Recipes (Main Course)

Mexican Bean Soup

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 21, 03:36 PM in and . No comments.

Dinner tonight? By my son’s request, I am making mexican bean soup. It’s super easy.

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Homemade : Pasta Sauce!

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 27, 06:15 PM in and . No comments.

I haven’t forgotten my home made series !

Most families these days do seem to have a pasta night. Pasta meals go down well in my house. I like making pasta dishes for a few reasons – its quick and easy, relatively easy on the purse, most of the family seem to like it and I can pop lots of vegetables into pasta dishes.

Most people can master their own version of the bolognaise but it’s such a shame to see people reach for the trusty old bottled sauce. Home-made? Well you could argue that a meal made with a bottled sauce isn’t.

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 9, 12:10 PM in and . No comments.

Having just found out that the UN has declared 2013 the International year of Quinoa, I thought it would be a good idea to share a recipe using Quinoa. I’ve tried using Quinoa a few times but must admit, I need to try to use it more.
So what’s so good about it?

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Lamb tagine with couscous - in the slow cooker

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 5, 02:20 PM in . No comments.

This morning, there was frost on the grass and ice on the car windshield. Yes, its slow cooker and stews and casserole weather again. The winter weather doesn’t mean you have to go for winter stodge though. This lamb tagine with couscous will warm you up for sure.

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Home made- chicken nuggets!

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 10, 02:53 PM in and . Comments [1].

Yes, chicken nuggets. Much maligned and misunderstood. Home made nuggets aren’t so bad as an occasional treat for kids. Here is a different, “home-made” take on the popular kids’ meal choice. Once again, “home-made” , (real food), means you know exactly what goes into your family’s food. Great as an after school snack with dipping sauces or as a light meal . And they don’t have be served “brown style”, with chips. You could serve them with rice and vegetables or with a salad.

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Home Made - baked beans!

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Sep 14, 11:34 AM in and . No comments.

I’ve been reading a lot about the “slow food” and the “real food” movements lately. I find these both really fascinating and the principles are pretty much along the lines of what Dietitians have been saying for years – avoid processed junk!

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Green Vegetable Risotto - a lovely way to eat your greens

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jul 25, 04:35 PM in and . Comments [1].

Its always the best idea to try to have as many colours on your plate, “eat a rainbow” is the catchcry but I have a soft spot for greens. Greens are traditionally the ones we tend to have the most trouble encouraging our families to eat so using lovely recipes like this green vegetable risotto is a nice way to get those greens in! This recipe includes celery, broccoli, sugar snap peas, courgette and parsley, a great variety of green favourites.

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Roasted Vegetable Bake

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jul 3, 09:18 AM in and . Comments [2].

I’m working on putting some vegetarian meals into my family’s diet and like this one particularly as it can be eaten at breakfast, lunch or dinner. How versatile! This recipe is a bit of a frittata really and includes the goodness of peppers/capsicum, mushrooms and courgettes/zucchini with good old eggs.

And, no, you dont have to be afraid of eggs. The old “3 eggs a week” message I used to trot out when working for the heart foundation many years ago has well and truly been replaced with “eggs are fine” after all the evidence we have gathered on eggs over the years. Eggs are a great source of protein and there is evidence that they help make us feel fuller for the morning when eaten at breakfast. So give this a try, makes a change from the usual..

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Friday salmon burgers - a healthy burger alternative

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on May 11, 07:26 PM in . Comments [2].

Feel like a healthy burger? It’s Friday so I thought I’d post a quick and easy salmon burger. Salmon is loaded with protein and with omega 3 fats, great for protecting against cardiovascular disease, for joint protection and also for improving mood and cognition. So why not have a “feel good” Friday..

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Chicken with Red Wine and Grapes- and its Low Carb!

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Apr 4, 12:05 PM in . No comments.

Ive been getting a few requests for interesting low carbohydrate recipes for those who are watching their weight or trying to control blood sugar levels. There is nothing wrong with reducing the amount of carbohydrate that we eat, (and goodness knows lots of people are guilty of loading their plates up with too many), as long as there are some good low GI sources taken in the day. Its all about balance.
I like this recipe and it has about 7.5g carbohydrate and 440 Kcals per serve. Should only take 30 minutes to cook.

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Prawn Linguine

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Mar 27, 02:43 PM in . No comments.

Sometimes the best meals are the ones you put together at the last minute, with the ingredients you have in storage. I always have a packet of frozen prawns in the freezer, just in case. This is pretty much my “emergency” dinner that I can whip up in a hurry when needed. Prawns are a family favourite. They are low in fat and calories as well. This shouldnt take more than 20-30 minutes to cook and serves 4.

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Turkey hash with potato and beetroot

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Mar 3, 07:23 PM in and . Comments [1].

My husband has one dish- “corned beef hash”. It’s always nice to have someone else cook for you, especially after a long day at work, but I have to say I’m not overly fond of the old fatty and extremely salty corned beef. I’m glad to say, I’ve just found a great alternative – turkey hash. Lets see if ge will give it a go. If he doesn’t, I sure will.

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Duck with orange, cranberry and thyme - in the slow cooker

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 17, 07:18 PM in and . Comments [1].

Here is a different take on Christmas dinner. Imagine popping the slow cooker on and walking away, only to have a perfect meal ready eight hours later with no slaving in the kitchen on Christmas morning. This recipe has all the flavours of Christmas with cranberry, orange and thyme and duck makes a nice change to the traditional turkey.

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Roasted Chicken with thyme, red onions and butternut squash

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 5, 11:24 AM in . No comments.

One of the things Ive never been able to get quite right is the perfect roast chicken. This is a cheat’s roast chicken, using chicken pieces that works every time and comes out looking fabulous and tasting great. You can reduce the fat content by making sure you choose skinless chicken pieces (or ask your butcher). A lovely meal for the evening or as a sunday lunch.

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Mediterranean Potato Salad

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 7, 12:29 PM in and . Comments [2].

Too cold for salad? Never! Here is a lovely warm salad to have on cold winter days.

This salad has lots of warm and welcoming mediterranean ingredients to help your forget the frost outside. Peppers, or capsicum where I am from, are a rich source of vitamins A and C. Feta cheese is a good source of Protein, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12, Calcium and Phosphorus. It can be a little high in sodium so if you are watching your salt, you could substitute chickpeas

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