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FAMILY FAVOURITE MAKE EVERY DAY AUSTRALIA DAY RECIPES PULLED PORK SHEPHERD'S PIE - pg 58

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FEATURE

Australia has emerged as the hottest extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) producer on the planet, picking up a swag of trophies at the prestigious New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC) and outshining traditional producers – Italy, Spain and Greece. Considered the ‘Academy Awards’ of the world olive oil industry, Australian extra virgin olive oils starred at the competition picking up almost a quarter (4 out of 17) of the best in class trophies on offer. The quality of Australian extra virgin olive oil was so good that organisers credited Australia with sending ‘shockwaves’ through the global industry and ‘reinventing’ the olive oil trade. Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Olive Association, Lisa Rowntree, said savvy Australian consumers had long recognised Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oils as the best in the world, but global consumers were now discovering the unrivalled quality and freshness of our oil. “What we have in Australia is a perfect climate for olive oil production, combined with a commitment from our producers to taking the highest quality of fruit from the tree to the table with as little disruption as possible. Seeking out the certification triangle logo on Australian products is the best way for consumers to know they are buying the freshest, “The world is now beginning to realise what Australians have known for many years, that Australian extra virgin olive oil is the best you can get. It’s fresh, natural, and free of cholesterol, salt and trans fats, as well as being high in antioxidants and high in monounsaturated fat.” She said.

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IN SEASON - AUSSIE OLIVES 34

AUSTRALIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION - THE SAFEST WAY TO WHITEN YOUR TEETH 38

MENS SURVIVAL GUIDE 44

FATHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE 52

AUSTRALIAN ORGANICS MONTH 57

RECIPES 81

VEGAN WINE 85

SPRING CLEAN 89

AUSSIE PETS 92

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Carmans Glow in the Dark! Limited Edition Carman’s NEW Cereal bars, Honeycomb Choc Top Aussie Oat Bar and Cookies and Cream Aussie Oat bars will come in glow in the dark packaging. Made using 100% Aussie Oats.

Murray St 1L Murray St, Colac, Victoria. This is where three families have been perfecting the ice cream craft for six generations. Bulla Murray St Ice Creamery, now available in a range of 1L tubs in 6 delicious flavours, including Vanilla Bean, Chocolate & Fudge Ripple, Honey & Salted Caramel Peanut, Vanilla & Boysenberry, Caramel Swirl & Shortbread Pieces and Strawberries & Cream.

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Creamy Classics Cones You can’t fake that some things are better together. Like a locally baked waffle cone with ice cream made with fresh milk and cream. Bulla Creamy Classics Ice Cream Cones are now available in 4 delicious flavours, including Vanilla Choc Fudge, Neapolitan, Triple Choc, and Choc Honeycomb.

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Delightful Seed Loaf After selling approximately 26 million of its cult-favourite Cape Seed Loaf over the past 20 years, Bakers Delight has launched a new and improved version with the same great taste and even more health benefits. Bakers Delight’s popular loaf will still feature the all-important 6 grains and seeds, now with the addition of BARLEYmax® to boost gut health and assist in lowering cholesterol. Developed by CSIRO, BARLEYmax® is a high fibre, non-genetically modified wholegrain with the potential to amplify the nutritional benefits of wholegrains. This new super ingredient in the Prebiotic Cape Seed Loaf will now provide 10.8g of total fibre, meeting the Food Standard of Australia and New Zealand’s “Excellent source of dietary fibre” benchmark.

It all starts with a Bee Sourced directly from Aussie beehives, B honey is made from 100% Pure Australian honey. Now available in 750g. At B honey, we acknowledge that the humble honeybee plays a major role in the pollination of Australian food crops. By enjoying B honey, you are supporting the Purple Hive Project and helping to protect our bees. Head to www.purplehiveproject.com.au to find out more today

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New Squeezy, so easy… Enjoy all the natural nutty goodness you know and love, now in an easy, squeezy format – no mess! Made with 100% Aussie Peanuts, simply shake ‘n squeeze on whatever you please. Perfect for toast, cooking, baking and much more.

