick egg recipes to try 

Fried rice with boiled eggs – Australian Eggs

 

 

Pasta salad with eggs, peas, rocket and asparagus – Australian Eggs

 

Pesto pasta with eggs – Australian Eggs

 

Fried rice with a sliced omelette – Australian Eggs

 

Egg, tuna and chickpea salad – Australia Eggs

 

*DISCLAIMER – Australian Eggs is a contributing  recipe Partner at myfoodbook.com.au. This feature includes a mix of content sourced from Australian Eggs and our own opinions.   Find out more about Australian Eggs. 

 

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Five ways to make your kitchen look instantly cleaner in just five minutes

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:33

Do you often look at your kitchen and wonder how other people manage to keep it so spotless?

Do you dread tackling your grubby space in fear of how long to will take you to clean up?

There are a few simple tips and tricks that you can do each day that will make your kitchen space look instantly cleaner and what’s more, it will take you just five minutes.

Put your dishes away… immediately

You may think keeping your kitchen looking tidy is about washing dirty dishes. Wrong. The important step is that once your dishes are clean than you don’t leave them to drip dry but you wipe down and put back in their allocated space.

But don’t leave it for another five or 10 minutes or you’ll go away and come back and wonder why your kitchen still looks untidy. Train yourself to do it immediately and it will become force of habit. The result? A clean and tidy looking space.

Tidy up the countertops

A kitchen can look instantly tidier if you clear your countertops regularly. It’s very tempting to dump items such as post, pamphlets, knick-knacks and the likes but everything needs a place. If you clean up this area daily, the kitchen will look clutter-free and neat. Remember it only takes a few seconds!

 

Give your floor a good sweep

After the family has had breakfast, chances are you’ll not think of sweeping or vacuuming immediately. You might think to yourself, ‘I swept the floor yesterday, it’s all good.’ Wrong! Floors get dirty very quickly and visible debris makes a kitchen look dirty and unkempt. Make a habit of vacuuming straight after cooking and eating and you’ll have a sparkling kitchen area. It will literally only take a few minutes and will avoid others treading the debris into the floor and creating harder to remove stains.

Wipe down surfaces

It may seem simple, but just wiping down surfaces with a clean cloth and disinfectant after cooking and eating will avoid unsightly grime and grease and will keep your cooking area germ free. Easy!

 

Give your windows a clean

Sparkling windows make a kitchen look instantly brighter, fresher and cleaner. It’s a simple way to add light to your cooking space and a sense of cleanliness to the entire room.

 

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5 easy portable lunch ideas

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 07:49

When your days are jam packed with with meetings, errands and a social life, sometimes the only time to eat is when you’re on the go.

But don’t let life admin get in the way of the quality of your lunch, it’s still important to fill your body with nourishing ingredients – no matter how busy you are. This year is the year to ditch the store bought lunch!

These easy recipes can be made the night before which can then be enjoyed on-the-run, or if you need to get outside on your lunch break.

On-the-go lunch ideas 

Vietnamese Chicken Salad 

This Vietnamese Chicken Salad recipe is ideal to enjoy for lunch whether it be on-the-go, outside on your lunch break or even over the weekend.

Vietnamese Chicken Salad – Lilydale

 

Chicken, Mint and Asparagus wraps 

These wraps can be made the night before and wrapped up ready to eat the next day. They are also an easy portable lunch idea.

Chicken, mint and asparagus wraps – Lilydale

 

Dukkah Chicken Nourish Bowl 

This nourish bowl can be made up in a plastic container ready to take to work or enjoy over the weekend on a picnic. Keep the dressing separate and add just before serving.

Dukkah Chicken Nourish Bowl – Lilydale

 

Chia wraps with Pomegranate and Moroccan Chicken 

Any wrap recipe is ideal for a portable lunch idea. These delicious chia wraps with pomegranate and Moroccan chicken will certainly be a lunchtime highlight. Plus this recipe can be whipped up in 20 minutes.

