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#madewithMAGGI, inspired by MasterChef
#madewithMAGGI, inspired by MasterChef
Made with real herbs and spices our MAGGI Recipe Bases are a staple in Aussie pantries. With just a few simple, fresh ingredients, and a pack from our range you’re just moments away from plating up a delicious family dinner.   But we know you’ve been inspired by MasterChef!   We want to know how you take your Maggi dishes… Read More
4 Ways: Chilli Con Carne
4 Ways: Chilli Con Carne
One meal, four different taste sensations Wouldn't it be great to cook only once but get four different meals from it? I know that there is a secret society of weekend cooks that get as many meals as possible cooked or prepared on a Saturday or a Sunday to save time during the week. I know this because I'm part… Read More
7 Essential Tips For Entertaining
7 Essential Tips For Entertaining
At my place, any excuse for a bash will do. Whether it's a special occasion or a Sunday BBQ, hosting can be a lot of fun. Tip one: Presentation counts. I always make sure I wear something bright I think good presentation makes guests feel welcomed as they see you have gone out of your way to look good for… Read More
A festival of freshness
A festival of freshness
As summer approaches we see fresh produce in abundance, fruits like berries, melons and plums are so juicy and refreshing, making them perfect for a hot summer’s day.  But it’s the vegetables at this time of year that I get excited about. Fresh sweetcorn, scorched on the barbie or just drizzled with butter is as close as we can get… Read More
A good soup moment
A good soup moment
Legendary food moments can be a great meal out, a celebration with the family or just a magical memory of great times with great food. I find that some of my most legendary food moments involve soup. This might seem a little odd but it is true. Soup served at the right moment can be such a mood changer, I… Read More
An idea for slow cooking
An idea for slow cooking
Create your own winter wonderland and celebrate the season with a delicious slow cooked curry. When slow cooking always use the cheaper cuts of meat, not only are these great for the budget, they taste amazing. For a big dipping pot that can be shared with friends or family use around 1kg of beef as this will be enough for… Read More
Beef Cuts for Stir Fry
Beef Cuts for Stir Fry
For a stir fry you can use lots of different types of meat it's a really flexible meal.  But here are some tips on which cuts of beef will give you the best results. Now before we get into the details on which cut is the best, there is one that always stands out from the pack - and that… Read More
Beef sliders
Beef sliders
If you want to give your burgers a modern makeover turn them into sliders. TIP 1 500g of seasoned lean mince will make 8 beef sliders TIP 2 Make your own soda bread, try our recipe here. And there you have it... perfect beef sliders. Read More
Beetroot Risotto
Beetroot Risotto
Serves 4 (2 serves for now, 2 serves for later) Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 35 minutes INGREDIENTS 2 tsp olive oil 1 tbsp butter, plus 1 tbsp extra 3 small (300g) beetroot, cut into 1cm cubes 1 medium (150g) onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1½ tbsp chopped thyme 1½ cups (300g) Arborio rice 5-6 cups (1.25 –… Read More
Best Budgeting Tips
Best Budgeting Tips
Cooking on a budget doesn’t mean scrimping on great taste or eating unhealthy options. In fact I think that serving up healthy meals while on a budget can often have lots of unseen benefits. The first and most obvious one is that we tend to be more aware of how much food we buy when budgeting and therefore have smaller… Read More
Budget Busting Burger Patties
Budget Busting Burger Patties
Homemade burgers are real budget busters and here's my tip for perfect shaped burgers every time. TIP 1 Split 500g of seasoned lean mince into 4 portions TIP 2 Use a cookie cutter to shape the mince into perfect rounds TIP3 Put in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest to help them keep their shape And there you have… Read More
Cook for Comfort This Autumn
Cook for Comfort This Autumn
Well it’s that time of year when we are as far away from the hot summer nights as we are close to the cold, dark winter ones. That midpoint between light summer eating and the hearty comfort food needed to keep us warm in the winter. Autumn is a beautiful time of year but it can pose some dinner time… Read More
Cooking up a stress free Christmas
Cooking up a stress free Christmas
Nothing beats a Christmas feast! It is the calling card that brings family and loved ones together to celebrate a mouth-watering meal. But for the person in charge of preparing the Christmas feast it can be more of a chore than a celebration. The trouble is that cooking up a big meal from scratch is not something most people do very… 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
Get Cracking
Get Cracking
Don’t under eggstimate eggs, give them another crack! There is not a single ingredient more versatile than eggs, they can feature in almost any meal at any time of day. Fried, boiled and poached or baked, scrambled and beaten. That’s before we even think about the lightest cakes or creamiest mayonnaise that just wouldn’t be, without eggs. And there is… Read More
Home Cooked Meals The Family Will Love
Home Cooked Meals The Family Will Love
There is no doubt that when cooking for the family, nothing beats a home cooked meal. From the rich aroma filling the house, to the reward of empty plates, there is something satisfying about preparing a meal which the whole family can enjoy. As we are all doing a lot more cooking at home these days, tips and hacks that can provide a short cut… Read More
How many kitchen appliances?
