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Cooking inspiration

Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:39 pm

I've been going thru the What's for dinner thread.. and I'm amazed with some of the things that you girls are making for dinner!! 8O
I'm a good cook.. but i'm struggling for ideas (spec. cuz i've got to feed an fussy eater = FH).
How do you girls come up with what to cook for dinner? Where do you get inspiration from and where do you get the recipes?
If you have a good recipie.. send it my way pls!! :lol:
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:04 pm

I have a delicous magazine subscription that gives me lots of inspiration. I also find taste.com.au really helpful!
 
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Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:21 pm

We get the Good Taste and also the free Fresh Mag from Woolies
 
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:53 pm

The Women's Weekly cook books are pretty cheap, about $12 I think, and there are some with a really good variety, like Slow Cooker, Fast Fillets etc. I just pick one or two new recipes a week to add to my boring little repertiore :lol:
 
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:37 am

True... i need to invest in new cookbooks and maybe even subscribe to a mag...
Just need new inspiration... love that I can do heaps of slow cooking now that it get cold... best thing ever!!
What's you favorite cookboks???
 
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:33 pm

Naradine wrote:
True... i need to invest in new cookbooks and maybe even subscribe to a mag...
Just need new inspiration... love that I can do heaps of slow cooking now that it get cold... best thing ever!!
What's you favorite cookboks???



I have heaps of cookbooks, and love looking through them and drooling over the pictures, but I find magazines more useful. They are seasonal and the new magazine every month stops you getting bored
 
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:34 pm

The taste website is good for ideas: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/quick+meals
 
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:40 pm

Another great website is

http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/

They have the best food

Meal planning is always great to do and you make sure each day is something different

fish, vegetarian, pork, beef, lamb, roast etc etc, making homemade pies/chicken nuggets/fish fingers, hamburgers
 
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:43 pm

amberino21 wrote:
Naradine wrote:
True... i need to invest in new cookbooks and maybe even subscribe to a mag...
Just need new inspiration... love that I can do heaps of slow cooking now that it get cold... best thing ever!!
What's you favorite cookboks???



I have heaps of cookbooks, and love looking through them and drooling over the pictures, but I find magazines more useful. They are seasonal and the new magazine every month stops you getting bored


I agree with Amber! I love cook books and do use them a lot, but get a lot of my inspiration for new recipies from magazines too, love cooking with seasonale produce as much as possible.
 
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:44 pm

Cook books for me are more for decorative purposes, being married to a Chef we don't really use them :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:45 pm

thanx girls! I've got a lot of recipeas myself.. it's just that I can only do 10% of them as FH is very fussy with what he likes... etc. no zucchini, tomato, cucumber, olives, broccoli... it just eliminates sallads and stuff.. (witch I love!) :roll:
oh well.. just have to start buying mags... love them tho.. pics always looks so yum!!

I've tried the taste website.. but it only works for me when I know what i'm looking for.. not just as a inspiration..

mandamoo wrote:
Another great website is

http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/

They have the best food

Meal planning is always great to do and you make sure each day is something different

fish, vegetarian, pork, beef, lamb, roast etc etc, making homemade pies/chicken nuggets/fish fingers, hamburgers



I'll def. have a look at that Moo! Thanx!!
 
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:46 pm

Do you have any fussy eaters to feed??? What do you do in that case? 8)
 
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:47 pm

Have a look at this blog too: http://dinner-inspiration.blogspot.com/

I can't answer your question re fussy eaters, we are both easily pleased :lol:
 
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:48 pm

Oh I have a very fussy husband and it drives me nuts...I do now start grating food and hiding it in the food.

Like what that seinfeld lady did (she created a cookbook where she hides food) and everyone who eats it is none the wiser.

My Dh only eats meat and 3 veg so I have to steer clear of stir frys/curries or I make 2 dishes...one for him one for me and freeze the rest (which is great)

Oh homemade pizzas are the best too (I am sure he would love it)

Bacon and egg pies are simple to make
 
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:50 pm

mandamoo wrote:
Oh homemade pizzas are the best too (I am sure he would love it)


I love homemade pizzas!! Yum
 
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:00 pm

Oh you are making me hungry already!! :D

I love homemade pizzas.. spec. with the Aldi pizza bottoms.. they turn out great!! (not very good for my diet tho) :oops:

I am soo jealous af you Riss.. having a husband that cooks!! My FH cooks the best eggs and beacon on sat/sun mornings.. and they are to die for.. but that's about it.. oh yeah! and beans on toast :lol:
 
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Re: Cooking inspiration

Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:55 pm

We have lots of the Women's Weekly cookbooks - they are great. My friend just bought me the new Donna Hay cookbook and it has heaps of lovely looking recipes to try (and lots are for 2 people). I also like http://recipefinder.ninemsn.com.au/
 
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Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:12 pm

hmmmm i really inspire with your Cooking inspiration,. :heart: 8)
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