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Woman & Home Feel Good Food

Woman & Home Feel Good Food Winter 2017

Published by TI Media Limited Woman & Home Feel Good is the only wellbeing and fitness title that offers women of any age, any shape, any fitness level, the inspiration to feel fabulous every day. Simple changes that fit real life are the prescription to make the most of your looks, feel younger, fitter, and slimmer, reduce stress, get more vitality and live a healthier life. The magazine is divided into sections focusing on wellbeing, beauty, diet, fitness, health and ‘inner you’ and is packed with tips, expert advice and best buys.

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Welcome back to Christmas Feel Good Food! Even though I cook every day all year around, like most of you, I still love planning Christmas food. It’s all about tradition and every family has them. The arguments this year when I wanted roast beef and one of my nieces was adamant about turkey! Family dramas (yes it was…) aside, I love to make Christmas gorgeous yet relaxed, achievable yet impressive . And definitely not too difficult. So I hope in this issue we’ve managed to tick all the boxes for every moment of the festive season. Whether you want to make some food gifts with the kids, plan a showstopping dessert or two, try a new side dish or you need inspiration to plan a buffet party , there will…

4 min.
meet our contributors…

Matt Moran Matt is a well-known Australian chef and restaurateur of a number of successful restaurants, including Aria, Chiswick and North Bondi Fish. In 2016, he merged with SOLOTEL, one of the most dynamic hospitality groups in Australia. Matt’s food career began over 30 years ago as an apprentice at La Belle Helene, one of Sydney’s best restaurants at the time. He quickly rose to the role of Head Chef before taking the helm at Manfredi. He then took an entrepreneurial path and today, he concentrates on overseeing the food and menus at his restaurants. Matt is a fourth generation farmer. He had a rural upbringing on a dairy farm and today, his family runs a property in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, which supplies beef and lamb to his…

2 min.
what’s in season?

✢ APPLES Of course perfect in wintry puddings such as crumbles and tarts. They make a great additon to stuffing (see our recipe on page 36), and we love crisp apple slices on a festive cheeseboard. ✢ BRUSSELS SPROUTS As long as they’re not overcooked, every Christmas dinner plate should have a few – steam lightly then stir-fry with pancetta and chestnuts, or shred raw into a salad. ✢ CABBAGE Red cabbage looks so festive at this time of year, cooked with traditional spices (see page 36), or shred into a healthy coleslaw to serve as part of a buffet. ✢ CELERIAC So underused but a great wintry veg, with its very subtle celery flavour. Great baked with parsnips, or make into a creamy mash and serve with a hearty beef casserole. ✢ CLEMENTINES, SATSUMAS AND TANGERINES At their…

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cranberry and orange relish

EASY/PREPARE AHEAD • READY IN 30 MINS • SERVES 8 ✢ 500g cranberries ✢ 200ml port or red wine ✢ 100g caster sugar ✢ 1 cinnamon stick ✢ zest and juice of 1 orange 1 Put all the ingredients, apart from the zest, in a pan with 200ml water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 25 mins until the cranberries are tender and the liquid is reduced. Top with the orange zest and serve. 2 Although the alcohol is burned off in the relish, if you prefer not to use it, replace with cranberry juice and reduce the caster sugar by half. Adjust the mix to your taste at the end. Per serving: 100 calories, 0g fat, 19g carbohydrate…

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festive rice

EASY/PREPARE AHEAD • READY IN 45 MINS • SERVES 8 ✢ 25g butter ✢ 2 onions, finely chopped ✢ 300g wild and basmati rice mix ✢ 600ml hot vegetable stock ✢ zest and juice of 1 orange ✢ ½tsp ground cinnamon ✢ ½tsp ground ginger ✢ 2tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley ✢ 1tbsp olive oil ✢ 1tbsp red wine vinegar ✢ 25g dried sour cherries, ✢ 75g dried apricots and 50g dried cranberries, roughly chopped 1 Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the onions and cook gently for 10 mins until golden. Add the rice and stir to coat. 2 Pour in the stock, stir once and bring to the boil. Cover, reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cook for 20 mins. Remove from the heat, take off the lid and put a clean tea towel over the pan. Leave for…

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christmas bread wreath

EASY/PREPARE AHEAD • READY IN 1 HR, PLUS PROVING • SERVES 12 for the bread ✢ 500g strong, plain white flour ✢ 7g fast-action dried yeast ✢ 1 level tsp salt ✢ 1 level tsp caster sugar ✢ 3tbsp olive oil for the topping ✢ fresh rosemary sprigs ✢ a good handful of fresh or frozen cranberries ✢ 2tbsp pine nuts ✢ 1tbsp coarse sea salt ✢ 2tbsp olive oil you will need ✢ a baking tray, buttered 1 To make the bread, tip the flour into a bowl (of an electric mixer with a dough hook, if possible) and stir in the yeast, salt and sugar. Add 3tbsp of oil to 300ml warm water and pour it into the flour. Mix well for 5 mins, until smooth and elastic. If making it by hand, mix well and knead for about 8 mins. 2 Roll the…