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Try out this delicious Pavlova recipe -- it's New Zealand's national dessert and rightly so. The Pavlova is a meringue shell with a marshmellowy centre topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.
This recipe for Lamingtons has been making kids around Australia happy for decades. The Lamington is a little sponge cake dipped in chocolate icing and then rolled in desiccated coconut.
Afghan Biscuits are a Kiwi favorite. The chocolate and cornflake biscuit, also known as a
Top 10 Passionfruit Recipes
Toasted muesli is such a simple and delicious breakfast meal. The muesli is made of rolled oats combined with a mixture of nuts, seeds, desiccated coconut, honey and a little canola oil.
A Quick Guide to Oven Temperature Conversions
This curried sweet potato soup with coconut milk is aromatically spiced and delicately creamy.
The delicious Aussie meat pie is a small pie filled with ground beef, onions and gravy. The pie is usually topped with tomato sauce.
Try out this delicious muesli bar recipe -- it's so simple to prepare and packed full of nutritious nuts.
Turn up to your next tea party with these delightful homemade glazed fruit tarts. Sweet, buttery shortcrust tarts are filled with creme patisserie and topped with strawberries, mandarins, kiwi fruit, blueberries and raspberries.
Trout's subtle flavor is best left to speak for itself. This recipe's flavors are simple -- garlic, lemon juice and a little butter is all that's required.
The ultimate comfort food, vanilla rice pudding with sooth and satisfy your dessert craving.
8 Australian food icons that make perfect souvenirs
Lemon barley water is a delicious, old fashioned drink that was once considered to be a remedy for the weak. These days its simply enjoyed as a refreshing drink for all occasions.
The Tim Tam Slam is an Aussie coffee ritual. The Tim Tam Slam is a method of using these cookies as a straw to suck up a hot drink, like coffee and then eating it before it explodes.
A succulent and simple lamb roast recipe - one of Australia and New Zealand's favorite ways to enjoy lamb.
Whip up a Caesar salad for lunch or dinner with this simple and delicious recipe consisting of boiled eggs, crispy bacon and crunchy croutons.
Lamb backstrap is a top grade cut of lamb that's perfect for marinating, barbecuing and grilling. It's tender and full of flavor. In this recipe, lamb backstraps are marinated in Middle Eastern herbs and spices and then barbecued to perfection.
A savory spread that defies description
Australian and New Zealand food is diverse and innovative. Both countries incorporate native produce and produce introduced by the many cultures living in them today.
The Maori Boil-up is a delicious soup normally made with a pork stock base. In this recipe the soup is cooked with tender pork filets, spinach, watercress and fluffy pumpkin dumplings.
One of my all-time favorite salads and so easy to make -- quinoa, tuna and chickpea salad tossed with baby spinach, celery, fresh mint and cilantro, spring onions and baby tomatoes.
Sweet, moist and delicious, this banana yogurt cake is a family favorite.
Iconic Australian Foods - Iconic New Zealand Foods
The Louise cake is an old fashioned treat in New Zealand that consists of a biscuit or thin cake base topped with raspberry jam and coconut meringue. The cake is baked in the oven and then served with fresh raspberries on top.
This honey mustard lamb rack recipe is a great-tasting show-stopper -- and so easy to prepare, you'll be embarrassed by all the praise.
These gorgeous brandied peaches make a wonderful topping for pancakes, ice-cream or enjoy with a dollop of clotted cream for dessert. They require three months of bottling before serving. It's worth the wait! Brandied peaches also make a wonderful food gift.
The ANZAC Biscuit plays an important part in Australian and New Zealand History. The simple yet delicious biscuits are made of oats, desiccated coconut, butter, sugar and flour.
Treat yourself to a gorgeous breakfast of eggs Florentine. Poached eggs are served on toasted sourdough bread with spinach and a creamy Hollandaise sauce.
Recipe for Curry Puffs. Australian / New Zealand Food.
Butter Measurement Conversions. Australian / New Zealand Food.
A succulent fish burger -- the white fish is coated in a light batter and then fried to perfection. Served on a toasted hamburger bun with homemade tartar sauce and hand-cut potato chips.
Prepare an irresistible treat, perfect for enjoying on toast, as a cheesecake topping, stirred through whipped cream, or as a spongecake filling.
Passionfruit Butter is so simple to prepare and absolutely delicious on a piece of toast for breakfast or as a pastry filling.
White fish filets are coated with a light beer batter and fried to perfection. The fish is served with fries and Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping.
Step by Step instructions on how to cut a kiwi fruit. Page 2.
