Ideas & Inspiration

  1. Mini Banana Bread

    Mini Banana Bread

    Recipe by @childblogger - Vanessa

    "How are you keeping the kids hunger at bay during the school holidays?  I always make a batch of one of the kids favourite snacks - freshly homemade mini banana bread using the RACO Aerolift Bakeware. This RACO bakeware has truly made baking so much easier for me due to their non-stick superior quality which means baked goods slide out easily (without the need to line the bakeware or grease it!) and also making it easier to clean.

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  2. The Classic Shakshuka

    The Classic Shakshuka

    The ultimate pantry staple recipe: eggs, canned tomatoes, and spices you already have on hand. This classic dish of eggs poached in a savoury tomato sauce is generally served right out of the pan in which they are cooked. It is traditionally served for breakfast or brunch, but makes a wonderful, healthful dinner as well.

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  3. Family Chicken Curry

    Family Chicken Curry

    This Nonya dish is the main star on every Peranakan menu circuit. Hailed as the queen of Nonya dishes, the absence of Kari Ayam (Malay name) can pretty much ruin relatives moods or worst, starving first grandsons like myself who spin defiantly at the lazy susan until I get in trouble by my disapproving mother.

    Granny Lucy used to pound everything by hand while in modern times I tend cheat and buy a basic chicken curry paste and later dynamo its flavours by pounding lemongrass, onions and kaffir lime leaves just to wake the senses of my ancestors!

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  4. Leek & Chickpea addition

    Leek & Chickpea addition

    Indulge in a hearty classic - the Leek & Chickpea Soup. This soup has it all - heartiness, health and an extra hit of vegan protein thanks to the Chickpea addition. Enjoy this simple, delicious recipe!

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  5. Why You Should Choose Environmentally Friendly Cookware!

    Why You Should Choose Environmentally Friendly Cookware!


    Climate change is a serious concern for the future of our planet, having already resulted in devastating effects on our environment. Glaciers are shrinking, sea levels are rising, plant and animal species are becoming extinct, the consequences of climate change are irreversible and are among the greatest challenges facing humanity.

    The greenhouse effect is the natural warming of the earth generated when gases in the atmosphere trap heat from the sun that would otherwise escape into space. Whilst this is necessary to keep the world at a comfortable temperature, human contribution to greenhouse gas emissions is increasing significantly, causing dangerous levels of heat in the climate system.  The growing size of landfills are of particular concern, emitting methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In 2019, Australia produced a staggering 20.5 million tonnes of waste that went straight into landfill, directly contributing

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  6. Must Haves in Your Bakeware Cupboard and Why

    Must Haves in Your Bakeware Cupboard and Why


    Versatility is important in your bakeware. Having pieces you can use for multiple purposes can cut down the clutter in your kitchen, saving storage space.

    Our two must-have Anolon pieces are cookie trays, either with a shallow rim or flat without a rim and the rectangular baking tray.

    The Anolon Ceramic Reinforced cookie trays are useful for both sweet and savoury baking. They can be used for oven fries, roast vegetables as well as scones and cookies. The Anolon Ceramic Reinforced Shallow 23 cm x 33cm baking tray is perfect for your roast dinners, but equally

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  7. Want to optimize your shopping? These are the Cookware Sets You Need!

    Want to optimize your shopping? These are the Cookware Sets You Need!

    Sets offer an all in one solution to give you the best pieces for optimal value. Moving out of home can be quite stressful determining all the items you need to purchase within a budget. To make this process easier for you, we’ve recommended some of our best cookware sets to deck out your kitchen!





    This 3-piece set makes the perfect budget-friendly first home set, featuring three essential sized stainless-steel saucepans. It has soft grip handles made from stainless steel and silicone rubber and the lids ma

    de from tempered safety glass to help lock in flavours and nutrients.

    This set includes:

    • 14cm/1.4L C
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  8. Cast Aluminium. What is it all about?

    Cast Aluminium. What is it all about?

    Cast Aluminium

    Cast Aluminium is a type of cookware that is produced by pouring molten aluminium into a cast or mould to form the shape of the cookware.  This technique differs to traditional methods of machine shaped cookware.

    Aluminium is one of the most commonly used materials to manufacture cookware as it is a great conductor of heat, heating quickly and evenly, up to 16 times faster than stainless steel cookware.While this improved heat conductivity means less cooking times than using cast iron and stainless steel, aluminium cookware is also lighter meaning ease of use while cooking!

    Cast Aluminium is typically a heavier or thicker gauge of cookware that contains a non-stick coating with benefits including:

    1. Lightweight
    2. Great conductor of heat
    3. Oven safe
    4. Quick to cool
    5. Durable
    6. Won’t rust
    7. Easy to use

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  9. How to Make the Perfect Poached Eggs…Everytime!

    How to Make the Perfect Poached Eggs…Everytime!


    Recipe by Mei Ling


    I purchased the RACO Contemporary 4 Cup Egg Poacher over a year ago, but didn’t have the chance to use it until the recent lockdown. 

    I love poached eggs on toast but it’s always a struggle to get it right, from the correct ratio of vinegar and water to the way you put the eggs in the water, and then the occasional stirring. 

    With the RACO Egg Poacher, I can create the perfect poached eggs every time.

    How to use the RACO Contemporary 4 Cup Egg Poacher and RACO Bravo 5 Cup Egg Poacher to cre

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  10. Steak & Bacon Cheese Pies

    Steak & Bacon Cheese Pies

    Steak Bacon Cheese Pies

    Recipe by Michael Weldon from Farm to Fork

    Recipe: Steak Bacon cheese Pie

    Serves: 4

    Prep Time: 10-15 mins

    Cooking Time: 1.5 hrs + 30 mins


    For the filling

    • 1kg chuck steak, diced
    • 2tbs plain flour
    • 4 rashers streaky bacon, sliced
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
    • 2 cups beef stock
    • Sea Salt
    • Black Pepper
    • Extra Virgin Olive oil

    For the pastry

    • 4 Sheets Short Crust Pastry
    • 4 Sheets Puff Pastry
    • 1cup pizza blend cheese
    • 2 Tbs ketchup
    • 2 egg yolks


    1. Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat.
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