Award Winning Olive Oil Cockatoo Grove organic extra virgin olive oils are produced using regenerative organic practices, putting the health of people, our soil and our environment at the forefront. Winning GOLD at the prestigious New York International Olive Oil Competition earlier this year, their Classic Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is truly worldclass. Available nationally in Woolworths, selected independent supermarkets and grocery stores.

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Curtis Stone’s Caramel Slice In addition to the many activations Cadbury has already rolled out to celebrate their 100th year in Australia, Cadbury has also recently teamed up with one of Australia’s favourite Chef’s, Curtis Stone to create the Cadbury Dairy Milk Curtis Stone’s Caramel Slice. Made using Cadbury Dairy Milk, caramel, and biscuit pieces this is treat for chocoholic’s and exclusive to Coles. The Cadbury Spin and Win competition is also still running until August 29, so if you purchase a Cadbury product you can get online and enter www.cadbury.com.au/spintowin

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New Subsidy for Child Care The Australian Government recently made changes to the child care subsidy for families who have more than one children under the age of 5 years. YOU NEED TO CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY WHICH CAN BE DONE ON THE SERVICES AUSTRALIA WEBSITE

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Red Nose Day 2022

Starlight Children's Foundation Tour de Kids (TdK) challenge

Red Nose Day August 12 2022 is one of the longest-running and most recognisable fundraising campaigns in Australia. For the last 34 years, businesses, schools, childcare centers, individuals and workplaces have taken part to fund research, education and bereavement services to support Australian families. What began as a way for people to get silly for a serious cause has resulted in an incredible 85% reduction in sudden infant death – which equates to over 11,000 babies saved since 1988 Its easy to be involved as an individual or business. Jump on the Red Nose Day website www.rednoseday.org.au and you will find plenty of fun ideas for fundraising or volunteer, or you simply donate.

Starlight Children's Foundation is encouraging Australians around the country to ride for sick kids this September for its annual Tour de Kids (TdK) challenge. Funds raised from the 30-day challenge will go towards delivering happiness to over 60,000 sick kids across Australia. Whether you clock up kilometres in the gym, or enjoy a weekend cycle, Tour de Kids encourages riders of all ages and abilities to beat their personal cycling goals and help raise funds for Starlight's vital hospital services including Captain Starlight and Starlight Express Rooms. For 10-year-old Tommy, diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma, Starlight's programs allowed him to be a kid again and forget about his illness. Tommy's Mum Le-Anne said: "Even the small things Starlight does make a huge difference to sick kids like Tommy and makes them feel special." Starlight CEO Louise Baxter said: "Every minute of every day a child is admitted to hospital. When a diagnosis of serious illness occurs, this can change the course of a child's life and their family's forever." Registrations are now open at tourdekids.org.au. Participants can ride the distance anytime between 1 – 30 September 2022. To find out more, visit tourdekids.org.au PAG E 2 1


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AUSSIE OLIVES AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD

AUSTRALIAN OLIVES ARE AMONG THE BEST QUALITY OLIVES GROWN ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHICH OF COURSE MEANS WE ALSO PRODUCE SOMEOF THE BEST OLIVE OILS AND EXTRA OLIVE OILS.

Most people in Australia think of Spain or Italy when they think of quality Olives and Olive oils, and fair to do so as these countries have been known for their quality oils for generations. But Internationally Australian Olive Oils are very highly regarded, often wining major International industry awards, its fair to say Australian Olive oils and are now regarded as in the same quality category as the Spanish and Italians. One of the keys reasons for our high quality Olives is our climate, obviously perfect for growing Olives, and the high standards of the production process which gives Australian growers the ability to get our olives from tree to table with minimal disruption to the fruit. So next time your looking to buy some Olives or Olive Oil grab an Australian Made brand.

