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Friday 8 March 2013
Food

a yummy substitute for maccas: chicken larb with lemongrass and coriander

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A couple of months ago I received some rather embarrassing news from my doctor. The results were in from a recent blood test and it showed that that my cholesterol was a little high. My doctor informed me that this was fairly uncommon among people my age and that I needed to get it under…
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Sunday 3 March 2013
Food

brekkie quest: orto trading, surry hills

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Orto Trading 38 Waterloo Street, Surry Hills 3.33 ‘Hanging lamps and plants’ Hello Orto. Gosh I liked you. I’d visited you previously for a couple of vinos and vowed to come back for a couple of cappuccinos. And here I finally was – amongst your rugged brick walls with hanging plant-filled bottles and dim-lit lamps,…
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Sunday 24 February 2013
Food

brekkie quest: thelma & louise, neutral bay

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thelma & louise, neutral bay 1 Hayes Street, Neutral Bay 3.0 ‘Colourful harbour-side diner’  Hello, Thelma and Louise. You are by far one of the most gorgeous little cafes I’ve been to in Neutral Bay. Literally on the ferry wharf, your balcony can’t get much closer to the yacht speckled harbour. I felt like I…
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Friday 22 February 2013
Food

a yummy substitute for maccas: mediterranean roast lamb

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Sunday Roast: A Brief History It has been stinking hot in Canberra since December. The kind of weather where you don’t want to move any more than necessary otherwise you’ll break into a slick sweat. My body doesn’t function in heat and I spend most of my time having cold showers and standing in the…
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Saturday 16 February 2013
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brekkie quest: beach cafe, malabar

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Beach Cafe, Malabar 59 Bay Parade, Malabar 3.0 ‘Basic beachside brekkie’ Hello, Beach Cafe. I hear you’re the rogue twin brother of Pool Cafe. You’re almost identical, but located a little further down the coast and attracting far fewer brekkie questers. Given your menu was similar to Pool’s, I opted for your crispy corn fritters…
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Saturday 9 February 2013
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brekkie quest: cafe shenkin, erskineville

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Cafe Shenkin, Erskineville 53 Erskineville Road, Erskineville 2.83 ‘Listen to Timeout, go for the Israeli salad’ Shalom, Shenkin. You are a groovy Israeli haunt with funky music, friendly service, great Mecca coffee and one heck of a breakfast knife. I thought I was onto a winner with you, until my eggs arrived. I know Timeout…
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Friday 8 February 2013
Food

a yummy substitute for maccas: kleptoed spaghetti puttanesca

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I absolutely love salty food. I have been known to add salt to everything, even when it really isn’t necessary – margaritas, fish, olives – the list goes on. I remember discovering Puttanesca pasta when I was a teenager and thinking it might be the best pasta ever created. The salty flesh of olives was…
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Friday 25 January 2013
Food

a yummy substitute for maccas: zesty chicken

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Calorie counting is dull. Actually, calorie counting is mind-numbingly, fist-eatingly tedious. It led me to second guess everything I put in my mouth and made me feel guilty for even looking at food. Since food is largely about pleasure for me I found this very upsetting. (On a side note, I’ve never really understood the…
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Saturday 19 January 2013
Food

out of the frying pan: tomato and pesto bruschetta

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Every year summer hits, my appetite flies out the window. There’s something about prickly, constant heat that steals a great deal of joy out of the hearty, filling fare that I revel in during the less oppressive months. This year’s been particularly overwhelming, and given that the high temperatures don’t look to be letting up…
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Friday 11 January 2013
Food

a yummy substitute for maccas: chorizo and lentil soup

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I was thinking about my recipe repertoire recently; the stockpile of dishes people can prepare quickly and easily that both delights and nourish. I’ve found most people have at least half a dozen recipes they can trot out when faced with the dilemma of what to cook for a dinner party or even what they…
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Friday 28 December 2012
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a yummy substitute for maccas: simple yet scrumptious potato and leek soup with lemon garlic bread

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“Less is more”. This is a concept I have often struggled with. After all, shouldn’t the things you love be embraced in abundance? Love, friends, food, passion… It was Mae West who revamped that stupid saying into a lifelong mantra: ‘Too much of a good thing is wonderful’. While I wholeheartedly embrace this philosophy I…
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Friday 21 December 2012
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out of the frying pan: baked mushrooms with goats cheese and chives

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A vast majority of meals I cook and the recipes I come up with are born from an empty fridge and having absolutely no idea what I feel like for dinner on any given night. It leads to my aimlessly wandering the aisles of the supermarket until a few flavours jump out at me and…
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Monday 17 December 2012
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christmas theme week: all I want for Christmas is to have normal eating habits

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For those of us who celebrate it, Christmas is coming up. This time of year is fraught with difficulty for most of us. From December 1 onwards (even earlier in some cases – Christmas trees and decorations for sale in September is some kind of bullshit), those who don’t celebrate Christmas have to put up…
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Friday 14 December 2012
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a yummy substitute for maccas: healthy and indulgent salmon (inspired by jamie oliver)

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I was Googling the benefits of salmon prior to writing this column. It seems there is no end to goodness that can be obtained from our fishy friends; Omega-3 fatty acids (this helps lower your cholesterol, among other things), vitamins A and D (these vitamins help our brain function and improve our memories). Salmon also…
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