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Socialising: Photo fun with Instagram

Do we really need another social media photo sharing site… It’s hard to keep up these days isn’t it? I’ve been having a lot of fun with Instagram (and Tumblr, wordpress, facebook, Pinterest, twitter, google+….). How do they all differ, and what’s the point of them all, I here you ask?

Well, this might help… I was sent a great image yesterday that explains beautifully how all these social media sites fit together, and can (believe it or not) compliment each other:

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San choy bow (chicken or pork)

My husband and I often cook up san choy bow – it’s a really simple recipe and a healthy meal. We try and make it even healthier by adding a few extra vegetables to the recipe. This is a great meal for those kids that don’t like vegies ’cause it all gets mixed in with the meat, and disguised with sauces (as long as you’re mega secretive, and don’t let them spy all the vegies on the chopping board before you cook it!) Here’s our version below…

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Pistachio nut chicken korma

This recipe is from a mouth-watering curry cook book called the Curry Bible by Mridula Baljekar. It was given to me by a great friend, who knows how much I love to cook. Anyone that loves curries and cooking – this book is a must!

I made it the other night – with the weather turning colder, and the sound of the wind in the trees outside… I had the urge to cook a comforting, mild, but fragrant curry.

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An autumn lunch for five – punch, pizza, pastrami and parcels

What could possible beat a day with friends that you have known for more than 30 years?

I had the pleasure of sending my husband off for the long weekend to an outdoor music festival (camping, no showers, potable toilets… and thunderstorms all weekend … “see you later darling, and enjoy your weekend of rain, mud, weird smells and drunken idiots”).

I was not in the slightest bit tempted to join my husband, I instead decided to invite some of my closest friends over for lunch, and cook up a feast. I will share with you what I cooked for them.

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Refreshing (and healthy) Asian coleslaw – with many twists!

I ordered Asian coleslaw (with prawns) in a Vietnamese restaurant recently. The response I got from my fellow diners was “I never would have thought of having coleslaw as an entire meal”. This surprised me because my amazing live in chef husband whips up an Asian coleslaw for dinner several times a month, especially in summer – and it is fantastic!

The salad has a very fresh flavour (it is not mayonaise based like the traditional coleslaw) with beutiful herbal aromas, it is ridiculously healthy and a great way to sneak some vegies into those that usually push them to the slide! (boyfriends, husbands and kids!).

But wait – there’s more… it is super easy to make, and doesn’t require any culinary expertise. What is brilliant about this recipe… if you don’t like prawns, make it with chicken thighs, if you hate chicken thighs (like me!), make it with chicken or pork mince – it is completely flexible.

Enough sales pitch chit chat, here’s the recipe…