PHOODIE’S LEMON SLICE 4

April 17, 2014

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Lemon Slice.

Lemon.

Slice.

To me, this is another of those “Who doesn’t love….” recipes…

Ok, ok, now I’m sure there are some people (freaks! hehe!) that don’t like Lemon and some people (bigger freaks! :) ) that don’t like slice, but I would bet all my money that they are the 1% and the rest of us are the 99%!

Not sure if I am actually writing in English at the moment as it has been a FRAZZLED lead up to Easter this year… bring on the break!

MOVING ON.

Here’s the recipe.

Make it.

Weep.

Thank me! :)

Oh, and for those celebrating, HAPPY EASTER!

Phoodie :)

INGREDIENTS

(Makes a 28cm x 35 cm tray of slice)

1 cup condensed milk

220g butter

450g Arnott’s Nice biscuits (or any other plain sweet bikkie)

2 cups desiccated coconut

The rind from 3 lemons

4 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture

90g butter – room temp

The juice from 2 lemons (3 if you want an extra hit!)

METHOD

1) Process the biscuits until they reach sand like consistency, place them in a bowl with the coconut and lemon rind.

2) Over a low heat, melt together the condensed milk and the butter. Once well combined pour over biscuit mixture and stir well. This will form the base of your slice.

3) Using the tips of your fingers, push biscuit mixture into baking paper lined dish (dish to be at east 5 cm high) and place in fridge to set for at least 1 hour.

4) To make the topping, combine the icing sugar (sifted), butter and lemon juice in a bowl. You can use a large cooking spoon or your (super clean) fingers to do this. You want this to be toothpaste (sorry, that’s all I could think of!) consistency. If too runny, add more icing sugar, if too dry add more water or lemon juice.

5) Spread this over the biscuit base and sprinkle with desiccated coconut. Place back in to the fridge to set (at least another hour or so,’

SLICE.

SERVE.

CRY FROM DELICIOUSNESS.

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PIZZA LOVERS UNITE! The Breville Crispy Crust ™; Review + GIVEAWAY! 6

April 14, 2014

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Last week, Breville held a pizza masterclass with hugely popular ‘Celeb Chef’ Pete Evans. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to pop through, so my good mate Dani went along to check things out!

Pete demonstrated how to make DELICIOUS pizzas (vego ones, meat ones, seafood ones, even SWEET ones!) using the Breville Crispy Crust ™ and below you can see some snaps taken on the day by Dani.

The Breville Crispy Crust ™ is a WONDER MACHINE. It delivers perfectly crisp homemade pizza in as little as 5 minutes.

The Crispy Crust has dual heating elements (top and bottom) that evenly heat the thick 12” ceramic pizza stone to an awesomely high 350°C replicating the cooking environment of a brick oven.

Whether the preferred base is thin, classic or sink-your-teeth-in thick, the Crispy Crust automatically adjusts the temperature to produce crunchy crusts and perfectly cooked toppings time after time.

A viewing window also allows cooking to be monitored without opening the lid and losing heat.

Homemade pizza fans looking for inspiration will enjoy the bonus Pete Evans Pizza book, which includes recipes for classic or gluten-free dough, as well as fresh tomato sauce for the base and 15 delicious topping combinations. From classic Margherita to gourmet Gorgonzola, Fig and Pancetta and decadent Pear and Frangipane, there is a pizza to suit every palate!

And because left over pizza tastes even better, the ‘Keep Warm’ setting can quickly reheat slices.

Now, I wouldn’t give you all of this info, tempt you with the snaps below and not offer one LUCKY PHOODIE READER the chance to WIN a Breville Crispy Crust, would I?!

OF COURSE NOT!

So…. if YOU want to be the LUCKY foodie to walk away with the prize, ENTER NOW! It’s SIMPLE!

All you need to do is TAG (either on Facebook or Instagram) the BIGGEST PIZZA LOVER that you know!

REMEMBER – you can enter as many times as you like as long as you tag a different person per entry!

If you don’t use Facebook or Insta, you can enter via the blog by leaving the name of the biggest PIZZA LOVER you know in the comments section below this post.

