Mini toffees

Ingredients 500g sugar 3/4 cup cold water 1 tablespoon brown vinegar Sprinkles Method Step 1 – Line two 12-cup mini-muffin trays with patty cases. Step 2 – Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar…

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Date hedgehogs

Ingredients 4 fresh dates 1 tablespoon peanut butter 1 tablespoon shredded coconut Method Step 1 – Use a small, sharp knife to cut dates in half lengthways. Use your fingers to remove the stones. Discard the stones. Spoon peanut butter…

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Corn and chive pikelets

Ingredients 1 cup self-raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 x 125g cans creamed corn 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives (see notes) 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese Olive oil cooking spray Reduced-fat…

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Strawberry mice

Ingredients 3 strawberries 12 currants 36cm licorice strap Swiss cheese, to serve Method Step 1 – Wash, hull and halve strawberries. Place, cut-side down, on a clean work surface. Make two slits in the pointy end of each strawberry half….

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Turkey tacos

Ingredients 1 tablespoon oil 500g turkey mince 3 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons Mexican chilli powder 1/2 cup prepared salsa 135g pkt taco shells Tasty cheese, shredded lettuce, finely chopped tomato and sour cream to serve Method Step 1 –…

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Pork gyozas

Ingredients 150g pork mince 1 cup finely shredded cabbage 2 green onions, finely chopped 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce 3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, grated 2 garlic cloves, crushed 30 (275g packet) gow gee wrappers 2 tablespoons…

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Honey bubble slice

Ingredients 4 cups puffed rice cereal 2 tablespoons oat bran, lightly toasted 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted 1/2 cup (40g) white marshmallows 1/4 cup honey 80g reduced-fat margarine spread Method Step 1 – Lightly grease a 3cm-deep, 17.5cm x 27cm…

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Scrambled eggs with chives

Ingredients 16 free-range eggs, at room temperature 1/2 cup thickened cream 24 slices day-old wholegrain bread 50g butter, chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives Method Step 1 – Using a whisk, whisk eggs and cream together in a large bowl…

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Roasted vegetable frittata

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup roasted red onion, chopped (see related recipes) 1 cup roasted potato, chopped (see related recipes) 1 cup roasted zucchini, chopped (see related recipes) 1 cup roasted capsicum, chopped (see related recipes) 2 garlic…

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Apple and sultana scrolls

Ingredients Melted butter, to grease 300g (2 cups) self-raising flour 100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice 60g chilled butter, cubed 125ml (1/2 cup) milk 65g (1/3 cup) sultanas Plain flour, to dust 1 large (about 200g) granny…

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Coconut pikelets

Ingredients 65g (1 cup) shredded coconut 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour 1 tablespoon caster sugar 250ml (1 cup) milk 2 eggs, lightly whisked Melted butter, to grease Raspberry jam, to serve Method Step 1 – Place coconut in a…

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Soft breakfast tacos

Ingredients 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, seeds removed, finely chopped 1 red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped 1/4 cup sliced coriander leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil 4-6 drops Tabasco sauce (optional) 4 white-flour tortillas 8 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup (60ml) pure…

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Real fruit jellies

Ingredients Blueberry Jelly 2 cups frozen blueberries 1 cup water 2 teaspoons rice malt syrup 2 teaspoons powdered gelatine for soft jelly (for chilled desserts) 4 teaspoons powdered gelatine for hard jellies (for a lolly like texture, at room temperature)…

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Kids cheesy rice fritters

Ingredients 1 cup SunRice brown rice, cooked, cold 3/4 cup grated tasty cheese 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated 1 small zucchini, grated 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 cup plain flour Salt and pepper Ricebran oil…

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Pea and noodle fritters

Ingredients 1 1/4 cups frozen peas 1/2 x 440g packet shelf-fresh hokkien noodles 1/4 cup self-raising flour 1/4 cup milk 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup grated parmesan 1 red onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup rice bran oil Cherry tomatoes…

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Cinnamon and apple popcorn

Ingredients 100g pkt popcorn 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 25g butter, melted 1/3 cup dried apple, chopped Method Step 1 – Cook popcorn following packet directions. Combine cinnamon and butter in a large bowl. Add popcorn and apple to the butter…

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Princess rainbow cakes

Ingredients 315g (1 1/2 cups) caster sugar 250g butter, at room temperature, chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 eggs 190g (1 1/4 cups) self-raising flour 190g (1 1/4 cups) plain flour 185ml (3/4 cup) milk Pink food colouring 2 x…

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Hawaiian pizza twists

Ingredients 1/2 x 440g can crushed pineapple, drained well 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs 50g butter, chopped 1/2 cup milk 1 tablespoon no-added-salt tomato paste 70g sliced leg ham 1/2 cup pizza cheese Method Step…

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Knickerbocker glory

Ingredients 9g sachet lite strawberry jelly crystals 1 cup boiling water 210g packet Aunt Betty’s chocolate fudge steamed puddings 250g strawberries, hulled, sliced 1 cup frozen raspberries 4 scoops reduced-fat vanilla frozen yoghurt 4 scoops reduced-fat strawberry frozen yoghurt NESTLÉ…

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Beef sliders

Ingredients 8 pane toscano traditional mini panini rolls Cooking oil spray 240g pkt Coles Brand mini angus beef burgers 1 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated 4 Coles Brand amoroso tomatoes, sliced 200g Coles Brand classic guacamole Barbecue sauce, to serve…

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Apricot muesli balls

Ingredients 2 cups toasted muesli 1 cup dried apricots 1/4 cup honey 60g butter, melted 3/4 cup shredded coconut Method Step 1 – Place muesli, apricots, honey and warm, melted butter in a food processor. Process for 2 to 3…

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Apricot muesli slices

Ingredients 1 cup Healtheries Wheat & Gluten Free Muesli 1 cup rice flour 1/4 cup honey 80g butter or margarine 2 eggs Topping 1 cup Healtheries Wheat & Gluten Free Muesli 50g butter, melted 1/4 cup honey 1 egg 1…

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Apple and yoghurt flower

Ingredients 2 teaspoons shredded coconut 1 apple 70g (1/4 cup) thick strawberry yoghurt Method Step 1 – Place coconut in a small frying pan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until toasted. Cut apple in half…

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Anzac slice

Ingredients 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1 1/4 cups rolled oats 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 cup shredded coconut 150g butter, chopped 2 tablespoons golden syrup 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 2 tablespoons boiling water Method Step 1…

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Cucumber rounds

Ingredients 1 medium Lebanese cucumber bought avocado dip celery, finely chopped carrot, shredded alfalfa sprouts Method Step 1 – Slice cucumber into 1cm-thick slices. Top each slice with 1 teaspoon bought avocado dip. Top with celery, carrot and alfalfa sprouts.