A delicious apple and tropical passionfruit crumble topped with crunchy ANZAC biscuits and vanilla ice-cream. A delicious treat for winter or summer.
A rich and creamy curried carrot and turnip soup which is wonderfully satisfying as an appetizer or a main course. Despite its richness, there's actually no milk or cream in this soup -- just a little sour cream stirred through before serving.
There is something very special about making homemade strawberry jam. It tastes purer and more intense and it's natural. This simple recipe is a great way to fall in love with jam making.
Pick up some freshly shucked oysters and top them with crispy smoked bacon, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar and butter for a lip-smacking appetizer.
This mouth-watering Portuguese chicken burger was born in Bondi but has spread throughout Australia and New Zealand. The burger consists of pan-fried chicken breasts topped with a chili sauce, romaine lettuce, several slices of provolone cheese and mayonnaise.
For an easy summer starter, try these succulent barbecued shrimp served with a spicy, sweet, salty and sour Thai dipping sauce.
Try brushing par-boiled potatoes with a mixture of olive oil, butter and sea salt for perfect, crispy roast potatoes.
Crumbed lamb cutlets are a favorite amongst Kiwis and Aussies. Some recipes are quite inventive but this simple recipe is a popular one and a great place to start.
Flavored with garlic and fresh rosemary and served with a delicious red wine and gravy, this simple beef rib eye roast makes for a wonderful family dinner.
What better dish to serve at a dinner party than steaming plates of clam pasta. The sweet clams are steamed in a light broth of fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic and white wine and served with spaghetti or linguine pasta.
Treat yourself to a buttery passionfruit pound cake made with low-fat ricotta cheese. The rich cake has a beautiful golden crust and is topped with passionfruit cream cheese icing.
Use up leftover roasted vegetables in this classic quiche recipe. The vibrant colors and flavors of this delicious quiche are sure to become a family favorite.
Step by Step Instructions on how to prepare a Pavlova
List of top 10 winter desserts
A favorite Australian breakfast -- Dippy Eggs with Vegemite Soldiers
Hokey Pokey is New Zealand's most popular ice-cream flavor and rightly so. Just imagine your favorite vanilla ice-cream peppered with crunchy bites of honeycomb.
Try out this colorful and delicious beetroot salad. The earthy sweetness of the roasted beets is complimented by the tart sweetness of the tropical mango.
This homemade jam is a delicious accompaniment to hot buttered toast in the morning.
Make your own mayonnaise with these simple step-by-step instructions. Page 4.
The traditional Indian Mango lassi is given an Aussie twist with the addition of passionfruit.
Start the day with a bowl of apple and passionfruit bircher muesli. It's delicious and nutritious and will keep you going until lunchtime.
The souffle is a delicate baked dish made from eggs yolks and whipped egg whites. It can be served as a savory dish or in this case, as a dessert. This passionsfruit souffle is infused with vanilla beans and fresh passionfruit.
A Guide to Australian Honey: Part One
An Introduction to New Zealand Food. Page 2.
The combination of cumin, paprika, fresh mint, garlic and lemon juice makes for an exotic marinade for this Moroccan Lamb Roast Recipe.
This Australian hamburger usually consists of a juicy beef patty in a bun with cheese, sliced tomato, canned beetroot, onions, lettuce, bacon and an egg.
Scones are little round cakes that go by the name of 'biscuits' in North America. This recipe is so simple to make that I often prepare the scones fresh when I have friends over. The recipe calls for the use of buttermilk which results in an incredibly light and fluffy scone.
A simple, rustic pasta dish of pappardelle with lamb ragu. In this recipe, lamb shoulder is slowly braised with tomatoes and peppers until it becomes tender and then served with fresh pappardelle noodles.
A gorgeous dessert -- yogurt panna cotta is infused with honey and vanilla and served with a tropical passion fruit syrup.
Try something a little different with this delicious banana lassi. The combination of ripe bananas, natural yogurt, milk and a little cardamom powder makes for a refreshing and nutritious drink.
Recipe for Chocolate Cake with Fresh Blood Orange, Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt
Guide to Eating Yum Cha (dim sum)
A typical Aussie breakfast consisting of bacon, eggs, toasted and baked beans.
Creme caramel custards - also known as flan - are surprisingly easy to prepare and make elegant dinner party desserts.
Top 10 Australian & New Zealand Lamb Recipes
Here, the simple sausage roll has been transformed into a moreish party snack with the inclusion of a
For a quick and easy meal try out this delicious Asian vegetable stir-fry. This recipe is packed full of nutritious greens such as asparagus, broccolini, zucchini and snow peas. It also includes the delicious shitake mushroom which provides high levels of iron and protein to the meal.
