Recipes

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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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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Oaty Fruit Puddings

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 16, 08:59 PM in . No comments.

Feel like pudding? Something warm and comforting on a cold January evening?
This oaty fruit pudding recipe is a healthy twist on the crumble. If you are worried about your weight, individual serving sizes are a great idea for portion control.
Enjoy!

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Spinach, Lentil and Lemon Soup

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 12, 07:12 PM in and . No comments.

Today I was discussing, with a group, which foods are “filling” versus “non-filling” and the food that came up the most in the “filling” list was lentil soup. Lentils are a great source of protein and soluble fibre and also, generally, have a low GI so are bound to make you feel fuller for longer. They are also an excellent source of B vitamins.
This soup is a great pick me up for lunchtime and should keep you going through your day.

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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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Coconut Rice Pudding

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 25, 10:43 AM in . No comments.

I love rice pudding and its such an easy dessert to make. It can be eaten hot or cold and is a good high calcium treat. I usually sprinkle cinnamon on my rice pudding but coconut can make it just that much more special. And here’s the best bit…its really low in fat. Using very low fat milk can make the world of difference to the nutritional composition. Tastes great too!

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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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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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Pumpkin and Smoked Haddock Soup

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 3, 10:07 PM in . No comments.

Leftover pumpkin? It’s a perfect time to turn those leftovers into a warm and tasty soup. Combining with smoked haddock adds that extra dimension to the dish.
Haddock is at its best around November and is a fairly firm fish that will sit well in soup.

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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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Spinach and Chickpea Saute

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 21, 03:27 PM in and . Comments [1].

The cold weather has well and truly set in here in the North West. In the cold weather, sometimes a sandwich just isn’t going to “hit the spot” for lunch. Here is a quick, easy and cheap lunch idea when you feel like something hot. It’s a great recipe as it has two powerhouse ingredients- chickpeas and spinach.

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Greek style lamb, potato and rosemary kleftiko (in the slow cooker)

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 11, 10:11 PM in . Comments [3].

Garlic and rosemary

There is talk of cold weather on its way. Frost will be setting in over the next few weeks. Its a great opportunity to use the slow cooker and plan ahead to make sure you aren’t going for “quick and unhealthy” convenience meals when you get in from a long day. It’s the very end of the lamb season, which means you can get some nice strongly flavoured lamb, just suited to this recipe.

Some people are afraid to use lamb as it appears to be quite a fatty meat. These days you can get some good lean cuts of lamb but you will find that a large proportion of the fat in lamb is unsaturated, which is good for you. Lamb is also high in iron and zinc so don’t be afraid to have it now and again.

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Pumpkin Scones

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 7, 03:27 PM in . No comments.

Pumpkin Scones

Since its October, there will be lots of pumpkins about. Apart from making soup and carving into ghoul-like faces, here is another great thing you can do with your pumpkin. Pumpkin scones!

These are a bit of a favourite of mine, have a lovely colour and are famous where I’m from (Queensland). I remember making these at school in home economics class. Relatively easy even for a 12 year old!

Pumpkin is a great vegetable. Its low in calories, high in vitamin A and it’s a good source of vitamins C , E and lots of minerals including magnesium, potassium, and iron.

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These pumpkin scones are a bit of a favourite of mine, have a lovely colour and are famous where I’m from (Queensland). Relatively easy even for a 12 year old!

Warm mackerel and beetroot salad

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Oct 1, 08:29 PM in . No comments.

Mackerel and beetroot salad

This salad is my pick of the bunch for a healthy lunch that will sustain you throughout your afternoon. New potatoes have a low GI (and even more so when left to cool) and beetroot is not only high in high in antioxidants but also contains potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, B6 and C, and folic acid. Walnuts are also jam packed with antioxidants and are a rich source of fibre, B vitamins, magnesium and omega 3 fatty acids.

All in all its a pretty powerful package and tastes great too!

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White Bean and Tomato Cassoulet- in the slow cooker

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Sep 24, 09:53 PM in and . Comments [3].

Tomato and bean soup

Someone asked for some good vegetarian slow cooker recipes today and I found this little beauty. A cassoulet, originating in the south of France, is a slow cooked bean stew. This recipe suits a slow cooker well.

Slow cookers are an absolute necessity for the busy cook who wants to make sure his or her family eats well. Having a meal which can be quickly prepared in the morning, is cooking all day and is ready when you get in tired from work takes away the temptation to grab a quick take-away or bung “something and chips” in the oven. They are great for using up leftover vegetables too, as you can put just about anything in to make a stew or casserole.

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