Pork with Crispy Crackling


Everything The Chef cooks is brilliant, though the one thing he excels at is the at-home classic roast. We don’t eat a lot of meat week to week, though we do enjoy a roast treat. Follow The Chef’s easy technique for the most beautiful, succulent and crispy roast. You’ll be surprised just how east it… 

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Chinese Chicken Dumpling Soup


  Simple, healthy and delicious. Chinese noodle soups are always so fullfilling for my belly and my soul. The chef loves them because well, he’s chinese so it’s in his blood. We crave these soups if I haven’t had them for a while. I don’t follow a recipe and every single time I make one of… 

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AJ Vietnamese Noodle House, Brisbane City

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Words and Photographs by: The Nutrition Guru One thing The Chef taught me, was to’ never judge a restaurant by its cover’. I had always thought that working in some of the finest restaurants, he would be picky in where he ate, but in fact he has taught me the opposite. Delicious food can be found in the… 

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Winter Carrot Soup


Written by: The Nutrition Guru My dad can’t stand carrots. As a kid growing up, I could never understand why. I used to sit their looking at my father (who much to my mothers dismay, refused to eat his carrots) thinking carrots are sweet, crunchy and so brightly coloured. What an amazing crazy shape the… 

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Potato and Onion Soup

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Written by: The Nutrition Guru I must say, that I never cook soups using a recipe. That’s because I usually cook soup as a way of using up all the dribs and drabs in the fridge. So on this cold winters night, I had 2 potatoes and 2 onions which were not looking shiny and… 

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Beetroot, Lentil and Parmesan Soup

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[vc_row el_position="first last"] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position="first last"] Beetroot is a deliciously sweet root vegetable, perfect to use in winter. Its versatility lend it to be a great accompaniment to roast dinners, salads, or a feature of a dish such as a risotto or chocolate beetroot cake. The wonderful deep red colour comes from the abundance… 

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The Green Machine: Nutritious soup


  Broccoli, peas, spring onions, spinach and a sprinkle of parmesan. Easy! Greens are high in vitamin C, an antioxidant and immune booster. Folate, responsible for building new cells and providing energy for our body. Greens are also high in potassium which help to regulate our blood pressure as well as fibre for a healthy… 

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Immune Boosting – Cold and Flu Busting – Chicken Soup

The 'stay away from me cold and flu' soup

You know us by now, we just love an easy meal. We always have a pot of this boiling away slowly on the stove. Guess who WON’T be getting sick this winter! This is a ‘throw it all in a pot’ type recipe and a great way of using up those half soggy vegetables in the… 

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Nutritious Stew – Oxtail or Beef

Heart, warming and healthy

At the moment, I am only able to drink liquids due to a condition in my oesophagus. Long story short, I am always on the quest to find a dish with a ‘bang for it’s buck’ or, with as much nutrition in it as possible. So I made this for The Chefs dinner, and drained the… 

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