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Pepper Steaks with Parsnip Fritters

There is nothing quite as tasty as a juicy steak, oozing with flavour and accompanied by a crispy, ribbony parsnip fritter. They make perfect partners. PREPARATION TIME: 20 minutesCOOKING TIME: 20 minutes CHEF’S TIP: The parsnip fritters are best when made only about 1-2 hours before serving. Serves 4 Ingredients PARSNIP FRITTERS 2 large parsnips, […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Spicy Baked Chickpeas

PREP TIME: 10 COOK TIME: 35 Ingredients 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin Pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste Kosher salt Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.    Rinse and drain the chickpeas and dry by rolling them around in a kitchen towel. […]

Real Health at home

Avoiding Fake News and Information Overload

Access to information during a pandemic is certainly a very useful aspect of the connected world that we live in. The down side to this is that not all information is factual and relevant and it can cause an increase in stress and anxiety if we get too caught up in it. A good way […]

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Quesadillas with Jack and Spicy Saute

Save a trip to the restaurant by preparing Aida’s easy and delicious, spicy Mexican-inspired dishes. The menu includes Quesadillas With Jack and Spicy Saute, Roast Pork Loin With Sour Citrus Sauce and Cilantro Rice. Yield: 6 quesadillasPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 25 minutesEase of Preparation: easyTotal Preparation Time: 5 Minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients […]

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Fish Tacos with Celeriac Remoulade

If you want fish, go wild. Pete talks with author, David Gillespie, about Omega 3 fatty acids, and makes 4 delicious seafood recipes. Moroccan Flounder with Carrot Salad, Jamaican Mussels, Salmon Belly with Celeriac Remoulade, and Fish Tacos with his two young daughters and their next door neighbour. Served: 4 Ingredients 500 g flathead fillets […]

The Urban Vegetarian

Millet Porridge

Ingredients: 1 cup (240ml) millet 4 cups (1L) almond milk ¼ cup (60ml) pumpkin seeds ¼ cup (60ml) pistachios ¼ cup (60ml) raisins ¼ teaspoon (2ml) cinnamon ¼ cup (60ml) raspberries ½ banana, sliced Method: Add millet to a saucepan and toast a few minutes until it starts to pop. Pour in almond milk and […]

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Rosemary and Lamb Kebabs

Ingredients 6 thick lamb shoulder chops (about 2 cm thick) 30ml fresh rosemary 125ml (½ cup) any salad dressing 30ml (2 tbs) olive oil 30ml (2 tbs) lemon juice 5ml (1 tsp) seasoning salt black pepper 6 mushrooms, blanched 6 baby onions, blanched 1 red pepper, cut into thick wedges TZATZIKI ½ English Cucumber, peeled, […]

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Chutney Chicken Casserole

Ingredients 6-8 Free Range Chicken thigh pieces 100ml Mayonnaise 100ml Chutney 25-50ml apple cider vinegar 50ml milk 6-8 Baby onions Crushed garlic Method Combine Mayonnaise and Chutney, whisking to blend Add vinegar and milk and crushed garlic Pour over chicken pieces and onions Bake on low heat , and then grill to brown and crisp […]