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Super Food Ideas December 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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checking it twice…

SHOW-STOPPING RECIPES THAT ‘SCREAM CHRISTMAS’ Christmas is when we all get a moment to reflect and be grateful for all that we have – family we treasure, fabulous friends, a supportive community, and a wonderful food team. I know not everyone has a food team on their list of blessings, but they’re certainly on mine. Kim, Claire and Amira have such incredible talent, not only for cooking, but also for coming up with inspiring recipes and twists on the familiar. And, of course, they so generously share them with us in every issue. As you turn the pages you’ll see their creativity in action, starting with Claire’s show-stopping recipes in our Christmas Wow story, p32. Her brief was to create recipes that ‘scream Christmas’ and she totally nailed it. Amira’s mains, p68,…

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your food ideas

FUN TO BAKE AND PUT TOGETHER!” “IT WAS SO MUCH Bogus burgers My son spotted the Sham Hamburger Cake (September 2014, p88) and said “Can I have that for my birthday cake?”. When it was his birthday, we made it. He piped the ‘lettuce’, popped the ‘tomato’ on, helped ice the top and put on the ‘sesame seeds’. It was so much fun to bake and put together, not to mention delicious as well. We had lots of praise from friends, too! Michelle Duncan, via Instagram Hidden gems I loved baking the Potato Gem and Ham Hash Cups (September 2017, p58). My four-year-old helped me bake them and they were eaten up so quickly that I made a second batch a few hours later. They will definitely be a favourite kid and adult-friendly delight. Thank…

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in season december

“Life is just a bowl of cherries, don’t take it serious, it’s mysterious. Life is just a bowl of cherries, so live and laugh and laugh at love, love a laugh, laugh and love.” Rainier cherries These bite-sized beauties originated in 1952 when researchers at Washington State University in the US crossed two red-skinned cherry varieties. Despite this, they have a golden flesh with a yellow to pink blush, and are very sweet thanks to their high sugar content. Select plump, shiny cherries with green stems, and avoid any with brown spots. TO STORE: Cherries can deteriorate within an hour at room temperature, so store in the crisper section of the fridge as soon as you can. PERFECT PARTNERS: Vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate, cream, maple syrup, almond. QUICK IDEA: Dip cherries in dark chocolate…

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healthy kitchen

This for that Christmas is a time to indulge, but it doesn’t have to be a free-for-all. By making a few healthy food swaps you can still enjoy all your festive favourites without popping your jeans button. Swap fatty pieces of meat for leaner cuts, such as fillets, and load up your plate with healthy sides. While we’re talking sides, skip the croutons and bacon for crunchy nuts and seeds, and swap creamy dressings for Greek yoghurt. And why not use brown or wild rice, or other grains such as barley, in place of white rice. WEET-BIXPlant sterols are a group of natural compounds found in plant foods and when eaten in high amounts, between two and three grams, they can help lower ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol for people with high cholesterol. To…

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super spy

WHAT THE SFI TEAM IS GIVING THIS CHRISTMAS 1 For the… faux pro Slice and dice your way to MasterChef stardom with these Control Knives from kitchen tool specialist, Zyliss. Starting at $38.95, each knife has been cleverly designed to suit all hand sizes and grips while still maintaining precision and comfort. The contoured handle features non-slip grip and the top of the blade has a unique touch point for ultimate control. Available at Myer. 2 For the… chocolate addict The new Cadbury Christmas Stockings, $5.99, are stuffed with everyone’s favourite Cadbury treats including Dairy Milk, Twirl, Cherry Ripe, Boost and Dairy Milk Oreo bar, and are perfect to give to school teachers, footy coaches and maths tutors. The stockings also feature name tags, so you can make sure everyone is ticked off your…