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Green veggie, avocado and egg bowls

These power-packed bowls are great for breakfast, brunch or a light weeknight dinner! Recipe from Sydney Markets and re-created by GH Nutrition Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup white quinoa 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 250g baby kale leaves, trimmed and thickly sliced 3 shallots, trimmed and […]

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Radicchio, fennel, pear and blue cheese salad

Using seasonal winter ingredients and served with a red wine and honey dressing makes this salad a light and easy dish to share. Recipe from Sydney Markets and re-created by GH Nutrition. Preparation time: 20 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 1 medium bulb fennel, trimmed 1 medium firm Beurre Bosc pear, halved and cored 1 head […]

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Strawberry Ricotta Toast

  To celebrate Australian strawberries being in season, GH Nutrition has put together this quick and simple breakfast that has it all: crunchy bread, creamy ricotta, seasonal strawberries, luscious honey and salted pistachios, just because.   Preparation time: 5 minutes Recipe by GH Nutrition  Ingredients Crusty bread of your choice, sliced and toasted Strawberries, sliced, enough […]

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Roasted Pear, Brussels Sprout and Sweet Potato Salad

This roasted winter vegetable salad served with a sticky mustard and honey dressing is great to serve as a vegetarian main or a hearty side salad. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Recipe from GH Nutrition Ingredients: 1 large pear  250g brussels sprouts, halved ½ medium sweet potato, chopped coarsely 2 teaspoons extra virgin […]

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Eye Fillet Steak with Truffle Butter

Not sure what to do with truffles? Try truffle butter, it’s the stuff gourmet dreams are made of. Here GH Nutrition shares a beautiful and tender piece of eye fillet from Unique Meats Fyshwick Markets, where you can dollop all of that deliciousness on. Served with crispy potatoes roasted in duck fat, sea salt and […]

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Apple and Rhubarb Crumble

You can’t go wrong with the classic combination of apple and rhubarb.  Serve up this ultimate winter dessert with a dollop of vanilla bean ice-cream or yoghurt.   Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 50 minutes Serves 6 Recipe re-created by GH Nutrition Ingredients 350g rhubarb stalks, trimmed, chopped 3 large granny smith apples, peeled, […]

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Gourmet Toasties

Stuffed with delicious fillings and oozing with cheese, GH Nutrition’s  top toastie recipes are the ultimate comfort food.   Serve as a snack, for lunch or a quick midweek dinner that the whole family will love. PEAR AND BLUE CHEESE WITH QUINCE PASTE AND ROCKET Serves 1 Ingredients 2 slices of fresh bread, sliced thick […]

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Roasted Pears with Honey and Walnuts

Few things compare to the deliciously sweet taste of a perfectly ripe pear.  But what happens when they’re past that point of ripeness? You know — when they start to form brown spots, and become mushy and unappealing.  Don’t throw away those mushy pieces of fruit! Instead, re-create this delicious roasted pears with honey and […]

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Truffle Pasta

Celebrate Truffle season (June-August) with this simple and delicious pasta recipe that allows the truffle to be the star of the dish.   Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients Fresh fettuccine or linguine 1 local truffle, shaved into thin slivers 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped […]

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Winter Fruit Tray Bake

Using seasonal fruit, this Winter tray bake is a easy and warming dessert.  Keep any leftovers in the fridge and serve with granola or porridge the next day. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Recipe from Sydney Markets and re-created by GH Nutrition Serves 6 Ingredients 2 golden delicious apples 2 just-ripe beurre […]

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Chicken, Vegetable and Risoni Soup

There is nothing like a homemade chicken soup to help you get through the cooler Canberra months. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 50 minutes Recipe by GH Nutrition Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1kg skinless chicken thigh cutlets, trimmed 1 large carrot, finely chopped 1 large zucchini, finely chopped 2-3 celery stems, […]

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Healthy Chicken Chow Mein

Try this healthy version of the Chinese takeaway classic. A tasty dish on the table in just 25 minutes that the whole family will love! Recipe made by GH Nutrition Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 200g packet dried egg noodles 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder 500g […]

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Mushroom, Feta and Cauliflower Frittata

Sick of the same old work lunch? Try this filling Mushroom, Feta and Cauliflower Frittata that is packed with vegetables and can be made in advance for the week ahead. Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 50 minutes Recipe from Donna Hay and re-made by GH Nutrition Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 tbsp extra virgin olive […]

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Tuna and Sauerkraut Buddha Bowl