Chia wraps with Moroccan chicken and pomegranate – Lilydale

 

Asian Style Chicken and Slaw Baguettes 

Who doesn’t love a fresh crusty baguette? This quick chicken baguette recipe is perfect for lunch boxes, kids sporting events and weekend picnics.

Asian style chicken baguette with slaw – Lilydale

 

If you would like to try more nourishing recipes you can download our new Good For You Foodbook and even better, this year you have the opportunity to receive a printed version.

 

*DISCLAIMER: Lilydale is a contributing  recipe Partner at myfoodbook.com.au. All recipes are contributed by Lilydale and any opinions are our own.  For further information on Lilydale’s range of products, visit the  Lilydale website.

 

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7 romantic recipes to make at home for Valentine’s Day

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 14:57

This year, instead of paying extraordinary amounts at a restaurant for a Valentine’s meal, why not stay at home and whip up a special meal for your loved one? A romantic home cooked meal has so many advantages over a potentially noisy, overpriced and overcrowded restaurant.

Treat your sweetheart to an intimate dinner for two in the comfort of your own home. Create your own love scene this Valentine’s Day and choose from our tempting menu.

These seven lip smacking recipes have got you covered from appetisers, decadent dinners and a scrumptious dessert to finish off the evening.

Romantic recipes to try at home 

Spicy strawberry and jalapeño salsa

Spice up your evening with this delicious starter. Try this spicy strawberry and jalapeño salsa recipe

Spicy strawberry and jalapeno salsa – Cobs

 

Lemon and Herb Ricotta Spaghetti

What better than a fresh bowl of pasta? Blended with lemon and herbs this light pasta dish will certainly impress your loved one.

Lemon and herb ricotta spaghetti – Perfect Italiano

 

Slow-roasted Lamb Shoulder with lemon, garlic and rosemary

This lamb is a true show-stopper. With the meat falling off the bone, this dish is too good to pass on.

Slow roasted lamb shoulder with lemon, garlic and rosemary – myfoodbook cooking school

 

Easy four cheese spaghetti carbonara

Accompanied with a nice glass of wine this simple yet tasty carbonara recipe is a lovely dish to serve on Valentine’s Day. Cue The Lady and the Tramp pasta scene.

Easy four cheese spaghetti carbonara – Perfect Italiano

 

Roasted cinnamon and maple pear chips

Paired with a glass of red wine these delectable pear chips are perfect to enjoy with cheese after your main meal.

Roasted cinnamon and maple pear chips – Cobs

 

Chocolate ripple cheesecake

Anything to do with chocolate on Valentine’s Day is a must. This decadent chocolate ripple cheesecake is sure to end the evening on a sweet note.

Chocolate ripple cheesecake – The Dairy Kitchen

 

Eton mess with tangy passionfruit sauce

This must-try Eton mess with a gorgeous tangy passionfruit sauce just screams romance. In individual glasses, this dessert recipe is ideal for two.

Eton mess with tangy passionfruit sauce – Australian Passionfruit

 

If you would like more recipes inspiration for Valentine’s Day have a look at these recipe collection full off treats for two.

 

 

This feature contains a mix of content from myfoodbook third party content partners and our own opinions.

 

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Wine and dine your loved one this Valentine’s…and give back to charity

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 07:27

Fancy doing something different this Valentine’s Day? Why not join check out A Table To End Hunger and wine and dine your loved one while participating in a worthwhile cause?

Back for the third year, A Table To End Hunger, returns bigger and better than before serving up some of Australia’s most sought after Valentine’s Day dates on one of the busiest nights of the year while raising money to end world hunger.

Arming men and women globally with the skills, resources and education they need to transform their lives and be able to create opportunity to end hunger, A Table To End Hunger has enlisted over 130 restaurants throughout Australia along with venues in Bali, Hawaii and England to offer a Valentine’s Day experience through an online auction, curating the perfect date for bidders to win.

 

New to 2018, bidders will be able to win more than dinner and drinks with some venues offering exclusive experiences on the night.

