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Super Food Ideas

Super Food Ideas December 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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in this issue

1 min.
table traditions

Do you like to stick to the classics at Christmas, or try new things? I love doing both, so every year my Christmas table has a ham (as requested by my Dad!), and there’s always, always prawns. But when it comes to dessert, I like to surprise my family. “THIS ROCKY ROAD SLICE IS LOADED WITH LOLLIES” So I loved it when the food team created the spectacular sweets in this issue. The Gingerbread and Spiced Caramel Ice-cream Cake (p51) is everything you want in a festive dessert: you can make it ahead, it looks amazing and feeds a crowd. And The Rocky Road Mash-ups (p102) are so much fun. Cheesecake, biscuits, slice and pudding have all been given the rocky road treatment! Christmas is all about getting together – and let’s be…

3 min.
recipe index

STARTERS, SIDES & LIGHT MEALS FISH & SEAFOOD These dishes will take you from busy days to Christmas feasts, with two quick salads and a spectacular festive salmon, plus a fish twist on kebabs. VEGETARIAN Vego dishes that are packed full of flavour. STUFFINGS CHICKEN AND TURKEY Everything you need this month, from family-friendly chicken meals to summer salads and mains for Christmas. HAM GLAZES New crowning touches. BEEF, PORK & LAMB SWEETS & GIFTS Have a sweet festive season with these gifts and desserts. THE COVER This make-ahead dessert dream puts a cool spin on the traditional Christmas pudding. DRINKS DRESSINGS & SAUCES Dress for success with these dollops and drizzles. MEAL PLANNER Recipes with this button are in our Budget Meal Planner, which is at the back of the magazine.…

1 min.
your food ideas

MIDWEEK WINNER “AWESOME MIDWEEK DINNER!” Sri Lankan-style Fish Curry (October 2018, p44) was absolutely delicious, so quick and easy to make and an awesome midweek dinner! The kids loved it and didn’t even notice the tomatoes, ha-ha! Can’t wait to make this fantastic crowd-pleaser again. Sophie Nicholls, via Instagram FORWARD THINKING Just wanted to say how much I love my subscription every month. I just had a baby and enjoy flipping through your mag while feeding my son, noting the ideas I can feed him in the future! Thank you for inspiring me. Gabby Clegg, via email THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING Thank you for making meal times easier and yummier for my family! My 18-month-old approves of the dishes, too, and particularly loved the Chicken Sausage Parmigiana (October 2018, p18). My brother-in-law bought me a subscription to…

2 min.
super spy

MIX MAGIC Cook smarter, not harder, in the kitchen with the new Meals in a Flash cookbook, $50, from Thermomix. From starters to sides, mains and desserts (we love the Lemon and White Chocolate Lava Cakes!), the cookbook is packed with easy-as recipes you can make in your Thermomix. Get yours from thermomix.com.au. POP TO IT Any frequent cinemagoers will instantly recognise the familiar flavours of the new Cobs Best Ever Butter Popcorn, $2.85. Seasoned with real butter and made from premium quality corn, the rich, salty snack is completely gluten free and contains nothing artificial. Get it at Woolworths. BLITZ EASY Between getting out of bed and finding something healthy to eat, mornings can be a little tricky to navigate, which is why the new Nutribullet Balance, $279, can be a godsend. The blender…

2 min.

RECIPE KNOW-HOW: We use Australian standard measures. In liquid measures, 250ml = 1 cup. Dry ingredients are measured in level 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup and/4 cup measures. 1 tablespoon = 20ml (note NZ, US and UK tablespoon = 15ml). 1 teaspoon = 5ml. We use 59-60g eggs. We use 1100-watt microwaves, unless otherwise specified. NUTRITION KNOW-HOW: Heart Friendly: low saturated fat, high fibre, lower sodium with heart-friendly fats. Desserts that are based on low-fat dairy without fruit/grain ingredients don’t need to be high fibre. Diabetes Friendly: low saturated fat, high fibre, lower sodium with lower-GI carbs. Healthy: low saturated fat, less than 3000kJ and 800mg sodium per main meal. Vegetarian: no meat, fish or poultry but may contain eggs and/or dairy. Gluten Free: no gluten-containing ingredients (ie, wheat, rye, barley, oats or derivatives). High in Calcium: at least 200mg of calcium…

3 min.
what’s in season december

“Shells as red as silk; membranes as purple as satin; pulp as white as snow and serum tasting like rice wine.” BAI JUYI , TANG DYNASTY CHINESE POET PICK OF THE BUNCH LYCHEES | PINEAPPLE | PEACHES | REDCURRANTS | EGGPLANT | ZUCCHINI LYCHEES The tropical-flavoured flesh that lurks beneath the knobbly red skin of the luscious lychee is rich in antioxidants, vitamins – especially Vitamin C – and anti inflammatory compounds Although you may see them from October to March, December to January is their peak season They don’t ripen after harvest, so look for firm fruit with unbroken skins Store at room temperature for a day or two, in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze, unpeeled, for several months Originally from China, lychees suit a wide range of Asian…