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Energy muffins

Ingredients 1 1/4 cups (275g) caster sugar 2 cups (300g) plain flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup sultanas 2 cups grated carrot 1 cup grated apple 1 cup desiccated coconut 1 cup chopped walnuts 3…

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Crispy-topped potato bake

Ingredients 75g butter, chopped 60ml (1/4 cup) pouring cream 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, bruised 4 sprigs fresh lemon thyme 2 dried bay leaves 2.4kg Red Delight potatoes, peeled 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes Method Step…

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Cherry ripe brownie bar

Ingredients 60g butter 52g Cadbury Cherry Ripe, finely chopped 250g dark chocolate, finely chopped 1 egg, lightly whisked 55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar 45g (1/4 cup, lightly packed) brown sugar 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour 100g red glace cherries 125ml…

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Grab and go muesli bars

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups (185g) almond meal 150g toasted muesli 12 Medjool dates, pitted, chopped 1 cup (170g) pitted prunes, chopped 1/3 cup (50g) currants, chopped 1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped 1/2 cup (80g) sunflower seeds 2 tbs linseed or…

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Roast vegie free-form pies

Ingredients 700g butternut pumpkin, cut into 3cm chunks 3 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry, thawed 100g feta cheese 2 zucchini, halved lengthways and cut into 3cm pieces Olive oil spray 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons water Few fresh thyme…

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Tuna and macadamia patties

Ingredients 425g tuna in spring water, drained 2 large potatoes, peeled, cooked, mashed 1 tablespoon horseradish cream 1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs 160g macadamia nuts, diced 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 green onion (shallot), chopped 1 lemon, finely grated, rind only…

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Classic Aussie hamburger

Ingredients 20g unsalted butter, plus extra to serve 1kg onions, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons brown sugar 600g beef mince 150g sausage meat (optional – add the sausage meat if the mince is very lean) 2 spring onions, thinly sliced 1…

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Jackaroo pie

Ingredients 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil 500g lamb mince 2 teaspoons Vegemite 1 large onion, finely chopped 6 spring onions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated 1 1/4 cups (150g) frozen peas 2 tablespoons tomato sauce (ketchup) 1 teaspoon…

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Choc-mint cookies

Ingredients 125g unsalted butter, at room temperature 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg, lightly whisked 200g (1 1/3 cups) plain flour 35g (1/3 cup) cocoa powder 65g (1/3 cup) dark chocolate…

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Dark chocolate custard

Ingredients 1 cup milk 300ml thickened cream 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways 4 egg yolks 1 tablespoon cornflour 1/3 cup caster sugar 100g dark chocolate, chopped Method Step 1 – Combine milk and cream in a medium saucepan. Scrape vanilla…

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Banoffee meringue mess

Ingredients 1/2 cup toffee dessert sauce 2 large bananas, thinly sliced 8 pavlova nests, roughly broken 300ml tub thickened cream, whipped Grated dark chocolate, to serve Method Step 1 – Microwave sauce on HIGH (100%) for 10 seconds or until…

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No-fuss chicken goulash

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 chicken thigh fillets, chopped 1 brown onion, halved, thickly sliced 250g button mushrooms, halved 1 red capsicum, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tablespoon sweet paprika 2 tablespoons no-added salt tomato paste 400g can…

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Meatloaf sandwich

Ingredients 1 Coles Beef Traditional Meatloaf (750g) 4 roma tomatoes, quartered lengthways 1 tablespoon olive oil 150g packet Coles Diced Onion 2 Pack 165g packet Gravox Traditional Liquid Gravy 4 Coles Rustic White Rolls 50g baby rocket leaves Method Step…

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Corn chips with corn salsa

Ingredients 2 corn cobs, husks and silk removed Olive oil spray 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 3 spring onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoon chopped coriander 2 tablespoon lime juice 1/2 x 180g tub Persian feta, drained,…

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Red cabbage remoulade

Ingredients 65g (1/4 cup) mayonnaise (see note) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 red cabbage, cored, finely shredded 10 sweet spiced gherkins, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill Method Step 1 Whisk the mayonnaise and lemon juice in a…

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Blueberry and nut loaf

Ingredients 3/4 cup self-raising flour 1/2 cup wholemeal self-raising flour 1 teaspoon mixed spice 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup fresh blueberries (or frozen blueberries) 1/2 cup pecans, chopped 1/4 cup oat bran 2 tablespoons pepitas 125g low-fat spread, melted…

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One-pot bolognese

Ingredients 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 500g beef mince 400g jar pasta sauce 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms (optional) 1/2 cup red wine 1/2 cup water 1 1/2 cups small pasta, of your choice Chopped parsley and grated…

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Honey muesli balls

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups nut-free toasted muesli 1 cup pitted prunes 1/4 cup honey 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice 50g butter, melted, cooled Method Step 1 – Process 2 cups muesli, prunes, honey, mixed spice and butter in a food processor…

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Jaffa crepe stack

Ingredients 200ml thickened cream 2 tbs pure icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 orange 250g mascarpone 12 Creative Gourmet Frozen Gluten-Free Crepes, thawed 225g (3/4 cup) Nutella 75g (1/2 cup) whole hazelnuts, halved 2 tbs maple syrup, plus extra,…

