HOT: Lemonade scones recipe

Last week I went to a jam and preserve-making workshop so this week NKOTB and I have both been indulging in scones for afternoon tea. I’m not sure whether scones count as a ‘healthy’ snack for kids – it does involve refined flour and in the case of lemonade scones, lashings of cream and sweet […]

HOT: McCormick Herb & Parmesan Crumbed Chicken + Giveaway!

Last week I road-tested McCormick’s new Lemon Chilli Pepper Chicken Recipe Creations, this week I’m reviewing their Herb & Parmesan Crumbed Chicken recipe base. Herb and Parmesan Crumbed Chicken (serves 4) Ingredients: 1 x Herb & Parmesan Crumbed Chicken recipe base ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1kg chicken (breast, thigh or drumsticks). 1 tbsp olive oil Firstly, […]

HOT: Honey and Cinnamon Pikelets from Healthy Family, Happy Family

I was given Healthy Family, Happy Family by Karen Fischer as part of a goodie bag ages ago and it has lay dormant on my bookshelf until now. I flicked through it recently to see whether it had any ideas for healthy sweet treats and came across the recipe for honey and cinnamon pikelets. These […]

HOT: McCormick Lemon Pepper Chilli Chicken Recipe Creations

Herbs and spices company McCormick have just launched two new products: Recipe Creations and a range of new Recipe Bases. I was given the opportunity to review two items from each range – Herb and Parmesan Crumbed Chicken Recipe Base and Lemon Pepper Chilli Chicken Recipe Creations. Here’s Part 1 of my taste test with the Lemon […]

HOT: Healthy Cookies from Quinoa 365

Recently I’ve started an informal weekly routine of holding a baking/cooking session on Saturday or Sunday mornings, either when NKOTB and Tim are at their swimming lesson or when they’re busy dancing/singing/being zombiefied in the lounge room by Pop Asia on SBS. Mostly I’ve been experimenting with making healthy treats for NKOTB which are packed […]

HOT: Gourmet Garden herbs (Part 2)

In Part 2 of my experiment with Gourmet Garden‘s tube of fresh herbs I tried the herbs ‘fresh’ ie not cooked and used as if they were garnishes or salad ingredients. We had this as a simple Sunday night supper. You can read Part 1 here.  Slow-cooked pork sandwich with carrot and coriander soup Slow-cooked […]

HOT: Gourmet Garden herbs (Part 1)

I’m fussy with my cooking herbs. In fact, I like to grow my own and in every house I’ve lived in since I moved out I’ve grown potted herbs through scorching sun, torrential rain and general neglect and mismanagement. As I’ve tended to have a ready supply of fresh, organic herbs on my balcony I’ve […]

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