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Kumara
PREP + COOK TIME 50 MINUTES SERVES 4 • 2 medium kumara, scrubbed and chopped into 1cm pieces• cooking oil spray• 2 teaspoons olive oil• 1 onion, chopped• 1 stick celery, chopped• 3 cloves garlic, minced• 1 teaspoon chilli• 1 teaspoon cumin• 1 teasp
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Cupcakes For All
PREP + COOK TIME 45 MINUTES + COOLING MAKES 14 • 1 cup caster sugar• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract• 3 eggs• 125g dairy-free spread• 1½ cups gluten-free self-raising flour, sifted• ½ cup baby rice cereal• ¼ cup soy milk • 125g dairy-free spread• 1 tea
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Passionfruit
PREP + COOK TIME 35 MINUTES + CHILLING MAKES 24 SERVES • 2 x 250g packets gingernut biscuits• 1 cup desiccated coconut• 150g butter, melted• 395g canned sweetened condensed milk• passionfruit pulp, to serve (optional) • 25g butter, soft• 125g crea
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Well PRESERVED
➽ Choose the right jar for the job. For example, jars with a small opening and narrow neck are ideal for fruits in syrups, while widemouthed, straight-sided jars are good for chunky preserves. ➽ Run all the jars, lids and tools through the dishwasher
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Fresh IDEAS
The trend for bubble tea is heading into our homes as Kiwis try to recreate the photogenic drink – but why is it so popular? Unless you’ve been living in a bubble(!), you couldn’t have missed the rising trend for bubble tea. The drink, which origina
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EAT the WEEK
PREP + COOK TIME 15 MINUTES SERVES 4 • 250g macaroni pasta• 1¼ cups sour cream• 1½ cups buttermilk• ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg• 2½ cups pizza cheese• ½ cup panko breadcrumbs• 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 Cook pasta in
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One Fine Day
PREP + COOK TIME 50 MINUTES + COOLING SERVES 6 • 600g fresh ricotta cheese• 1 teaspoon thyme leaves• ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped• ⅓ cup coarsely grated parmesan• 1 egg• 125g cherry truss tomatoes• 1 tablespoon olive oil• crispbre
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In The Kitchen With Gran
WILL DELIGHT ALL GENERATIONS! PREP + COOK TIME 50 MINUTES SERVES 8 • 60g butter, soft, plus 10g extra, melted• ⅔ cup caster sugar, plus 1 tablespoon extra• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract• 1 egg• 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted• ⅓ cup milk• 1 teaspoon
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Chocolate HEAVEN
PREP + COOK TIME 30 MINUTES + COOLING + CHILLING SERVES 8 • 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped• ¼ cup hot water• 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules• 4 eggs, separated• ½ cup caster sugar, plus 1 tablespoon extra• 300ml cream• 150g raspberries, plu
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JOBS For The KIDS
PREP + COOK TIME 40 MINUTES MAKES 25 • 250g butter, soft• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract• ½ cup icing sugar• 1½ cups plain flour• ½ cup cornflour • 90g butter, soft• ¾ cup icing sugar• 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest• 1 teaspoon lemon juice or mil
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Hot Cross Buns
PREP + COOK TIME 1 HOUR 25 MINUTES + STANDING + COOLING MAKES 16 • 1 tablespoon dried yeast• ¼ cup caster sugar• 1½ cups milk, warm• 4 cups plain flour• 2 teaspoons mixed spice• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon• 60g butter, room temperature• 1 egg• 1½ cup
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GRANDMA’S Scone Tips
• Aim for a soft, sticky dough that just holds its shape when turned out of the bowl. • Handle dough lightly, flattening it gently with lightly floured hands to about 2cm in depth all over, pressing from the centre outwards. • Use a sharp metal cutte
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Welcome
I’M INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL that despite heat, drought and floods ravaging the country in recent months, we still have – for the present at least – access to so much beautifully fresh produce in New Zealand. And since autumn is the perfect time to make t
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Simply Nuts
PREP + COOK TIME 30 MINUTES + COOLING MAKES 5 CUPS Preheat oven to 170°C and line two oven trays with baking paper. Sift 1½ cups icing sugar. Place 360g almonds and 270g pecans in a colander. Rinse under cold water. Tip wet nuts onto oven trays, th
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FOUR WAYS with QUICHES
PREP + COOK TIME 40 MINUTES MAKES 12 Preheat oven to 170°C. Whisk 2 eggs with 1 tablespoon milk in a jug; season. Grease a 12-hole 2-tablespoon-capacity flat-based patty pan. Using a 7cm cutter, cut 12 rounds from 2 sheets of shortcrust pastry; pre
