PHOODIE’S ASIAN SALMON WITH FRESH HERB + MACADAMIA TOPPING 8

October 26, 2014

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Did you know that Brain Cancer kills more children than any other disease?

The cause for it is unknown, it cannot be prevented and treatment options are few.

Pretty frightening, hey?

Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is the largest dedicated fundraiser for Brain Cancer research in Australia and a HUGE increase in research funding is needed to accelerate new treatments and improve survival. Their mission is bold; To Increase five-year survival to 50% within ten years.

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PHOODIE’S BUBBLE GUM ROCKY ‘WIZZ FIZZ’ ROAD 10

October 23, 2014

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THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY WIZZ FIZZ

The little red spoon.

Who could forget it!?

Certainly not me… or my sister… or brother…. Every Saturday night my grandparents used to take us to the same “Chocolate shop” (I mean do these things even EXIST anymore!? Apart from in small country towns and Switzerland!?) and we would each get to select one thing to take home and guzzle down before bed. And time after time after time we would always choose Wizz Fizz.

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PHRANKENSTEIN’S BRAINS (AKA GUACAMOLE!) 0

October 14, 2014

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I wasn’t going to bring you guys a Hawlloween post this year.

It’s not that I am not into it, I totally am! I mean WHAT’S not to like about dressing up and shovelling chocolate down ya gob!? It’s just that, as always, and like everyone, my time is limited and it appeared to me (via a Facebook survey that I ran) that most of you wanted the Pumpkin Salad post instead of a Halloween one.

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PHOODIE’S COCONUT, OAT AND ROASTED HAZELNUT BREAKFAST MUFFINS (WITH HOMEMADE ‘NUTELLA!’) 1

October 7, 2014

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THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY VITASOY COCONUT MILK

Long time Phoodies will know that Coconut and I go back a LONG way. Pretty much since I was a newborn, I have been OBSESSED with anything and everything that comes from, is related to, smells like, or is a form of this precious wonder of nature. Coconuts even score a special mention on the “About Me” section of this blog! In addition, they appear on all of my profile descriptions across Social Media. It’s pretty fair to say I LOVE ‘em!

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THE BEST VANILLA SLICE IN THE WORLD! 10

September 17, 2014

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In case you haven’t worked this out yet, I am one of those people that CONSTANTLY says “This is the BEST thing I have ever eaten!”

Let me explain.

It’s not because I am a liar.

It’s not because I have amnesia.

It is because, at the time, I genuinely believe that whatever it is that I am eating IS the best thing…… until I remember something else that also is the best or until I eat another thing that is also the best. Confused?! Sorry!

Moving on.

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PHOODIE’S HOMEMADE BOUNTY BARS 1

September 6, 2014

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I love a good old fashioned HOMEMADE chocolate bar post…

Regular readers would be familiar with my Homemade TWIX, Homemade SNICKERS and Homemade CHERRY RIPE recipes…

Well I thought it was time to add ANOTHER one to the collection so….

LADIES AND GENTS…. I present you my HOMEMADE BOUNTY BARS!

Again, as the regulars know, my OBSESSION with Coconut ANYTHING knows no bounds…. So both that fact and the obvious truth that the COMBINATION of Chocolate and Coconut is a true match made in heaven, were two good enough reasons to get blogging.

This is the most simple of simple recipes. Only a handful of very basic ingredients are required and it’s definitely a great one to make with the kids (but be warned – the chocolate dipping can get a tad messy!)

INGREDIENTS

Makes about 12 (10cm long) bars

2 and 1/4 cups desiccated coconut (I struggled to find organic desiccated so bought organic chips and shoved ‘em in the food processor! I don’t buy organic ‘everything’ but so many brands of plain desiccated coconut contain Preservative 220!)

1 and 1/3 cups Icing sugar

1/2 teaspoon cornflour

150 grams condensed milk (sweetened)

200g dark chocolate melts

35 g copha

METHOD

1) Pour your desiccated coconut into a large mixing bowl (As I said, I could only find coconut chips so I smashed them in my food processor until they were finely desiccated!)

2) Sift the icing sugar into the bowl on top of the coconut.

3) Add in the cornflour and condensed milk and give it a good stir.

4) Once the mixture has formed a ball place it in the fridge and get onto prepping your chocolate.

5) In a microwave safe bowl melt together the chocolate and the copha. Do this in 15 second bursts to avoid the chocolate burning. Once the mixture is melted and runny, set it aside on the bench.

6) Take the ball of coconut mixture out of the fridge and begin to form your coconut logs. I take about a golf ball amount of mixture and roll it in my hands to form a log, then I square off the edges with my fingers. They won’t all be PERFECT but that’s what I call HOMEMADE CHARM. As you form each log, line them side by side on a baking paper lined tray.

7) One by one, using two forks, lower each log into the chocolate mixture to coat. Remove with the two forks and place on a well sprayed (with butter or vegetable oil spray!) wire rack. I made the mistake of not spraying and they stuck…. which was fine as far as their taste was concerned but the underside of them left a lot to be desired!

8) Place in the fridge for 15 minutes to set

ENJOY!

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FATHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY #2; A $250 WOOLWORTHS GIFT CARD! 8

August 31, 2014

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If you’re anything like me, you haven’t sorted your Father’s Day gift (or gifts!) just yet….
BUT FEAR NOT!
Well, ONE LUCKY READER can fear not! I have an awesomely generous $250 GIFT CARD from Woolworths to give away!
Wahooooo!
If you WIN you can either gift the voucher directly to Dad or you can use it to buy him a whole bunch of super treats from Woolworths yourself! Of course general groceries are obviously an option, but have a read below to see the SPECIAL products that are available at Woolworths now just for Father’s day. You could buy these for him instead!
With Father’s Day just around the corner, Woolworths have prepared the ultimate Father’s Day gifts that will leave dad grinning from ear to ear.
Bring the family together and fire up the BBQ with the Jamie Oliver Gas Torch, and let dad tuck into juicy, mouth-watering steaks – made easy with jumbo knives from Jamie Oliver’s BBQ Steak Kit – exclusive to Woolworths.
Continue the fun as dad takes on the Best Dad Chilli Chocolate Wheel challenge and top off the day with tasty treats from Darrell Lea.
Like all of my giveaways,  entering this competition could NOT BE EASIER!

Simply TAG the WORLD’S BEST DAD (or ANY awesome guy that you know!) on the PHOODIE Facebook Page under the Competition Status!

YOU CAN ENTER AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE, TAGGING A DIFFERENT DAD (or all ’round awesome bloke!) EACH TIME! This competition is open to ALL AUSSIES from the West Coast to the East!

If you don’t use Facebook, feel free to enter here on the blog by leaving the name of a the guy you’re nominating in the comments below!

Alternatively, If you’re an INSTAGRAM user, tag someone over there, under my JAMIE OLIVER WOOLWORTHS competition picture!

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?

ENTER NOW!

Competition Closes Midnight Wednesday 3rd September 2014 with a winner selected at Random and announced on Facebook Thursday 4th September 2014.

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QUINOA + BEETROOT SALAD WITH MINT, SMOKED ALMONDS, CURRANTS + ROASTED GARLIC DRESSING 0

August 27, 2014

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Karen Martini is LITERALLY the Goddess of salads.

The way this lady has (time and time again,) seemingly effortlessly tossed JUST the right number of perfectly matched ingredients together to create a phenomenal salad recipe is beyond me.

And this Salad of hers that I bring to you today is no exception.

I was lucky enough to meet Karen in person a couple of weeks ago and I watched on as she threw this little baby together before my eyes.

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