Slow cooked country chicken and vegetables

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This is an absolutely delicious winter warmer. And it’s SO easy. There is a wee bit of cooking required before bunging all of the ingredients into the slow cooker, and this involves coating and briefly frying the chicken in a pan. Other than that, it’s just chopping some veges and putting the cooker on early, so it’s ready for you … Read More

Rocket and Parmesan Salad

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Ok, I admit it. I’ve never really been a fan of rocket. I’ve never really known how to use it other than as a substitute for lettuce or spinach in a sandwich. I also never really liked the bitterness or ‘peppery’ flavour as a leaf on it’s own – I found it overpowering. Little did I know, I had been … Read More

Chia seed pudding

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For those of you that don’t ‘do’ breakfast, or those looking for a way to increase fibre, calcium and protein in one hit! Not just a breakfast option either, consider this also for an easy portable lunch. This is an example of a ‘yoghurt bowl’. You will see what I mean when you google this term. Yoghurt bowls are basically … Read More

Tuna Frittatas

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This is a super simple, yummy recipe for the whole family.   Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil 3 garlic cloves (crushed) 3 spring onions (finely sliced) 12 eggs 2 x 185grams tuna in spring water  salt and pepper to season   Method 1. Pre heat oven to 200 degrees and line a medium sized (20cm diameter) pyrex or baking dish with baking paper. 2. Crack eggs … Read More

Spinach and red pepper mini frittatas

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Spinach and red pepper Mini Frittatas   Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 red bell pepper, diced small (about 1/2 cup) 1/2 small yellow onion, diced small (about 1/2 cup) about 3 cups loosely packed spinach, roughly chopped 4 eggs 4 egg whites 1/4 cup skim milk 2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese salt and pepper to taste   Instructions Preheat … Read More

Asparagus Omelette

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Asparagus Omelette Serves 2   Bunch of asparagus – sliced in half lengthways 6 eggs 2 tablespoons pesto 2 handfuls of crunchy sprouts – found in the fresh produce section of supermarket Chilli flakes – pinch Salt – pinch   Heat a large frypan with 1-2 tbsp oil. Toss the asparagus in the oil. Season with chilli flakes and a … Read More

Crunchy Vietnamese Chicken Salad

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Ingredients 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon Asian fish sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 tablespoon water 1 long red chilli with seeds, minced 1 small garlic clove, minced 1 cup vegetable oil, for frying 2 large shallots, thinly sliced (use spring onion if you can’t … Read More

Beef and Lentil Burgers

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From the ‘Heart Foundation Cookbook – Full of Beans’ available for download from https://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/resources/full-o-beans-cookbook/ Ingredients 250 lean beef mince 400g canned lentils, drained and rinsed 2 tbsp tomato sauce 1 egg 1/3 cup parsley, chopped 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped 1 cup dried breadcrumbs 1 carrot, grated Pinch ground black pepper   Method Combine all ingredients Knead mixture until well … Read More

30 minute Chicken Pie

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30 minute Chicken Pie Serves 6   Ingredients 3-4 large chicken breast (about 700g) Knob of butter A lug of oil 2 spring onions 150g mushrooms 1 heaped tbsp plain flour 2 tsp English mustard (optional) 2 heaped tbsp lite cream cheese 300ml chicken stock 3 sprigs fresh thyme or 3 pinches of dried thyme ½ tsp nutmeg Puff pastry … Read More

Diabetes Classes

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Village Health presents a 3 part interactive series for people with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes, run by our very own Dietitian Leanne! Click HERE or read on for further information. This event will be held upstairs in our brand new building at Village Health, 30 Lincoln Road. Classes begin at 5.45pm and will finish approximately 6.45pm. The first class – held … Read More