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Bolognese rotolo

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely diced 2 celery stalks, finely diced 850g beef mince 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 cup chopped mixed fresh herbs (see notes) 2 tablespoons tomato paste 680g bottle…

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Jelly slice

Ingredients 250g plain sweet biscuits (we used Marie biscuits) 175g butter, melted Pinch of ground cinnamon 395g can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup (125ml) strained lemon juice 3/4 cup (180ml) boiling water 2 teaspoons gelatine powder 85g red jelly crystals…

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Chocolate nougat ice cream

Ingredients Equipment You will need a a 7cm-deep, 9cm x 25.5cm (base measurement) loaf pan for this recipe. Ingredients 2 litres chocolate ice cream 150g nougat, cut into 1cm pieces 100g dark chocolate, coarsely grated 150g frozen raspberries 125g fresh…

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Blueberry swirl ice cream

Ingredients Equipment You will need an electric mixer and a food processor for this recipe. Ingredients 3 cups (750ml) Coles Brand Australian Thickened Cream 1 cup (250ml) milk 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 8 Coles Brand Australian Free Range Egg…

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Parmesan and chive mash

Ingredients 600g Coles Brand Mashed Potato 1/3 cup (25g) parmesan, finely grated 1/4 cup fresh chives, finely chopped Parmesan, finely grated, extra Method Step 1 – Heat the potato following packet directions. Add parmesan and chives and fold to combine….

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Southern grits with spicy bacon and corn

Ingredients 1 tablespoon rice bran oil 2 shortcut bacon rashers, trimmed, finely chopped 125g can corn kernels, drained well 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder 2 cups milk 1 cup instant polenta 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese Fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, to…

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Blueberry swirl ice cream

Ingredients Equipment You will need an electric mixer and a food processor for this recipe. Ingredients 3 cups (750ml) Coles Brand Australian Thickened Cream 1 cup (250ml) milk 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 8 Coles Brand Australian Free Range Egg…

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Boscaiola jacket potatoes

Ingredients 6 large Sebago potatoes, scrubbed 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 25g butter 1 small eschalot, finely chopped 4 shortcut bacon rashers, trimmed, thickly sliced 400g button mushrooms, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons plain flour 2/3…

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Crispy apple pie pillows

Ingredients 2 large granny smith apples 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 teaspoon cornflour 1/2 x 270g packet wonton wrappers Sunflower oil, for deep-frying Icing sugar mixture, for dusting Method Step 1 – Peel and core apples….

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Butter chicken vol-au-vents

Ingredients Equipment 5cm and a 3.5cm round pastry cutters. Ingredients 1 sheet Careme puff pastry, just thawed 2 teaspoons ghee 1/2 small brown onion, finely chopped 200g chicken thigh fillets, cut into 1cm cubes 1/4 cup butter chicken simmer sauce…

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Honey sesame chicken with snow peas

Ingredients 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons shao hsing (Chinese cooking wine, see note) 3cm piece fresh ginger, finely grated 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil 500g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, cut into 2cm pieces 150g snow peas, trimmed…

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Asian-style fish and sesame-salt chips

Ingredients 2 x 200g skinless salmon fillets, pin-boned, cut into 1.5cm-thick strips 1/3 cup (80ml) soy sauce 1 cup (150g) plain flour, sifted 330ml bottle Japanese beer (we used Asahi) 2 teaspoons chilli flakes 1/4 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped,…

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Chicken and basil fried rice

Ingredients Olive oil cooking spray 1 large red onion, cut into thin wedges 3 1/2 cups skinless shredded barbecued chicken (see note) 2 medium (300g) carrots, peeled, cut into matchsticks 3 cups doongara long-grain rice, cooked, cooled 100g snow peas,…

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Fish tacos

Ingredients 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh coriander stalks 1/4 cup lime juice 600g white fish fillets (such as ling), cut into 2cm cubes 1/3 cup plain yoghurt 1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh coriander leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil…

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Aussie kangaroo burgers

Ingredients 500g kangaroo mince 1 brown onion, coarsely grated 1 tablespoon salt-reduced tomato sauce 1/3 cup 97% fat-free dijonnaise 2 tablespoons fat-free natural yoghurt 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 4 wholemeal bread rolls 1/4 cup plain flour Olive oil cooking…

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Hoisin beef stir-fry

Ingredients 1/3 cup Ayam hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon shao hsing (Chinese cooking wine) 3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated 2 garlic cloves, crushed 500g beef rump steak, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 red onion, cut into thin…

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Creamy semi-dried tomato and tuna pasta

Ingredients 375g dried fettuccine pasta 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium red onion, halved, sliced 200g button mushrooms, sliced 3/4 cup (180g) semi-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped 250ml 30% less fat cream for cooking 425g can tuna in olive oil, drained,…

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Barbecued chicken patties

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, grated 1 garlic clove, crushed 100g button mushrooms, finely chopped 4 short rindless bacon rashers, finely diced 1 tablespoon rosemary leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 750g chicken mince Olive oil cooking…

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Mini hamburgers

Ingredients Equipment You’ll need 24 toothpicks Ingredients 3 small brown onions 250g beef mince 1/3 cup dried breadcrumbs 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 cup tomato chutney 20g butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar olive oil cooking spray…

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Zucchini burgers

Ingredients 1 small brown onion, grated 500g beef mince 2 small zucchini, trimmed, grated 1 teaspoon soy sauce 2cm piece ginger, peeled, finely grated 1 egg yolk olive oil cooking spray 6 hamburger buns, split, toasted 60g butter, softened 80g…

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Mediterranean tarts

Ingredients 250g fresh ricotta cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 x 20g frozen spinach cubes, thawed, drained 1 tablespoon chopped kalamata olives 1/4 cup chopped red and yellow chargrilled capsicum 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, partially thawed 1/3 cup finely…

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Basic mince

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 stick celery, finely chopped 1 red capsicum, deseeded, finely diced 1 green capsicum, deseeded, finely diced 1kg lean beef mince 400g can chopped Italian tomatoes Method Step 1 – Heat…

