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An apple a day
An apple a day
Now don't quote me on this,but apparently the saying 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' is over 150 years old. With first references made to this saying in the mid 19th century. So I guess if a saying has been around for that long there may be some truth in it, and perhaps we should all try to eat… Read More
Old favourites never go out of fashion.
Old favourites never go out of fashion.
Growing up,  one of my favourite meals ever to come out of the kitchen was meatballs. It didn't matter what sort of meatballs; beef, lamb, pork or chicken with any combination of herbs, spices or vegetables mixed in,  it didn't matter. although they did seem to taste even better when I was involved in creating these round morsels of yumminess.… Read More
Food Envy
Food Envy
Food envy is seeing a delicious plate of food waft by in a restaurant or cafe and wishing you had ordered it. This happened to me recently while visiting my favourite breakfast haunt. It wasn’t that my meal wasn’t delicious – it was. But seeing a plate with a large flat mushroom, wilted spinach, crumbled feta, presented in a way… Read More
Fun in the kitchen
Fun in the kitchen
We recognise the impact that basic cooking skills can have on the meals we choose to cook. That’s why we support ways of providing basic cooking skills to school kids. This is more important now than ever because home economics or cooking classes are not being taught in all schools and with the pressures of a frenetic home life parents… Read More
Noodle Doodle
Noodle Doodle
Noodle Doodle 2015 Welcome to the latest Noodle Doodle adventure. In this episode, we’re celebrating Christmas by bringing one of our favourite red-nosed characters to life in his snowy hometown. We’ll show you how to create your very own Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in just 15 minutes with fresh garden ingredients and a pack of MAGGI 2 Minute Noodles. This… Read More
Mix it up then wrap it up
Mix it up then wrap it up
Lettuce leaves have long been used in Asia for wrapping food to make a parcel. The most famous being San Choy Bau. But wrapping tasty morsels in lettuce is becoming more popular and proving to be a real hit with the kids and adults alike. One of my favourite ways of using them is to replace soft tacos to create… Read More
Don't beef about the gravy
Don't beef about the gravy
Rich hot gravy poured over roast beef can elevate a roast dinner to a whole new level. But don’t beef about the gravy if you buy the wrong brand. Ok so you wouldn't expect me to promote another brand of gravy on the MAGGI website but I would hate you to miss out on such delicious gravies, simply because I… Read More
Kids Favourites
Kids Favourites
Get the kids helping with a freshly prepared dessert tonight with our delicious homemade jelly recipe! 2 cups (500mL) low sugar fruit juice 2 tsp gelatine 1 cup (150g) of your favourite fruit 1. Place ½ cup (125mL) fruit juice in a small saucepan; bring to boil, remove from heat add gelatine, whisk until dissolved. Pour into a bowl or… Read More