Competition Closes Midnight Wednesday 16th April 2014 with a winner selected at Random and announced on Facebook Thursday 17th April 2014.

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PHOODIE REVIEWS: THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS TIFFIN TEA; The Langham Hotel, Sydney 2

April 12, 2014

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Instagram followers will know that after only ONE day of school hols I  found myself locked in the bathroom in an attempt to get just TWO minutes of peace and quiet!

Anyone else ever done the same!?

Whilst in there I painted my nails neon pink. Regrets.com

Anyway, I digress….

If you are looking for an extra special treat these school holidays for the prince, princess or naughty monkey in your house…. or for YOURSELF, I have it right here for you!

The Langham Hotel’s Prince and Princess Tiffin Tea!

To celebrate the Royal visit down under, the clever folks at the Langham have done it again! A gorgeously themed high tea fit for a Queen! A variety of delicious custom treats based on both Kate and Wills’ favourite afternoon tea delights have been creted for you to enjoy!

An absolutely smashing way, my friends, to begin the school holidays, little boys and girls will enjoy their own fairytale experience. Budding princes and princesses can tuck into crown cookies, raspberry jelly cups, marshmallow rings and more, as part of the Prince & Princess Tiffin Tea.

Children are encouraged to don their best royal attire for the day – crowns and gowns most welcome!

Dates: April 12th – 27th 2014

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Cost: $30 per child, includes gift. Children must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

To book your Prince & Princess Tiffin, contact Reservations on (02) 8248 5220 or email tlsyd.rsvn@langhamhotels.com

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PHOODIE’S HEALTHY NACHOS 0

April 9, 2014

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As I wrote on my ‘Banoffee Pie with lots of twists’ post, I am REALLY NOT interested in the “healthy version” of ANYTHING unless it tastes delicious.

Healthy AND delicious. YES.

Healthy and NOT YUMMY. NO.

Sure, I don’t expect the delicious healthy version of something to taste identical to the original of whatever it is replicating, but it has to be YUM or I’d rather starve and save my calories for the few times a year when I can go wild on whatever it is.

So, to these Nachos.

They are HONESTLY phenom dot com.

Cross my heart.

The combination of flavours and textures satisfies even the biggest of Mexican food lovers.

PROMISE.

Give ‘em a go and unfollow me to your hearts content if I am a liar.

INGREDIENTS

I normally make a batch that feeds 42 million people AND THEN SOME so I am going to write the generic ingredients and method and allow YOU to choose your quantity. DO NOT FREAK out, it’s easy to do and if you have any questions just email (HERE) or FB message (HERE) or Instagram Message (HERE) or Tweet me (HERE)!

The Meat and Vege Sauce

Onion and Garlic – to sautee before adding meat and vege

Olive Oil (to sautee onion and garlic)

Large bowl of mixed vege (I use parsnip, sweet potato, carrot, cauliflower, mushrooms, capsicum but you can use ANYTHING)

Diced tomatoes (I used 2 cans so if you are making a smaller batch you can use 1 can)

Lean minced beef

WHATEVER SPICES YOU LIKE

Salt and Pepper

The Guacamole

2 large avocados

Juice from 1 large lemon and 1 lime

Salt and Pepper

The Salsa

2 punnets cherry tomatoes

1 red onion – very finely diced

The Chips

1 packet of wheat mountain bread – chopped into triangles

The ‘Sour Cream’

Tub of natural greek yoghurt

Corn on the cob – boiled or grilled and served as a garnish

METHOD

The Meat and Vege Sauce

1) Sautee the onion and garlic in olive oil in a large pot

2) When translucent add in the beef and stir around until meat is 90% cooked

3) When 90% cooked, add in diced tomatoes, stir through and place lid on for 5 minutes

4) Add in chopped veges and stir through, add in enough water to cover the veges/meat, place lid on and cook until all veges are tender. (RED ALERT: make sure it doesn’t boil over! I leave the lid half on so some steam can escape!)

5) You may wish to remove some of the liquid once the veges are cooked, in fact I would suggest removing most of it!