Find out the secrets to healthy snacking that will help you maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Delicious snack ideas are included.
An article on Australia's most popular beer -- Victoria Bitter.
Top 5 Australian and New Zealand Macadamia Recipes
Recipe for an Easy Sausage Casserole
Try out a sausage roll with a Thai twist by adding garlic, chili and some fragrant cilantro.
One of my favorite desserts -- chocolate mousse profiteroles. Made from choux pastry the profiteroles are light and airy and make the perfect little pouches for wickedly delicious dark chocolate mousse.
Kumara is also known as roasted sweet potato salad.
: Australian slang for a "sandwich." : A "Sambo.
Delicious served with vanilla ice-cream, custard, cream or even porridge, vanilla poached plums are easy to prepare and taste absolutely gorgeous.
Find out more about some iconic Australian and New Zealand Foods from the famous pavlova to the savory spread known as Vegemite.
Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate melting moment cookies filled with creamy vanilla icing.
In this recipe, freshly harvested watercress is cooked with potatoes, chicken stock, milk, onions and garlic to make a deliciously light soup.
Spices not only add flavor to food, but also contain many beneficial nutrients. Find out how you can spice up your life!
Try out this simple recipe for mouthwatering coconut macaroons. The golden coconut stacks are crispy on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside.
Warm yourself with this hearty and aromatic Moroccan lamb stew served with cous cous.
Turn a salad into a main meal with this refreshing and satisfying dish of lamb kofta served on a bed of fresh and crispy cucumber, Spanish onion, tomato, mint and parsley and served with a creamy garlic sauce.
My take on Bill Granger's famous sunrise drink -- an orange, banana, strawberry and yogurt smoothie. Delicious indeed.
Perfect in summer or winter, the roasted vegetable pasta salad is easy to make and a nutritious and delicious comfort food.
This slow-cooked Steak and Mushroom Pie Recipe this meat pie recipe is a traditional Aussie dish which takes its roots from British cuisine. It is well worth the wait as the steak is amazingly tender and full of flavor.
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Spoil yourself with a deliciously easy recipe for scrambled egg Croissants. The fluffy eggs are a perfect match for the buttery, light-as-a-feather pastries.
This simple recipe for chicken salad is great for lunch or dinner. It's easy to prepare and the only cooking required is the grilling of the chicken. The salad consists of crispy romaine lettuce, tomatoes, Spanish onion and feta, all topped with a delicious olive oil and white wine vinegar dressing.
The cottage pie is a hearty and simple dish to prepare and is inspired by cooking from the British Isles. View this Australian version of the recipe.
Carrot, Apple & Ginger Juice. Australian / New Zealand Food.
In this recipe Australian whitebait (small, young fish) are deep fried and served with a cilantro and garlic aioli. Fried whitebait make for an excellent seafood appetizer to be washed down with a cold glass of beer.
Perfect for vegetarians or veggie-lovers, these delicious sausage rolls are filled with curried mashed potato, peas and carrots.
Start off the morning with something healthy and easy to prepare -- a tropical fruit salad with a side of passionfruit and honeyed yogurt.
Start the day with a mix of lightly toasted honey nut muesli. Just top with a dollop of natural yogurt, low-fat milk and your favorite berries for a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
Vietnamese prawn rice paper rolls are a delicious and healthy fast food. Filled with succulent prawns, fresh herbs, cucumber and lettuce, the rolls are easy to make and even easier to eat.
Whip up a quick and mouthwatering dessert of grilled bananas topped with vanilla yogurt and tropical passionfruit.
These tasty lamb kabobs make for a quick and healthy meal. Marinated in cinnamon, paprika, lemon juice and garlic, the kabobs are served on a bed of pilaf rice.
The chocolate banana milkshake -- perfect for a quick, delicious and filling breakfast.
Chickpea, Spinach & Avocado Salad
Biryani is a rice-based dish commonly eaten in India and the Middle East. This recipe uses ground lamb seasoned with fragrant spices and fresh herbs and then cooked in a light tomato sauce with green beans.
These tuna and chickpea patties make a delicious and nutritious appetizer or meal.
Caramelized macadamia nuts -- one of the easiest things to make and delicious on their own or sprinkled on salads.
The individual pies are filled with delicious ground beef with gravy and topped with creamy mashed potato.
Damper is a traditional Australian bread made without yeast and consisting usually of just flour, water, salt and a little sugar. This particular recipe spices up damper with the combination of grated apple, fragrant cinnamon and brown sugar. The hot damper is then spread with a little butter and topped with rich, dark maple syrup. Can you resist?
