Stock, Broth and Frequently asked questions

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Stock and broth. More an more people are discovering the power of this food, given it feeds us so much of what is missing in a modern diet. This is why people notice such quick health improvements soon after starting to incorporate them into their diets. A year ago I wrote a sort of mini manual on the why we should be incorporating stocks and the 'how' of basic stocks - chicken, fish and beef. It's here.  And I've been asked a whole bunch of questions in between on facebook. I've done a … [Read more...]

Dukkah Crusted Schnitzel

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Schnitzel is the king of comfort foods for me. There are some pretty creepy pre made schnitzels out there, even at butcher's (unless it's mine at GRUB). and because we're gluten free, we make our own. Dukkah instead of rice crumbs / bread crumbs makes this flavour packed. I hope you love it and as always, why not double this and freeze the other half, uncooked for a manic week day where you can just defrost them overnight in the fridge and quickly pan fry for a 10 minute meal with … [Read more...]

Marinated shish kebabs

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Could these be any easier? No. Shish kebabs are the easiest thing to make and a great way to get kids in on the action when it comes to choosing what's going to be on their sticks and threading the bits on with you! I always feel like if kids are part of the cooking process, then they'll be more likely to try something they might otherwise not be a fan of. Have you found that? What you'll need (serves 6. Best is to prepare the meat and marinate overnight or all day for tenderness) 600g … [Read more...]

Easy chicken spinach curry

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I love a good curry and I think a lot of people believe it's really difficult to make. Like all things though, once you demystify it, you wonder why you spent so many years getting take out! I hope you enjoy this one, a curry I decided to make up as I went along on the weekend, that proved wonderful in it's results, so I had to share!   What you'll need (serves 4) 3 tablespoons organic ghee or coconut oil 1 large purple onion, chopped roughly and fine 6-8 chicken thigh fillets … [Read more...]

14 ideas to nourish you up!

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The reason that '14 foods to nourish you up' has come about, is that I have been approached 4 times this week by people desperate to feel full and a couple of parents desperate to fill their kids up. One boy cried of hunger the other day and one girl cleans out an expensive wholefoods pantry before her mum has barely had time to restock it. Eating to nourish and feel full isn't about quick fixes. It's about finding lasting energy. Something a lot of people experience when cleaning their diet is … [Read more...]

Sticky Sweet Tamari Meatballs

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Mince is such a brilliant way to get mileage out of your pasture raised, ethical meat budget and absolutely brilliant for batch cooking. See note at the bottom on batching and freezing these and enjoy! It's very uncool for a cook *(at least in the French culture I was brought up in) to praise their own food, but wow, these really are delicious. Ok there, I said it.   What you'll need (2 adults, 2 kids + 1/2 mince mix left to freeze for 2 adult sized pork burgers in a few days time. OR … [Read more...]

Slow Cooked Tamari Chicken Drumsticks

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How do you turn 12 drumsticks into enough to feed 15 people over time? This post answers that question. Chicken drumsticks are such an economical way to have organic chicken regularly at home, and we tend to buy whole chooks or drumsticks for that reason. For around $8-10 per kilo depending on where you get it from, you're not only getting the meat, but the amazing nutrients from the bones afterwards for making your chicken stock for future soups, sauces, risottos and stews. If you're doing … [Read more...]

10 reasons to make your own stock

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Stock is a kitchen tool that transcends the simple desire for things to taste better. While it definitely helps us achieve that, it is also packed with health benefits, financial savings benefits and sustainability benefits, helping us make the most of the animal and minimise kitchen waste. Seriously, stock will save the world and change your life! My auntie saw me making stock recently and said 'your grandmother used to do that after every roast chicken'. That made me so happy and so sad about … [Read more...]