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Rustic Mediterranean Vegetables and Chicken

  • Posted on June 25, 2010 at 6:49 AM

This is an easy meal and will help you reach your vegetable intake for the day.

This quantity will feed 4 people.

Rolled Oven Steak

  • Posted on June 24, 2010 at 6:50 AM

What to do with left over rice or risotto?  This is a perfect dish to make and once again no real measuring is needed.

This quantity will feed 2 adults easily however all you need to do is add an additional two steaks for each extra person and increase the rice and sauce if you want to feed more people.

Book Review – “The $21 Challenge”

  • Posted on June 23, 2010 at 6:50 AM

The $21 Challenge, by Fiona Lippey and Jackie Gower

They say that they will show you how to feed your family for $21 a week.

Can it be done?

Pumpkin Soup – Quicker than a can!

  • Posted on June 22, 2010 at 6:38 AM

Most people like Pumpkin Soup and there are a 101 ways to make it. It is a great winter warmer and really easy to make.

Luscious Whole Orange Cake

  • Posted on June 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Friendly neighbours who share produce with you are wonderful.

Juila’s neighbours have a lovely navel orange tree and recently shared a bag of delicious navel oranges with her family.

One of the oranges was made into a luscious whole orange cake. Super easy, as the whole orange is cut into pieces and put into the food processor, skin and all. Super tasty, as there is a lot of the flavour in the skin and this is not wasted.

Learning to cook perfect rice – the absorption method

  • Posted on June 10, 2010 at 7:22 AM

Julia has a rice cooker. It is currently sitting in a cupboard unloved. Julia likes to cook rice on the stove top using the absorption method.

Recently Julia’s DD Miss 12 attended a teen conference whereby the group and leaders stayed in a youth hostel and had to share cooking duties. Rowena mentioned to Julia that her DD Miss 12 would gain valuable kudos if she could demonstrate her cooking skills at such teen camp and social situations through the cooking of rice ‘the way her mum does.’

The Fridge

  • Posted on June 6, 2010 at 8:12 PM

You can tell a lot about someone by the state of their fridge.

Neat and orderly versus furry green produce and leftovers bulging out of the door every time it is opened.

The Sensible Sisters admit that they are somewhere in between.

Rowena’s fridge is usually in somewhat better shape than Julia’s.

Teaching children to cook…

  • Posted on June 4, 2010 at 7:27 AM

The Sensible Sisters both agree that is so important that children and teenagers are taught to cook.  They both think that teenage children should be able to be responsible for preparing and serving a meal at a mutually agreed time interval between parent/s and child. It could be once a month, fortnight or week for the more enthusiastic teenage cook!

Keep a look out for simple recipes in the ‘Teen Chef – ‘L’ Plates’ category.

Here is a super easy recipe that Julia’s DD Miss 12 is going to cook for Julia’s family one night soon.

Rowena's Green Bean Salad (Charcoal Chicken Shop Style)

  • Posted on June 2, 2010 at 6:36 AM

The Sensible Sisters both have their standard salads that they like to make.

Rowena: “I am actually quite good at making salads and my secret is more is more. I like salads that have a variety of ingredients that include texture and crunch. Gone are the days of simple iceberg lettuce and tomatoes. One of my favourites is Green Bean Salad (Charcoal Chicken Shop Style). I had a version of this salad with a friend at a take-away charcoal chicken shop. I have made my version of this salad many times and it is really easy to make.”

Julia's Delicious Carrot Cake

  • Posted on May 31, 2010 at 6:45 AM

Carrot cake is another one of those “oldie but a goodie” recipes.

Always available at cafes, Julia guarantees that you will rate this one better…

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