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Super Food Ideas

Super Food Ideas May 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.
when less is more

SALT CONTENT CAN VARY WIDELY BETWEEN DIFFERENT BRANDS Wraps can be a quick and healthy lunch option but we have a tendency to judge their nutritional value by the foods we use to fill them, rather than the wraps themselves. It’s important to check the label for levels of sodium and for the presence and type of artificial preservatives, as these things vary from product to product. Silly seasoning Recent statistics show that Australians consume too much sodium. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has a suggested dietary target of 1600mg sodium (4g salt) per day for adults (aged 19 and over) and recommends staying below an upper daily intake level of 2300mg (6g salt or 1 teaspoon). The latest Australian Health Survey (2011-12) results indicate most of us exceed this,…

2 min.
simple as do-re-mi

TRY AND STOP AT JUST ONE MOUTHFUL OF THIS MEXICAN COB DIP You gotta laugh, as they say, otherwise you might, well, cry. I’ve been wondering for months whether we need a new fridge at home, because the fresh food I buy doesn’t last more than a day or two without looking the worse for wear. I was complaining about this to Kim (who gets to hear all the fascinating details of my life) and she told me that I need to change how I’m storing it. In other words, as much as I might like to blame the appliances, it’s not them, it’s me. Sounds like a much more economical idea than either throwing out all my food after a day or two or buying a new fridge – although…

1 min.
our recipes…


2 min.
your food ideas

“ON THE PLATE IN 20 MINUTES!” Summer lovin’ Thank you SFIfor another quick and fabulous recipe! I was so excited to see the Spicy Corn and Chorizo Salad (Jan/Feb 2017, p55) as it was the perfect recipe to use up the last of the summer cherry tomatoes and parsley my mum gave me from her garden. On the plate in 20 minutes and absolutely delicious! Peta Kent, via Facebook GOLDEN NUGGETS I made your Baked Chicken Nuggets (March 2017, p50) with great success. It was the first time I’ve ever made nuggets and my husband (an ex-chef) went so far as to say they were the best nuggets he’d ever had! Thanks for the continued great ideas from a not-so-enthusiastic, but capable cook. It’s nice to get some inspiration. Jane Jordan, via email On a roll My husband…

1 min.
next month

We love a retro recipe. A great classic dish has the following in common – it’s stood the test of time, is greater than the sum of its parts and it makes us smile! Don’t miss: Old favourites get a thoroughly modern makeover, keeping everything that’s good and making them better. Think chicken chow mein, tuna mornay and steak Diane – in a bowl (not all together)! We get totally nostalgic with a trip down memory lane to the bottom of the garden to see the fairies. Well, fairy bread, that is. These five sweet recipes sprinkle sprinkles everywhere!…

3 min.
in season may

”Mushrooms are miniature pharmaceutical factories, and of the thousands of mushroom species in nature, our ancestors and modern scientists have identified several dozen that have a unique combination of talents that improve our health.”PAUL STAMETS, MYCOLOGIST Mushrooms With so many varieties available – ranging from earthy-flavoured swiss brown to ‘meaty’ portobello – it’s no wonder mushrooms are popular in so many cuisines. Plus, they have an abundance of nutritional benefits. TO STORE: Keep loose mushrooms in paper bags in the crisper section of the fridge. Store pre-packaged mushrooms in their packaging until required. PERFECT PARTNERS: Soy, ginger, garlic, beef, cream, tomato, parmesan, thyme, egg. QUICK IDEA: Slice king oyster mushrooms lengthways. Brush with thyme, garlic and olive oil and chargrill until tender. Serve with roast beef. AND LOOK OUT FOR Kiwifruit | Pomegranate | Ginger |…