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Slow Cooker Prawn Chowder

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Slow Cooker Prawn Chowder

Creamy, satisfying and comforting, my slow cooker prawn chowder takes only 15 minutes to prepare, then simmers away in a crock pot for 2-5 hours.

I top it with freshly ground black pepper, snipped herbs and a squeeze of lemon and OMG I it!

Classic comfort food with a gourmet touch.

Timesaving tip:

Buy cleaned and deveined prawn meat for this recipe, instead of spending time shelling and cleaning the prawns yourself.

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DIY Slow Cooker Corned Beef

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 DIY Slow Cooker Corned Beef

If you like corned beef, don’t buy the tinned stuff.  Make this instead. DIY. It’s easy, versatile and economical. Your prep work will be done in 10 minutes and you’ll know exactly what’s in it.

Read the list of ingredients on a tin of corned beef sometime and you’ll see what I mean – only 44% beef in some generic brands, beef hearts in branded products and other stuff I won’t even mention. 

Not the way I roll, and you don’t need to either.  Read more

Cream of Celery Soup

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With only 5 mins needed to prep the ingredients, you can have fresh, healthy, homemade cream of celery soup on the table in 30 minutes.  Read more

Prawn Curry

Prawn curry - flexitarian

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

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