Two Aussie women share recipes, tips and memories

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Recipes

Beetroot, goats cheese and mint dip

As an Australian, my first real experience with beetroot was a glorious, sloppy slice on a burger. This mysteriously horrifies people who are not Australian, but they should not knock it until they've tried it. Sam, my Munching Matilda partner, has even shared her own Aussie burger recipe, so you can try beetroot on a…

French onion dip with a twist

French onion dip is an Aussie barbecue classic. You can buy it readymade in the shops, or make it yourself. It's often a simple two-ingredient affair of sour cream and French onion soup powder from the supermarket mixed together with a whisk or an electric beater. One might throw in some chopped chives for a…

Roasted tomato pasta sauce

At this time of year, tomatoes are cheap and plentiful. So, it is a great time to make a big pot of tomato sauce for pasta. Thrown in some bacon, chili, or whatever else you want to use. This sauce is just a good base. You could probably also use it on pizza if you…

Foolproof Muffins

I love a muffin or 2 for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Or, if I am feeling lazy, as an easy dinner. More years ago than I can remember, I found a muffin recipe in an Australian Women's Weekly cookbook which worked well. Over the years, I have made and amended this recipe countless times…

Cheap and easy tomato pasta sauce

The brilliant Jack Monroe has been a magnificent campaigner in the fight against food poverty in the UK. One of her latest achievements has been the reintroduction of Smart Price items to the shelves of Asda. Two of my personal favourites are the 28p penne pasta and 28p tinned tomatoes. They are the staple ingredients…

Shashuka breakfast for two

My time living in the Middle East had its share of ups and downs, but one of the joys was constantly learning about new foods. For a while, I was in the privileged position of reviewing restaurants in Dubai, which was a lot of fun, even after the time I was almost fired for writing…

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