6) I blitz this mix up as I prefer the texture AND it makes hiding the vegetables easier! RED ALERT: Don’t blitz it to smithereens as if you do it shall appear as BABY FOOD. Just blitz it quickly – like a pulse!

The Guacamole

1) Combine avo, lemon and lime juice and seasoning in a bowl and mash

The Salsa

1) Dice tomatoes and onion and combine in a bowl

The Chips

1) Cut the mountain bread into triangles and spread triangles on to a baking paper lined tray

2) Bake in 18o deg cel oven until golden and crispy – about 3 mins! Don’t take your eyes off these fellas as they can burn in an instant!

(These will store in an airtight container for CENTURIES)

The ‘Sour Cream’

1) Serve the yoghurt as is!

To serve: For my kids I place a dollop of each component in a bowl and then place the chips on the side. The chips will become soggy IMMEDIATELY if you place them in the base of the bowl and put everything else on top! For hubby and myself, we normally just have everything laid out on the kitchen bench and serve ourselves as we please, again, not dumping it all on top of the chips for fear of the SOG-MONSTER!

ENJOY!

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PHOODIE’S EASTER GIVEAWAY with thanks to WOOLWORTHS! 12

April 6, 2014

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I can’t believe it is almost EASTER again!

It seems like only 43 seconds ago I was excitedly running through my garden hiding eggs for our annual family chocolate egg hunt!

Along with the hunt we have several other traditions and it wasn’t until I wrote them all down one time that I realised they MAY be a little over the top! Nevertheless, they remain, and I look forward to them every year without fail!

Alongside Christmas, Easter is my favourite holiday of the year – want to know why?!

THE FOOOOOOOOOOD!

And it’s not just the food eaten ON Easter Sunday…. it’s everything eaten in the LEAD UP to the big day… Choc Chip Hot Cross Buns anyone!?

Or are you a traditional HCB kinda person!? If so, click HERE…

ANYWAY, buying all of this food can get a little pricey and that’s why I AM HERE…. To offer ONE LUCKY READER….

A $250 Voucher for Woolworths!

That’s right TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS!

“$250 to spend at Woolworths? I don’t need that!”

SAID NO HUMAN EVER!

So hop to it!

Entering the giveaway is super duper EASY!

Simply TAG (either on Facebook or Instagram) the BIGGEST FOOD LOVER that you know! It could be your Mum? Your Brother? Your sister in law?! Your 12th cousin twice removed? Your BFF! It may even be YOU! Whoever it is, TAG ‘em and you could WIN!

REMEMBER – you can enter as many times as you like as long as you tag a different person per entry!

If you don’t use Facebook or Insta, you can enter via the blog by leaving the name of the biggest FOOD LOVER you know in the comments section below this post.

And if I were to win what would I buy?! I would head straight for the aisle where these Woolworths Gold treats were resting! They are hand crafted by skilled artisan Australian chocolatiers and made with the highest quality ingredients sourced locally and from around the world. These little beauties have no artificial colours or flavours, the exquisite chocolates include hand harvested Fleur de sel sea salt, juicy North American cranberries and natural blood orange oil! If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I have personally gobbled each and every one of these items!

GOOD LUCK WITH THE GIVEAWAY and may the BIGGEST FOOD LOVER win!

Competition Closes Midnight Wednesday 9th April 2014 with a winner selected at Random and announced on Facebook Thursday 10th April 2014. 

(Below (top to bottom) - Gold White Chocolate Egg with Cranberries and Pistachios RRP $12.00; Gold Salted Caramel Easter Egg with Fleur de sel RRP $12.00; Gold Chocolate Egg with Blood Orange RRP $12.00; Gold Indulgent Chocolate Cake RRP $15.00; Gold Swiss Milk Chocolate Bunny RRP $35.00)

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PHOODIE REVIEWS: EAT FIT FOOD 0

March 31, 2014

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A little while ago I started to feel EXHAUSTED.

I’m not talking about tired.

Or sleepy.

Or like I just needed a nana nap and I’d be good to go.

I’m talking ‘CANNOT. TIE. MY. SHOELACES. TOO. HARD’ exhausted!

