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Surrounded by bubbling pots, steaming up the kitchen windows, I feel a little like the magicians apprentice as I try out every soup in the book (s), not entirely sure what the outcome is going to be.
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Bolognese – everyone makes it, everyone loves it. Some (traditionally) use milk, some use diced beef, ragu style. Here’s my version that I’ve tweaked over many years.
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I feel some trepidation putting up this post I mean, what am I thinking posting on a diet in a food blog dedicated to the love of food? Let me say right now that I had never been on a diet before and don’t generally agree with the idea given the evidence that it just makes people’s weight yo-yo. However what appealed to me about the CSIRO diet (or eating plan ;)) was that it uses normal food. There are also some very good recipes in the book that I use regardless of whether I’m thinking of diet food or not. I made two dishes last week that I’ve made several times before so I’m going to boldly post on them along with a little rundown on the diet idea (because we all struggle with excesses in our diets from time to time right?).
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I had neglected making pumpkin soup for quite some time. Pretty much everyone likes pumpkin soup but I get the feeling that many people, like me, are constantly on the search for a better recipe – the perfect one. The classic pumpkin soup doesn’t do all that much for me and while I really like Thai influenced versions with curry paste and coconut milk they can be high in fat. Soup for lunch in winter is just about the perfect meal in my book and I’m always keen to have a wide variety. So I decided after recently making quite a range of soups, including creamy broccoli and pear & beetroot this week, it was time to revisit pumpkin.
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Pho Bo (beef noodle soup)

In today’s information age we know when things happen almost immediately but so often we don’t know or understand why. (Rear Vision, Radio National)

I was listening to a Rear Vision pod-cast the other day, on my way to work, about the history of asylum seekers in Australia and was reminded that Malcolm Fraser was a far sighted, compassionate and sophisticated leader in relation to this issue. It’s thanks to his governments (non-hysterical, unlike today) policies of accepting tens of thousands Vietnamese refugees into Australia in the 1970s, following the Vietnam war, and then allowing family reunifications that I can now scoot around the corner from home for authentic, aromatic, fresh, meaty but light Pho Bo and come away with change in my pocket from $10.

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Jamie Olivers spicy slow cooked lamb shanks

I’ve stocked up on lamb shanks. Last week I made lamb shank and barely soup and I’m planning on a lamb shank dish from Saha (Beyran Soup – slow cooked lamb soup with garlic and green chillies). Tonight I made Jamie Oliver’s Spiced Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks. I’ve made them before (several times) and I’ll no doubt be making them again! Sticky, sweet, rich and spicy – served with creamy polenta and green beans it doesn’t get much better than this.
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orrechiette with broccoli

Who doesn’t love pasta? With its tender/firm texture and natural affinity for a never-ending range of sauces,  it’s the star of quick and easy dishes (assuming you aren’t making it from scratch). I’m all for a modern take on pasta dishes with few ingredients but many of the simplest dishes are traditional – like orrechiette with broccoli.
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