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Prawn Curry

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As a kid, I loved prawn curry from the Chinese takeaway.  I still love it, but now I make it at home.  Read more

Toasted Cheese and Ham Sandwich

This post is about Toasted Cheese and Ham Sandwiches.

Why would anyone post a recipe for Toasted Cheese and Ham Sandwiches?  Well , the answer’s pretty simple.

In Australia and the United States, where 80% of my readers are based,  there are growing numbers of  people looking to lose weight.  But losing weight is hard enough, without depriving yourself of your favourite comfort food.

Which is where my Toasted Ham and Cheese Sandwiches shine like the little stars they are! Read more

Ice-cream Banana Smoothie

Ice-cream Banana Smoothie

Three ingredients, 5 minutes and you have an easy and delicious banana smoothie for breakfast on the go, an after-school snack or a quick pick-me-up anytime.

Not keen on ice-cream for breakfast?  Substitute the ice-cream with a squeeze of honey or your choice of sweetener. Read more

Slow Cooker Herbed Potatoes

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Slow cooker herbed potatoes

These delicious slow cooker herbed potatoes are addictive. They’re an easy side dish, healthier than roast potatoes,  with less mess and a much faster cleanup.

Only 10 minutes prep, then you don’t need to touch them until they’re ready to serve.

And there’s a bonus – the oil and herbs left in the slow cooker make a delicious piping hot herby, peppery pouring jus.  Read more

Salt and Pepper Salmon with Wasabi Mayonnaise

salt and pepper salmonSalt and pepper salmon with wasabi mayonnaise

Healthy and delicious, salt and pepper salmon  has four ingredients and only takes 30 mins from start to table ready.

And the wasabi mayonnaise is even easier.  Simply add wasabe paste, lime juice and coriander (cilantro) to your favourite mayo.

Serve with seasoned potato wedges with rosemary or rice, and a green salad for an elegant weeknight dinner.

So easy, yet so superb!  Read more

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