Boasting the best view in Australia, Aria Sydney has created a bespoke experience for one lucky couple, offering a prime table to the winning bidder with an exclusive tasting menu from head chef Jason Staudt teamed with hidden gems from its cellar selected by head sommelier Alex Kirkwood.

For those wanting to dial the romance levels down there is plenty to choose from including a double date at the Paddo Inn, whisky tasting and cheese boards at The Clock or private karaoke house party at Little Big House up for grabs.

 

 

A full list of restaurants available to bid on nationally are available  www.atabletoendhunger.org.au . Bidding will open at midday, 1st February 2018 and close at 9pm on Sunday, 11th February 2018. To place your bid head to  www.atabletoendhunger.org.au

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6 show stopping salads worth packing for lunch

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:34

Limp lettuce and soggy tomatoes may have started the  whole “sad desk lunch” trend, but these days a hearty salad makes up most of our lunch boxes.

There are plenty of delicious and fulfilling salad recipes out there, perfect for midday noshing.

Check out our six lunch box worthy salad recipes, which are not only nutritious and delicious but will keep you satisfied until dinner time without piling on the calories.

Mediterranean Zucchini Spiral Salad 

Whisk yourself to Mediterranean with this under 30 minute Mediterranean zucchini spiral salad. Full of nourishing veggies, this tasty number will keep you powering throughout the day.

Mediterranean Zucchini Spiral Salad – ZoOsh Foods

 

Fresh Asian Slaw

This colourful Asian slaw recipe is sure to become your new favourite salad. With the perfect blend of exotic flavours, this slaw is not to be missed.

Fresh Asian Slaw – ZoOsh Foods

 

Quick Mid-week Chicken Caesar salad

The classic caesar salad never goes out of fashion. This quick mid-week caesar is ideal for weekly lunches especially if your in a hurry.

Quick Mid-week chicken caesar salad – ZoOsh Foods


Tomato and Asparagus Pasta Salad 

Your colleagues will have serious lunch envy with this recipe. Fresh and colourful, this salad will keep you powering through the entire afternoon.

Tomato and asparagus pasta salad – ZoOsh Foods

 

ZoOsh Light Lunch Chickpea and Pumpkin Salad 

This simple yet classic salad recipe is perfect for lunch boxes no matter where you work. Plus you can use leftover pumpkin in this recipe, making it super convenient.

ZoOsh Light Lunch pumpkin and chickpea salad – ZoOsh Foods

 

ZoOsh Light Lunch Asian Chicken and Corn Salad 

With fresh and light Asian flavours, this salad certainly does not fit into the “sad desk lunch” category.

ZoOSH Light Lunch Asian Chicken and Corn Salad – ZoOsh Foods

 

Now you know what salads you are going to try for lunch, this page from our beautiful new Good For You Foodbook, provides the top tips to keep your salad fresh all week.

 

*DISCLAIMER: ZoOsh is a contributing recipe Partner at myfoodbook.com.au. This article features content sourced from Cobs and our own opinions. For more information, visit the ZoOsh website.

 

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Easy chilli and lime roasted cauliflower nachos

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 08:49

Whether you’re an expert at throwing dinner parties or fairly new at entertaining, keeping your recipes fresh and easy is very important.

This quick and easy chilli and lime roasted cauliflower nachos recipe will satisfy everyone and you won’t have to spend hours labouring in the kitchen.

Using Cobs Corn Chips as the base, you simply roast the toppings and place them on top of the corn chips. and…Voilà!

This dish is ideal for sharing and is a great party starter. Full of fresh seasonal cauliflower and other flavours, this nacho dish will certainly impress.

Cauliflower Nachos recipe to try 

Chilli and Lime Roasted Cauliflower Nachos – Cobs

 

*DISCLAIMER: Cobs is a contributing recipe Partner at myfoodbook.com.au. This article features content sourced from Cobs and our own opinions. For more information, visit the Cobs website.