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Sausage skewers

Ingredients Equipment You’ll need 8 thick skewers for this recipe. Ingredients 500g lean lamb mince 1/2 brown onion, grated 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1 egg, lightly beaten Olive oil cooking spray 200g…

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Lemon and herb fish rissoles

Ingredients 750g boneless white fish fillets (we used flathead), roughly chopped 1 small lemon, juiced 1 egg 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup dill leaves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives 1/3 cup plain flour olive oil cooking…

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Lemon and thyme chicken burgers

Ingredients 4 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed 2 tablespoons thyme leaves 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large lemon, rind finely grated, juiced 4 Turkish bread rolls, split olive oil cooking spray 50g mixed salad greens 1 avocado, halved, sliced 1/3 cup…

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Indian lamb bake

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 (100g each) lamb chump chops 540g jar Patak’s rogan josh simmer sauce 500g bag frozen carrots, cauliflower and broccoli Olive oil cooking spray 4 plain naan bread 1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves Plain Greek-style…

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Balsamic steak with tomato pasta salad

Ingredients 200g dried penne pasta 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 garlic cloves, crushed 4 (150g each) beef sirloin steaks olive oil cooking spray 250g cherry truss tomatoes 1/4 cup small fresh basil leaves 50g baby rocket…

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No-bake choc-cherry slice

Ingredients 250g packet plain chocolate biscuits 125g butter, melted 4 cups desiccated coconut 395g can sweetened condensed milk 2 x 100g packets red glace cherries, quartered 125g copha, melted Rose pink food colouring 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate melts, melted…

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Beef and lentil slice

Ingredients 1 qty vanilla-bean ice cream (see related recipe) 250g digestive biscuits 2 eggs 1 tablespoon milk sunflower oil icing sugar and maple syrup, to serve Method Step 1 – Working quickly, scoop ice cream (see related recipe) into 6…

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Creamy caramel fudge

Ingredients 2 x 395g cans sweetened condensed milk 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar 250g butter, chopped 1/3 cup liquid glucose 1/4 cup golden syrup 400g good-quality white cooking chocolate, chopped Method Step 1 – Grease a 3.5cm deep, 16.5cm…

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Hot diggity dogs

Ingredients 4 rashers bacon, rind removed, halved crossways 4 Primo Skinless American-Style Hot Dogs olive oil cooking spray 4 hot dog buns 1/4 cup dijonnaise 100g baby spinach, trimmed 40g tasty cheese, finely grated Method Step 1 – Heat a…

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Spinach, lamb and cheese pie

Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 400g lamb mince 2 garlic cloves, crushed 300g baby spinach 1 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese 4 eggwhites, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill 100g reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan…

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Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon

Ingredients 4 eggs 2 tablespoons skim milk 1 tablespoon finely-chopped chives olive oil cooking spray 2 slices rye bread 4 slices smoked salmon 1 cup baby spinach Method Step 1 – Whisk eggs, milk, chives and salt and pepper in…

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Apple custard tarts

Ingredients 1 small (180g) granny smith apple, peeled, cored, finely chopped 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 sheets filo pastry Canola oil cooking spray 1 tablespoon almond meal 1 tablespoon caster sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Custard 1 tablespoon custard powder…

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Salt and pepper chicken drumettes

Ingredients 1 egg 1 tablespoon soy sauce 20 (1kg) chicken drumettes 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 2 teaspoons sumac 2 teaspoons sea salt flakes 1/2 cup plain flour olive oil cooking spray chilli sauce and salad leaves, to serve Method…

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Spinach, roasted pumpkin and walnut salad

Ingredients 900g butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 2.5cm cubes olive oil cooking spray 150g baby spinach Walnut dressing 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup (100g) walnuts, roughly chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 garlic clove, crushed Method Step…

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Summer fruits with chocolate sauce

Ingredients 2/3 cup thickened cream 200g good-quality dark cooking chocolate, chopped 350g cherries 2 freestone white peaches, halved, stones removed, cut into wedges 150g raspberries 4 nectarines, quartered, stones removed Method Step 1 – Heat cream in a small saucepan…

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Parmesan chicken strips with capsicum dip

Ingredients 4 eggs 2 cups dried multigrain breadcrumbs 85g parmesan cheese, coarsely grated 3 teaspoons dried rosemary 1kg chicken tenderloins, tendons removed, halved diagonally olive oil cooking spray 250g spreadable cream cheese 270g jar chargrilled capsicum, drained 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco…

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Creamy pork fillet with brandy and prunes

Ingredients 180g (1 cup) pitted prunes 80ml (1/3 cup) brandy 15g butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 600g pork fillet, trimmed, cut into 1cm-thick slices 3 French shallots, thinly sliced 250ml (1 cup) light thickened cream 1 heaped tablespoons jellied cranberry…

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Roasted sweet potatoes

Ingredients 6 (about 250g each) small orange sweet potatoes (kumara) 125g (1/2 cup) sour cream 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh or dried chopped chives Chilli Beef & Beans (see related recipe), to serve Method Step 1 – Preheat oven to 200°C….

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Moroccan chicken rissoles

Ingredients 1/3 cup couscous 1/2 cup boiling water 750g chicken mince 1/3 cup currants 3 teaspoons Moroccan seasoning 1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped Olive oil cooking spray 1 1/4 cups tabouli (see note) Lebanese bread, to serve Method…

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Salmon patties with minted yoghurt

Ingredients 500g desiree potatoes, peeled, chopped 415g can red salmon, drained, skin and bones removed, flaked 125g can corn kernels, drained, rinsed 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 teaspoon finely grated…

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Crunchy chilli and plum chicken

Ingredients 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden garlic 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 cup plum sauce 500g chicken drumettes (see note) 500g chicken wingettes 1 cup self-raising flour Olive oil cooking spray Method Step 1 – Combine…

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Jaffa muffins with chocolate ganache

Ingredients 260g plain flour 1/4 cup (55g) cocoa powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 80g Terry’s orange chocolate, chopped 250g tub light sour cream 60g unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup (60ml) milk 2 eggs 1/3…