Full of vegetables, healthy grains, lean protein and good fats, Buddha bowls are the perfectly balanced, nourishing meal.  Plus, they are usually topped with a unique sauce, like this chilli and soy dressing, that keeps you coming back for more!   Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian or major carnivore, there is a Buddha bowl […]

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Classic Anzac Biscuits

Try your hand at making these classic chewy Anzac biscuits!   Recipe made by GH Nutrition Preparation and cooling time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 12 minutes Makes a large batch Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup plain flour, sifted 1/2 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup desiccated coconut 125g butter, chopped 2 tablespoons golden syrup […]

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Bircher Muesli

Blissful mornings begin with bircher muesli.  Soaked in milk overnight, this bircher muesli recipe is a filling and nutritious breakfast option for those who want to start their day on the right side of the bed! Five reasons to start adding bircher to your morning routine  1.It is so easy to prepare!  Throw together the […]

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Jerk Salmon with Yoghurt Potatoes

Ready in 20 minutes, this jerk flavoured salmon with yoghurt potatoes, makes for a delicious and healthy weeknight meal.   Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Recipe from GH Nutrition Serves 2 Ingredients 8 baby new potatoes (320g), sliced in thirds 1/3 cup firmly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/3 cup firmly packed fresh coriander 1 […]

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Gingerbread Easter Bunnies

Lightly spiced gingerbread in shapes of easter bunnies make for a wonderful activity with children. Re-created by GH Nutrition  Preparation time: 45 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Makes 8 Ingredients 125g unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup golden syrup 2 + 1/2 cups plain flour, sifted 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp […]

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Zucchini Slice

This zucchini slice is tasty and versatile. Enjoy it warm with a side salad, or refrigerated and popped in a lunchbox for work or school.   Recipe by Donna Hay and re-created by GH Nutrition Preparation time:10 minutes Cooking time:50 minutes Serves 8-10 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely grated 2 cloves garlic, […]

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Thai Herb Veggie and Chicken Salad Bowls

In this simple no-cook salad, enjoy the natural Thai flavours shine through for a simple, refreshing meal. Recipe from Sydney Markets and re-created by GH Nutrition Preparation time: 25 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 3 green onions (shallots), trimmed and thinly sliced 1 long red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced 2 large carrots, shredded into long […]

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Roast Beetroot Hummus

Roasted until almost caramelised, this beet recipe lends a slightly sweet, earthy undertone to your regular hummus.  Topped with olive oil, sesame seeds, dukkah and fresh parsley – it’s our new autumnal favourite.   Recipe from The Brick Kitchen and re-created by GH Nutrition Preparation time:10 minutes Cooking time:40 minutes Makes a large bowl Ingredients […]

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Buttermilk Muffins

It’s muffin time! These muffins are light and fluffy and have just enough sweetness from natural sugars to make them irresistible.   Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Makes 12 Recipe by: GH Nutrition Basic Muffin Recipe Ingredients 300g plain wholemeal flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 egg 300ml […]

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Chicken Larb with Vermicelli Noodles and Pickled Cucumber

Deliciously flavoured chicken mince wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves and eaten with your hands. What can get better than that?  Preparation time:10 minutes Cooking time:25 minutes Recipe from Donna Hay and made by GH Nutrition Serves: 4 Ingredients 100g brown rice vermicelli noodles 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp ginger, grated 2 tbsp Asian chilli […]

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Mango and Passionfruit pavlova

Australia Day is the perfect excuse to whip up a patriotic pav! This triple layer mango and passionfruit pavlova, piled high with fresh cream and seasonal fruit, will be sure to impress your guests and is best accompanied with the Triple J Hot 100! Serves 18 people Recipe by GH Nutrition  Ingredients 300g egg whites […]

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Lime and Coriander Fish Tacos

There is something incredible that happens when lime and coriander come together with fresh white fish that creates a mouthful of tangy and exquisite flavour!  These fish tacos scream Summer and are perfect for casual get-togethers.   Recipe by Donna Hay and remade by GH Nutrition Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 6 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients […]

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Chilli Prawns

This is my Dad’s chilli prawn recipe. A recipe he has made every Christmas for as long as I can remember.  So please excuse if the measurements are a bit off, as he cooks by “feel”.   Dad thinks these prawns are best served with a nice cold brew. Recipe from GH Nutrition (Georgia’s Dad) […]

