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  1. Winter warmer meals: Best comfort food to warm you up

    Winter warmer meals: Best comfort food to warm you up

    As soon as the temperate drops, do you find yourself reaching for a double helping of warming foods? We tend to associate meals like cheesy pastas, stews, rich creamy curries, pies and pastries, pub-style meals and chocolatey treats as Winter comfort food. Let us say, these meals are not called comfort food for nothing! Don’t worry, you’re in good company as most people enjoy these Winter warmer meals just like you. There’s even some science around it.

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  2. Healthy kids: best brain foods for kids

    Healthy kids: best brain foods for kids

    Good nutrition is vital for healthy kids. That’s because growing and developing bodies need nutrients and lots of them! The brain is no exception, it needs a huge supply of certain nutrients to optimally grow and function. That’s where brain foods for kids come in.

    Interesting fact - your child’s brain grows to 80% of its adult size by the time they are two years old. But don’t think that the need for good kids nutrition drops off after two years. Not at all! In fact, during the childhood years, the brain continues to expand and develop, in particular the prefrontal cortex. This part of the brain is responsible for many important critical thinking functions including memory, planning, focus and decision making – all areas we want our children to excel in.

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  3. Party planning tips: how to host a successful party

    Party planning tips: how to host a successful party

    Don't freak out. Planning a party does not have to be an intimidating process, even if it seems big and scary. Here is a guide for planning a party stress-free so you can enjoy yourself.

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  4. How mindful eating can help achieve your goals

    How mindful eating can help achieve your goals Have you ever experienced a time when you still “felt” hungry even after finishing your dinner while watching a TV show? Like you still wanted more but you’ve already had a full meal? That’s because we tend to neglect the signals our body tell us when we eat with distractions. Read on to see how mindful eating can help you achieve your weight-loss goals! Read more...
  5. Stress-free Christmas catering for the masses

    Home catering for Christmas Day

    Make a list & check it twice!

    1. Planning is the most important thing when it comes to Christmas catering. Firstly, sit down with a cuppa and a notepad and work out your Christmas menu from snacks, mains, side dishes, desserts, cheeses, chocolates and sweet treats and drinks.  What items will you make yourself, order in or ask others to bring?

    2. Aside from Christmas day, what about other festive season catering?  Make sure you have something on hand for every special occasion – is there a school party, work function, or other end of year celebration that you need to provide food for? Are you expecting visitors or might you have unexpected drop ins?

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  6. Christmas 2021 - How to store & serve our food

    Christmas 2021 - How to store & serve our food

    Christmas menu available mid November - 24 December 2021.

    The following guide has been put together as a one-stop reference for all items on our Christmas Menu. Its purpose is to make storing, preparing and serving our Christmas food 100% foolproof, so you can get on with the business of enjoying yourself! This guide will tell you:

    • what the item is
    • how the product arrives to you (frozen/fresh, cooked/uncooked)
    • how to store it how to serve it (hot/cold)
    • what to serve it with
    • how long it will last

    Check through the categories for the specific items you’ve ordered. This will not only save you time and stress on Christmas day but will also ensure you get the very best, most delicious result! Note: Every item does carry a label with instructions on it.

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  7. Indian Recipes: Cucumber raita + other condiments

    Indian Recipes: Cucumber raita + other condiments

    Add some flair to your curry night with these three simple condiments that can be made ahead of time and enjoyed alongside just about any Indian meal. We’ll show you how to quickly and simply prepare delicious cucumber raita; a salad of tomato onion and coriander; plus cardamom rice in the recipes below. These little side dishes are great for sharing with a group, will elevate the taste of your meal and dampen the heat of the curry if your tastebuds shout out to you!

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  8. Freezing Food: Eat well, save money + help the environment.

    Freezing Food: Eat well, save money + help the environment.

    Our *trade secrets* revealed!

    If you’re looking for ways to be healthier, save time, save money and help the environment, then learning to effectively utilise your freezer is a good step. That’s because, it’s possible to always have a meal to fall back on; so long as you’re accustomed to freezing food portions as you buy or cook. We’ve been making fresh healthy meals and snap freezing them for 25 years so we know a thing or two about freezing meals. In this article we’re sharing our trade secrets with you!

    In this handy guide to freezing foods and freezing meals well, you’ll learn how you can help prevent food waste; which foods freeze well and which ones don’t; how to package foods properly so they survive and thrive in the freezer; and handy tips about utilising your freezer so that you can enjoy many delicious meals quickly and easily.

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  9. Hazelnut and Mushroom Salad Recipe

    Hazelnut and Mushroom Salad Recipe

    While mushrooms are grown all year round, wild mushrooms are in season along the East Coast of Australia from February to May. At this time you can pick them yourself or buy inexpensively from your local green grocer. Never eat wild mushrooms you find in your yard or out in nature, unless you’re an expert – they can be dangerous or deadly! However, something fun you can consider is going on an organised fungi foraging tour where you can learn from the masters and are guaranteed a good haul of fresh caps.

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  10. Benefits of walking: radically improve your health, in just 20 minutes a day

    Benefits of walking: radically improve your health, in just 20 minutes a day

    Walking is man’s best medicine” said none other than Hippocrates, the great Greek physician who is recognised as the founder of modern medicine. Even today, experts agree that there is no other medicine that can positively impact our health in the same way as a daily walk. And that is despite the vast range of pharmaceutical drugs and medical technology we now have within our reach.

    Human beings were not made to sit around. We need to move and not moving is causing us more health problems than you can imagine. The World Health Organization (WHO) cites physical inactivity as the fourth leading risk factor for illness and early death worldwide.

    You don’t need hard-core workouts. Walking is free, it’s simple and just about anyone can do it. It’s also enjoyable and can be social. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and away you go to improve your health and wellbeing!

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