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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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Friday 22 February 2013
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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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Friday 8 February 2013
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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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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
Featured Food

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 14 December 2012
Featured Food

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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Friday 30 November 2012
Food

a yummy substitute for maccas: pasta with smoked salmon and broccoli

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There are two things I try to do when cooking. The first is to try to cram as many nutrients into the dish as possible (there are some delightful exceptions, Bacon Pasta being the one that springs to the front of my mind) and the second, to cook a massive amount. The first criteria came…
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Friday 2 November 2012
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a yummy substitute for maccas: super indulgent bacon pasta

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I understand that the main function of food is to provide adequate nourishment for the body. This is extremely important; without good food one’s quality of life is severely diminished. Therefore ingesting a variety of delicious fresh produce into one’s body is a fabulous thing to do for oneself. However! There are the occasional instances…
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Friday 19 October 2012
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a yummy substitute for maccas: jazzed up meat & three veg

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As Australians we are so lucky to live in a multi-cultural society. It gives us access to limitless amazing food! One day not so long ago I treated myself to poffertjes for breakfast, a tuna sashimi salad for lunch and Ethiopian curries for dinner. Tasty treats from three different nations in one day is pretty…
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Friday 5 October 2012
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a yummy substitute for maccas: nourishing love soup

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I am so grateful to radical feminists. I think about my attitude towards cooking, and the reasons I do it, and I keep coming back to feminism. I hate the idea of doing something because it is what is most appropriate (that word conjures up images of stern old people with disapproving snarls). Feminism, in…
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Friday 21 September 2012
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a yummy substitute for maccas: chicken tarragon pasta

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I spend a lot of time thinking about food. Not just about what to eat and when to eat it (everything, and all the time) but the role food plays in people’s lives and more specifically the kind of relationships people forge with food. I feel a great concern for young women in particular and…
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