How many kitchen appliances?
How many kitchen appliances do you own? Most people have several hidden away in their kitchen cupboards – some you can’t live without, others make you wonder why you bought them in the first place! So, how do you get the most out of your appliances? 1. Only buy what you really need and will use – a pizza maker,… Read More
How to cook spicy meat balls
How to cook spicy meat balls
Richard from the MAGGI Kitchen shows you how to prepare NEW MAGGI Just for Two Spicy Meat Balls. 1. Roll beef mince into 12 meatballs. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan, add meatballs, cook for 5 minutes or until browned, add onion, cook for a further 2 minutes or until softened.  2. Add MAGGI Spicy Red Wine Tomato… Read More
How to Cook Sticky Pork
How to Cook Sticky Pork
Richard from the MAGGI Kitchen shows you how to prepare NEW MAGGI Just for Two Sticky Pork. 1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan, add pork, cook for 5 minutes or until browned. 2. Add MAGGI Sweet Sticky Pork Recipe Mix, cook for a further 5 minutes. Add capsicum and snow peas, cook for a further 2 minutes,… Read More
How to cook veggies on the BBQ
How to cook veggies on the BBQ
At this time of year there is hardly a day goes by without the smoky aromas from a neighbourhood BBQ wafting through the air. It reminds us that we are predominantly a nation of meat eaters, because in most instances cooking over hot flames is reserved for meat, with vegetables hardly getting a look in. There is no denying that… Read More
How to peel a hard boiled egg
How to peel a hard boiled egg
When I was asked this question recently I replied “Why don’t you Google it?”  Now the answer surprised me, because it appeared that Google had been consulted but had actually raised more questions than answers. So here are the two methods I find work the best. For chilled eggs While the kettle is boiling put a pan large enough to… Read More
MAGGI + 4
MAGGI + 4
When cooking midweek meals, keeping things simple is key. That's why MAGGI are now helping to make dinner simply delicious. ​ Here's how it works; jump onto the MAGGI Facebook page using this link MAGGI Facebook share with us up to four ingredients that you have in your kitchen and we will get back to you with some recipe inspiration to turn them into… Read More
MAGGI Meal Planner
MAGGI Meal Planner
Try using a Meal Planner to think through your meals for the week and then write your shopping list to make sure you've got everything you need to cook each meal.  This can be a really handy tool to make sure you've got a balance of different meals and also if you want to try something new and want to… Read More
Make the most of parsnips
Make the most of parsnips
There’s more to parsnips than you might imagine, and you might be shocked to learn that parsnips are from the same family as parsley. But unlike parsley it is the root of the plant not the leaves that is the edible part. In season now until early spring but hold off as long as you can because they get sweeter… Read More
Meal time near miss!
Meal time near miss!
I think we all dread the thought of things going wrong when we are cooking. Ingredients are expensive and our time is precious. Often cooking is an emotional experience, and a failure or “near miss” isn’t exactly what we set out to achieve. BUT we’ve all had one or two, and it’s definitely worth learning from mistakes, and turning it… Read More
Meals in under 30 minutes
Meals in under 30 minutes
I was recently asked what sort home cook am I, the answer took no thinking about at all. That’s because although I love cooking during the week, I'm a fly in fly out kind of cook. Yep, like most people I don't want spend all evening preparing the family meal. I want to fly in and fly out of the… Read More
Non-stick fry pans and woks
Non-stick fry pans and woks
Stir frying with a non-stick wok or fry pan really does make the whole cooking process easier - and better still it means you can use less oil. Whether you're using a wok or a fry pan to cook your stir fry, a non-stick surface does give you a little more freedom to cook your meat how you usually would.… 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
Online Grocery Shopping
Online Grocery Shopping
Technology is a wonderful new medium, but our Grandmothers might turn in their graves if they could have ever imagined this possibility.  When my Grandmothers were first married, they probably grew almost all of their cooking ingredients, and would have had the others delivered in 20 pound quantities off the back of a horse drawn wagon. (I’m probably a little… Read More
Pantry Staples
Pantry Staples
None of us like that moment when – shock, horror,  you peak in the pantry to find there doesn’t seem to be anything to eat! This can often result in a hasty trip to the local store for a top up shop. Hopefully this doesn’t happen to you very often. But if it does, check out these simple tips to… Read More
Planning a weekly shop
Planning a weekly shop
