Traditional Christmas Cake

Traditional Christmas Cake

  This delicious traditional Christmas Cake is sure to be hit with family and friends this festive season. Ingredients: Mix 11 KG packet dried fruit½ cup mixed peel1 cup chopped apricots1 cup dried figs100g glace cherries cut in half1 tsp mixed spice1 tsp cinnamon1 cup walnuts   Mix 2250G butter1 cup brown sugar soft   Mix 35 eggs   Mix…

Merry Christmas from Southern Plus

Merry Christmas from Southern Plus

  Everyone has a Christmas tradition or two, and very often the festive moments we treasure most include sharing something delicious to eat while we spend time with our loved ones. A member from the Southern Cross Care family has kindly shared a recipe that is particularly important to her. We hope you consider making this easy recipe, and that…

Sweet Christmas Recipes

Sweet Christmas Recipes

Meringue Christmas Wreaths, courtesy of Donna Hay. Ingredients 150ML EGGWHITES (APPROXIMATELY 4 EGGS) 1 CUP (220G) CASTER (SUPERFINE) SUGAR 1 TEASPOON WHITE VINEGAR Method 1. Preheat oven to 100°C (250°F). Place the egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, waiting 30 seconds before…

Holiday Season Recipe Ideas

Holiday Season Recipe Ideas

  With the silly season around the corner, we thought we would celebrate by giving you some delicious recipes to serve at home if you are entertaining (or even just for yourself). Let’s start with Martha Stewarts Hand Pies (yum). Easy to make and easy to eat, just serve with sauce and dig in!   Ingredients: 500g of minced beef…

Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade Granola Recipe

  Do you love granola for breakfast but are wary of the high fat and sugar content from most store-bought options? The solution? Make your own, delicious, crunchy granola at home. This recipe is loaded with nuts and seeds to keep you fuller for longer. Pair it with some fresh fruit and Greek yogurt for a well-rounded, diet-friendly breakfast.  …

Zesty Beetroot Salad

Zesty Beetroot Salad

Wake up your taste buds with this fresh and zingy beetroot salad. The sharp mustard, warming pepper and vibrant lime make this salad perfect to prepare for the upcoming summer weather. Serves: 2         Prep time: 10 minutes              Cooking time: less than 5 minutes   You’ll need for the dressing: Juice 1 lime 1 tsp wholegrain mustard 1 tsp honey 3…

Winter Warmer Soup

Winter Warmer Soup

Spring is on the way, but the nights are still a bit chilly. Are you wishing for the sun to come out so you can put away your slippers for another year? For the time being… here is the perfect warming soup to keep you full, happy and cozy on these cool nights.   Best-Ever Minestrone Soup. 2 tbsp olive oil…

Hearty Irish Stew

Hearty Irish Stew

  Who can resist a hearty slow-cooked stew as the cold weather sets in? This Irish stew recipe is not only delicious but with lots of veggies, it is good for you too! Ingredients 1/4 cup plain flour 1.2kg lamb forequarter chops, trimmed 1/4 cup olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 carrots, peeled, cut…