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No mess, no fuss – easy but delicious one-pan, one-tray or one-pot meal recipes
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No mess, no fuss – easy but delicious one-pan, one-tray or one-pot meal recipes

Being confined to our homes for the last couple of months has lead to a lot more cooking and, for a while there, we really embraced our extra time to expand our recipe repertoire. We're starting to get to the point, however, we're pretty tired and craving something delicious, but super easy. Not just when it comes to prep, either – we also don't want much to clean up. To help you maximise on flavour and your free time, we've found five one-pan, one-tray or one-pot meal recipes so you can skip the washing up and get back to your Netflix binge. more

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Celebrate the Paniyiri Greek Festival at home with this sweet honey puffs recipe
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Celebrate the Paniyiri Greek Festival at home with this sweet honey puffs recipe

In 1976 a group of passionate Greek Australians sought to share their storied cultural traditions with the people of Brisbane. Four decades later and Paniyiri Greek Festival has grown to become Queensland’s signature celebration of all things Greek and the state’s largest cultural festival. As far as success stories go, this one is pretty amazing. Following the cancellation of this year's festival due to strict social-distancing restrictions, the fine folks behind Paniyiri Greek Festival decided to move their celebrations online this Sunday May 24. To help you experience one of the most colourful and flavoursome cultures at home, the've also shared their mouth-watering honey puffs (loukoumades) recipe. These sweet balls of goodness are a traditional Greek dessert that somewhat resembles the golden crispy-meets-fluffy texture of a doughnut. Once fried to perfection, the puffs are… more

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Five hearty pasta recipes to warm your bones and soothe your soul
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Five hearty pasta recipes to warm your bones and soothe your soul

Sure, having a fit rig to strut the sand with post-iso is great and all, but what good will abs do when the mercury plummets? This year we’re advocating for the quarantine bod – that extra bit of cushion that keeps you warm when conditions outside become abominable. Pasta is comfort food – through and through – and there’s no dish we’d rather eat for dinner when rugged up and cosy at home. If you’re keen to jump on the quarantine bod movement, try these five warming recipes that will make your iso experience like the food equivalent of a big, warm hug. more

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In crust we trust – five easy pie recipes perfect for winter baking
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In crust we trust – five easy pie recipes perfect for winter baking

Whatever genius invented the pie deserves to be showered with eternal praise – seriously. Close your eyes and conjure the mental image of a flaky and buttery exterior encasing the mouth-watering ingredients within. It's enough to have us levitating with serene joy and the aroma of a pie fresh out of the oven is like an intoxicating perfume. Sorry, were we drooling? Forget about that. Pie is what we are here to discuss and with the winter months approaching (and most of us locked inside with plenty of time on our hands) there's no better time to have a crack at making one. What's your flavour? Do you prefer sweet or savoury? No matter your preference, we've rounded up five easy pie recipes here for you to try. more

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Skip the sourdough starter – try these five easy-to-master focaccia recipes while in iso
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Skip the sourdough starter – try these five easy-to-master focaccia recipes while in iso

With most of us figuring out how to occupy an isolation-induced abundance of free time and the days bringing a noticeably cooler change, conditions have never been better to learn how to make focaccia. If you're anything like us, your Instagram feed is filled with folks making their own bread while stuck at home, but we guarantee making a focaccia is way easier, just as fulfilling and far tastier depending on the ingredients you want to include. If the sound of a slightly puffed focaccia – dotted with salt and rosemary, with small pools of liberally spread olive oil resting in its pitted surface – sounds absolutely divine right now, have a crack at making some using these five recipes. You've got time, so why the foc not? more

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Sweet freedom – five picnic recipes to celebrate restrictions easing this weekend
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Sweet freedom – five picnic recipes to celebrate restrictions easing this weekend

In case you haven't heard, some of Queensland's stay-at-home-restrictions are easing as of this Saturday May 2, just in time for the long weekend. This new freedom is still heavily in line with social-distancing measures, however you are now permitted to venture outdoors for a picnic with members of the same household, or one other person if you live alone. The weather forecast for the weekend is looking pretty darn perfect for a (safely distanced) outdoor spread, so we've found five delectable picnic recipes to help you celebrate this little taste of freedom. more

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Crank the oven and get ready to bake – Arnott's has released its Monte Carlo recipe
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Crank the oven and get ready to bake – Arnott’s has released its Monte Carlo recipe

If you had visions of using this time in isolation to shred with home-based workouts and clean eating, we suggest you click away now. If, however, you've come to the conclusion that life is short and isolation is made inherently better with delectable baked goods then we have some excellent news – Arnott's has released a home-inspired version of its lauded Monte Carlo biscuit recipe. Delicious on its own or dunked in a cup of tea, the Monte Carlo is a culinary icon and for good reason. If you're keen to give it a crack, don your apron, crank the oven to 170°C and let's bake, baby! more

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Join the Legacy Anzac Biscuit Bake Off with this macadamia and maple Anzac granola
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Join the Legacy Anzac Biscuit Bake Off with this macadamia and maple Anzac granola

We know that Anzac Day is going to be very different this year and it's heartbreaking to know we can't commemorate in our usual fashion. This also means that for charities such as Legacy, it's the cancellation of their peak fundraising activities. To keep the spirit alive, Legacy has turned to the digital realm with the launch of its inaugural Legacy Anzac Biscuit Bake Off. Joining the virtual bake off is easy – simply register as an individual or team, make your best Anzac biscuits (or Anzac biscuit-inspired delights) and share photos and videos of your creations to inspire donations. Legacy Anzac Biscuit Bake Off is open from now until Sunday May 3, so you better get baking! If you're in need of a little inspiration, you're in luck. Legacy Brisbane has worked with a number of its widows, children, staff, volunteers and supporters, gathering their Anzac recipes to create a free… more


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Smaklig måltid – IKEA has released its iconic Swedish meatballs recipe!
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Smaklig måltid – IKEA has released its iconic Swedish meatballs recipe!

Every trip to Ikea has a few absolute must-dos – finding the funniest-sounding item names, pretending you live in one of the display units (we see you, 500 Days of Summer), picking up at least five unnecessary items that your shopping partner tells you to put back … but one tradition reigns supreme above all. We’re talking, of course, about the procurement of Swedish meatballs. Due to Ikea journeys being off the table (or SKOGSTA if you want to get technical) for the near future, the generous powers that be have decided to hand over the recipe for this iconic dish. more

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The Weekend Series: five rustic recipes to watch Game of Thrones by
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The Weekend Series: five rustic recipes to watch Game of Thrones by

Winter is coming and Game of Thrones is back. After a long hiatus, the record-smashing series returned last week with an emotionally charged Season 8 premiere, in what is set to be the beginning of the end. After nearly a decade of dragons, swords and power struggles, the series will wrap up at the end of this season – meaning every episode is ripe for a GoT viewing party. Keep the chills at bay with these five bone-warming dishes that are easy to share among friends and the perfect accompaniment to your next GoT gathering. more

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The Weekend Series: move over cob – muffuletta is your new breadst friend
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The Weekend Series: move over cob – muffuletta is your new breadst friend

While the humble cob loaf has enjoyed a renaissance this year, it’s time to make room for a new bread-based hero. We’re calling it right now – 2019 is set to be the year that the muffuletta takes over Australia. Originally created in New Orleans, this multi-layered meaty delight has recently had a taste in the Australian spotlight thanks to Sydney’s A1 Canteen – and we’re ready to get on board. Sharing its name with the bread on which it’s made, the muffuletta is traditionally crammed with salami, ham, mortadella, Swiss cheese, provolone and (deep breath) a marinated olive salad. While this combination is legendary, we’ve tracked down five muffuletta variations that will have you kissing the tips of your fingers like an old-timey cartoon chef. more

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The Weekend Series: celebrate spring with these five batch cocktail recipes
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The Weekend Series: celebrate spring with these five batch cocktail recipes

Hallelujah – spring is finally here! While we’re still a few days from fully shedding all of our layers, there’s no better time to blow the dust of our cocktail cabinet. Spring is the perfect entertaining season, and the best way to entertain is with some ice-cold batch cocktails. Picnics, garden soirees, intimate dinner gatherings – not only is it convenient to have the party juice already prepared, but you can save the hassle of clearing fridge and esky space for errant six packs and wine bottles. Break out the punch bowl and wash out the pitchers, it’s batch cocktail season baby! more

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The Weekend Series: recreate your favourites with these DIY food projects
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The Weekend Series: recreate your favourites with these DIY food projects

Sure, you can whip up a mean spaghetti bolognaise and don’t burn down the house when cooking Sunday roast. In the words of Her Royal Highness Shania Twain, ‘that don’t impress me much’. We love getting DIY in the kitchen, getting outside our comfort zone and making popular substances from scratch. Ever tried your hand at making jam? What about cheese? Don’t panic – making these items is not outside your skillset, all you need is a good recipe. We’ve found five that will give you enough guidance to take your cooking game up a notch. more

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The Weekend Series: warm your belly with a dose of baked cheese goodness
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The Weekend Series: warm your belly with a dose of baked cheese goodness

After you’ve exhausted your repertoire of cheese toasties, cheesy bakes and cheesy pastas, where do you go for a sure-fire cheese-based winter warmer? For us, we’ve started straight-up baking our cheese. No, we’re not just scooping up melted cheese with our fingers (though it’s not outside the realm of possibility) – we’re getting sophisticated with it. Take our advice – fire up the oven, grab a wheel of something tasty, and get ready to witness the unbrielievable spectacle of a freshly baked cheese wheel in all its ooey-gooey splendour. more

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The Weekend Series: warm up with some hearty winter cocktail recipes
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The Weekend Series: warm up with some hearty winter cocktail recipes

We've already broken out our jackets and winter hasn't even officially arrived. Good thing we're prepared. We’ve already enlightened you to some divine belly-warming eats and clued you in to some chill-proof cottages, now it’s time to sit back and sip on something that will spread warmth throughout the rest of your soul. It’s pointless having a liquor collection if you’re not interested in forming a solid repertoire of cocktails, and not all cocktails need to be minimalist concoctions. Winter is about indulgence, baby. If you’re looking to snuggle up on the couch next to someone special or simply want to unwind with a nice drink after a long day, these winter cocktail recipes are just the ticket. more

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The Weekend Series: five ways to step up your garlic bread game
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The Weekend Series: five ways to step up your garlic bread game

In the words of Belinda Carlise, “They say in heaven, carbs come first. We’ll make heaven a place on Earth”. We’re pretty sure those are the exact lyrics, and if they’re not, when we’d like to start a petition to make it so. What we’re trying to say is that carbs give us heavenly joy. On the carb deliciousness hierarchy chart, garlic bread sits pretty much at the top and it’s easy to see why – you’ve got toasted bread, moreish garlic butter and plenty of opportunities to mix it up. If you're ready to step your garlic bread game up to the next level, we've found find variations that are sure to make your stomach flip with excitement. Bring on the garlic breath! more

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The Weekend Series: Spud studs – five fab potato-based recipes for iso feasting
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The Weekend Series: Spud studs – five fab potato-based recipes for iso feasting

When it comes to versatility, the potato reigns supreme as one of the most beloved and adaptable foodstuff. French fries, mashed potato, potato bake, roast potato, potato gems, hash browns – without potatoes our lives wouldn’t be nearly as good. For some of us, iso living has ignited a new passion for cooking and creating – and what better ingredient to experiment with than taters? If you are strapped for ideas but are flush with spuds, then put them to good use with these five potato-based recipes that will be sure-fire winners at the table. more

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Slam-dunk your tastebuds with Press Club’s signature Space Jam cocktail
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Slam-dunk your tastebuds with Press Club’s signature Space Jam cocktail

If the mere mention of Space Jam doesn’t immediately fill you will an overwhelming sense of nostalgic joy, you’re probably a monster (or a robot, or a robot monster). The live-action/animated sports comedy starring NBA hero Michael Jordan and a motley crew of Looney Tunes characters is a legitimate cinematic masterpiece, so it’s no wonder that it has been a source of inspiration for many. In fact, beloved Brisbane bar Press Club named its signature cocktail for the movie – and these guys know their cocktails like Lola Bunny knows her way around the court. To celebrate the launch of its first-ever ticketed New Year’s Eve event, Press Club is handing over its coveted Space Jam recipe. This sparkling concoction is deceptively easy to make and will impress your pals more than Jordan landing a three-pointer right on the buzzer. more

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The Weekend Series: embrace the cob life with five baller cob loaf recipes
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The Weekend Series: embrace the cob life with five baller cob loaf recipes

Real talk, who can resist the lure of a cob loaf? It’s got all of the elements for a perfect snack – carbs, crunch, a gooey filling and plenty of options to customise. Before iso took hold, the cob was basically the social equivalent of a puppy – if you showed up with one of those bad boys, you’re going to be an absolute lord and everyone is going to want to be your best mate because you’re obviously an individual of fine taste. While we may not be able to hit the park for alfresco fun times at the moment, we can still make a delicious cob to enjoy at home – and here are five delicious variants to get you inspired. more

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The Weekend Series: binge mode – what to eat when you are devouring your favourite shows
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The Weekend Series: binge mode – what to eat when you are devouring your favourite shows

Here’s the deal – no movie night is complete without snacks. Are we all in agreement? Good. The same goes for a solid Netflix binge, though if we’re being constructive humans, we need to acknowledge that a party-sized bag of corn chips is not the most glamorous option. Sorry guys, but it’s true. It’s time to dust off the crumbs and put some effort in! If you’ve got some pals coming around for a weekly Bachelorette episode party, or if you’re keen to snuggle up with your loved one and the latest blockbuster, do so with some creative snacks that will be as much of a talking point as the movie or episode (or season) you’ve chosen for the night. more