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Crunchy chicken drumsticks

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups cornflakes 2 teaspoons ground paprika 2 teaspoons lemon pepper 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 cup plain flour 3/4 cup buttermilk 8 large chicken drumsticks, skin removed olive oil cooking spray steamed vegetables, to serve Method Step…

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Prawn, lime & avocado burritos

Ingredients 12 medium green prawns, peeled, deveined 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed Salt & freshly ground black pepper 4 flour tortillas 1 mignonette lettuce, leaves separated, washed, dried, shredded 2 ripe avocados, halved, stones removed, peeled, thickly…

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Pork and apple sausage rolls

Ingredients 4 Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples 60g butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 8 thick pork sausages (see note) 4 bread rolls 450g red cabbage, shredded, blanched wholegrain mustard, to serve Method Step 1 – Peel, core and slice…

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Tomato and beef rissoles

Ingredients canola oil cooking spray 500g lean beef mince 1 small brown onion, grated 1 small carrot, peeled, grated 1 small zucchini, grated 2 teaspoons dried basil 1/2 cup tomato chutney Salad, to serve (see note) Method Step 1 –…

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Moroccan rissoles with minted cucumber salad

Ingredients 500g lean lamb mince 1 zucchini, coarsely grated, excess moisture removed 1 brown onion, coarsely grated 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 tablespoons currants 2 teaspoons Moroccan Seasoning 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 egg, lightly whisked 2 tablespoons…

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Lamb and rosemary skewers

Ingredients Equipment You’ll need 18 bamboo skewers for this recipe Ingredients 500g lamb loin, cut across the grain into 5mm-thick strips 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, crushed 2 long strips lemon rind 2 tablespoons rosemary leaves,…

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Mini chicken & vegetable pies

Ingredients Canola cooking spray 2 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry, thawed 300ml thickened cream 3 eggs 1 small BBQ chicken, meat removed and roughly chopped (400g) 1 red onion, diced 1 small zucchini, sliced 1 cm thick 80g sweet potato, peeled…

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Prawn & leek spaghetti

Ingredients 400g spaghetti 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1kg raw banana prawns, deveined, tails intact 2 tablespoons dill, chopped 1 leek, chopped 1 red chilli, finely chopped 1 lemon, juiced Method Step 1 – Cook spaghetti in…

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Barbecue-roasted baby potatoes

Ingredients Equipment You will need 16 skewers for this recipe. Ingredients 1kg small chat potatoes Olive oil cooking spray 2 teaspoons sea salt flakes Method Step 1 – Soak skewers in cold water for 30 minutes. Drain. Preheat barbecue grill…

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Classic chocolate mousse

Ingredients 200g dark cooking chocolate, finely chopped 25g butter 3 eggs, separated, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 250ml (1 cup) thickened cream Method Step 1 – Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan…

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Chunky avocado and corn dip

Ingredients 4 Lebanese bread rounds, cut into wedges Olive oil cooking spray 310g can corn kernels, drained 125g cherry tomatoes, quartered 2 green onions, thinly sliced 2 avocados, peeled, cut into 1.5cm pieces 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh coriander leaves…

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Chewy caramel cobbers

Ingredients Canola cooking oil spray 1 1/2 cups thickened cream 2 cups caster sugar 1/3 cup glucose syrup 1/4 cup golden syrup 50g butter, chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 50g dark chocolate, melted Method Step 1 – Grease a 6cm-deep,…

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Crumbed fish fingers and vegetable chips

Ingredients 2 medium sebago potatoes, cut into 2cm-thick chips 300g orange sweet potato, cut into 2cm-thick chips 1 large carrot, cut into 2cm thick chips olive oil cooking spray 1/2 cup plain flour 1/4 cup reduced-fat milk 1 egg, lightly…

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Snack box muffins

Ingredients Olive oil spray 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 175g Kent pumpkin, peeled, seeded, coarsely grated 125g can corn kernels, drained 50g prosciutto or shaved ham, coarsely chopped 25g (1/4 cup) coarsely grated cheddar 2…

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Mexican meatballs

Ingredients 750g turkey or chicken mince 1 small brown onion, grated 35g packet salt-reduced taco seasoning mix 1 cup fresh white breadcrumbs 1/2 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped olive oil cooking spray corn chips, to serve Tomato salsa 2 tomatoes,…

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Spanish pork cutlets with chargrilled potatoes

Ingredients 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander (see tip) 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons smoked Spanish paprika (see note) 4 (160g each) pork cutlets, trimmed 4 large desiree potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced olive oil cooking spray…

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California rolls

Ingredients Equipment You'll need a bamboo sushi mat for rolling. Ingredients 1/2 quantity Basic sushi rice (see related recipe) 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 teaspoons S&B wasabi paste 3 nori sheets 1 small avocado, peeled, cut into strips 1 medium red…

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Corn and sweet potato fritters

Ingredients 500g orange sweet potato, peeled 2/3 cup self-raising flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2/3 cup buttermilk 310g can corn kernels, drained 1/3 cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped olive oil cooking spray 1 bunch Dutch carrots, scrubbed, cut in half…

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Ricotta and berry pancakes

Ingredients 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 3 eggwhites 2/3 cup skim milk olive oil cooking spray 200g reduced-fat ricotta cheese 250g strawberries, hulled, halved 150g blueberries 2 tablespoons Queen Pure Maple Syrup Method…

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Caramel popcorn choc tops

Ingredients 1 x 100g pkt natural flavour microwave popcorn 2 x 300g pkts soft caramels (such as Pascall Columbines) 300g butter, chopped 10 bought ice-cream cup cones 200g dark cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped Method Step 1 – Line a baking…

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Mustard chicken wraps

Ingredients 1 tablespoon gluten-free wholegrain mustard 1 tablespoon honey 1 garlic clove, crushed 500g chicken tenderloins, trimmed olive oil cooking spray 2 tablespoons gluten-free mayonnaise 1 small red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped 4 gluten-free wraps 100g mixed lettuce leaves 1/2…