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Watermelon Salad

This delicious watermelon salad makes for the perfect dish on a hot Summer’s day and is best enjoyed on it’s own or accompanied with barbecued sweet corn and meat.   Recipe from GH Nutrition Preparation time: 10 minutes Ingredients 800g cold seedless watermelon (without skin) 250g goats cheese 100g rocket leaves Small bunch freshly chopped parsley […]

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Christmas Rose Petal-White Chocolate Bark

This chocolate bark makes for a pretty and edible Christmas gift to friends and family. Package into cellophane bags or small white boxes, sprinkle with some more rose petals and tie with ribbon! Ingredients: 400g chopped white chocolate 2 tbsp rose petals 2 tbsp pistachios, chopped 2 tbsp fresh pomegranate seeds Method: Line a 30cm […]

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Asian Snapper with Greens

Presenting a whole baked snapper to the dinner table always makes for a spectacular centrepiece.  This Asian inspired recipe is a delicious way to serve fish, especially to a large number of guests.   Recipe by GH Nutrition Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Serves 4 Snapper Ingredients 1.8kg whole snapper, cleaned 3 garlic […]

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Lamb Koftas with Salad

Easy to put together, these lamb koftas make for the perfect weeknight meal.  Here we are serving them with a simple and delicious radish and herb salad, Lebanese bread, yoghurt and pomegranate molasses. Pomegranate molasses is made by cooking pomegranate juice until it is reduced and syrupy.  It has a sweet and sour taste and […]

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Papaya Popsicles with Coconut and Lime Topping

An easy and refreshing healthy treat to help you cool down with the heat! Recipe from Donna Hay and re-created by GH Nutrition Preparation time: 10 minutes Freeze time: 5 hours Serves 8 Ingredients 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1 tsp finely grated lime rind 1 cup natural Greek yoghurt 2 tbsp honey Papaya popsicles 350g […]

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Vanilla and Hazelnut Strawberry Galette

This irresistible decadent vanilla and hazelnut strawberry galette is the perfect treat for your next brunch or morning tea! Recipe from Women’s Weekly and remade by GH Nutrition Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves 6 Ingredients 2 sheets shortcrust pastry, thawed 3/4 cup firm fresh ricotta 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1egg, beaten […]

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Spicy Miso Dumpling Soup

Dumplings are the ultimate comfort food.  Filled with tender pork mince, these little plump parcels of joy are paired beautifully with a spicy miso broth.   Recipe from Women’s Weekly and adapted by GH Nutrition  Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Serves 1 Ingredients 1 + 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp shiro miso […]

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Sardines on Toast

Pretend your in the middle of the Mediterranean with this fresh, simple and wholesome dinner.   Recipe by Taste and re-created by GH Nutrition Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Serves: 1 Ingredients 1 lemon 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped  1 tbsp finely chopped […]

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Roast Vegetable Frittata

No matter whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner a frittata always delivers. Versatile in nature, a frittata is the perfect way to use up old vegetables or even entice the fussiest of eaters.  Make on a Sunday to keep you going throughout the week. Recipe from Taste Magazine and made by GH Nutrition […]

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Raw Mango and Coconut Cheesecake

This raw mango cheesecake has a coconut centre, macadamia crust and mango topping. It’s tropical, delicious and guilt-free! Recipe by GH Nutrition and adapted from Downshiftology  Preparation time: Overnight (if don’t want to soak nuts overnight, put in boiling water for 1 hour) Freeze time: 4 hours Ingredients Crust 1½ cups raw macadamia nuts ¾ cup […]

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Fresh Mango Salsa

No matter how old you are, no one can deny the joy of taking your first bite into an Aussie mango and it’s sweet, sticky juices running down your face.  Mangoes are delicious and versatile as a snack on their own or paired with chicken, seafood, fresh salads, thrown on the BBQ or in smoothies […]

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Acai Smoothie Bowl

This acai smoothie bowl is super delicious and will leave you looking forward to your alarm clock going off! Simply throw all the ingredients into a high-powered blender and add a variety of your favourite, delicious toppings and your done.  Who wouldn’t make time for that! Recipe by: GH Nutrition Preparation time: 5 minutes Serves:2 […]

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Asian-Inspired Chicken Skewers with Radish and Carrot Salad

It’s time to take the cooking outside again and here at the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets we couldn’t be happier! To kick off BBQ season, we share with you these delicious Asian inspired chicken skewers with a radish and carrot salad.  Recipe by Donna Hay and re-created by GH Nutrition Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking […]