Preparing the best food for your family doesn’t start in the kitchen – it begins with some careful planning of your grocery shopping list to get more out of your weekly shop. To help you get started, we’ve developed a simple shopping list that you can use to help prepare delicious family meals. Did you know Australians discard up to 20%… Read More
Pumpkin Scones with Herb Butter
Pumpkin Scones with Herb Butter
Makes 18   Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes INGREDIENTS For Scones: ½ cup (125mL) soda water ½ cup (125mL) thickened cream 3 cups (450g) self raising flour ½ tsp salt ½ cup (40g) grated parmesan cheese 1 cup (250g) mashed pumpkin (we used butternut) 1 tbsp milk For herb butter: 125g butter, softened 1 tbsp finely chopped… Read More
Selecting stir fry ingredients
Selecting stir fry ingredients
Richard from the MAGGI Kitchen shows you how to select the best ingredients for your stir fry.  Tips on how to select vegetables and some of the best meats that are good for you and tasty. Read More
Silverbeet and Cheese Pie
Silverbeet and Cheese Pie
Serves: 8 Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time:  45 minutes INGREDIENTS 2 bunches silverbeet 1 tbsp oil 1 large (200g) onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 eggs, beaten, plus 1 egg yolk, beaten 200g feta cheese, crumbled 80g haloumi cheese, chopped 1 cup (120g) grated cheddar cheese 3 green onions (shallots), chopped 3 sheets shortcrust pastry, defrosted 1 egg… Read More
Simple entertaining tips
Simple entertaining tips
Sharing food with the ones we love is right up there with the best things in life, so if you want to have as much fun as your guests, here are some tips for simple entertaining any time. Keep to the familiar. Cook recipes that you have cooked before. Prepare as much as you can before your guests arrive. Cook food… Read More
Tips for selecting fresh vegetables
Tips for selecting fresh vegetables
Here’s some simple tips to help you pick veggies in tip top condition. Asparagus Look for straight, bright-green stalks with stiff tips, check that the stalks aren’t tough and woody. Avocados  Avocados are ready to eat when their skins are dark and they give in a little to slight pressure. Beetroot Choose beetroot that are firm and attached to red stems… Read More
Versatile kitchen appliances
Versatile kitchen appliances
Here are three great kitchen "all-rounders" that will definitely earn their right to stay close at hand for all their different uses.   Rice Cookers Rice cookers are great for steamed rice, but did you know you can also cook risotto, pilaff, oats and polenta. If it comes with a steamer insert, you can also cook vegetables and fish. Food Processors Food… Read More
Ways to reduce food waste
Ways to reduce food waste
There are heaps of good reasons to try and keep food waste to a minimum. We all know that the less we throw away, the better it is for the environment and our budgets.   But sometimes we can be caught out when things go off faster than we expected, and we are left with no choice but to throw food away. So here are my tops tips… Read More
Weekend breakfast ideas
Weekend breakfast ideas
  There’s no better way to start the weekend day, than with a long leisurely breakfast – when you have the time to cook and indulge in a relaxing morning, enjoying a good cup of tea or coffee and some delicious nutritious food. On these mornings, try some of these ideas: Poached eggs served with smoked salmon on toasted muffins… Read More
What to cook when you're stuck indoors
What to cook when you're stuck indoors
With so many of us currently working from home, now is a great time to put a meal plan together. These simple tools(click here for an example), help you get the most from your pantry. In fact, with a little creativity and some crafty ingredient swaps you might be surprised at just how many tasty meals you can whip up from pantry staples or… Read More
What to do with leftovers
What to do with leftovers
It’s that time of year again when the shelves of the fridge are bowing under the weight of all the excess food that didn’t get eaten on the big day. And as none of us want to add to the already huge amount of food that is thrown away every year in Australia, it's time to figure out what to… Read More
When planning doesn't go to plan
When planning doesn't go to plan
Cooking at home more than usual can result in having leftovers, no matter how good our meal planning may be at the outset. It’s so easy to cook more than is needed and before you know it, the fridge is full of little plates and bowls of cooked morsels that didn’t get eaten the first time around. Well do not despair, whether it’s veggies, meat from… Read More
Where to start with a meal plan
Where to start with a meal plan
Where to start with a meal plan? How long does it take to prepare one? What happens if my plans change during the week? These questions are often asked when preparing a meal planner. A great place to begin is with a quick fridge audit, check what you have and which are the freshest items, then consider how many people… Read More