 

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7 creative hacks for pear

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 17:45

Pear is such a versatile fruit and pretty much in season all year round. It has a multiple uses from grilling to baking or even making chips, the humble pear is the perfect pantry staple for every day use. Here are some of our favourite hacks that will turn you into a kitchen know it all in no time.

Grill it!

Grilling pear releases its sweetness and lends it to pairing with salty and peppery salads such as this rocket and prosciutto one.

Grilled pear and prosciutto salad – Australian Pears

Jazz up your slaw

Don’t just confine your slaw to carrots and cabbage. You can be super creative with this show-stopping slaw with brussel sprouts and pear.

Pear and Brussel Sprout Slaw – Australian Pears

 

Make chips

When you think of chips, you don’t necessary think of using green fruit, but this clever recipe featuring roasted pear chips will have you coming back for more time and time again.

http://myfoodbook.com.au/recipes/show/roasted-cinnamon-and-maple-pear-chips

Roasted cinnamon and maple pear chips – Australian Pears

Drink it!

Adding pears is a great way to balance out your green smoothie. The sweetness of the fruit makes it more digestible when using leafy vegetables such as kale or spinach.

Green Pear Smoothie – Australian Pears

Match with cheese

For a low carb snack, ditch the crackers and enjoy your cheese with a slice of pear. This fruit works particularly well with goat’s cheese.

Goats cheese and pear wedges – Australian Pears

Bake em’!

For a show stopping dessert bake up a batch of pears. We love this recipe featuring mascarpone cheese.

Baked pears with mascarpone – Australian Pears

Make lunchbox treats

For little fingers, you can add this nutritious fruit to slices and muffins for healthy lunchbox delight.

Pear and Coconut Muffins – Australian Muffins

 

For more stunning recipes to try, download your copy of our new Good For You Foodbook. Or provide your opinions and you can receive a printed version of the cookbook.

 

*DISCLAIMER –  Australian Pears is a contributing recipe Partner at  myfoodbook.com.au. This feature includes a mix of content sourced from Australian Pears and our own opinions.   Find out more about Australian Pears 

 

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How to cook eggs perfectly: 4 ways

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 13:10

Eggs are extremely versatile and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Plus there a many ways you can cook an egg. Whether you prefer them scrambled, poached, fried or boiled there are a few certain tips and tricks to remember when cooking them.

In this egg-cellent page from our latest Good For You Foodbook, these handy cooking tips will certainly see you become a pro at cooking eggs in no time. And remember eggs aren’t just for breakfast – try them for lunch, dinner and a fulfilling snack.

 

 

Now you know how to scramble, poach, fry and boil an egg, these following recipes are ideal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And the whole family will love them.

Egg-cellent egg recipes to try 

Egg muffins: 3 ways 

This easy egg muffin recipe can be enjoyed with three different flavour combinations. This recipe is also ideal for breakfast on-the-go or a quick wholesome snack.

Egg muffins: 3 ways – Australian Eggs

 

Egg buddha bowl 

This stunning egg buddha bowl recipe is a great lunch idea to keep you powering throughout the afternoon.

Egg buddha bowl – Australian Eggs

 

Roasted pumpkin, brussel sprouts and prosciutto with egg 

This colourful salad is a great dish to serve to guests when entertaining. Or you can make a big batch and take to work the next day.

Roasted pumpkin, brussel sprouts and prosciutto with egg – Australian Eggs

 

Chicken scotch eggs 

This easy and delicious chicken scotch eggs recipe, is a protein-packed dinner idea the whole family will enjoy.

Chicken scotch eggs – Australian Eggs

 

*DISCLAIMER – Australian Eggs is a contributing  recipe Partner at myfoodbook.com.au. This feature includes a mix of content sourced from Australian Eggs and our own opinions.  Find out more about Australian Eggs.

 

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How to use one avocado in four ingenious ways

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 09:03

Famous for guacamole, avocados are now a daily staple in our cooking.

Currently taking the foodie world by storm, avocados are smooth, buttery and loaded with a generous dose of vitamins, minerals and healthy fats.

