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A food lovers weekend guide to Hobart, Tasmania – by Emma Stirling APD

A food lovers weekend guide to Hobart, Tasmania – by Emma Stirling APD
Last week I was teaching cooking and nutrition at the Australian Maritime College in Launceston and then snuck away for a girls weekend in Hobart, with my Sydney BFF Jane.  And it was divine. From the Launceston CWA shop selling home made wares to that meal at Garagistes, Tassie served up more...
one comment | December 12th, 2014 | Kitchen Klinic | Read More

Everything you need to know about Health Star Ratings – by guest expert Trish Guy APD

Everything you need to know about Health Star Ratings – by guest expert Trish Guy APD
Have you noticed something different on the front of some food products lately? You’re not the only one! We brought you the scoop on the Health Star Rating System in this post last year.  But now we are lucky enough to have a dietitian working with one of our iconic food brands update us on...
2 comments | December 10th, 2014 | Nutrition News | Read More

Mussels in garlic and wine with Barilla Gluten Free Pasta – by Scoop Sub Laura Ford

Have you seen the growth in new products in the gluten free section of the supermarket?  When one of Italy’s iconic pasta brands decides to launch a gluten free range, you know that it has well and truly gone mainstream.   And we knew they would have worked hard to get Barilla Gluten Free...
11 comments | December 5th, 2014 | Kitchen Klinic | Read More

2014 Scoop Christmas Gift Guide

Gosh.  Is it really advent calendar time? And the big count down to Christmas?  I’m in Tassie this week teaching cooking and nutrition, so our wonderful Summer Subs have been busy putting together our bumper 2014 Scoop Nutrition Christmas Gift Guide.  Are you giving the gift of good health...
2 comments | December 3rd, 2014 | Kitchen Klinic | Read More

Spiced Peppercorn Burger with Asian slaw – by Lauren Sedger Scoop Sub

Spiced Peppercorn Burger with Asian slaw – by Lauren Sedger Scoop Sub
Following on from our Vietnamese theme last week, it’s time to hear from our second Summer Sub.  And yes, you guessed it.  It’s another Vietnamese inspired dish to take you through every summer BBQ. About our expert: Lauren is a Melbourne based health sciences student looking forward...
no comments | November 28th, 2014 | Kitchen Klinic | Read More

The art & science of Parmesan with Massimo Bottura – by Emma Stirling APD

The art & science of Parmesan with Massimo Bottura – by Emma Stirling APD
Do you have those moments when the planets align?  Where eveything clicks?  Or falls into place? I had one of those earlier today.  And it centred around that beautiful golden, aged wheel that is parmigiano reggiano.  You’ve heard me many times before talk about the nutrition lessons to...
one comment | November 26th, 2014 | Nutrition News | Read More

Recipe ReDux: Traditional Vietnamese Pho with a vegetarian twist – by Scoop Sub Laura Ford

Recipe ReDux: Traditional Vietnamese Pho with a vegetarian twist – by Scoop Sub Laura Ford
I am so loving getting to know our two Scoop Summer Subs, Laura and Lauren (try saying that quickly 10 times on a Google+ Hangout).  Both of them are brimming with talent and ideas, so I felt very confident to hand this month’s Recipe Redux over to Laura.  The theme is a cherished childhood...
23 comments | November 21st, 2014 | Cultured Cuisine, Kitchen Klinic | Read More

Alice Waters on a simple but powerful vision: Edible Education – by Emma Stirling APD

Alice Waters on a simple but powerful vision: Edible Education – by Emma Stirling APD
I know the saying goes, older and wiser. But I swear the older I get, the more confused I become. Or perhaps I really am wiser, just with a more indepth understanding of our world? One person who challenged my views this week is pioneering Chef Alice Waters who was farm to forking it in way back...
one comment | November 19th, 2014 | Nutrition News | Read More

Exploring lupin flakes in healthy, gluten free asparagus fries – by Yvonne Lin APD

Exploring lupin flakes in healthy, gluten free asparagus fries  – by Yvonne Lin APD
When this week’s Foodie Friday guest said they wanted to do a recipe with lupin, I was so there.  Not only is La Trobe University doing research into this new “supergrain”, I had to admit I haven’t really checked it out. I know! A new food and I’m slow on the uptake....
no comments | November 14th, 2014 | Food Flash | Read More

Help! My kid is a tricky eater – by guest expert Denise Stapleton APD

Help! My kid is a tricky eater – by guest expert Denise Stapleton APD
Do you know a child who struggles to enjoy eating?  Or are you a parent that goes into battle feeding your toddler? Mealtime problems can be a common toddler trait, but how do you know when it’s more than just a fussy phase? Or progresses right through to teen time?  We asked this week’s...
3 comments | November 10th, 2014 | Nutrition News | Read More