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Super Food Ideas

Super Food Ideas November 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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speedy solutions

Another year has somehow whizzed by and here I am with the same editor’s pic I’ve had for a very long time. Bright eyed and bushy haired I was on that day many moons ago, and although I’m still full of beans (usually coffee), sadly my hair is not. With the end of the year comes party season (I reckon it starts unofficially on the first Tuesday in November). So, whether your style runs to relaxed barbies with Eskys and banana lounges, or a more formal sit-down affair with the good crockery, we all want it to be as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Our easy finger food ideas in Friends Over this month (p60), are perfect no matter what your style. Whip up a batch of simple pastry twists in one…

1 min.
quick smart food

#1 DINNER IN 20 MINUTES! Our This Month feature (p22) does the near impossible with achievable recipes using accessible ingredients ready in a jiffy. With regular cooking skills and an everyday approach, these meals use clever flavour-boosting shortcuts and ingredients to feed the family. #2 SPEAKING OF FLAVOUR, one way to add it fast is by using sausages. Choose your favourite snags and turn to p36 to see how to transform them into crowd-favourite butter chicken, Greek-style patties and even a creamy pasta dish.…

1 min.
your food ideas

“THEY WENT DOWN A TREAT” SLICE OF HEAVEN For someone who rarely cooks (especially slices), my mum and I were chuffed with our efforts. The recipes for 4 Best-ever Slices in One Pan (August 2018, p8) were brilliant and easy to follow. They went down a treat with my two boys. Kylie Effer, via email FLOWER GIRLS A daddy/daughter day was well spent making Easy Vanilla Flower Cupcakes (September 2018, p74) for grandma’s birthday. They used meringues and sprinkles to decorate – favourites for a 5- and 6-year-old! Gab Rogers, via Facebook GRAN WITH A PLAN I’ve been a big fan of SFI since it was born many years ago. I am especially enjoying the one-pan meals (July 2018, p24). With three hungry teenage grandsons, I just add extra protein or veg as required. Living alone, I make…

2 min.
recipe index

STARTERS, SIDES & LIGHT MEALS Fabulous finger food for when you’re entertaining guests and simple side salads everyone will love. CHICKEN Travel to Greece, India and the Middle East with our quick and simple chicken dinners that are also easy on the pocket. FISH & SEAFOOD The whole family, including the kids, will really love our easy midweek seafood meals. BEEF, PORK & LAMB Whether you want pasta and pizza pronto, a sizzling stir-fry in minutes or a simple and speedy salad, we have it all right here. VEGETARIAN SWEETS & DRINKS THE COVER After an easy, cheesy breakfast, lunch or dinner? These zucchini fritters with crispy bacon are perfect any time of day! MEAL PLANNER Recipes with this button are in our Budget Meal Planner, which is at the back of the magazine.…

2 min.
super spy

CIAO BELLA! Champion all things Italian by grabbing a copy of Jamie Oliver’s latest cookbook, Jamie Cooks Italy ($49.99, Penguin Books). Filled with traditional fare, from Classic Carbonara to a limoncello twist on tiramisu (plus everything in between) it also highlights the women of Italy who have inspired these recipes. Get your copy at good book stores. GET YOUR GRILL ON Bring out the flavours of Japan with a bottle of Obento Yakitori Sauce, $3. Slather it over skewers and grill them on the barbecue for a sweet and salty caramelised char. Yakitori means ‘grilled chicken’ but this sauce works just as well with salmon and vegies, too. It’s great to whip out on busy nights for a quick dinner with bags of flavour. You can find it at supermarkets. THAT GUT FEELING We know…

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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 per serve…