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Super Food Ideas December 2016

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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tried and true

As I’m fond of mentioning in this column, I like to make the same Christmas dishes again and again when I’m cooking for the family. I find it helps me manage my stress levels on the big day to know beforehand how long everything will take to make, whether I really can cook it ahead and how good it’s going to taste. One of the reasons I find Christmas so stressful is because I’m actually not a very good cook. People assume because I work on a food magazine I must be an expert in the kitchen but it’s not the case. While it’s true that I do serve decent meals at dinner parties, and my Sunday roast is almost legendary, it’s only because I cook the same thing every time…

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your food ideas

“MY OCTOBER ISSUE WAS RANSACKED!” Do the dinosaur My October issue of Super Food Ideas was ransacked by my four year old before I could read it. He chose the Choc-rocks Dinosaur Cake (p34) for his daddy’s birthday. Thanks Super Food Ideas for a great recipe! Cassie Russell-Pell via Facebook Ed says: How adorable! SWEET SURPRISE We made the Double-choc Brownie ‘Sausage’ Rolls (September 2016, p90) as a fun and unique dessert for our family dinner. We loved watching everyone’s reaction to our cheeky dessert – we fooled everyone! Thank you SFI for this fabulous recipe, it was delicious. Leesa and Emily Warman via email Love your lamb Nagi’s Middle Eastern Lamb Pilaf (September 2016, p52) exceeded my expectations. It was fantastic and the whole family loved it! I was surprised at how easy it was to…

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in season december

“Talking of pleasure, this moment I was writing with one hand, and with the other holding to my mouth a nectarine – good God how fine.”JOHN KEATS NectarinesTaking their name from ‘nectar’, meaning fruit of the gods, nectarines are smooth and come in white or yellow varieties. Yellow nectarines sweeten after they’re picked and have a slight tang, while white nectarines are less acidic and sweeter, even when they’re firm. TO STORE: Store unripe nectarines in a paper bag at room temperature for up to 2 days. Once ripe, store in the crisper section of the fridge for up to 3 days. PERFECT PARTNERS: Mint, basil, raspberry, coconut, lime, vanilla, rosewater, fetta, almonds, chilli. QUICK IDEA: Brush nectarine wedges with a mixture of maple syrup and a little soy sauce, and cook on a…

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super spy 12 yays of christmas

WHAT WE’RE SERVING 1 Triple threat If you feel like trying something out of the box this Christmas, this Turducken Roast with Cranberry & Apple Stuffing, $17.99, from Aldi, is just the thing. Turkey tenderloin and duck breast is wrapped in a de-boned whole chicken and filled with apple, cranberry and maple stuffing – it’s the ultimate three-in-one centerpiece for your Christmas table. 2 Holiday house This DIY gingerbread house, $4.99, from IKEA, is a great way to keep the kids amused in the lead up to Christmas while you start cooking or sneakily wrap a few presents. Find it at the Swedish Food Market in IKEA stores. You could also try your hand at building our Chocolate Gingerbread House, p80. 3 Tree tops With so many festive sweets in the supermarket to choose from, we…

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healthy kitchen

Healthy hints for the holidays It may be called the silly season but that doesn’t mean your eating has to be ridiculous! These four healthy options are lower in saturated fat, kilojoules and sodium but are full of flavour. Also make sure that for every ‘big’ food day, you take a ‘rest’ day where you choose lighter meals. Alcoholic drinks are also full of kilojoules so include at least two alcohol-free days each week during December. PLAY IT SAFE On Christmas Day there is often more food than people to feed. Make sure food doesn’t sit too long on the table before it’s eaten or refrigerated – no longer than two hours is the recommendation by the Food Safety Information Council. Store leftovers in small airtight containers so they cool quickly, place in…