Food

Recipe: Gluten-free melting moments

Melting moments are so versatile. They can be rolled into balls, piped through a piping bag, served plain or dipped in chocolate, or baked with jam as in jam drops. Chef Terence Austin has taken the Kiwi favourite and come up with a gluten-free version so everyone can enjoy them. …

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Make the dish, win the book

Mother and daughter team Julie and Ilaria Biuso have a stunning new cookbook on the stands. Called Shared Kitchen: Real food from scratch after the duo’s award-winning website, the book features more than 160 recipes ranging from easy mid-week family meals to gourmet offerings perfect for any occasion. The luscious …

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Recipe: Gluten-free afghans

Chef Terence Austin is committed to ensuring older people get great food and the variety they deserve. His recipes are also sure to delight all ages – what grandchild can turn down a classic Kiwi afghan biscuit? This version of the home-baking staple has the added advantage of being gluten-free. …

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Chef raises the bar on texture-modified food

Chef Terence Austin is on a mission – to ensure those with the eating condition dysphagia get presented with meals that look, smell and taste just as good as those served to people without the condition. People with dysphagia have difficulty swallowing liquids and solids. It’s a growing problem among …

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Easy ways to add wholegrains to your diet

You often read about ‘low carb’ diets and how we should be cutting back on carbohydrates. But hold on a minute, not all carbohydrates are created equal. Highly processed carbohydrates such as white bread, cakes, biscuits and sugary drinks are often referred to as having empty calories. They provide calories …

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Beetroot – the versatile veg

Did you know that beetroot was not included in the 55 fruit and vegetables planted at the White House? Michelle Obama has since admitted that it was her most loathed vegetable. At Senior Chef, we beg to differ! It is a versatile vegetable brimming with nutrients to look after our …

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10 ways to boost fibre

With retail still subject to COVID-19 restrictions, you may find you are eating more processed and refined foods and less fibre. Fibre helps prevent constipation, gives you the best chance of having a regular, comfortable bowel habit and is a great ‘food’ for the microorganisms in our gut, keeping the …

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Butter, margarine or something else?

My Dad was born in 1927, a child of the depression growing up in a working class suburb in Auckland. He would fondly remind me of his favourite childhood food – bread and dripping! In the world of nutrition we’ve come a long way in our understanding of fats and …

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Pass the wholegrains!

You often read about “low carb” diets and how we should be cutting back on carbohydrates but hold on a minute, not all carbohydrates are created equal. Highly processed carbohydrates such as white bread, cakes, biscuits and sugary drinks are often referred to as having empty calories. They provide calories …

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