split pea soup with ham (or not)

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Split pea soup is a classic, so simple to put together, is easy on the pocket book and couldn’t be a healthier dish to enjoy as is or load up with heartier fare to turn it into a complete meal!

spice blends ~ pumpkin apple pie

After countless times of countless jars and countless spoons –  I’ve finally come to my spicy senses! Open 6 bottles once, make a blend, and enjoy the taste of pie whenever the mood strikes! Spice companies got smart, threw a few spices together, slapped on a label – and sat back thinking they found the…

eggs in pepper rings

eggs in pepper rings

Did you know that we all own a never-ending set of ring molds that take up absolutely no space in our gadgets-we-rarely-use drawer? I know, I know – I didn’t either – but we do! Meet Mr. Red Pepper, sliced into thick rounds, makes the perfect ring mold minus the fuss of oiling & washing…

quinoa-crusted quiche

Quiche is a method – bring a grain-based crust together, load it up with vegetables and protein, held together with eggs and milk, and you’ve got yourself a meal for anytime of day.

sausage meatballs marinara

Sausages can be turned into meatballs with a simple pinch and slide saving you a boatload of time customizing your own recipe. Try this on for size and you’ll be enjoying meatballs more often than you thought possible!

tomato sauce deconstructed

Tomato sauce is a staple in every pantry, so why not load up on fresh tomatoes and make it yourself!

citrus roasted (or grilled) chicken

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Do yourself a big favour and roast a chicken at least weekly – it’ll turn into more meals than you could ever imagine! Enjoy is as is, or shred it and start creating – salads, pastas, soups, sandwiches, tacos, rice dishes – roasted chicken gets along with everything – kind of like Switzerland!

pork loin grilled with smoke

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There’s nothing like a grilled pork loin, sliced up to feed a crowd – perfect in sandwiches, wraps, salads, paninis, pastas & rice dishes. For melt-in-your-mouth pork – the secret is a marinade, a pouch of wood chips and a hot grill!

mango cubes

Stock pile in-season fruit and make a purée that can be easily frozen in ice cube trays for use in all sorts of recipes – smoothies, sauces, curries and baking.

dukkah

It’s time to liberate your snacking, seasoning and smack factor of everything that’s coming out of your kitchen – and here’s one way to do it. With its origin in Egypt, and the folks Down Under bringing it to our attention, dukkah is one compelling little concoction. So first a little history lesson – it’s “do-ka” and it means…