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Angel Hair Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Combining the simplest of tomato sauce recipes with the fresh flavours of basil and buffalo mozzarella, this week night meal comes together in no time! Recipe from GH Nutrition Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves 2 Ingredients 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 6 medium roma tomatoes, halved, […]

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Thai Fish Burgers

Escape to Thailand with these delicious Thai fish burgers! Loaded with fresh authentic Asian flavours and pickled vegetables you simply can’t resist this dish now that it’s warm enough for BBQ weather! Recipe from Australian Women’s Weekly and re-made by GH Nutrition Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 Lebanese […]

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Quinoa and Haloumi Salad

If you are looking to take full advantage of the warmer weather and longer nights, make this light and fresh quinoa and haloumi salad for dinner.  Filled with fresh herbs and green vegetables, this salad is the refresh button you have been looking for.   Recipe by GH Nutrition   Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: […]

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Barbecued Asparagus with Lemon, Mint and Feta

Not only does Australian asparagus signify that the weather is warming up, it also means there is much delicious eating to be had! This quick and easy side salad is the perfect accompaniment to your first barbie of the season! Recipe from: Taste and re-created by GH Nutrition Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes […]

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Lemon and Blood Orange Upside Down Cake

If you fancy a pretty, yet simple and healthy, cake then this recipe is for you. In terms of ingredients, this cake gets a big tick of nutritional approval.  Not only is it packed with vitamin E from the almond meal (hello pretty skin, nails and hair), wholemeal flour and minimal sugar compared to other […]

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Healthy Banana Bread

Want to make someone’s day? Then make them some banana bread. Banana bread is one of those classic, feel good recipes that fills your home with warmth and always makes things instantly better. My version of banana bread is free of refined sugars, white flours and saturated fat, making it the perfect afternoon snack for yourself […]

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Zucchini Flower and Prosciutto Ricotta Tart

Nothing says Spring like the bright-golden petals of a zucchini flower!  Do not be put off from their uniqueness, in fact the flowers of zucchinis are a delight and can be made into so many versatile and delicious dishes, like the one below! Recipe from Donna Hay and adapted by GH Nutrition Preparation time: 5 […]

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Beef and Caramelised Onion Sausage Rolls

The cheats way to making the perfect party treat!   Recipe from Donna Hay and re-created by GH Nutrition  Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 600g beef sausages, skin removed 1/2 cup caramelised onion jam 1 tbsp tomato paste Sea salt and cracked black pepper, to taste 2 sheets frozen […]

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Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Are you on the search for the ultimate chocolate dessert that wait a minute…..is actually good for you?! Yes you read me correctly! This chocolate mousse is made from avocado, meaning it is full of healthy monounsaturated fats! These type of fats are so nourishing not only for our insides but also our outsides, as […]

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Egg Shakshuka

Did you know that eating eggs for breakfast is one of the healthiest ways you can start your day! This is because the trusty egg provides significantly more protein than any other commonly eaten breakfast. In fact, two eggs on toast provides 48% more protein than porridge and 32% more than baked beans on toast, […]

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Choc-Cranberry Bliss Balls

Bliss balls are a great snack option for those who want to avoid the 3pm energy slump and the sugar cravings that come with it!  A healthier sweet alternative, bliss balls are filled with nourishing fats, meaning you won’t need to eat a lot before feeling satisfied.  Winner winner chicken dinner! Recipe by GH Nutrition […]

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Turkey Meatball Soup

What do you get when meatballs meet soup, a divine concoction that is packed full of flavour yet still meets the criteria for being all things comfort.  This soup is best served with fresh basil and freshly cracked black pepper.  Thickly sliced, fresh rye bread is also a great accompaniment.   Recipe by Donna Hay […]

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Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

For many out there, Sundays mean pancakes.  If they do for you, then our banana buckwheat pancakes are sure to make your Sunday just that little bit brighter. These wholesome pancakes use nutritious flours and avoid a lot of the unnecessary sweeteners, making them healthy enough to make a double batch and linger in the […]

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Tuna Pasta

The best way to get through ‘hump day’ and see out the rest of the working week is to whip up a simple and speedy dinner, glass of wine in hand.  Ready in 20 minutes, with all ingredients likely to be already in your cupboard, brighten up your week with this tasty and filling tuna […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup

This cold and rainy weather calls for one thing and one thing only, homemade chicken noodle soup. There is nothing more nourishing than a warm bowl of this soup with fresh parsley, crusty sourdough bread and a generous sprinkle of parmesan.  Recipe by: GH Nutrition Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves 4 […]

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Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese

Do you have a dinner party coming up where a) you want to impress your guests b) have little time to be slaving away in the kitchen and c) (most importantly) have a love for blue cheese? Then do I have an entree recipe for you. I first tried this dish at a recent dinner […]

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Orange-Spiced Cauliflower Couscous

Looking for a healthy side dish that will go with any kind of main, then try this orange-spiced cauliflower couscous.  This unique preparation of cauliflower is a deceptively easy alternative to rice and is a great way to pack more veggies into a meal! Recipe from GH Nutrition Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 […]

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Spaghetti Alle Vongole

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean we have to stick to meat-heavy meals.  Low in fat and high in minerals such as selenium, zinc, iron and magnesium and B vitamins like niacin, this light and healthy spaghetti alle vongole makes for a perfect midweek wintery meal.   Recipe from GH Nutrition Preparation time: 35 […]

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Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Looking for a hearty vegetable soup that will get you through the cold and flu season?  Filled to the brim with veggies, cannellini beans for protein and of course some yummy sourdough bread for your carbohydrates, this Tuscan Vegetable Soup is the perfect, nutritious meal. Make a large batch on the weekend and you have […]

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Blueberry and Lemon Yoghurt Cake

I adore all things lemon. A simple statement but one that is true nonetheless. Owing to the wintry and rainy day here in Canberra, my lemony, feel good food cravings were in full array and my goodness, this blueberry and lemon yoghurt cake did not disappoint. Moist, super delicious and healthy, using whole wheat flour, […]

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Quinoa-Crusted Veal Schnitzel with Pea, Mint and Feta Smash

Schnitzel can now be a regular feature in the mid-week meal plan with this light and healthy version!  Using quinoa flakes instead of breadcrumbs and wholemeal spelt flour, this ‘healthified’ version tastes just as delicious and is one of my favourite comfort foods! Recipe by Georgia Houston from GH Nutrition Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking […]

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Roast Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

No its not an artichoke and no its not from Jerusalem and before you ask, no its not ginger either! Jerusalem artichokes are the roots of a species of sunflower and are one of my favourite roasted vegetables. When cooked, Jerusalem artichokes have a rich, nutty flavour and soft creamy centre.  When choosing which ones […]

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Butternut and Kale Lasagne with Quinoa and Capsicum Sugo

Who doesn’t love a hearty lasagne, with layers of juicy baked flavours…Me, pick me!!! Even though I love the Italian version, I thought I would experiment and re-create a healthier, vegetarian one! This alternative version uses butternut pumpkin slices in replace of pasta sheets and quinoa over meat, making this a stand our healthy and […]

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Raw Chocolate Orange Torte

Taking full advantage of citrus season, this raw chocolate orange torte is the perfect end to the day when you feel like something sweet, without feeling guilty! Makes: 1 large batch Preparation time: 9 hours (includes 8 hour freezing time) Ingredients Crust 1 cup whole raw almonds 1 cup pitted and chopped dates 1/4 cup […]

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Cheats Bolognese

I want to let you in on a little secret, just between you and me.  Next time you make spaghetti bolognese, add some store bought caramelised onions.  Trust me, they do all the hard work for you! There really is nothing better than slow cooked bolognese (recipe can be found here from my personal blog […]

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Thai Pumpkin Soup

Just when you thought you already had the best pumpkin soup in town, think again!  This might look like your humble pumpkin soup but with the Thai red curry paste it sure does pack a mighty punch! I love serving my soup with fresh sourdough bread, coriander leaves and chilli (if your game). Not only […]

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DIY Tuna Rice Bowl

This recipe is a family favourite. Its super healthy but also kids love this as they can help chop and grate all the components. You just place all the components in small bowls on the table then add what you want to your rice bowl, allowing kids a range of vegetables to choose from really […]

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Chargrilled Beef with a Teryaki Glaze

Ready in 45 minutes | Serves 6   Ingredients 1 cup Kikoman teriyaki sauce 2 tablespoons Sweet Chilli 1 tablespoon Sweet Soy 1 tablespoon Mirin White Wine Vinegar pinch Salt 1/2 cup Honey Sesame Oil Eye Fillet of Beef   Directions Heat all ingredients over a medium heat until combined, but don’t boil. Pour a […]

