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Super Food Ideas

Super Food Ideas April 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.
pantry pleasers

Sometimes my lack of organisation is a good thing, or so I tell myself. Faced with the scant remains of last week’s shop, I had to cook something the kids would eat. Regular readers will know I’m blessed with one picky child and one good eater. I always have frozen bolognese for the tricky guy, but I don’t think it’s fair to my good eater to make him eat the same restricted diet. What to make out of those sad-sack ingredients that cooks while the spag bol is defrosting What if I turned 2-minute noodles into a creamy, cheesy pasta-style dish? My gluggy bland concoction left a lot to be desired but then Food Editor Claire her hands on the idea, adding peas for goodness lemon for brightness, and the right amount…

2 min.
recipe index

BREAKFAST When the morning scramble is getting the better of you, choose from one of our quick and easy ideas. VEGETARIAN SIDES, STARTERS & LIGHT MEALS FISH & SEAFOOD Whether it’s the ease of opening a can of tuna, or creating something more special to serve guests, there’s nothing fishy about these recipes. CHICKEN ON THE COVER It’s super speedy, easy on the wallet, and we know the kids love it. It’s 2-minute noodles, but not as you know it! What’s not to love? BEEF, PORK & LAMB “For the meat-lovers, we’ve got tender roasts, speedy pastas, beefy pastries and thrifty meals.” SWEETS From an irresistible caramel cake overflowing with Easter eggs to seriously cute chick cupcakes, your long weekend of baking’s sorted! “For a real kick, I love adding flavours like fish sauce, chilli and lime juice to my morning omelette.”…

3 min.
what’s in season april

AND LOOK OUT FOR Broccoli | Choy sum | Eschalots | Imperial mandarins | Oyster mushrooms | Tamarillo | Figs This unique fruit is actually a collection of inverted flowers. Tiny flowers bloom within the skin of the teardrop-shaped fig and form hard little fruits that give figs their unique, crunchy texture. TO STORE: Figs are very delicate and squash easily. Place in a single layer on a plate lined with paper towel and cover with plastic wrap. Store in the fridge and eat within a day or two, bringing to room temperature beforehand for maximum flavour. PERFECT PARTNERS: Prosciutto blue cheese, goat’s cheese, balsamic vinegar, mascarpone, honey, vanilla. QUICK IDEA: Pan-fry figs and serve drizzled with balsamic glaze, blue cheese and walnuts. Broccoli Don’t throw out the stalk! It’s crunchy and nutritious, and makes a…

2 min.
your food ideas

Start ’em young I’m not sure what age your average reader is, but my five-year-old loves your magazine. She has big plans to open a café one day called Lola’s Café Here she is during her nightly reading time – she was also writing a large list for her father and nan to help her prepare for Christmas! Gemma Whinray, via Facebook A home truth I really enjoyed your ‘note from the editor’ (October, 2017) where you didn’t pretend to know it all when it came to cooking. I enjoy making my daughter’s birthday cakes, but remember one that was nearly pitched out the window in frustration. So, thanks for being honest and remember, never compare yourself with others – we are all unique! Barbara Handasyde, via email Banish boring Thank you for both the…

3 min.
smart shopper

Cracked open Not sure what the difference is between organic eggs and free-range? Don’t scramble your brain trying to work it out! We run you through the most common egg carton labels with this guide on how to read the fine print FREE-RANGE EGGS In April 2017, the Australian government introduced a new information standard regarding free-range eggs. The three main rules specify that hens have meaningful and regular access to an outdoor area during daylight hours while laying eggs; are able to roam and forage outdoors; and are subject to a stocking density of no more than 10,000 hens per hectare. Under the standards, free-range eggs must also display the stocking density on their packaging. Check this number, as many farmers choose to follow the voluntary CSIRO Model Code of Practice, which…

2 min.
super spy

1 Feeling chipper First they won us over with their bold flavour combinations, then they stole the show with their sweet potato crisps and now Red Rock Deli have done it again with their new limited-edition potato chips, $4.49 for 150g. Joining the family are Thai Chilli & Lime, and Slow Roasted Chicken & Garlic Aioli. Find them in Coles and Woolworths before they’re gone. 2 Green machine Think being a vegetarian means eating boring salads? Think again! Martin Nordin’s new cookbook, Green Burgers ($29.99, Hardie Grant Books) is stacked with fully-loaded burgers that are completely meat-free and totally delicious. We’re talking black bean burgers, panko-crusted mushroom patties, stacks of grilled haloumi, plus all the sides to match. 3 Fresh is best Making delicious, nutritious food for babies and toddlers takes time, organisation and, most…