OLIVES ARE GROWN THROUGHOUT TEMPERATE AUSTRALIA SUCH AS THE SOUTHEASTERN AND SOUTHWESTERN SEABOARD REGIONS OF THE CONTINENT. TWO REGIONS IN PARTICULAR, NORTH CENTRAL VICTORIA AND NORTH PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA, ACCOUNT FOR AN ESTIMATED 70 PER CENT OF AUSTRALIA’S CURRENT PRODUCTION PAG E 2 4


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AUSTR AL I AN OLIVES , THE W OR L DS BE S T Australia has emerged as the hottest extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) producer on the planet, picking up a swag of trophies at the prestigious New York International Olive Oil Competition andoiloutshining Usually when we (NYIOOC) hear the word we think traditional producers – Italy, Spain and Greece. fat, cholesterol, heart attack ! but Experts Considered agreethe that‘Academy Oils are a Awards’ key part of the our world diet, olive oil industry, Australian extra virgin olive oils starred and very important for good nutrition and at the competition up almost a quarter (4 out of 17) of health.picking According to the Heart Foundation the best class trophies on offer.1 tablespoon per ofinAustralia, approximately day isof sufficient. Replacing saturated fatswas so The quality Australian extra virgin olive oil in your diet with good oils found in Canola, good that organisers credited Australia with sending Olive Oil, Vegetable oil, nutindustry oils can assist in ‘shockwaves’ through the global lowering cholesterol. oils are low in and ‘reinventing’ the olive oilThese trade. saturated Officer fats andofcontain high amounts Chief Executive the Australian Olive of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats Association, Lisa Rowntree, said savvy which is beneficial overall cardiovascular Australian consumers hadfor long health. Most cooking and recognised Australian Extra Virgin health experts tell us the most Olive Oils as the best in the world, popular oil choices are extra but global consumers were now virgin olive oil and canola oil. discovering the unrivalled quality Extra virgin olive oil does and freshness of our oil. contain some saturated but “Whatitwe have into Australia is known be high is in a perfect climate for olive oil antioxidants, this is because production, a Extracombined Olive Oil iswith unrefined commitment from our producers so maintains the fruits to taking the highest quality of natural goodness. Canola fruit from the tree to tableso oil products arethe refined with ascontain little disruption as possible. less antioxidants, Seekingbut out certification asthe they are refined they triangleare logo on Australian lower in saturated fat. products is the for oil If you canbest mixway up your consumers tosuit know they aredishes use to particular buyingyou the can freshest, maximise the “The world is now flavours andbeginning nutritionalto realise benefits what Australians have of each. Extra known Olive for many years, that oil for salads, Olive oil Australian extra virgin olive oil for cooking, or Canola oilisfor the best you cancooking get. It’sand fresh, natural, everyday vegetable and free cholesterol, and oiloffor deep frying.salt Nut oilstrans to fats, specific dishes. » and as well compliment as being high in antioxidants high in monounsaturated fat.” She said.

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Health b ene f it s o f E x tr a Vir gin Oli ve Oil f or you and your f amily Olives are versatile and can compliment most foods, but the best thing about Olives is that they are healthy for us, and studies show that Olives are good for many serious cronic conditions: Osteoporosis A high consumption of olive oil appears to improve bone mineralisation and calcification. It helps improve calcium absorption, so plays an important role in preventing the onset of osteoporosis and aiding sufferers. Blood pressure Several studies for different age groups, and with a large number of participants, have found that the consumption of olive oil is associated with a decrease in blood pressure. Rheumatoid Arthritis Studies have indicated that people with diets containing high levels of olive oil are less likely to develop Rheumatoid Arthritis. It has been shown that the Mediterranean diet can reduce disease activity, pain and stiffness in patients with inflammatory arthritis and may constitute a valuable support for patients. Heart health For persons at high cardiovascular risk, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with Extra Virgin Olive Oil or nuts reduced the incidence of major cardiovascular events. Daily doses of olive oil that is rich in polyphenols may protect from atherosclerosis. In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration allowed the health claim that two tablespoons of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced incidence of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. » PAG E 2 6

Stroke Older individuals who consume olive oil daily as ‘intensive’ users of olive oil (those that used it for both cooking and dressings) have a 41% lower risk of stroke compared to those that do not use olive oil. Immune system Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains polyphenols that furnish the immune system, protect from heart disease and display anticancer activity by acting as free radicals traps.

