Little Macadamia Glace Fruit Cakes
We all have a Christmas wishlist, but what is not on that wishlist is a few extra kilos… TIPS FROM THE FOODCENTRIC PODCAST – Episode 2 CHRISTMAS KILOS Here is a summary of some of the tips discussed on Episode 2 of the Foodcentric podcast – CHRISTMAS KILOS – with Foodcentric‘s Food Director, Naomi Crisante and nutritionist Melanie Ryan, from Nourishness. Christmas time is one of our favourite times of the year, and a great time to share with family and friends, dress up a bit and go out but it is also a bit of a danger zone. With all that celebrating, imbibing and over-eating, it is easy to put on a few extra kilos. It is important to enjoy the feast days, knowing that you may over-indulge a bit, but balance things out with these tips: Be mindful of your choices across the period. Don’t
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Lime Coconut Fish and Prawns

Thai-style seafood in a creamy coconut and zesty lime sauce.

Pot of Pippies (Clams)

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Rare slices of lamb and chargrilled haloumi over a fresh salad of rocket, fennel and radish with a lemony dressing.

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Christmas Kilos…

Little Macadamia Glace Fruit Cakes

We all have a Christmas wishlist, but what is not on that wishlist is a few extra kilos… TIPS FROM THE FOODCENTRIC PODCAST – Episode 2 CHRISTMAS KILOS Here is a summary of some of the tips discussed on Episode 2 of the Foodcentric podcast – CHRISTMAS KILOS – with Foodcentric‘s Food Director, Naomi Crisante […]

Smoked Salmon Dill Potato Salad

If there is one ingredient that says ‘luxury’, surely it is smoked salmon. I love everything about it from its beaming rosy pink colour and rippling texture, to the way it drapes so beautifully into elegant folds, its street cred as a lean but high quality protein source and, of course, its delicate but distinctive […]

The Fat Chat

Asparagus and Olive Oil

There is no doubt that fat carries flavour and it has wonderful qualities for use in cooking but we do need to be sensible about it. TIPS FROM ‘THE FAT CHAT’ PODCAST Here is a summary of some of the tips discussed on The Fat Chat – Episode 1 of the Foodcentric podcast with Foodcentric‘s […]

Mrs Potato Head…

Rosemary Roast Potatoes with Olive Oil

It’s no secret I am a Potato Head… I love potatoes any which way – mashed, fried, roasted, sautéed, chipped, rosti, baked in their jackets or even plain boiled in a potato salad. My husband does not share my passion for the humble spud despite the fact that his roots are from Abruzzo in Italy, […]

Pastabilities….

Yes, I know, the idea of making your own pasta like a classic Italian Nonna sounds like a wonderful but time consuming thing to do. All that kneading, rolling and cutting by hand seems almost defunct when there is such a wide variety of pasta shapes to choose from, fresh and dried, in your deli […]

Ice Breaking Bites…

That ice breaking time of chatting over drinks, when you gather guests for any special occasion can really set the mood. That’s why having tasty passarounds that are appetising and, most importantly, easy to eat with one hand, while simultaneously balancing a glass in the other, are handy to have up your sleeve. Wrapping crisp […]