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Satay chicken

Ingredients Equipment You’ll need 12 skewers. Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tablespoon peanut oil 700g chicken tenderloins, halved lengthways 1 1/3 cups SunRice Jasmine Fragrant Rice 6…

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Corn fritters

Ingredients 1 cup White Wings Self-Raising Flour 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 420g can corn kernels, drained 310g can creamed corn 1/4 cup finely chopped chives olive oil cooking spray chutney and chopped chives, to serve Method Step 1 –…

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Festive meringue cake

Ingredients Cooking oil spray 140g (1 cup) pitted dates 100g (1/2 cup) red glace cherries 100g (1/2 cup) soft dried figs 55g (1/4 cup) crystallised ginger 80g (1/2 cup) blanched whole almonds 80g (1/2 cup) Brazil nuts 90g (3/4 cup)…

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Mini jacket potatoes

Ingredients 24 small chat potatoes Olive oil cooking spray 1/3 cup grated reduced-fat tasty cheese Mexican filling 1/2 medium avocado, mashed 1/2 small tomato, deseeded, finely diced 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh coriander leaves 2 teaspoons lemon juice Hawaiian filling…

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Thyme and sea salt chips

Ingredients 800g sebago potatoes, peeled 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon plain flour 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon sea salt Method Step 1 – Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Cut potatoes into 1cm-thick slices. Cut each slice into 1cm-thick…

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Ham and zucchini pikelets

Ingredients 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour 1/2 cup self-raising flour, sifted 1/4 cup reduced-fat grated tasty cheese 1 medium zucchini, grated 3 slices (70g) honey leg ham, diced 1 1/4 cups skim milk 2 eggs, lightly beaten Olive oil cooking…

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Shining stars

Ingredients 200g unsalted butter, softened 1 cup icing sugar mixture 1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind 2 eggs 3 cups plain flour 2 x 90g packets boiled lollies (you can use sugar-free fruit drops) Method Step 1 – Using an…

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Vegetable spring rolls

Ingredients 100g packet vermicelli noodles 1 tablespoon peanut oil 3 green onions, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 large carrot, peeled, coarsely grated 1 1/2 cups shredded Chinese cabbage 227g can water chestnuts, drained, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon soy sauce…

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Choc-coconut slice

Ingredients Melted butter, to grease 250g pkt plain sweet biscuits 35g (1/3 cup) cocoa powder 65g (3/4 cup) desiccated coconut 395g can sweetened condensed milk Pure icing sugar (optional), to dust Method Step 1 – Brush a 26 x 16cm…

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Mixed-berry pancakes

Ingredients 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted 1/4 cup caster sugar 4 eggwhites 1 cup reduced-fat milk 1/3 cup no-added-sugar vanilla yoghurt 1 2/3 cups (250g) mixed frozen berries, thawed Canola oil cooking spray 1/2 cup maple syrup Method Step 1…

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Walnut & chunky choc chip cookies

Ingredients 125g butter, softened 100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 225g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour 200g good-quality dark cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped 150g (1 1/2 cups) walnut halves, coarsely chopped Method Step 1…

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Hush puppies

Ingredients 170g (1 cup) polenta 90g plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 310ml (1 1/4 cups) buttermilk 1 egg, lightly whisked 100g (1/2 cup) fresh corn kernels 4 spring onions (shallots), thinly sliced 2 long fresh red chillies, seeded, finely…

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Vegetable nuggets

Ingredients 2 large (600g) sebago potatoes, peeled, chopped 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 small brown onion, finely chopped 1 medium zucchini, grated 1 medium carrot, peeled, grated 1/3 cup reduced-fat grated cheese 1 egg 1 tablespoon reduced-fat milk 1 cup…

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Chocolate profiteroles

Ingredients 30g butter, chopped 1/2 cup plain flour 3 Coles brand free range eggs, lightly beaten 200g Coles brand dark cooking chocolate, melted 1/2 cup caster sugar Filling 375ml milk 6 Coles brand free range egg yolks 1/3 cup plain…

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Asian-spiced pork rissoles

Ingredients 2 garlic cloves, chopped 3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled 2 small red chillies, roughly chopped 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised 4 green onions, roughly chopped 1/2 cup coriander leaves 750g pork mince 1 egg, lightly beaten Olive oil cooking spray…

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Apple pancakes

Ingredients 1/2 cup self-raising flour, sifted 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg, lightly whisked 1/3 cup milk 2 granny smith apples, peeled, grated Canola oil cooking spray 2 kiwifruit, peeled, thinly sliced 4 scoops low-fat frozen…

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Fried rice

Ingredients 1 cup SunRice White Long Grain Rice 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 small brown onion, finely chopped 2 middle bacon rashers, trimmed, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated 1…

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Honey-soy chicken

Ingredients 1/2 cup salt-reduced soy sauce 1/4 cup honey 2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated 1 garlic clove, crushed 8 chicken drumsticks 2 teaspoons sesame seeds Method Step 1 – Combine soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic in a…

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Rhubarb and almond cobbler

Ingredients 10 stalks (550g) rhubarb, washed, cut into 4cm lengths 1/3 cup caster sugar Cobbler topping 1 cup self-raising flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine spread, melted 1/3 cup desiccated coconut 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar…

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Ollie the octopus cake

Ingredients Equipment You’ll need a 33cm x 42cm cake board and toothpicks Ingredients 2 x 340g packets golden buttercake mix or 2 quantities Homemade buttercake (see related recipe) 2 x 165g packets jam rollettes (see Cooking class) 2 quantities Buttercream…

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Easy sweet chilli stir-fry

Ingredients 1 cup (200g) SunRice Long Grain Brown Rice 2 teaspoons sunflower oil 2 (about 500g) chicken breast fillets, thinly sliced 1 carrot, peeled, thinly sliced 100g snow peas, ends trimmed, thinly sliced 1/3 cup (80ml) honey 2 teaspoons reduced-salt…

