Author: Joanna O'Sullivan

  1. Recipe: Peach & Pancetta Salad

    Recipe: Peach & Pancetta Salad

    Peaches are the ultimate Summer fruit and it doesn’t get much better than this salad for a suggestion of sunshine and sweetness.  The juicy, perfumed peaches perfectly balance with the crisp salty pancetta and creamy smoothness of the feta.  Enjoy as a weekday meal or side dish, with a BBQ or try it next time you’re asked to bring a plate.

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  2. 6 Easy New Year’s Resolutions Everyone Should Make

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    Happy New Year! It’s that time again, yup, time to recommit to your health. We all do it every January but do we follow through? Sadly not. So, instead of setting yourself up for fail with unrealistic goals, here are 6 simple resolutions that will improve your wellbeing and are easy enough to stick to for the long term.

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  3. Creative Ideas for Christmas Leftovers

    Creative Ideas for Christmas Leftovers

    If your dining table is groaning under the weight of excess catering, then don’t waste it! Let us show you how to creatively repurpose the extras into delicious next-day meals.

     

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  4. Recipe: Quick and Easy Christmas Shortbread

    Recipe: Quick and Easy Christmas Shortbread

    Don’t have much time or skill for home-cooking? Good, this recipe is perfect as it allows you to take shortcuts! Most shortbread recipes entail rolling out the dough, pressing in cookie cutter shapes, and then transferring them to a baking tray. If you’re pushed for time, this process is just too fiddly.

     

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  5. How to host a successful party – without freaking out!

    How to host a successful party – without freaking out!

    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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  6. Recipe: Asparagus Milanese

    Recipe: Asparagus Milanese

    Asparagus are in season right through Spring so this is the time to get the freshest, juiciest Aussie grown beauties at the very best price.  This dish, originating in Italy was historically a simple celebration of Spring.  That’s because asparagus are one of the first vegetables to break through the soil after Winter and eggs of course have always been a symbol of new beginnings.

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  7. Poor diets now killing more people than cigarettes!

    Poor diets now killing more people than cigarettes!

    According to the recently released results from the Global Burden of Disease Study, poor diets are now causing more deaths globally than tobacco!

    This study is the most comprehensive worldwide observational study of its kind, spanning nearly three decades.  The results show that annually, tobacco is associated with 8 million deaths and unhealthy, poor diets 11 million deaths.

    Of those diet-related causes of death, heart attacks and strokes topped the list, followed by cancers and type 2 diabetes.  Overall, eating and drinking better could prevent 20% of deaths globally.

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  8. Recipe: Stuffed Artichokes

    Recipe: Stuffed Artichokes

     

    Are you one of the many people who have only ever eaten the type of artichoke heart you buy in a jar or see on an antipasto platter?  Perhaps you’re a tiny bit scared of artichokes?  Love the taste but wouldn’t know where to start when it comes to prepping and cooking them?

    We’re here to rescue you from this fate.  In fact, we’re challenging you to get to your local green grocer, pick up some fine specimens and cook up this stuffed artichoke hearts recipe.  Artichokes do look a little freaky as far as vegetables go but they’re actually very easy to cook and this dish is so delicious that we know you’ll be so proud you made it yourself!

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  9. Recipe: Mushy Green Peas

    Recipe: Mushy Green Peas

     

    Simple, tasty, healthy!

    The humble green pea is rather under-rated as a vegetable but this is truly unfair, as peas are impressively high in fibre and protein, rich in powerful antioxidants, all while being low in calories.

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  10. Recipe: Red Wine & Mushroom Sauce

    Recipe: Red Wine & Mushroom Sauce

    Winter’s coming and it’s the time for some scrumptious and intensely satisfying comfort food. Here’s the perfect, restaurant-quality red wine and mushroom sauce you can whip up to enjoy alone or to impress guests at your next dinner party. As with all our recipes, it’s easy and impossible to stuff up!

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