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Super Food Ideas

Super Food Ideas August 2017

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.
“eight is enough…

“GREAT FOR FEEDING ANY EXTRA KIDS WHO END UP STAYING” Big really is better it turns out. That doesn’t mean having eight kids, as they did on Eight is Enough (my favourite show of 1979) but it does mean making super-sized meals. The great benefit of a recipe that feeds eight (p38) is that, for little or no extra effort, you end up with double the regular recipe. This really comes in handy at our house when I’m feeding those extra kids who are having such a good time at the play date they stay for dinner. It’s also fab when there’s just the usual number of people eating and you can freeze the leftovers for another day. Plus, it comes in handy when you’re entertaining. I’ve probably skited to you before…

1 min.
babi love

INDONESIAN BRAISED PORK (BABI KECAP) SERVES 4 PREP 15 MINUTES COOK 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES 1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 red onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger 1 long red chilli, chopped 1kg boneless, trimmed, pork shoulder, cut into 4cm pieces ¹/ ³ cup ABC Sweet Soy Sauce Kecap Manis 3 cups salt-reduced chicken stock 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 stem lemongrass, bruised 2 fresh bay leaves 1 ½ tablespoons tamarind puree Steamed rice, sliced cucumber, chopped tomato, sliced green shallots, to serve 1 Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli. Stir for 1-2 minutes or until aromatic. Add the pork and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until coated. 2 Add the kecap manis, stock, dark soy sauce, sugar, lemongrass and bay leaves. Reduce heat…

1 min.
our recipes…


2 min.
your food ideas

“SHE WAS SO HAPPY, IT MADE ME CRY!” Fantastic fox I finished the Fergus the Fox Cake (September 2015, p92) last night for my granddaughter’s birthday. It was in a past issue my daughter-in-law gave me and I decided to make it my ‘project recipe’. Mine’s not as good as the picture in your magazine, but she was so happy, it made me cry! Thank you for sending me the template and for producing such a great magazine! Lisa Redmond, via email Ed says: We think it’s just as good as ours, Lisa! Thanks for sharing. Mad for meatballs At the age of 85, I am still a very enthusiastic cook and love the recipes in Super Food Ideas. I was tempted by the Hearty Goulash Meatball Soup (June, p66). It was delicious, especially as I…

2 min.
kidspot catch-up

4 reasons to … give the gift of time 1 QUALITY NOT QUANTITY According to childhood expert and researcher Dr Kristy Goodwin just 15 minutes of one-on-one time each day can be beneficial for your child. “Children need relationships and a sense of attachment to thrive for optimal development,” says Goodwin. Giving your child your full presence and undivided attention is one of the best gifts you can give. 2 DEVICE ADVICE Turning our attention away from digital devices and towards our children is the best way to create genuine bonding experiences. Plan a time when the whole family will go ‘offline’ and stick to it. The more you do this as a family, the more your kids will value and appreciate this time. 3 BRAIN POWER Think the key to your child’s…

1 min.

“Reading and discussing books is when we have our one-on-one time.” Louise “Going to the playground. The trip there (either on the scooter or bike) and then running around with a ball in the park is something we all love. Then we often grab a smoothie afterwards.” Mel “Bushwalking, baking or rockpooling.” Fiona “Washing the dishes after dinner! I know it’s boring but it’s a chance to stand together and talk about our days.” Marg “Having a coffee and a babycino with the youngest while the older kids are at school.” Claire “My kids are spread out in age, but we find UNO is a winner among everyone.” Jo…