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Green eggs and ham

Ingredients 250g pkt cherry truss tomatoes (see note) 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 125g sliced ham, finely chopped 40g (1/2 cup) coarsely grated cheddar 4 round multigrain rolls 4 eggs 1 tablespoon bought basil pesto Method Step 1 –…

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Chocolate-coated bananas

Ingredients Equipment You’ll need 12 paddle-pop sticks or wooden chopsticks Ingredients 12 bananas, peeled 400g dark or milk cooking chocolate, chopped 60g copha 1/2 cup hundreds and thousands, to decorate 1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts, to decorate Method Step 1…

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Ricotta and honey crepes

Ingredients 150g reduced-fat fresh ricotta cheese 1 lemon, rind finely grated, cut into wedges 2 tablespoons honey 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 cup plain flour 3/4 cup skim milk 1 egg olive oil cooking spray Method Step 1 – Combine…

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Pizza-filled pasta shells

Ingredients 1/2 x 500g packet large dried pasta shells 1 large brown onion, chopped 8 (175g) Primo rindless shortcut bacon rashers, sliced 1 large red capsicum, chopped 100g small cap mushrooms, sliced 400g can diced tomatoes 2/3 cup reduced-fat grated…

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Peppermint creams

Ingredients 1 egg white 340g (2 3/4 cups) icing sugar 2-3 drops peppermint essence 2-3 drops green food colouring 55g dark or milk chocolate Method Step 1 – Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Whisk the egg white…

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Chow mein

Ingredients 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 500g lean beef mince 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 large carrot, peeled, finely chopped 2 trimmed celery stalks, finely chopped 8 button mushrooms, thinly sliced…

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Home-baked fish fingers

Ingredients 2 cups (200g) wholemeal breadcrumbs 2 teaspoons finely grated lime rind 2 eggs, lightly beaten 500g firm white fish fillets, such as ling olive oil spray, for cooking Method Step 1 – Preheat oven to 200°C. Place the breadcrumbs…

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Chocolate and coconut slice

Ingredients Melted butter, to grease. 80g dark cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped. 80g butter, at room temperature, chopped. 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar. 1 egg, lightly whisked. 150g (1 cup) plain flour. 2 tablespoons cocoa powder. Coconut filling 1 x 225g…

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Chicken pancakes

Ingredients 3/4 cup plain flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 2 eggs Olive oil cooking spray 1/2 cup tomato passata sauce 1/3 cup grated tasty cheese Filling 30g butter 170g button mushrooms, quartered 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 green…

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Peppermint Chocolate Hearts

ngredients 375g dark chocolate melts 4 drops peppermint essence 185g white chocolate melts Green food colouring Method Step 1 – Line base and sides of a 6cm-deep, 20cm (base) square cake pan with baking paper. Place half the dark chocolate…

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Vegorama

Ingredients 2 slices light rye bread 1 teaspoon Vegemite 2 tablespoons cottage cheese 20g (1/4 cup) grated carrot Shredded iceberg lettuce Method Step 1 – Spread 1 slice light rye bread with 1 teaspoon Vegemite. Spread 2 tablespoons cottage cheese…

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Melon juggling balls

Ingredients 1.5kg seedless watermelon 1/2 (780g) honeydew melon 1/2 (900g) rockmelon Method Step 1 – Using a melon baller, scoop balls from watermelon, honeydew melon and rockmelon. Place in a large bowl. Serve.

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Fruit wands

Ingredients 1/2 seedless watermelon, peeled, cut into 1cm-thick slices 1/2 honeydew melon, seeded, peeled, cut into 1cm-thick slices 1/2 rockmelon, seeded, peeled, cut into 1cm-thick slices Bamboo skewers Method Step 1 – Use 3cm and 4cm-diameter flower, heart and star-shaped…

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DIY Pizza

Ingredients 4 x 15cm wholemeal Lebanese breads 1/3 cup (95g) salt-reduced tomato paste 100g 97% fat-free sliced ham or chicken breast 2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped 1 red capsicum, seeded, finely chopped 8 button mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 cup (80g)…

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Chicken pasta bakes

Ingredients 2 large (about 500g) chicken breast fillets 1 1/2 cups (175g) small dried penne pasta 260g butternut pumpkin, seeded, peeled, cut into 2cm cubes 1 cup (150g) frozen peas 1 cup (70g) broccoli florets 1 1/4 cups (310ml) tomato…

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‘X marks the spot’ pies

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small brown onion, chopped 350g lean beef mince 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 small zucchini, grated 1 small carrot, grated 2 tablespoons gravy powder 2 tablespoons tomato paste 4 sheets frozen ready-rolled shortcrust pastry,…

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Alphabet pikelets

Ingredients 200g (1 1/3 cups) self-raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon caster sugar 310ml (1 1/4 cups) milk 1 egg, lightly whisked Olive oil spray, to grease Strawberry jam, to serve Method Step 1 – Sift the flour,…

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Berry sorbet fizz

Ingredients 125ml (1/2 cup) raspberry cordial 1L berry sorbet 1L (4 cups) chilled lemonade Method Step 1 – Divide the cordial and sorbet among serving glasses. Top with the lemonade.

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Cheesy chicken bites

Ingredients plain flour, for dusting 2 eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup extra tasty cheddar cheese, finely grated 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs salt and cracked black pepper 16 chicken tenderloins, trimmed olive oil, for cooking barbecue sauce, to serve Method Step…

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Apple custard tarts

Ingredients 1 small (180g) granny smith apple, peeled, cored, finely chopped 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 sheets filo pastry Canola oil cooking spray 1 tablespoon almond meal 1 tablespoon caster sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Custard 1 tablespoon custard powder…

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Apricot chicken

Ingredients 1/2 cup plain flour 1kg (8 pieces) skinless chicken cutlets or drumsticks, trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large brown onion, peeled, cut into thin wedges 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tablespoon Moroccan seasoning blend 405ml can apricot nectar…

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Bean and bolognaise nachos

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 cups easy bolognaise (see related recipe) 400g can red kidney beans, drained, rinsed 1/2 x 230g packet salt-reduced corn chips 2 cups reduced-fat grated pizza cheese…