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Chicken Breast filled with Truffled Brie

Ready in 30 minutes | Serves 4   Ingredients 4 Kiev cut chicken breast (skin on) 40g brie filled with truffles 1 cup english spinach leaves 4 tsp truffle butter 1 punnet of exotic mushrooms (Oyster, Swiss brown) 2 tsp sherry 4 tbls chicken stock 2 tbls cream 1/2 tsp castor sugar   Directions Clean […]

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Green Chicken Curry with Cashews and Green Beans

Ready in 30 minutes | Serves 4   Ingredients 2 tbsp peanut oil 800g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed and cut into large pieces 1 tbsp good quality green curry paste eg Charmaine Solomon 800mL coconut milk 2 tbsp fish sauce 2 kaffir lime leaves, finely sliced 200g round green beans, trimmed 200g vermicelli noodles 2 […]

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Lamb and Barley Braise

Ready in 30 minutes | Serves 6   Ingredients 6 lamb shanks 2 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, roughly chopped 3 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped ½ Swede/turnip, peeled and cut into small chunks 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 2 tbsp rosemary, finely chopped 2 bay leaves 2 sprigs thyme, finely chopped 2 tbsp tomato […]

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Roasted Pears and Parsnips with Beef Fillet

Preparation 25 minutes | Cooking 45-55 minutes | Serves 4   Ingredients 3 firm Williams pears 1 tablespoon olive oil 800g beef eye fillet, trimmed 1 tablespoon Dijon style mustard 450g parsnips 1 tablespoon honey 40 g butter 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 1/2 cup beef stock   Directions For the beef fillet: Preheat the […]

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Snapper with Jerusalem Artichoke Mash and Truffle and Porcini Butter

Preparation time 15 minutes plus cooking | Serves 4   Ingredients 4 snapper fillets or substitute another white fish fillet 4 Desiree potatoes and approximately equal quantity Jerusalem artichokes, washed 2 spring onions finely chopped 30g butter 180ml full cream milk 60g approx Wiffens Porcini and Truffle Butter   Directions Place potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes […]

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Spatchcock with a Pear & Macadamia Stuffing

Ready in 60 minutes | Serves 4   Ingredients 4 Spatchcocks – deboned 200 grams macadamias – roasted & chopped 1 diced & sauted onion 2 tablespoons fig jam 1 poached pear, core removed & quartered 1 pinch seasoning 2 tablespoons softened butter 2 cups English spinach 1 pinch Chinese 5 spice 1 pinch Star […]

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Steak with Herbed Butter and Spinach

Preparation time 10 minutes | Serves 4   Ingredients 4 good quality steaks, preferably pasture fed and aged Herbed Butter Sea salt Extra Virgin Olive Oil Herbed butter: 250 g good quality Butter we suggest Lescure butter 1 clove garlic crushed 2 anchovy fillets finely chopped Juice of a lemon ¾ cup each mixed herbs […]

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The Best BBQ Xmas Ham

Ready in 10 minutes, plus cooking | Serves 10   Ingredients 1 large good quality ham leg on the bone (visit Deli Planet and ask about their range of hams including free range hams) 500 g good quality apricot or plum jam (we suggest Hanks) 6 star anise broken 1 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon 1/2 cup […]

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Truffle pizza ideas

Serves 2   Directions Potato, thyme and truffle pizza Top homemade or good quality bought pizza bases with thinly sliced potato, thyme and buffalo mozzerella (you can also use tallegio or fresh mozzerella), or omit the cheese altogether. Bake pizza, then grate fresh truffle over it just before serving. Mushroom, tallegio and truffle pizza Roast […]

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Truffle, Chicken and Tuscan Kale Salad

Serves 4   Ingredients 2 tbspns olive oil 3 tbspns Wiffens truffle and porcini butter 4 single chicken breasts 1 1/2 bunches Tuscan kale or cavolo nero, washed and very thinly sliced 1 garlic clove finely chopped 4 tbspns goats cheese crumbled 10g black truffled finely shaved (don’t grate) 2 tbspns pine nuts roasted until […]

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Veal Fillet with Truffle Infused Olive Oil

Ready in 40 minutes (starting the day ahead) | Serves 4   Ingredients 5g freshly grated truffle 1/2 cup olive oil (we recommend Morella Grove) 4 x 200g veal fillets truffle salt   Directions Marinate veal in olive oil & a few shavings of fresh truffle for several hours or overnight if possible. Seal in […]

