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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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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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Eating well to prevent gout

It wasn’t all that long ago that anyone diagnosed with gout was told to avoid such pleasures as fish, shellfish, asparagus, mushrooms, beer, cured meats, beans, tomatoes, and the list goes on! These are all considered “high purine” foods which were thought to cause gout attacks. Many people still restrict …

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