Anyway, I wasn’t about to moan and groan about it as I had a fair idea that by tweaking what I was eating and how much exercise I was (or wasn’t!) doing, I would DEFINITELY start to feel better.

I started chatting to my Sis in law about all of this and she suggested that I try Eat Fit Food (EFF) for a bit. EFF are leaders in creating innovative and fresh meals from scratch. Their food philosophy is simple, eat flavoursome, nourishing wholefoods.

I jumped onto their site and was HOOKED the minute I saw the first snap of the meals and snacks that I would be eating. I ordered and paid for a 20 day overhaul programme and long story short, 2 days in, I PROMISE YOU I felt like a different human.

On day 3 I wrote to the folks from EFF telling them how incredible I was feeling (only 72 hours into it!) I spoke to them about PHOODIE and how I could share my experience with you guys (as maybe some – or lots – of you are feeling the same way!) and they sent me out a 2 day cleanse programme to tap on to the end of my 20 day overhaul. I snapped lots of the food I ate over those two days and I want to share it with you here.

I genuinely cannot recommend their programmes enough as I have (first hand) experienced the benefits of them! Their website sums up their programmes and all of the details and logistics very clearly and you can find them by clicking HERE. If you have any questions at all about my experience of following through a programme just email me or leave it in the comments below!

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PHOODIE REVIEWS: “BARBIE PRINCESS PEARL” TIFFIN TEA AT THE LANGHAM HOTEL, SYDNEY 0

March 27, 2014

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Our house has been nothing but pearls and princesses since the latest Barbie movie “Barbie the Pearl Princess” came out! My poor son and husband!

To celebrate the release of the movie on DVD, The Langham, Sydney is hosting a magical morning tea fit for every princess out there, big and small!

The morning tea is on this Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March from 10.30am – 12.30pm.

Price: $59 per child (includes Fairy Princess Barbie doll) and $59 per adult (includes a glass of Sparkling wine!)

Book: Call (02) 8248 5220 or email tlsyd.rsvn@langhamhotels.com

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SANDWICH MASTERCLASS with JAKE DELL of NEW YORK CITY’S KATZ’S DELICATESSEN – Thanks to Ryvita! 0

March 22, 2014

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I was lucky enough to attend a phenomenal Sambo masterclass last week with Jake Dell, owner of world renowned Katz’s delicatessen in New York City, made famous by the notorious “I’ll have what she’s having” scene in When Harry Met Sally.

Jake showed us how the folks from Katz’s whip up their mouth-watering ‘Pastrami on Rye’ and their world famous ‘Reuben’, both of which are consistently rated on “Best Sandwich” lists globally and bring celebrities (Bill Clinton, the late Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand and many more) and civilians alike from all corners of the world to their doors.

Jake is in Australia to help launch the search for Australia’s tastiest RYVITA masterpiece! RYVITA’S “Topped to Perfection” competition will see 8 of the country’s top eateries battle it out to win the title by creating their own delicious RYVITA recipe. The public will decide who wins by popping in to the select eateries across the land to taste each RYVITA creation and then heading to Facebook (www.facebook.com/RyvitaAustralia) to vote.

Eateries involved in this competition include The Grounds of Alexandria (Sydney), Malibu (Sydney), Gelato Messina (Sydney), Hotel Windsor (Melbourne), Shady Palms Cafe (Brisbane), Bar 9 (Adelaide), Cafe Elixir (Perth), and Toastface Grillah (Perth.)

After Jake demonstrated the making of both the ‘Pastrami on Rye’ and the ‘Reuben’ we were sent off to make our own versions using RYVITA! You can see my attempt in the Instagram snap below! We also got to sample 3 of the “Topped to Perfection” entries and they were all AMAZING! My favourite though?! The Grounds of Alexandria’s  ’Pumpkin Pie’ (Spiced Pumpkin Mousse with fennel and pickled cucumbers, topped with hot salami.) Special mention definitely goes to Messina’s ‘Whitebait’ which was Smoked Salmon and White Chocolate gelato with lemon cream cheese and dill and caper jelly!

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