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FRENCH CREPES WITH BERRIES

September 10, 2012, 14:00 | Edit this
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150g blueberries (use frozen if fresh are not in season)

150g strawberries, hulled and halved

4 tbsp caster sugar

1 vanilla bean split lengthways OR 1 tsp vanilla essence

2 tsp corn flour

70g plain flour

20g margarine, melted

1 tsp lemon zest

2 eggs

3/4 cup skim milk

olive oil or canola spray

6 scoops icecream

 

Heat berries, 3 tbsp of the sugar, vanilla and 300ml water in a saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves.

Mix corn flour with 1 tbsp water and stir into berry mixture. Simmer, stirring until sauce thickens, then cover and remove from heat.

Sift plain flour into a bow, then stir in remaining sugar and make a well in the centre.

Combine margarine, lemon zest, eggs and milk in a small jug.

Whisk into dry ingredients and stir until mixture resembles a smooth batter.

Lightly spray a small non stick fry pan with oil, add 2-3 tablespoons of batter to pan and tilt so it covers the base.

Cook over medium heat until golden underneath. Flip and cook the other side until golden.

Remove from pan and cook remaining crepes.

Serve with sauce and icecream.

BANANA SMOOTHIE WITH MILO

September 10, 2012, 13:51 | Edit this
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1 banana, roughly chopped

2 cups skim milk

2 tbsp natural yoghurt

1/2 cup milo

5 ice cubes.

 

Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until thick and creamy. Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately.

PORK AND APPLE STIRFRY

September 10, 2012, 13:30 | Edit this
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500g pork stir fry strips

1 clove garlic, crushed

3 tsp dried sage

2 tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

2 green apples

1 small fennel bulb (or substitute with 2 sticks of celery)

1 onion, sliced

1 carrot, thinly sliced

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp soy sauce

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

mashed potatoes, to serve

 

Place pork, garlic, sage and oil in  a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Cut apples into quarters and remove cores. Cut apples into thin slices. Trim both ends of fennel then cut into thin slices.

Heat a non stick wok. Add pork in 2 batches, stir fry until brown and cooked. Remove. Cover to keep warm.

Heat remaining oil in the same wok. Add onion, carrot and fennel. Stir fry until almost tender. Add apples. Stir fry for a further 2 minutes.

Return pork to wok with honey and soy sauce. Stir fry until hot. Add chopped parsley. Stir fry to combine.

Serve pork and apple stirfry with mashed potato.

 

*Stir in 1/4 cup sour cream for a creamy stir fry.

TUPPERWARE STACK COOKER RECIPES

July 8, 2012, 23:33 | Edit this
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Apricot Chicken:

800g skinless chicken fillet (or lamb!), cut into strips

1 packet French Onion Soup mix

100ml Apricot Nectar

100ml water

Blend together apricot nectar, water and soup mix. Pour into the 1.5l container and microwave on high for 1 min.

Remove from microwave, stir to blend and add chicken strips and stir again. Stack and cook! (for my microwave, around 7-8 mins).

 

Saltana Rice:

1 cup long grain rice

400ml chicken stock (stock cube with water)

1 tspn oil

1/4 cup saltanas

Place chicken stock in 2.25l container.

Bring to the boil (or very hot) by mirowaving on high for 3-5 mins.

Remove container from the microwave and pour ino the rice, oil and saltanas and stir.

Cover and leave to stand for 2 mins before placing in the stack.

FOOD!

July 8, 2012, 23:24 | Edit this
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I need a way to keep all my recipe ideas together. We’re moving soon, and the less we take with us the better. So, to start to organise my recipes and get rid of recipe books/leaflets that are floating around or are falling apart, I’m going to put some here. They will be recipes that work for me, and for my family. They may be Paleo recipes, Weight Watchers recipes, budget-friendly (my favourite! Especially if I can combine all three!) or completely over-the-top indulgent recipes, which probably shouldn’t feature in my house unless it all wants to eaten in one sitting….

 

HI!

July 1, 2012, 20:53 | Edit this
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Welcome to  scone on a mission !

I am a mum of 2 under 5, a nursing student, a wife and an employee. This all keeps me very busy. I like to try and keep things up to date, but it’s not a necessity. The blog is for my daily life, and like a keepsake journal of what my kids were up to, they said or did. Basic milestones. I also like to do things frugally (my husband has sometimes termed it “cheap”), and try to reflect this with our grocery budget, so there will also be recipes and food ideas. They have all been my family tested ! Finally, I am on a weightloss “journey” (there’s got to be a better word, but we’ll go with that for now), and this will also feature in the blog.

Please enjoy!

Scone.

 

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