Food

Soup’s on!

BRYDON HELLER introduces us to a new range of flavoursome, nutritious meals promising to hit the spot for busy families. We may wish it wasn’t so, but the days are getting shorter and the evenings cooler. Yet, we continue to squeeze as much as possible …

Silky smoothie

Passionate foodie and busy mum WICK NIXON serves up a healthy, delicious avocado energy boost – perfect for after school. INGREDIENTS ½ c milk ½ c unsweetened natural yoghurt 1 avocado 2 T cacao powder 1-2 T honey, melted (depending on sweetness required) ¼ c fine …

Frozen & Fruity

Break the ice with your guests, or go bananas with your buddies: summer refreshments for big and small. for the adults WATERMELON AND MINT GRANITA In her book, Pidapipó: Gelato Eight Days A Week, Lisa Valmorbida offers some Italian inspiration to tempt the taste buds …

Bringing Home The Bacon

The Timbs family have been in the butchery trade for 130 years, and, as Chris Timbs explains, they take immense pride in offering the highest quality meats to their customers, in their Edgeware and Bishopdale shops, and also online. Butchery is in Chris Timbs’ blood, …

Baby Food for Thought

Like pureed pumpkin splattered across the kitchen floor, the topic of introducing solids is a messy matter. With so much conflicting information out there, many parents feel confused. KATE BARBER talks with family wellbeing and nutrition expert, DR JULIE BHOSALE, about the conflict, controversy and …

Easy family barbecue ideas

We all love barbecues and cooking outdoors during summer, so having some easy standbys you can whip up with a smidgen of effort is always handy. Here are a few ideas to get you started: No-cook chickpea vegetable salad Dressing ingredients •    ¼ cup finely …

How to outsmart your grocery store

A supermarket trip as a parent can be akin to running the gauntlet – perilously teetering between obstacles and aiming to get back to the car before either you or one of the kids has an emotional breakdown. It’s even tougher when you have a …