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The oreo cookie

If you find it hard to relate other people, it just may have something to do with differences in the way you and they consume Oreo cookies. According to performance improvement specialist, Dr. Scott Sink, some psychologists believe the approach an individual uses when eating an Oreo provides great insight to his or her personality! [...]

The avocado

The avocado

You may have heard it said that the avocado is a particularly healthy fruit, and there is good reason for this. As well as tasting great (mmm guacamole), the avocado offers significant health benefits. Avocados are high in polyunsaturated fats, the type that help lower the levels of cholesterol in your blood. The contain these [...]

Broccoli casserole

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 tbsp butter 1 cup rice 2 packages frozen broccoli 1 can cream of mushroom soup 500 gms cheddar cheese, grated 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs Method: Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius. In a saucepan bring water and butter to boil. Stir [...]

Garlic rosemary marinated lamb chops

Ingredients 4 Lamb Chops Fresh rosemary Lemon Zest 2 tsp Garlic paste 4 tbsp Olive Oil 1 tbsp Sugar Salt and pepper to taste Method If using fresh rosemary, remove the leaves and chop them. Stir together lemon zest, garlic paste, fresh or dried rosemary, olive oil, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste in [...]

Lemon-based ginger beer

Ingredients: 2 Tbspns warm water 1/2 tspn sugar 1/4 tspn dried yeast granules 1 cup sugar Juice of 2 lemons Rind of 2 lemons 1 tspn to 1 tblspn dried ginger Method Put first measure of sugar in warm water to dissolve, add yeast and stir. Place in warm place to start working. Finely grate [...]

Acres of diamonds

There was a Persian farmer named Ali Hafed, who sold his farm and left his family to travel the world in search of wealth. He looked everywhere but he could not find the diamonds he lusted after. Finally, alone and in despair, he ended his life. His search for riches had consumed him. Meanwhile, the [...]

Noeline’s yummy sponge

Before making this sponge I line my baking tin with glad wrap and pour in a raspberry jelly dissolved with 1 cup boiling water. Put in fridge to set, remove when set and leave on a plate while you make sponge. Method Beat 4 egg whites until stiff Bring to the boil 2 tablespoons water [...]

Garlic mashed potatoes with parmesan

Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/2 tsp butter 4 cups potatoes, mashed 2 cups milk approx. 1 egg yolk 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 2 tbsps butter Method: In a pan saute crushed garlic clove in 1/2 teaspoon butter. Add mashed potatoes and milk; bring to a [...]

Stewed paua

Stewed paua

Ingredients: • 6 lg Paua • 1 lg Onion • 2 tb Flour • 2 c Water • 2 tb Butter • 1/2 ts Salt Method: 1. Remove the paua from it’s shell with a sharp knife. Cut away the pewa or soft part of the paua (this may be used for soup). Press out [...]

Parsley spinach chicken stew

A tasty low fat dish that is easy to make and tastes great too. Guaranteed to become your family’s favourite dish. Ingredients: 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 8 ounces spinach, rinsed and chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 potato, cubed 6 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 tablespoons tomato paste 4 [...]