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Black Cherry & Hazelnut Rum Balls

Serves 4 | Complexity: Easy   Ingredients 400g digestive biscuits 40ml rum 1 cup roasted hazelnuts 1/3 cup powdered drinking chocolate 200g milk cooking chocolate, melted (over double boiler) 1/2 cup tinned black cherries and some of the tinned syrup 1 cup chocolate flecks (to coat) 1 cup moist coconut flakes (to coat) 200g dark […]

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Brioche with Caramel Peaches and Icecream

Ready in 20 minutes | Serves 4   Ingredients 6 ripe yellow peaches 100g palm sugar 130g light muscovado sugar, keep aside 3 tbspns for peaches 100ml water 2 tbsp lemon juice 15g butter Good quality vanilla icecream 100g Shredded coconut, lightly toasted in a frypan over medium heat (optional) 4 thick slices brioche   […]

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Chocolate & strawberry roulade

Ready in 30 minutes | Serves 10   Ingredients 10 eggs 200 grams chocolate 125 grams castor sugar 12 strawberries 11/2 cups whipped cream   Directions Melt chocolate. Beat eggwhites, with sugar, in mixer until stiff peaks appear (as with merangue).While beating, mix melted chocolate with yolks. Add 1/3 of whites, fold in well (acts […]

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Christmas Pudding Icecream Cake with Peach Salad

Ready in 1 hour, plus freezing | Serves 8   Ingredients 12 egg yolks 500ml double cream 500ml single cream 75gm (1/3 cup) brown sugar 75gm (1/3 cup) white sugar 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped Finely grated rind of ½ a lemon and orange. 3 cloves, cracked 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon […]

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Creme Brulee

Ready in 45 minutes | Serves 12   Ingredients 6-7 egg yolks 125 grams sugar 2 vanilla pod, split or Grand Manier 500ml thickened cream   Directions Cream egg yolks & sugar until thick & creamy. Heat cream & vanilla pod to 60º, don’t boil. Add the cream to the egg mixture & whisk well. […]

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Orange & Almond Cake

Ready in 50 minutes | Serves 10   Ingredients 2 whole oranges 250 grams almond meal 1 cup sugar 6 whole eggs   Directions Boil oranges including the skin for about 20 mins until soft, then drain off the water. Place in the food processor with other ingredients & blend unti smooth. Spoon into 12 […]

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Persian Love Cake

Preparation 15 minutes, plus time cooking | Serves 8 | Complexity: Very Easy   Ingredients 360 gm (3 cups) almond meal 220 gm (1 cup) raw sugar 220 gm (1 cup) brown sugar 120 gm unsalted butter, softened 2 eggs, lightly beaten 250 gm Greek-style yoghurt, plus extra to serve 1 tbsp freshly grated nutmeg […]

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Atlantic Salmon with a fresh herb & macadamia nut crust

Ready in 25 minutes | Serves 6   Ingredients 2 cups toasted macadamias zest of one lemon 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil juice of 1/2 lemon 2 cups fresh herbs pinch salt/pepper 6 Atlantic salmon fillets   Directions In a blender or food processor, chop nuts & fresh herbs. Add zest, butter, oil […]

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Fish fillets steamed with coconut, ginger & lime

Ready in 25 minutes | Serves 4   Ingredients 4 x 180g Ling fillet 220ml coconut cream 1 knob ginger 1 lime 1 red onion 1/2 bunch coriander 4 lime leaves 1 tsp tumeric seasoning   Directions Place the trimmed fillets in a lightly greased baking tray. Grate ginger and lime zest over the fish. […]

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Soba Noodles with Scallops

Ready in 25 minutes | Serves 10   Ingredients Soba Noodles Raddicio Rocket Scallops Olive Oil Mirin   Directions Cook the noodles in boiling water for 5 mins then refresh in cold water. Finely slice the raddicio & rocket & toss with the noodles & oil. Pan sear scallops in foaming butter for a few […]

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Steamed Ocean Trout with Creamy White Bean Mash

Serves 2 | Complexity: Easy   Ingredients 2 ocean trout fillets (preferably the tail) 50g semi dried tomatoes, sliced 100g fetta 1 tsp chopped thyme leaves 4 spring onion, finely diced 6 capers, finely diced 4 cornichons, finely diced Splash of sesame oil 1 leek, cut in half lengthways 375g cannellini beans, pre soaked overnight, […]