To ensure you get an “authentic” Extra THE AUSTRALIAN Virgin Olive Oil INDUSTRY choose a product that ESTIMATES THAT carries our triangle AROUND 10 MILLION TREES certified trademark.

ARE GROWN ON This trade mark is 450 COMMERCIAL GROVES COVERING your guarantee that THAN theMORE product is 100% 30,000 HECTARES, Extra Virgin Olive Oil THE 2021 OLIVE and Australian! HARVEST WAS A RECORD WITH 23 MILLION LITRES OF AUSTRALIAN OLIVE OIL PRODUCED FROM AROUND 131,000 TONNES OF OLIVES PAGE 11



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Co ok ing w ith Oli ve Oil In cooking, the smoke point of an oil or fat is the temperature at which, under defined conditions, enough volatile compounds emerge from the oil that a bluish smoke becomes visible.

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a high smoke point 210°C. Which is well above the ideal temperature for frying food. The ideal temp for deep frying food is 180°C. Remember this… The better the quality of olive oil you use the higher you can heat it before it starts to smoke. The digestibility of olive oil is not affected when it is heated, even when it is re-used several times for frying. Authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oil with very low Free Fatty Acids (FFA’s) is a stable fat, which means it stands up well to high frying temperatures.

Did you know? Fat, such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil is needed to absorb the carotenoids and glucosinolates phytonutrients in food. COLD PRESSED CANOLA OIL Carotenoids give colour to BLOCK 275plant Coldproducts. Pressed Canola Oil Glucosinolates are found is produced from a paddock traceable, in cruciferous vegetables, GM-free variety of canola, sustainably as cabbage, cauliflower, grown and such harvested on our small family broccoli, Brussel sprouts, farm. Each batch is then simply cold bok choy andand kale.labelled. No pressed, hand bottled Both carotenoids andbleaches solvents, hexanes or heat. No glucosinolates have been or deodorising. 100% natural. 100% shown to possess powerful done by us. cancer-fighting proteins are sufficient BLOCK 275when Coldthere Pressed Canola Oil is amounts in the body.oil that is a vibrant and versatile yellow Both needand fat with to be nutty on the palate absorbed, so steaming a smoke point of 212°C or boiling vegetables is the perfect all-rounder, with carotenoids or embraced by top chefs glucosinolates and home cooks alike. means they don’t get into your body. Available online andinat Cooking olive oil means select specialty you’ll grocers. get the health benefits of olive oil, plus you’ll absorb www.BLOCK275.com.au the healthy components.

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Aus tr alia s mos t p opular oils - e xplaine d The following are the most popular oils, there are plenty of other niche oils you could try but you may need to get Googling to find the Australian Made brands. In the below description you will see the term smoke point, this is the point where oil may excessively smoke, once this happens your oil may degrade and loose flavor, and may even affect the flavors of the food you are cooking. It’s not a bad idea to know your oils smoke point, if you notice your pan excevily smokes you may need to change your oil for that dish.

Canola Oil Made from the rapeseed plant. Perfect for cooking, baking or frying, high smoke point of around 205 degrees, mild flavor, and omega-3s, low in saturated fats.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Known to have more antioxidants and is high in monounsaturated fats. This is the highest quality Olive Oil, has a stronger flavor than Olive Oil and a smoke point of around 200 degrees. Although Extra Olive Oil can be used for cooking its high flavors make it ideal for dressings and dipping bread.

Olive Oil Again a good all-rounder, not quite the quality in flavor and texture as Extra Virgin Olive Oil but its high smoke point makes it excellent to cook with.

