Healthy cooking

Q. Which is correct? To put hot food in the fridge or to leave it cooling on the bench?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 24 February 2014. Posted in Healthy cooking

Q. Which is correct? To put hot food in the fridge or to leave it cooling on the bench?

Q. It used to be a no-no to put hot food into the fridge because it raises the temperature inside the fridge. But we're also told not to leave food cooling on the bench as this allows bacteria to multiply. Which is correct?

Healthier dinners: 3 tips to makeover your recipes

on Friday, 21 June 2013. Posted in Healthy cooking
Tagged: dinners, healthy cooking, healthy eating, portion size, vegetables

Healthier dinners: 3 tips to makeover your recipes

We all have meals we love, the ones we look forward to, crave even, but so often these favourite dinners are not the healthiest. They might be packed full of cream, fat, cheese, carbs and stodge, which is not good for you or your waistline. Here's how two passionate foodies Kathryn Elliott and Lucinda Dodds re-work their recipes to make them healthier and better for you.

Keeping your food safe 1, 2 and 3

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 26 September 2012. Posted in Healthy cooking
Tagged: food safety, guides, healthy cooking, healthy eating, tips

Keeping your food safe 1, 2 and 3

Here's tried-and-tested advice on how to handle food safely and avoid food poisoning in the kitchen. The risk of food poisoning is eliminated almost entirely if food is correctly handled and cooked - and stored properly. Here's how ...

The trouble with celebrity chefs

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 21 September 2012. Posted in Healthy cooking
Tagged: celebrity chefs, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, weight loss

The trouble with celebrity chefs

The rise of the celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsay as well as the amazing success of Masterchef has turned cooking at home into a gourmet experience. It's suddenly become fun and achievable. I love it! We all enjoy watching an experienced chef swiftly dice those onions and simplify a complicated recipe so we can re-create it ourselves with confidence (hopefully!).

My top 10 kitchen gadgets

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 19 September 2012. Posted in Healthy cooking
Tagged: family fare, food safety, gadgets, healthy cooking, healthy eating, kitchen organisation, measures, tips

My top 10 kitchen gadgets

What gadgets do I find best for cooking quick, healthy meals at home? Here's my list of the best. Some items are at the expensive end of the gadget spectrum and some are just little gadgets that just make life easier. Hope they inspire you to quicker healthier meals at home.

Indian recipes – healthy cooking tips

on Friday, 14 September 2012. Posted in Healthy cooking
Tagged: eating out, foodie, guides, health, healthy cooking, healthy eating, Indian food, tips

Indian recipes – healthy cooking tips

Do you start salivating at the thought of spicy Indian fare? Indian food is a colourful blend of different regional cuisines, each influenced by climate, geography and historical events. In Australia, we are fortunate to be able to enjoy a wide variation of interesting Indian dishes and be part of the growing interest in Indian cuisine.

Desserts - how to stay in control

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 07 September 2012. Posted in Healthy cooking
Tagged: balanced diet, eating out, guides, healthy cooking, healthy eating, tips, weight loss

Desserts can undo an otherwise healthy day's intake

Do you have a sweet tooth? Love to check out the desserts on the menu before anything else? Rather than denying yourself (and binging later on), here's how you can indulge a little yet still eat light and not blow everything!

Improving on the pizza - for health

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 31 August 2012. Posted in Healthy cooking
Tagged: fast food, guides, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, take-away, weight loss

Improving on the pizza - for health

Pizza has come a long way since it was first baked in Naples, Italy where it was simply made with tomato, mozzarella cheese, oregano and a little anchovy on a yeast dough cooked in a wood burning oven. This was Pizza alla Napoletana and was a staple dish for poor families.