Easy Sauted Mushrooms

This recipe is a great beginner recipe for mastering delicious garlic mushrooms. These are great with scrambled eggs for breakfast, mix with gravy for a beautiful steak sauce or just enjoy as is! Want to learn more about sautéing? Check out of my blog post here that gives you the low down for success Ingredients …

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Basic Cooking Techniques 101 – Your Guide to Kitchen Confidence – Saute

Ever wondered why your sauteed vegetables are a soggy mess instead of being a crisp and colourful rainbow? Let’s fix that! So what is sauteing, when do you do it and what recipes can your practice with? To saute is to cook over a high heat with a little fat in your pan. You commonly …

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Kitchen Safety 101: Safety Tips Every Beginner Should Know

Learning to cook can be an exciting and rewarding experience and we want to make sure you get the most out of the journey by keeping safe to prevent injuries and accidents. We prefer that you cut the vegetables not your fingers! Whether you’re a novice or just looking to brush up on some key …

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Welcome to the Kitchen: Essential Tools and Gadgets for Beginners

Moving out of home? Renovating? Learning to cook? What do all these things have in common? They may find you wondering what exactly you need to stock your kitchen with, what is essential and what you can leave on the shelf So let me walk you through my favourite kitchen utensils, what they do and …

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Cooking Glossary

Reading a recipe and have no idea what the instructions mean? Wish there was a quick guide to give you the insight you need? You’re in luck! Read on below for my glossary of cooking terms and how they apply in your favourite recipe Al Dente – Italian meaning “to the tooth” . Pasta readiness …

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Spice It Up – Cinnamon

Ever bought a spice for one dish and had it sit in your cupboard until it expires as you have no idea what to do with it? Fear not, this series is about introducing to either new spices to add flavour to old favourites, or show you new ways to use those spices in your …

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Apple and Sour Cream Slice

Apple and Sour Cream Slice – recipe and image courtesy of Womens Weekly Ingredients Method

Easy butter chicken

Easy Butter Chicken Serves 4-5 without vegetables – with vegetables will easily serve 6 Ingredients Method NB suggested vegetables include green beans, broccoli, snow peas, zucchini If you have found this recipe from your mummyrepublic sample please note the sample given is 1/5 of the original spice mix recipe making it great for a single …

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Undercover Chef Tip – Bread

The end of a loaf of bread in our house is always a bit stale as we tend to forget about it. So what to do with these sad kitchen remnants? Bread crumbs! To make into bread crumbs fully dry out the bread ends or loaf offcuts in a low oven – 150 degrees until …

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Undercover Chef Tip – Saving the Mayonnaise

Split mayonnaise. It would appear to be the most dramatic kitchen event if you believe reality tv. But it can be a pain and it is disheartening when it happens. Don’t dismay! It can be fixed. If you’re mayonnaise is starting to look a bit iffy, add a few small ice cubes and keep blending. …

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Undercover Chef Tip – No egg on your face

Ever read a recipe or seen a tip advising on room temperature eggs whilst yours are safely nestled in the fridge? So how do you get eggs to room temperature quickly and easily? Immerse them in hot (not boiling, we don’t want to cook them) water and allow to sit for about 2-3 minutes until …

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Undercover Chef Tip – Butter It Up

Undercover Chef Tip – Butter it Up for Baking Nothing is worse than starting a recipe and realising you need softened butter in a hurry. So how do you make your butter soft without risk of melting it or needing a micro wave? Grating it finely allows it to melt quickly into your mixes or …

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Cooking with kids – age appropriate cooking

  Teaching Kids to Cook at Any Age What tasks can your kids do in the kitchen? Discover what skills are great for each age group to get kids cooking in the kitchen with ease with our simple list below Toddlers – 6 yr old – Peeling fruit (mandarins) and eggs with hands– Juice citrus fruit– Crack eggs– Stir or whisk easy batters– Scoop batters or dough– Pour liquids– Measure dry ingredients with cups– Using cookie cutters These tasks are designed to get your youngest …

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Cooking with kids – knife safety

Seven Tips for Knife Safety with Kids Cooking with kids is such a fun and memorable experience. Safety is one of the top priorities in any kitchen and using a knife safely is essential. Kids can learn kitchen confidence and become a willing helper in the kitchen with these safe tips to get them chopping, …

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