From the early days of the smashed avo, this humble green fruit has moved up in the ranks and is now being used in decadent chocolate mousses, smoothies, fries and even in pasta dishes.

One whole avocado can be used in many different ways and the possibilities are endless.

The following page from our new and improved Good For You Foodbook shows you how can use one avocado, four different ways.

 

Using easy recipes that you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, dinner and as a snack. Now there’s no need to waste any of your avo.

 

If your looking for more avo recipes inspiration try these delicious treats…

Avocado recipes to try 

Salmon and Avocado Poke Bowl – Australian Avocados

 

Guacamole: 3 ways – Australian Avocados

 

Avocado, chicken and cabbage nourish bowl – Australian Avocados

 

Avocado on toast: 5 ways – Australian Avocados

 

*DISCLAIMER: Australian Avocados is a contributing  recipe Partner at myfoodbook.com.au. All opinions in this article are our own. For further information on visit Australian Avocados

 

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The new and improved Good For You Foodbook 2018

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:00

With the New Year in full swing, it can be easy to fall off the healthy eating wagon and back into old habits.

Which is why this month is also the time we welcome the arrival of the new Good For You Foodbook, which has had a gorgeous makeover.

This year’s sparkling edition includes a colourful variety of fresh, quick and easy recipes for everyone to enjoy.

With kick starting breakfast recipes, healthy bite-sized snacks, easy make-ahead lunch ideas, nourishing bowls and delectable dinners, this year’s Good For You Foodbook will be your go-to all year round. With mouth-watering and light recipe ideas, you’ll be sure to keep on the healthy eating wagon every day.

To get your copy of the book, download the eBook or this year you can sign up for your very own printed version of Good For You. For more information scroll down.

Kick start your day

Starting your day with a nutritious breakfast is one of the best ways to set yourself up for the day. This delicious chapter is full of easy and nourishing recipes to enjoy that will keep you powering ahead until lunch.

Avocado on toast: 5 ways – Australian Avocados

 

Egg Muffins 3 ways – Australian Eggs

 

Healthy bites

If it’s just one of those days where nothing seems to keep you full, this chapter has got you covered. A collection of quick and easy snacks that won’t break your healthy eating routine.

Guacamole 3 ways: Australian Avocados

 

Pear and Coconut Muffins – Australian Pears

 Make-ahead lunch ideas

It’s the year of meal prep. Get started with these simple but appetising lunch ideas. Full of hearty and healthy ingredients and no-fuss required.

Chicken, mint & asparagus wraps – Lilydale

 

Asian Poached Chicken in Lettuce Cups – ZoOsh

 

 Nourishing bowls

The ultimate ‘no rules’ recipe collection. You have free reign to choose your favourite veg, protein, carbohydrates and healthy fat to build your perfect bowl. Have a look at these easy nourish bowl recipes for healthy meal inspiration.

Dukkah Chicken Nourish Bowls – Lilydale

 

Egg Buddha Bowl – Australian Eggs

 Delectable dinners 

Don’t dread the kitchen tonight, this recipe collection is full of healthy, quick and easy dinner ideas to help you master supper time.

Chicken Scotch Eggs – Australian Eggs

 

Mediterranean Zucchini Spiral Salad – ZoOsh

 

 

This feature contains a mix of content from myfoodbook third party content partners and our own opinions.

 

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6 ways to organise your kitchen like a pro

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 07:25

Do you find yourself constantly tidying your kitchen but feel it still looks messy? There are some simple tips and tricks you can add to your to do list which will have your kitchen looking neat and photo-worthy 24-7.

 

Keep your fridge art to a minimum

We all like to hang up our favourite postcard or kid’s drawing on the fridge to add a touch of personalisation to our appliance, but let this pile up too much and it becomes a messy display of unnecessary junk. Keep it clean with just a couple of pieces, which keep in theme with your kitchen’s colour palette.

