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Super Food Ideas

Super Food Ideas January/February 2018

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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2 min.
too darn hot

A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT BUT THE KIDS STILL LOVE THEM Unless I spend the whole of summer under a fan in a darkened room, I find myself frizzy of hair and frazzled of face. Some people are made for hot weather but I’m not one of them, and in my unrenovated, unventilated, uninsulated corridor that passes for a kitchen, cooking is no fun at all. To adapt the classic phrase, ‘I can’t stand the heat so I get out of the kitchen,’ well, I do, as much as I can. This means a lot of barbecues, quick salads and assembly meals (oh, how I love the takeaway chargrilled chicken). When I do need to cook for my fussy children, I’ve found putting food on sticks is a great way to get them…

2 min.
our recipes…


2 min.
your food ideas

“THANK YOU FOR A GREAT IDEA!” Birthday bash My son chose your cheat’s Pinata Volcano Cake (p70) from the October 2017 issue for his sixth birthday. Thank you again Super Food Ideas for a great idea and great inspiration. I think he’s going to love it! Petie Alison, via Facebook Ed says: I think he’s going to lavait! Happy meals My eight-year-old has just been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I subscribe to your fab magazine but never really took much notice of the nutritional information as I never really needed to. Now, I think it’s awesome you include the carb count per serve. Thank you so much. I can continue to use these recipes without having to painstakingly try to work out the values. Love, love, love you guys! Amber Roberts, via Facebook Snap, crackle and…

3 min.
january & february what’s in season

“I’ve met quite a few people who don’t love aubergine, and I can honestly say most of the time it’s because of the way it’s cooked. Aubergines are a beautiful thing, and when given the right care they are stunning.” JAMIE OLIVER, CELEBRITY CHEF AND LOOK OUT FOR Blackberries | Figs | Flat beans | Rambutans Green onions | Prickly pears | Graffiti eggplants With a distinct graffiti-like marking, this variety of eggplant is appropriately named. Ranging in size from 7cm to 20cm, they’re not as spongy as regular eggplants so they don’t need to be salted and dried before cooking. They’re great stuffed, steamed, fried, stir-fried or braised. Look for firm eggplants heavy for their size, with smooth shiny skin free of blemishes. TO STORE: Best stored at room temperature in a cool,…

3 min.
healthy kitchen

Claire says: If the Christmas and new year celebrations got the better of you, undo some of the damage with our healthy recipes. Plus, we lift the lid on the lunchbox and reveal some surprising stats Recipes under 500 calories The new year is an ideal opportunity to rejig your eating patterns, but finding the balance between nutrition and flavour can be a struggle. That’s where we come in! This issue, you’ll find lots of better-for-you recipes for all occasions, and the best bit is they still taste delicious. These four meals are under 500 calories a serve and include plenty of health benefits, too. New year, new food! BUTTERMILKSo named as it was originally the slightly sour liquid left when cream was churned into butter, buttermilk is now made commercially by adding…

2 min.
kidspot.com.au catch-up

How to help your child overcome big-school butterflies A few jitters from parents and children alike are completely normal. Child psychologist Dr Anna Cohen shares three ideas you can follow to help make the transition to big school a little bit easier. 1 BE A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL Stay upbeat about what’s ahead for your child. Remind them there will be new friends and lots of fun in their new classroom. Reading books together is a great way for your child to become familiar with the idea of school, and allows them the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their fears and anxieties as well as their excitement with you. 2 SPEND SOME TIME APART This might sound counterintuitive, but if your child hasn’t been to childcare or preschool, it can be helpful for you…