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Cook’s CHAT
I’d like to paint a picture of a scene I witnessed about 50 years ago, which left a big imprint on me. Visiting my elderly neighbour Mrs Eden was always a treat, and on this particular day she was making shortbread with her four-year-old great grandd
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Mum’s THE WORD
• Don’t forget about yourself – particularly if you’re a mum too! Schedule brunch for late morning so you get a lie-in – and ask everyone to pitch in and help! • Make it special by laying the table with pretty cutlery and napkins, a big jug of fresh
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Good Mood Food
Salmon is packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, which have a positive impact on mood. Research also shows that omega-3 physically improves the structural components of areas of the brain directly involved in mood and emotion regulation. TIP Avoid fast
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Easter DELIGHTS
Hot cross buns and oodles of chocolate are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to delicious dishes eaten around the world to mark Easter. Spaniards celebrate the holy festival with torrijas, a twist on French toast sprinkled with cinnamon sugar
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Bake My Day
• The addition of herbs, cheeses, olives, deli meats or aromatic herbs all lend a savoury note to breads and pastries. Often you can change these up into different combinations to refresh a recipe. • Savoury scones and loaves are great for picnic bas
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A matter OF TASTE
YOUR KITCHEN AFFECT YOUR APPETITE The concept that some colours are more delicious than others – psychologically-speaking – has long been a topic of scientific study. While those in marketing are most interested in how this affects consumer habits,
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The Recipes You Ask For... At Your Request
“I had the most incredible prawn ramen while at Flock in Tairua recently. Would they share the recipe? I don’t live locally and I’d love to be able to make it at home!” RACHEL GRAHAM Flock bills itself as ‘a place to gather’. Food magazine caught up
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SAUCES for COURSES
PREP TIME 5 MINUTES MAKES 1 CUP Blend or process 2 tablespoons lime juice and 2 egg yolks until combined. With motor operating, gradually add 200g hot melted butter in a thin, steady stream; process until hollandaise is smooth and thick. Season to
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SETTING the TABLE
The formal dining room has almost become a thing of the past as Kiwis have fallen in love with open-plan living and its suitability for more casual entertaining. However, these types of spaces can be tricky to style as there are so few walls and you
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A Mission To Sustain
Jeremy Dixon knows a thing or two about healthy living the eco-friendly way. The founder of Auckland’s vegan Revive Cafes and the creator of The Good Bite Energy Balls has made it his mission to spread positive food principals. We asked him to share
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Flip over BURGERS
• Make the patties slightly bigger than the bun as they will shrink a little. Rub a little neutral oil on them to encourage browning and prevent sticking. Ensure you season well; salt helps draw out moisture so you get a good crusty sear. • Not all b
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Embracing produce WITHOUT PLASTIC
Over the past couple of years, Countdown has had a major focus on reducing plastic waste in its stores – including phasing out single-use plastic bags and removing more than 150 tonnes of plastic from its produce sections around the country. But ther
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Three BOOKS FOR AUTUMN
By Jackie Norman and Gareth Scurr, $39.99 (NEW HOLLAND), out now. The barrier to experimenting with vegan options is often the cost of ingredients and complicated processes. This book provides solutions to both those issues, with affordable, easy di
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FOUR WAYS with MEATBALL PITAS
PREP + COOK TIME 30 MINUTES SERVES 4 Combine 500g beef mince, 1 egg and ½ cup stale breadcrumbs in a bowl; roll rounded tablespoons of mixture into balls, flatten slightly. Cook meatballs in a heated, oiled large frying pan until browned and cooked
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Showcase
For some people who have trouble drinking regular cow’s milk, it might be because of the A1 protein. a2 Milk™, brought to you by Anchor™, might make a difference, as many people say it just feels better in their bodies. It’s perfect in smoothies, cof
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