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Chicken & orange salad

Ingredients 2 oranges 400g cooked chicken, thinly sliced 310g can corn kernels, drained 200g mixed salad leaves 1 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced 130g (1/2 cup) low-fat Greek-style natural yoghurt 2 teaspoons mango chutney 2 teaspoons mild curry paste…

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Berry misu

Ingredients 5 eggs, separated 2/3 cup caster sugar 500g mascarpone cheese, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup thickened cream, whipped 1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder 2 cups boiling water 2 x 250g packets sponge finger biscuits 6 passionfruit,…

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Apple, pear and honey compote

Ingredients 600g packham pears, peeled, quartered, cored 350g granny smith apples, peeled, cored, quartered 1/4 cup honey 1 tablespoon lemon juice Method Step 1 – Cut pear and apple quarters crossways into 3mm-thick slices. Place slices in a saucepan over…

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Cabbage rolls

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small brown onion, finely chopped 1 small carrot, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 400g beef mince 1/4 cup red wine 2 tablespoons tomato paste 400g can diced tomatoes 100g chargrilled red capsicum, finely…

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Carrot and apple salad

Ingredients 100g (1 cup) walnut kernels 6 carrots, cut into matchsticks 1 green apple, peeled, cut into matchsticks 125ml (1/2 cup) fresh lemon juice 65g (1/3 cup) sultanas 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 1 tablespoon honey Method Step 1 –…

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Chicken and corn crepes

Ingredients 20g butter 2 tablespoons plain flour 330ml (1 1/3 cups) milk, warmed 40g (1/2 cup) coarsely grated cheddar 200g cooked chicken 1 x 420g can corn kernels, drained 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 1 x 350g pkt Mountain Mist…

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Date and walnut pears

Ingredients 1 large ripe pear 30g cream cheese 2 dried dates, finely chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons walnuts, finely chopped Method Step 1 – Cut pear into quarters. Remove the core. Combine cream cheese, dates and walnuts in a bowl. Divide…

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Egg and lettuce cups

Ingredients 4 eggs 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1/4 teaspoon curry powder, 12 baby cos lettuce leaves Method Step 1 – Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over high heat. Cook for 4 minutes….

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Chicken and spinach lasagne

Ingredients 1 cup grated reduced-fat cheddar cheese 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 500g chicken mince 250g frozen spinach, thawed 400g can crushed tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon dried…

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Chocolate baubles

Ingredients 1/2 x 350g pkt frozen chocolate butter cake (Sara Lee brand), thawed, icing removed, cut into cubes 100g butter 250ml (1 cup) sweetened condensed milk 100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar 16 white marshmallows 65g (3/4 cup) desiccated…

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Chunky beef cottage pie

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1kg beef chuck steak, diced 1 large brown onion, chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons plain flour 175g packet Tuscan meatballs recipe base 1 1/2…

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Chocolate mint bark

Ingredients 50g mint-flavoured candy canes 200g dark chocolate melts, melted Method Step 1 – Break canes into pieces. Place in a plastic bag. Squeeze bag to expel air. Wrap bag in a tea towel. Place on a hard surface. Pound…

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Farmer in the deli

Ingredients 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard. 1 wholemeal tortilla 2 slices silverside 1/2 tomato, sliced 25g (1/4 cup) grated cheddar Baby spinach leaves Method Step 1 – Combine 1 tablespoon mayonnaise; 1 teaspoon honey and…

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Frozen fruit crush

Ingredients 1 pineapple 2 oranges 80ml (1/3 cup) fresh passionfruit pulp Method Step 1 – Place pineapple, peeled, cored, chopped, oranges, peeled, chopped and the passionfruit pulp in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Pour into…

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Fruit and nut snack mix

Ingredients 35g (1 cup) Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain cereal 150g (1 cup) FreshLife Bushies Blend Fruit, Nut & Seed Mix 2 tbs shredded coconut Method Step 1 – Combine Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain cereal, FreshLife Bushies Blend Fruit, Nut & Seed Mix and shredded…

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Aloha roll

Ingredients 1 wholemeal bread roll 2 tbs grated cheddar 2 short-cut bacon rashers, cooked 1 slice canned pineapple Baby cos lettuce leaves Method Step 1Halve 1 wholemeal bread roll. Spread base with butter. Top with 2 tbs grated cheddar; baby…

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Almond bananas

Nutrition 40g (1/3 cup) almond meal 60ml (1/4 cup) cold water 4 large (about 180g each) ripe bananas, peeled, cut crossways into thirds 1 tbs vegetable oil 250ml (1 cup) 99 per cent fat-free custard, to serve Method Step 1…

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“Hot chocolate” mousse

Ingredients 1 x 200g pkt milk chocolate with hazelnuts, coarsely chopped 3 eggs, at room temperature, separated 125ml (1/2 cup) thickened cream 55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar Icing sugar, to dust Candy canes, to serve Method Step 1 – Place…

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Crumbed lamb cutlets

Ingredients 10 (500g) lamb cutlets, trimmed (see note) 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 tablespoon finely grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup plain flour 1 egg Vegetable oil, for shallow frying Salad leaves, to…

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Coconut chilli fish

Ingredients 1 1/3 cups shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes, chopped 2 tablespoons milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 6 (120g each) flathead fillets, halved lengthways 1 tablespoon vegetable oil steamed jasmine rice, Asian greens and lime wedges, to serve…

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Coleslaw

Ingredients 1/4 (450g) green cabbage, shredded 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 medium carrot, peeled, grated 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh dill 1/2 cup whole-egg mayonnaise 1/4 cup lemon juice Method Step 1 – Place cabbage, onion, carrot and…

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French toast

Ingredients 40g butter 3 red apples, cored, cut into thick wedges 75g (1/3 cup) demerara sugar 60ml (1/4 cup) orange juice 4 eggs 125ml (1/2 cup) pouring cream 2 tbs demerara sugar 4 tsp butter 6 thick slices bread Method…

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