These mini pavlovas are out of this world. Mini meringues are filled with vanilla-infused pastry cream and topped with fresh strawberries.
Make a quick and easy meal using delicious meat left over from a roast. In this recipe, the Moroccan roast lamb makes for a delicious sandwich filling.
Warm yourself with a traditional Irish lamb stew. Lamb necks are slow-cooked with potatoes, carrots, thyme and tomatoes to make a rich, hearty stew that tastes even better the next day.
Start the day with simple yet sophisticated breakfast of eggs baked with spinach, feta and spring onions.
Porridge is a old-fashioned breakfast dish of Scottish origin which still remains popular today. It is usually made of oats cooked in milk or water, or both. This recipe consists of porridge made with a little cinnamon and topped with banana, raisins and honey. It makes for very a nutritious and delicious breakfast meal.
Spicy Piri Piri shrimp make a delicious appetizer and are very easy to make. Piri Piri is a Portuguese chili sauce consisting of dried habanero chilis, paprika, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and a little sugar. It's a great marinade for both seafood and chicken.
Refresh yourself with a glass of freshly squeezed orange and passionfruit juice.
The only cooking required in this tuna pasta recipe is boiling the spaghetti! The pasta is topped with a freshly made basil and garlic oil and canned tuna making for a fabulous and fast weeknight dinner.
Step by Step instructions on how to cut a mango
No need to head out to your local Chinese restaurant anymore, finally you can make your very own salt and pepper prawns. Juicy prawns are coated in a light batter, fried and then tossed in a tasty five spice mix.
Whip up a quick and nutritious curried egg sandwich peppered with fresh watercress and slices of cucumber.
An Aussie favorite, the Lamington is a spongecake square dipped in chocolate icing and then rolled in desiccated coconut. Step-by-step instructions included.
The perfect recipe for a nutritious and delicious vegetarian meal, this potato and vegetable pie is so easy to prepare and makes for great leftovers the next day.
Impress your guests with this no-fuss pork scallopini with a butter caper sauce. The pork will melt-in-your-mouth!
Spaghetti Bolognese -- a classic, hearty recipe that never goes out of fashion.
Find out how to make a delicious and simple bacon and egg pie. Great hot or cold, the pie can be eaten at any time of the day.
Jam thumbprint cookies are so easy to make. You can fill the thumbprint with nuts, chocolate or in this case, homemade strawberry jam.
The Friand is an almond meal cake originally from France. It is usually flavored with fresh raspberries or citrus fruits. This particular recipe uses fresh raspberries for a lovely tart finish.
Browse through this mouthwatering collection of Top 10 chicken recipes. We've got everything from Thai chicken sausage rolls to a good, old fashioned roast chicken.
Easy step-by-Step instructions on how to prepare Sausage Rolls. Page 6.
The Foodies Guide to Adelaide. Australian / New Zealand Food.
Spice up your meal with this simply delicious and healthy Moroccan-inspired pumpkin and chickpea tagine served with couscous.
Satisfy your hunger with this easy beef noodle stir-fry recipe. Thinly sliced rump steak is marinated in soy sauce, mirin and sesame oil and then stir-fried with udon noodles and bok choy. Delicious.
Cool down with a refreshing and fruity tropical orange and passionfruit soda.
Australians and New Zealanders eat approximately 7 million Bondi Chicken Burgers a year. What makes the burger so special is the freshly grilled, marinated chicken and the now legendary secret chilli sauce, whose ingredients no one has ever guessed.
Recipe for Sensational Spinach & Ricotta Lasagne
Served on a bed of steamed rice, the Thai-inspired chicken and asparagus stir-fry is a 10-minute meal that never fails to please.
Recipe for an easy Slow Cooked Beef Casserole
An easy and delicious recipe for crunchy chocolate chip and cornflake cookies.
Kumara pie is a Kiwi take on an American favorite, the sweet potato pie. Infused with warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, the pie is delicious served with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream.
Try and delicious, simple Challah bread and butter pudding with brandied sultanas, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Caramelised Roasted Carrots. Australian / New Zealand Food.
Australia Day Recipes
No time to sit down for breakfast? Try out this quick and easy recipe for a healthy and delicious smoothie.
In this delicious pasta recipe spaghetti is served tossed with anchovies, garlic scape pesto and topped with toasted breadcrumbs.
Recipe for Sago with Mango and Toasted Coconut
The "pipi" is a small shellfish also known as a "surf clam". Pipi chowder is similar to a milk-based
Delight your taste buds with homemade pork and prawn dumplings served with a soy and vinegar dipping sauce. Just the perfect recipe to bring in the Chinese New Year!
A review on Australia's Penfolds' Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz.