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What makes a great biscotti?

Posted 31 July 2018 Uncategorized

Not all biscotti are created equal. So what makes a biscotti truly great? We’ve done the research, and here’s what the experts look for in a biscotti. via GIPHY 1. Biscotti should be crunchy but light The first sign of great biscotti is an inescapable crunch with a dry but light texture. The biscotti should

Macadamia and Orange Cake

Posted 27 July 2018 Recipes

There is no nut more luxurious than Australian macadamias. Add to that, delicious in season Australian Naval oranges, and a burnt butter icing, and you’ve got the perfect treat for afternoon tea. Ingredients 1 whole orange 300g raw macadamias, plus extra chopped dry roasted macadamias to serve 2/3 cup (100g) plain flour 300g caster sugar

The History of Biscotti

Posted 25 May 2018 Desserts, Food Facts

Biscotti has become a common treat around Australia. Thanks to influence of our Italian immigrants and a strong love of coffee, biscotti is available across Australia. But what is the history of biscotti? Where exactly does it come from? This humble little biscuit has a fascinating history. So grab a coffee and a biscotto and

Nuts – Did You Know?

Posted 19 April 2018 Did You Know?, Nutrition, Tips

Nuts about nuts? Next time you grab a handful to curb those hunger pangs, keep these quick tips in mind. Raw, unsalted nuts are the best choice, and aim to keep your portion size around 100 calories, which s roughly 12 almonds, 10 walnuts or 8 macadamias.

Caffeine – Did You Know?

Posted 11 April 2018 Did You Know?, Nutrition

Coffee isn’t just a great perk up to start your day. Research has shown that caffeine can help reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and improve cognitive function as it blocks inflammation in the brain, specifically adenosine receptors, which can start a cascade that promotes cognitive decline. But as with anything, moderation is key. For

Moroccan Lamb Belly Roulade

Posted 25 January 2018 Uncategorized

The lamb ‘flap’ or belly is perfect for slow cooking. Check out this flavour-packed Moroccan Lamb Belly Roulade will have your taste-buds dancing. Ingredients Brookside Farms Lamb Belly 5 cloves garlic – smashed 1 handful of fresh rosemary – ripped into pieces olive oil Salt & pepper Rub 150g Merguez sausage meat (or chorizo meat)

Seasonal produce: why shopping by season is best

Posted 25 January 2018 Food Facts, Nutrition

Choosing fresh seasonal produce was actually far easier before we started the mass import and exportation of goods a few decades ago. The choice of what the local market had on offer was far more limited but arguably far more beneficial for our health. The logic around having watermelon in summer and pumpkin soup in

Barbecue Lamb Chops with Burnt Butter Potato Salad

Posted 19 January 2018 Recipes, Summer

Our recipe for Barbecue Lamb Loin Chops with Burnt Butter Potato Salad and Quick Pickled Radish and Cucumber Salad will help you show some flare at your next barbecue. When working with premium lamb, all you need is a bit of seasoning and hot barbecue to bring out the delicious flavours of the meat. The

Maximising nutrition from fresh fruit and vegetables

Posted 01 November 2017 Food Facts, Nutrition, Tips

Is fresh really best? To cook or not to cook? Almost all food is processed in some way before it is eaten, fundamentally to eliminate micro-organisms and bacteria and to extend shelf life. Cooking and recipe creation is also a form of processing. Here are the real facts on how to get the most nutrition

Spring clean your fridge for better nutrition

Posted 13 October 2017 Nutrition, Spring, Wellbeing

At last, winter is over! It’s time to put the heavy jackets and blankets away and spring clean your home, ready for summer. What better way to welcome the warmer weather than with a sparkling clean fridge stocked with fresh and healthy ingredients!? Try this easy four-step fridge spring clean process: clean, organise, ditch and re-stock. STEP

How to kick your child’s sugar habit

Posted 07 October 2017 Children, Nutrition, Tips

Do your children crave sugar? Has their sugar habit got out of hand? If you are struggling to wean your child off of sugar laden foods and sweet treats, you are not alone! Globally the trend in sugar consumption by children is increasing and in the UK it is reported that on average, children are

The lowdown on reducing sugar

Posted 05 September 2017 Food Facts, Nutrition, Tips, Wellbeing

What exactly is sugar? The generic name ‘sugar’ refers to sweet, soluble carbohydrates, which takes many forms including granulated sugar (white, raw, brown, caster), honey and corn syrup. Sugars occur naturally in some foods, such as fruit and dairy products. They are also added to a wide variety of commercially produced foods. The simplest form of sugars

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