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Swordfish with olive tapenade

Ready in 30 minutes | Serves 4   Ingredients 1 kg swordfish fillets 150g mixed olives 25g capers 2 cloves of roasted garlic a bunch parlsey leaves 1 bunch basil leaves juice of ½ lemon 40g shaved parmesan salt/pepper 100ml olive oil pinch sugar   Directions Chop all the ingredients, except the oil in a […]

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Chickpea Salad with Flat bread, Lemon, Feta, and Fresh Herbs

Ready in 10 minutes | Serves 4   Ingredients 2 flatbreads such as Naan bread or one halved pita bread 400g tinned chickpeas drained and rinsed or 200g dried chickpeas soaked overnight and boiled until tender ¼ cup each chopped fresh parsley, mint and basil ¼ tspn each cumin and coriander 1 red onion peeled […]

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French Potato Salad

Ready in 35 minutes | Serves 6   Ingredients 1 kg mix of potatoes such royal blue and another salad potato eg dutch cream, kipfler or cocktail 2 tablespoons dry white wine 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup chopped shallots 1 […]

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Green Goddess Chicken Salad

Ready in 35 minutes | Serves 6 | Complexity: Very Easy   Ingredients 2 oil-packed anchovies, drained 1 small garlic clove 1/2 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves 1/4 cup packed basil leaves 1/4 cup coarsely chopped dill 1 tablespoon oregano leaves 3/4 cup mayonnaise 2 1/2 tablespoon 2 tablespoons snipped chives Kosher salt and freshly […]

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Peppered Packhams

  Ingredients 2 ripe Packham pears 1 Tbsp Peri Peri seasoning / chilli flakes 4 Tbsp bread crumbs 2 Tbsp plain flour 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 Tbsp olive oil 250g blue cheese Salad leaves to serve Lavosh / crispy bread to serve   Directions Peel and quarter Packham pears. Cut quarters in half. On […]

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Vietnamese Noodle Salad

Ready in 20 minutes | Serves 6   Ingredients 1/2 stick lemongrass, outer layer removed and roughly chopped 1 long red chilli 6 cloves garlic 2 whole limes juiced 2 tbspns sesame oil 100 ml fish sauce 1 tbspn sugar 75ml water 1/2 Chinese Cabbage or wombok finely shredded 1 cup grated green papaya (remove […]

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Warm Sweet Potato, Farro and Herb Salad

Ready in 10 minutes plus cooking | Serves 4   Ingredients 1/2 a large or 1 small sweet potato peeled finely diced (approx 4cm cubes) 1 tspn cumin 1 cup farro (we suggest Mount Zero Australian biodynamic farro @ Wiffens) 500ml chicken stock and 500ml water (or use water only) 3 spring onions finely chopped […]

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Basil Tempura Prawns

Serves 4 | Complexity: Very Easy   Ingredients 350g prawn tails 1/2 cup large basil leaves 2 tbsp sesame oil 100ml thick mint sauce 100ml sweet chilli sauce 100g vermicelli noodles 150g rice flour 100g corn flour 300ml ice cold water Splash fish sauce Sunflower oil (for deep frying)   Directions Combine the sesame oil […]

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Fennel and Zucchini Soup with Warm Tomato Relish

Ready in 30 minutes | Serves 4   Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups diced fennel, reserve fronds 750g zucchini roughly chopped 6 cloves garlic 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds 1.5 litres chicken stock 125ml pure cream 45g parmesan or grana pandano 3/4 cup good quality grape or cherry tomatoes   Directions Heat 1 […]

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Middle Eastern Carrot Dip

Ready in 30 minutes, plus cooking | Serves 5   Ingredients ½ kg good quality carrots peeled and chopped 1 garlic clove ½ tsp ground cumin ½ tsp sweet paprika ½ tsp ground ginger ½ tsp ground cinnamon pinch of cayenne pepper Maldon sea salt 1 tbsp honey 2 tbsp lemon juice 3 tbsp olive […]

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Prawn Ravioli

Ready in 21 minutes | Serves 4   Ingredients 12 Peeled Prawns 2 tablespoons Butter 1 teaspoon Porcini mushroom powder 1 pinch Salt/Pepper 4-5 drops Truffle oil 10 Sage Leaves 1-2 tablespoon Persian Fetta 1 packet Fresh Pasta 1 whole Egg Yolk Lightly Beaten   Directions Pan sear the prawns in the butter, then add […]

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