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11 Ways to Save Money and Stop Food Waste

We either throw food away or get tired of eating leftovers for three days straight. How can singles and couples manage their grocery purchases so they don’t buy more than they need? Here are a dozen ways to downsize your food shopping—and your food waste.

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Apple – Varieties in Australia

Australian Apples come in many delicious varieties. Different varieties are grown in different areas of Australia and are picked at different times of the year.

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Australian Fish and Seafood Substitution Guide

Comprehensive guide to seafood and fish substitutes, including storage and shopping information. Find alternatives for your seafood recipes here.

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Banana Leaves – Usage in Cuisine

Banana leaves are the leaves of banana plant. They have various functions, such as for decoration, as in numerous Hindu and Buddhist ceremonies; for wrapping; for cooking, as in Thai cooking; and as placemats or in serving food, as in countries such as India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

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Choosing and Handling Salmon

Most people like salmon, even when they aren’t big fans of other fish varieties. It’s meaty texture, rich colour and flavour make it an appealing idea for a main course substitute for the old standbys. But, if you aren’t familiar with the varieties and choices in species and cuts, it can be a bit daunting when trying to determine what it is you want or need, as well as how your choice will determine how you cook it, or how it will taste.

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Clams, Cockles, and Pipis

Most of the familiar edible shellfish such as mussels, cockles, oysters, pipi and scallops belong to a group of molluscs known as bivalves. The term bivalve refers to their two hinged shells (technically valves). Both shells are usually of the same shape, as in mussels, but in oysters and scallops one is flat and one curved. Most bivalves are sedentary or slow-moving animals. Some, such as pipi and cockles, spend their life buried in seafloor sediment, while others like the oyster and mussel remain anchored to one spot.

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Do You Seldom Have Time For Breakfast ?

It’s widely considered the most important meal of the day, yet 23% of Australians say they ‘seldom have time for breakfast’. Read more and have your say in our poll !

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Females in Food – Empowering Women

Females in Food is a powerful and influential collective of female food and beverage artisans, innovators, business leaders and entrepreneurs. A community dedicated to empowering women around the globe. Females in Food provides opportunities and resources to make it easier for women to grow their profile and their business.

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Food Processor Guide

A food processor is a crucial kitchen tool for many recipes. You can usually achieve similar results using individual tools, but why not eliminate the clutter, effort, and confusion by having one appliance that can chop, dice, grind, and whip like a champion? In order to start to discover the extraordinary culinary options at your fingertips with your food processor, read this guide to learn some tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of your appliance.

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Home Delivery – we review “HelloFresh”

 

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Meat Temperatures – Degrees of Doneness

Temperature is a description of how thoroughly cooked a cut of meat is based on the colour, juiciness and internal temperature when cooked. The gradations of cooking are most often used in reference to beef (especially steak and roasts) but are also applicable to lamb, pork, poultry, veal, and seafood (especially fish).

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Meatfree Mondays – Raising Awareness

Meatfree Mondays is about raising awareness of the numerous personal health and environmental benefits of reducing our meat consumption.

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Meatless Monday – History of the Campaign

Meatless Monday is an international campaign that encourages people to not eat meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet.

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National Food Day Calendar

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ProChef Butter Flavour Spray Product Review

We put ProChef Butter Flavour Spray to the test. Read our review and the comments made by others.

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Recipe Newsletter

Don’t miss out on the fantastic recipes in my email newsletter – You can have a look at the previous emails and subscribe if you like what you see. There are no ads in my emails and the recipes are all new and have not been posted to social media. And please share this post with your friends so they can have a look as well.

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The Taste of Aussie

Red Gum BBQ Sauces Product Review

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Seafood – Best Cooking Methods

The cardinal rule is don’t overcook it – overcooking spoils the flavour and texture of fish. Fish is cooked as soon as it loses its translucent appearance and turns opaque (generally white) all the way through. Most fish and seafood lend themselves to a number of cooking methods, such as those detailed here.

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Shish Kebab Cooking Tips and Hints

Shish kebabs are a perfect choice for guests or family meals. The versatile beauty of shish kebabs allows you to use any combination of meats, seafood, fruits, and/or vegetables to please any palate.

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Superfoods

We have all seen the headlines with claims that they can cure cancer, reduce ageing and promote weight loss. But what are the scientific facts, legislation, and consumer protections behind the ‘superfood’ stories?

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