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Discover a chef’s secrets on how to be faster, happier and more confident in the kitchen…and get a round of applause every time you cook a meal…you can live happily ever after in your kitchen!

Quickies in the Kitchen is a must for every foodie or wanna be a foodie

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Week 2 – Sexy Stir Fries

 Stir fries are a wonderful, healthy, economical family meal. Not only are they tasty, they are bursting with health and nutrition and are full of colour, flavour and personality.

BUT…are your stir fries soggy and full of liquid, or are they gloriously sticky like your favourite take away from you Asian restaurant!

There are so many varieties of the good old stir fry so the only wisdom I can impart is on how to cook it successfully every time!   Get that wok out guys and let’s get cooking!

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Tremendously Moist Terrific Turkey

1 turkey between 3 and 5 kgs   Stuffing 200g streaky bacon finely chopped 400g pork mince finely chopped 2 cups onion finely chopped 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs/roast sweet potato /roast potato 2 tablespoons freshly chopped sage 2 cloves garlic (optional) Zest and juice...

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Rustic Pea Mash…simply spectacular

It's always surprising, during my classes, when we create the most amazing meals imaginable using every day ingredients (and some fancy ones) and EVERYONE is in raptures about the ONE dish that is truly simply.  The one dish that is truly easy.  The ONE dish that is...

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