Ideas & Inspiration

  1. Gluten Free Banana & Coconut Bread with Raspberry Chia Jam

    Gluten Free Banana & Coconut Bread with Raspberry Chia Jam

    Recipe created by Courtney Roulston from Farm to Fork for RACO

    Serves: 10-12 slices, or can make into 12 individual muffins!

     

    Ingredients: 

    • 1½ cups gluten-free plain flour
    • 1 cup desiccated coconut
    • ½ cup brown sugar
    • 2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
    • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
    • 1½ cups mashed over-ripe banana (about 4 really really ripe bananas)
    • 2/3 cup melted virgin coconut oil
    • 2 large free-range eggs, beaten
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • ½ cup greek yoghurt to serve

     

    Raspberry Chia “Jam”:

    • 1.5 cups Raspberries
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  2. Pork and Fennel Sausage Rolls

    Pork and Fennel Sausage Rolls

     Recipe by Farm to Fork for RACO

     

    Ingredients:

    • 3 garlic cloves, diced
    • 3 eschallots, diced
    • 1 red chilli, diced
    • 1 small fennel bulb, diced
    • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 ½ tbs fennel seeds
    • 2 sprigs of thyme, leaves removed
    • 1 small green apple, coarsely grated
    • 1 small carrot, grated
    • 500g pork mince
    • ½ tbs sea salt flakes
    • ½ tbs cracked black pepper
    • 20g breadcrumbs
    • 2 sheets puff pastry
    • 1 egg, beaten for egg wash

     

    Homemade tomato sauce

    • 600g crushed tomatoes
    • 1 brown onion, finely diced
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 125g brown sugar
    • 150g brown vinegar
    • Salt to taste
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  3. Black Forest Cookies

    Black Forest Cookies

    Original recipe by Marge Perry & David Bonom for Anolon US

    Makes: 3 dozen cookies

     

    Ingredients

    • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 170gm semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
    • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract, divided
    • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1 cup dried cherries
    • ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
    • 2 ¼ teaspoons water

     

    Anolon Essentials

    Anolon Ceramic Reinforced Baking Tray

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  4. Creamy Thai Winter Soup

    Creamy Thai Winter Soup

    Original recipe by Jill Nussinow for Anolon US

    Serves: 4-6

    Pumpkin is abundant when it’s cold out. This spiced up soup’s aroma will nicely scent your house, and eating it warms you up from the inside. Use your favourite pumpkin or try a new variety for this, they are all yummy.

     

    Ingredients

    • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 1 cup chopped onion
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh ginger
    • 2 teaspoons red or yellow curry paste
    • 4 cups peeled and chopped pumpkin
    • 1 can light or regular coconut milk or one 325ml coconut water
    • 3 cups vegetable broth
    • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice plus lime wedges for garnish
    • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • chopped coriander or parsley, for garnish

     

    Directions

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  5. Benefits of Ceramic Cookware

    Benefits of Ceramic Cookware

     

    Ceramic coated cookware originated in Europe over thirty years ago and has become a popular choice for many home cooks. Ceramic coated cookware is made with an aluminium body, and sol-gel coating that is bonded onto the surface. Sol-gel is a silicone oil that is released when the pan is heated, mimicking non-stick properties, resulting in excellent food release. Other benefits of ceramic coated cookware include:

    Non-Toxic

    Ceramic coatings are PFOA free. The materials used to manufacture ceramic coatings are derived from natural sand and don’t contain lead, cadmium or dangerous chemicals.

     

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  6. 5 essential questions to ask yourself when shopping for cookware

    5 essential questions to ask yourself when shopping for cookware

    If you are asking yourself the question, “which pans are the best?” then you may be asking the wrong question. The correct one, of course, is: “which pans are the best for me?”

    You stand on the department store shop floor and are confronted with walls upon walls of gleaming cookware displays. Bright colours may catch the eye, copper tones may appeal to your style and the latest gadgets may draw your excitement, but the sheer abundance of choices can be the antithesis of a decent shopping trip: overwhelming. We want to take some of the hassle out of choosing your cookware, so you can confidently buy the pans that will actually work for you and your kitchen. We’ve compiled these five questions to ask yourself before you buy your new pots and pans. So before you embark on your next shopping trip, take some time to consider the following:

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  7. Caring for Stainless Steel Cookware

    Caring for Stainless Steel Cookware

     

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  8. Blueberry Crepes With Cream & Honey

    Blueberry Crepes With Cream & Honey

    Recipe by our friends from Circulon UK

     

    These crepes make the perfect Pancake Day treat. They're easy to make and bursting with flavour.

     

    Ingredients:

    For the Crêpes:

    • 1-11⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
    • Pinch of salt
    • 2 cups milk
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
    • Cooking spray

     

    For the Blueberry Sauce:

    • 1 pint blueberries
    • 1⁄2 cup sugar
    • 1⁄2 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

     

    For the Honey Whipped Cream:

    • 1 cup cold whipping cream
    • 4 tablespoons honey

     

    Method

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  9. The 5 Most Essential Cookware Pieces For Your Kitchen

    The 5 Most Essential Cookware Pieces For Your Kitchen

     

    The choice of cookware can sometimes be so overwhelming that it’s difficult to know where to start. No matter your price range, cooking style or cooktop, Cookware Brands has narrowed the choice to the 5 most essential shapes to have in your kitchen.  These 5 pieces maximise versatility allow you to cook almost anything. Once you decide on the shapes you need, then you can start narrowing the choice based on durability, quality, cooktop suitability and price.  

    Frypan/Skillet

    Used for: Frying and searing

    Shape: A pan with short sides that can be bowl-shaped or angled and a

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  10. 6 ingredient herb and cheese easy pull apart loaf

    6 ingredient herb and cheese easy pull apart loaf

    Who doesn't love a delicous, cheesy, hearby pull apart loaf? Check out this simple, healthy(ish) recipe that will keep your entire household happy!

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