 

Declutter your counters

Your kitchen can look instantly neater if you put unnecessary items away. Make sure you only leave a maximum of three frequently used gadgets out. The rest you should put away and ensure they stay in their allocated place. Let your friend and family know where everything lives so they can ensure items go back to where they belong!

 

But… don’t put it ALL away

It may seem odd, but if you put everything away, then you’re more likely to pile up the counter with junk such as mail, magazines etc. Put enough out to add a pop of colour and balance to your counter tops and discourage unnecessary clutter.

Don’t let dishes stack up

One thing that will make your kitchen look a mess is dishes left in the sink or clean ones left out on the rack to dry. Ensure you wash up or stack dirty dishes in the dishwasher immediately or put clean dishes away. It’s a failsafe tip to a clean sparkling kitchen.

 

Tidy your drawers

There’s nothing worse then opening drawers to find a pile of junk. Not only does it slow you down looking for items, but encourages messy kitchen behaviour. Keep your drawers and kitchen pantry tidy and organised and it will encourage you and your family to keep the kitchen space equally as organised.

 

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Crowd pleaser Indonesian chicken drumsticks

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:08

What better than getting outdoors with family and friends and having a BBQ? The smell of a barbie sizzling on the grill just screams summer and the outdoors.

BBQ’s are perfect when entertaining large crowds. You can serve big platters of salads and trays of delicious meat ready for everyone to devour their own way. Easy!

And, if you’re looking for new BBQ recipe inspiration, these finger licking Indonesian chicken drumsticks will certainly be a crowd pleaser.

The chicken drumsticks are marinated in a fresh, zingy and sticky Indonesian dressing, creating a beautiful summery flavour. Also you can marinade these drumsticks in the morning so they are ready to pop straight on the BBQ when your guests arrive.

You can serve the drumsticks with rice or your favourite salad.

Indonesian chicken drumstick recipe to try 

Indonesian Chicken Drumsticks – Lilydale

 

*DISCLAIMER: Lilydale is a contributing  recipe Partner at myfoodbook.com.au. All recipes are contributed by Lilydale and any opinions are our own.  For further information on Lilydale’s range of products, visit the  Lilydale website.

 

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Stop what your doing and follow this new “Dogs in Food” Instagram account

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 13:51

These days our social feeds are full of seriously cute dogs and mouth-watering food. Well now you can get both together. A new Instagram account has surfaced called Dogs In Food, where you can enjoy cute little pooches photo shopped into your favourite foods.

According to The Daily Meal, The Dogs in Food Instagram account launched on December 21 2017 and has already amassed a following of 10,400 and you can even send your own picture of your dog in and they will photo shop your dog into food.

It doesn’t get much better than this page, it’s really cute and the food looks delicious.

 

This sweet little pooch blends right in to this delicious piece of carrot cake.

 

 

Didn’t even see that Sharpi in there. It blends perfectly into that river of chocolate.

 

 

This curly eared puppy looks just like a piece of popcorn chicken.

 

 

Who would off thought a French bulldog and a gyoza look so similar?

 

 

This darling labourer makes for a gorgeous looking eclair.

For more sweet little pooches photo shopped in tasty food, see Dog In Food

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Quick and easy chicken wraps recipe

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 09:42

With the New Year in full swing, it’s time to get back into routine and fill up on healthy, nutritious meals.

One top tip is meal prepping. You do not need to be a master chef to do this and can easily create healthy, budget friendly dishes that the whole family can enjoy throughout the week.

This quick and easy chicken, mint and asparagus salad wrap recipe is ideal for both lunch and dinner during the busy weeks.

They’re packed full of healthy and flavoursome ingredients and can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes.

Plus, you can wrap them in foil and take them on a picnic or for tomorrow’s lunch.

Chicken, mint and asparagus salad wraps recipe to try 

Chicken, mint & asparagus wraps – Lilydale

 

*DISCLAIMER: Lilydale is a contributing  recipe Partner at myfoodbook.com.au. All recipes are contributed by Lilydale and any opinions are our own.  For further information on Lilydale’s range of products, visit the  Lilydale website.

 

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