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Super Food Ideas April 2019

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Australia's #1 food magazine, Super Food Ideas provides busy mothers and families with easy recipes and meal solutions, using readily available ingredients and simple techniques. With hundreds of recipes and tips every issue, you’ll never lack inspiration or ideas with Super Food Ideas.

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1 min.
“the best dinner you’ve ever cooked” jack (aged 9)

Pork sausage and mushroom stroganoff Prep 15 mins Cooking 30 mins Serves 4 Ingredients • 1 tbsp olive oil• 500g pork sausages, sliced 2cm thick• 1 onion, finely diced• 2 garlic cloves, crushed• 200g button mushrooms, sliced• 1 tsp smoked paprika• 1 tsp plain flour• 1 tbsp tomato paste• 1 cup chicken stock• 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce• ½ cup sour cream•1/3 cup chives, finely chopped Served with • Pappardelle or fettucine pasta, cooked to packet instructions. Method 1. Put oil in a large frying pan and cook sausage over med-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 mins until golden on all sides. Transfer to a plate. 2. Add onion, garlic & mushrooms to pan & cook, for 4-5 mins until onion is tender & mushrooms are golden. Sprinkle with paprika & flour. 3. Add in the tomato paste & cook, stirring for…

1 min.
fast but not furious

While I like to think I’m super organised – teeing up monthly play dates for the kids, popping in weekly to check on my parents and making sure the hubby has enough clean shirts on Sunday to get through the working week – when it actually comes to getting weeknight dinners on the table… let’s just say I’m more of an eleventh-hour kind of cook. So I’m often that person you see flying around the supermarket aisles at 6pm with an armful of groceries. If you, too, are a last-minute planner, check out our amazing 30-minute dinners (p21) that will solve any midweek dinner dilemmas and keep the whole family happy. Plus, we’ve kept things on the fast track for you with our speedy 15-minute side dishes (p48), as well as our…

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food for everyone

“EVERYTHING GETS THROWN IN AND THE OVEN DOES THE REST!” #1 EGGCELLENT DINNERS Nutritious eggs take centrestage and transform into a hearty bacon and egg pie, an Indian-spiced curry and a Middle Eastern-inspired omelette. #2 ALLERGY-FRIENDLY FISH PIE Everything you love in a creamy, classic fish pie, minus the dairy and gluten. #3 BUDGET-FRIENDLY DINNERS From a one-pot pasta bake to a speedy sausage ragu, flip the magazine to discover a month’s worth of quick and easy dinners the family will love.…

2 min.
your food ideas

CROWD PLEASER This amazing and easy French Onion Christmas Tree Dip (December 2018, p38) was a crowd winner that had everyone coming back for more. It’s something I would make again as you could tailor it to many occasions. Jo Bogle, via Facebook IN THE ROUND I’m always looking for new kids’ lunchbox ideas, and the Cheesy Spinach and Tomato Pizza Scrolls (January/February 2019, p24) were so easy to make. I will definitely make them again. I also made the Ham, Cream Cheese and Sweet Chilli Scrolls and they were quickly demolished, too! Louise Tacon, via Instagram SO MANY RECIPES TO TRY! Got my hands on the January/February issue, reading away and I had so many dog-eared pages I thought I’d better start cooking! Strawberry Banana Bread Muffins (p33) – delicious; then the Tropical Coconut Squares (p38),…

2 min.
super spy

OATERLY DELICIOUS Earthy, toasty and full of protein and fibre, McKenzie’s Oat Flour, $3.60, is a great new alternative to wheat flour. Made from 100% oats (no hidden nasties), this delicious flour is perfect for perking up pancakes, brightening biscuits and making muffins even more moreish. Find it in the baking aisle of supermarkets soon. GUT FEELING These bottles of gut-boosting ‘buch take things one step further. Nexba Kombucha, $8.50 for 4, is made with a special strain of probiotic, Bacillus coagulans, that research suggests is better able to withstand the harsh pH conditions of our stomachs. The range comes in three flavours, Mixed Berry, Elderflower & Lemon, and Cinnamon & Lime, which are brewed for 40 days to ensure that all the sugar is consumed during the fermentation period – making it…

2 min.

RECIPE KNOW-HOW: We use Australian standard measures.+ In liquid measures, 250ml = 1 cup.+ Dry ingredients are measured in level+ 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup and1/4 cup measures.+ 1 tablespoon = 20ml (note NZ, US and UK tablespoon = 15ml).+ 1 teaspoon = 5ml.+ We use 59-60g eggs.+ We use 1100-watt microwaves, unless otherwise specified. NUTRITION KNOW-HOW: Heart Friendly: low saturated fat, high fibre, lower sodium with heart-friendly fats. Desserts that are based on low-fat dairy without fruit/grain ingredients don’t need to be high fibre. Diabetes Friendly: low saturated fat, high fibre, lower sodium with lower-GI carbs. Healthy: low saturated fat, less than 3000kJ and 800mg sodium per main meal. Vegetarian: no meat, fish or poultry but may contain eggs and/or dairy. Gluten Free: no gluten-containing ingredients (ie, wheat, rye, barley, oats or derivatives). High in Calcium:…