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taste.com.au Cookbooks #54

A selection of your top-rated, favourite recipes pulled together in one cookbook from Australia's favourite food and lifestyle website taste.com.au. Each beautifully illustrated taste.com.au book is filled with hand-picked favourite recipes, along with expert hints, tricks and helpful advice to make cooking more fun and rewarding. We've got a cookbook for everyone, whether you love baking, need something fast and fab, want a super salad or feel like food that's a little more comforting. And our 'tried and tested' guarantee means you can be sure of perfect results every time.

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Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
News Life Media Pty Limited
Frequency:
Quarterly
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4 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

“It’s time to put a fresh spin on entertaining. Whether you’re planning a Christmas celebration, dinner party or long lunch, we’ve got plenty of inspiration to make it a meal to remember – for all the right reasons! And because Eat Real is all about healthy eating that’s simple, achievable and super-tasty, we’ve gathered a selection of ready-to-share dishes that don’t just taste amazing, but will give you a nutritional boost, too. Along with healthier takes on festive faves, we’ve got fabulous platters, deluxe salads bursting with texture and flavour, sensational low-fuss mains and delectable desserts. Many of the recipes are gluten-free or vegetarian to make catering for special diets a cinch, too. (Just look for the GF and V symbols throughout the book, but do check ingredient labels for…

3 min.
what's in season your festive produce guide

VEGIES AVOCADO Rich in monounsaturated fats, which are heart-friendly and don’t raise cholesterol levels, and a good source of vitamins C, E and B6, as well as dietary fibre. BEETROOT A good source of folate, manganese, potassium and dietary fibre. Its colour comes from betacyanins – plant pigments that act as powerful antioxidants that may help reduce risk of heart disease. BRUSSELS SPROUTS Packed with cancer-fighting compounds, such as bioflavonoids and indoles, which act by inhibiting hormones that promote tumour growth. Also rich in vitamin C. CARROTS The richest source of beta-carotene – a powerful antioxidant that is the precursor of vitamin A. They’re also a good source of dietary fibre and potassium. SPINACH Loaded with nutrients, including folate, magnesium, vitamins A and C, calcium and iron. Its high antioxidant content is linked to a reduced risk of many cancers,…

13 min.
starters

“This stunning barbecued prawn platter is loaded with seasonal fruit and veg, and is a colourful new twist on the classic summer combination of prawn and mango.” summer barbecue prawn platter serves 8 | prep 10 mins | cooking 30 mins 400g (2 cups) black rice 40g ( 1 /4 cup) sunflower seeds 60ml ( 1 /4 cup) apple cider vinegar 2 tsp caster sugar 1 tsp sea salt flakes 1 bunch radishes, trimmed, quartered 60g ( 1 /3 cup) pepitas 2 tbs brown sugar 1 tbs harissa seasoning 60ml ( 1 /4 cup) extra virgin olive oil 32 large green king prawns, peeled with tails intact, deveined 2 mangoes, halved, seeds discarded 1 small pineapple, peeled, cored, cut into long wedges 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed 1 large red capsicum, deseeded, cut into…

32 min.
mains

red wine-poached beef with plum salad serves 8 | prep 20 mins | cooking 1 1 /2 hours 750ml good-quality dry red wine 4 fresh thyme sprigs 2 tsp black peppercorns 8 spring onion bulbs, trimmed 375ml (1½ cups) salt-reduced chicken stock 4 dried bay leaves 1½ tbs caster sugar 1.2kg whole beef eye fillet, trimmed 4 black plums 1kg baby potatoes, halved (quartered if large) 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil 60g butter, chopped 1 tbs plain flour 200g beetroot salad leaves 50g pecorino pepato or parmesan, shaved (using a vegetable peeler) 1 Place the wine, thyme, peppercorns, onion, stock, bay leaves, 1 tbs sugar and 375ml (1 1 /2 cups) water in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. 2 Tie…

14 min.
sides

“Avocado is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are heart-friendly and don’t raise cholesterol levels. It’s also a good source of vitamins C, E and B6, and a surprising source of dietary fibre.” crispy potato salad with zippy green avo dressing serves 4 | prep 20 mins | cooking 55 mins 750g baby potatoes65g ( 1 /4 cup) crème fraîche2 tbs buttermilk1 tsp gluten-free Dijon mustard1 tbs finely chopped fresh chives, plus extra, to serve1 /2 tbs extra virgin olive oil1 large avocado, halved, peeledFresh lemon juice, to drizzle1 /2 beetroot, very thinly sliced (see tip)1 butter lettuce, leaves separated100g mixed salad leaves150g green beans, trimmed, thinly sliced diagonally, blanched2 radishes, thinly slicedFresh mint sprigs, to serve zippy green avo dressing 1 cup, firmly packed mixed fresh herbs (such as continental parsley, mint and chives) 1…

14 min.
desserts

“Finally, a gluten-free Christmas pudding the whole family can enjoy! The gluten-free fruit mince can be made up to 2 months in advance (stir it every 2 weeks) and only improves with age.” gluten-free steamed pudding with spiced pomegranate syrup serves 8 | prep 30 mins (+ 1 week macerating time) | cooking 5 hours 140g (1 cup) buckwheat flour 2½ tsp baking powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 100g (1 cup) almond meal 2 eggs, lightly beaten 125g butter, melted, cooled Whipped cream or warm custard, to serve gluten-free fruit mince 260g (1 1 /2 cups) sultanas150g (1 cup) pitted dried dates, chopped85g ( 1 /2 cup) dried apricots, chopped80g ( 1 /2 cup) currants2 tsp finely grated orange rind60ml ( 1 /4 cup) orange juice60ml ( 1 /4 cup) brandy1 /2 tsp mixed…