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Super Food Ideas October 2015

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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life of the party

It’s officially party season! Who says? We do. Spring has sprung, the barbecue has been dusted off – as have the sparkly sandals – and there seems to be a kid’s party every weekend. My littlest, Roo, is turning six next Sunday, in fact, and we’re in the midst of planning the celebrations. This year, he wants a science-themed party. I tried really hard to talk him into a magic party because there’s one in this issue and it’s amazing (p82). (My plan was to keep as much as I could from the shoot so all the hard work would be done and I would look like the best mother ever!) But it’s back to the drawing board and the archive (September 2012 SFI) for science party recipes and ideas.All…

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your food ideas

VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE (P88), AUGUST 2015Finders keepersWith two teenagers in the house, I am constantly searching for new ideas to put on the table each night. The Roasted Vegetable Tart with Sesame Sprinkle (August, p51) jumped straight out at me – it looked so colourful and tasty, and I couldn’t wait to try it! It was clearly a hit with the family, too, because the whole tart was eaten that night! I’ve now put the recipe into my special folder of ‘keepers’ to be made again! Thanks for providing so many delicious dishes the average family can afford and for including ingredients that are often found in the pantry. Love your magazine! Selena Lindemann, via email FAVOURITE FLAVOURI absolutely love the creole feature from the August issue. I’ve already made…

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write in and win:

Write to us at SFI/Readers’ Letters, Level 1, Locked Bag 5030, Alexandria NSW 2015, or email us at superfoodideas@news.com.au. Letters may be edited. This month’s readers receive a Furi Pro East West Santoku 17cm Knife, valued at $99.95.Entries open 10/9/15 and close 7/10/15. Australian residents only. Winners selected 14/10/15 at NewsLifeMedia. Total prize pool valued at $299.85. For full terms and conditions, visit superfoodideas.com.au. For the NewsLifeMedia Privacy Policy, see p98. ■…

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tips and tricks from the test kitchen

Kim says: Follow our tips to become a cake queen, have a snoop at what goes into a shoot and master perfect pipingTOP TIPSWe're known for our impressive cakes, and if you follow our tips and tricks, you will be, too!We always soften our butter at room temperature.WHY Microwaving butter changes its consistency so you won't achieve a light and fluffy texture when you cream it with sugar and your cake will suffer the consequences.We use gel food colourings.WHY Gel food colouring is more concentrated, so it gives a more intense colour when added to cake batter or buttercream.We line our pans with more than one layer of baking paper.WHY It prevents cakes, especially those cooked for longer, such as mud cakes, from over-browning or forming a hard crust.We turn…

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healthy kitchen

Claire says: Fibre up with great-tasting dishes full of vegetables, legumes, wholegrains, and nuts and seeds to help you meet your daily dose. Try these four recipes, plus a new way with quinoa CRUNCHY SILVERBEET SLAWPROSPERITY SALADSPICED LAMB SKEWERS WITH BEETROOT HUMMUSSTICKY CHINESE PORK STIR-FRYFibre factsHigh-fibre foods take me back to bowls of high-bran cereals, brown rice and overcooked cauliflower of my childhood. Somehow, I managed to eat them. But there are actually lots of sources of fibre, and delicious ways to enjoy them – think unpeeled fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and legumes, to name a few. These four meals are high in fibre and a long way from the ‘good for you’ versions we used to eat. SUPER SILVERBEETA US study rated over 40 fruits and vegetables…

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this in season month’s best

Banana Did you know 100 billion bananas are consumed annually worldwide? For eating, the skins of this popular fruit should be shiny and free of any dark marks, but for cooking they should be dark and soft. Ripen bananas at room temperature.PERFECT PARTNERS Coconut, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, ice-cream, honey, cinnamon.QUICK IDEA Fry halved bananas in butter. Serve with ice-cream, melted chocolate and a dusting of cinnamon sugar.Watercress With a crisp, peppery flavour, watercress is ideal in salads, and it’s an excellent source of vitamins C and K, which are important for healthy blood vessels, so it’s good for you, too!PERFECT PARTNERS Smoked salmon, beef, goat’s cheese, lamb, tomato, orange, fennel.QUICK IDEA Toss watercress in lemon juice and olive oil. Place on toasted sourdough and top with smoked salmon and poached…