Recipes (Seasonal)

Christmas Fruit Compote (or any time really)

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Dec 6, 01:49 PM in and . No comments.

Sorry it’s been a while since the last post…Christmas preparations taking over here at Northwest Nutrition’s headquarters! Speaking of Christmas, I was looking for desserts and puddings using a slow cooker and found this dried fruit compote recipe. This is guaranteed to get the smell of Christmas wafting through your household. I normally don’t really like the smells that fill the house when the slow cooker is on but this one should even get your family Grinch into the spirit of things.

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Simnel Cake : an Easter Treat

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Apr 5, 02:18 PM in and . No comments.

I love to discover new traditional foods. Simnel Cake is a new one to me. It’s a traditional British Easter cake, to celebrate the end of Lent and has been eaten since medieval times. Im obviously a bit slow catching up with this one! I found a lovely recipe to try. Sure, its a cake but a little bit of treat as a celebration now and then is fine. After all, food isnt just about health, its about family, tradition and celebration as well. This recipe serves 12. Happy Easter.

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Aussie Damper Recipe

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 25, 05:32 PM in and . Comments [1].

The 26th January is Australia Day so I thought I’d add a traditional damper recipe. Damper is a traditional Aussie bread that was made by stockmen whilst out in remote areas of the Australian bush. It is quite often made on camping trips, on the open fire, and there are lots of different takes on the basic flour, butter and milk recipe. Id say pretty much most Australians would have tried their hand at a damper at some stage.

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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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A Healthier Christmas Pudding

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 14, 03:01 PM in and . Comments [2].

Love christmas pudding but trying to go low-fat?
Here is a great low fat pudding that can be cooked up to a month before the big day. Keep it stored in an airtight container and heat up on Christmas day, or if you are like me and don’t have any room for pudding after the Christmas meal…..on Christmas evening.

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Chestnut Soup

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 12, 04:41 PM in and . Comments [3].

I was at an antique book fair a few years back and found a lovely old “Good Housekeeping Cookery Compendium” (1957 edition) which I just had to buy. It sits on my recipe book shelf with pride and has some classic recipes which I use all the time.
Ive recently been looking at the soups and found this great Chestnut Soup.The run up to Christmas means there are lots of chestnuts around and in the supermarkets so you could give this recipe a try!

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Halloween White Witch's Potion

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 22, 03:59 PM in and . Comments [1].

Its coming up to Halloween and there is a cold snap in the air. In our street, each year, the children get together in a big group and “hit the streets” trick or treating. We usually try to have something hearty, warm and nutritious for them to eat before they start gathering all the sweets and treats they are given by generous neighbours. This “white witch’s” potion is jam packed with good ingredients and can be made in a large cauldron, ready to serve before any serious scaring is done. But dont forget the garlic…

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