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Peanut Oil Great for stir fries, high in monounsaturated fats.

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Vegetable Oil Extracted from fruits, legumes, grains and nuts. A small amount each day can provide most of your daily Vitamin E requirements. Great for deep frying and other high temperature cooking.

Sesame Oil Stir Fries, marinades, high in vitamins, minerals and fibre.

Macadamia Oil Great nutty flavor. Premium grade Macadamia Oil is high in monounsaturats. Great for salads and bread dipping. High smoke point so can also be used for high temperature cooking.

Australian oils are a natural product made from the highest quality oilseeds, and can be enjoyed in a number of dishes. Just as you select wine according to your menu, have a couple of bottles of different oils in your kitchen to bring variety to your cooking, and enjoyment to every meal. T ips • • • • • •

Avoid re-using oils in cooking, it can destroy nutrients & turn healthy oils into unhealthy saturated fats. Never tip oil down the sink. Oil does have a shelf life, especially unrefined oils so the fresher the oil the better the result. Store in a cool place, away from heat. Oil can actually go off if it warms up and cools down. Light Oil, This does not refer to any fat, cholesterol level, it simply refers to the colour. Never use water to extinguish an oil fire, use a fire blanket or smother it with a lid.

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EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

VAYAM Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is crafted from olives grown and crushed in Australia by Aussie farmers. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is cold pressed within hours of harvest to preserve its delicate flavour and to improve health benefits. Selected olives sourced from South Australia are used to make this premium extra virgin olive oil. All 4 flavours available at FoodWorks, Catch of the day and leading independent supermarkets.

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PINEAPPLE IS ANOTHER GREAT AUSSIE FAVOURITE BUT MOST JUST THINK OF PINEAPPLE AS A SUMMER FRUIT.

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THE SAFEST WAY TO WHITEN YOUR TEETH

FOR DENTAL HEALTH WEEK (1-7 AUGUST) THE AUSTRALIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION PROVIDES CONSUMERS WITH THE SAFEST PATH TO WHITER TEETH

Emeritus Professor Laurie Walsh

There can be little doubt that white teeth shout youth, beauty and health. Indeed one in five Australian adults must agree because that’s how many have whitened their teeth in the last 12 months. But other recent statistics from the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) 2021 Consumer Survey of 25,000 Aussies show that some people are not taking the safest route to whiter teeth: SURVEY RESULTS • Only 1 in 3 adults whitening their teeth are doing so under the supervision of a dental professional, 19% opting for a take home kit supplied by a dentist and 14% opting for in-clinic whitening, • 39% bought a kit online, 19% got over-the-counter products like strips or gel from a pharmacy or supermarket, and 9% used whitening services provided by someone other than a dental professional. While teeth whitening undoubtedly turns back the hands of time, the means to get there are often pursued in the wrong way by a percentage of the population. That means using products that are above the allowed legal limit of 6% hydrogen peroxide which can result in damage to the gums – or excessive sensitivity of the teeth from failing to see a dentist to check your teeth first. “ If you don’t see a dentist beforehand, you won’t know if you have untreated tooth decay, exposed roots, broken or compromised fillings, cracks or other mouth issues that may well cause pain or discomfort when bleach meets them,” explained Emeritus Professor Laurie Walsh, the ADA’s expert on teeth whitening. “ Then there is the issue of trays - an ill-fitting tray which has not been made from a customised mould designed to fit the exact shape of your teeth, can lead to bleach leaking from the tray, burning gums and soft tissue - and even being swallowed - which may cause ulceration to the throat.” » PAG E 3 5


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While nearly one in five is whitening using a kit from a supermarket or pharmacy, these carry a multitude of risks: the concentration of whitening agent (hydrogen peroxide) may be unknown. It may be too weak to be effective, making it a waste of time and money, or too strong causing much greater risk of sensitivity, gum ulceration or burning of the gums. Also, some over the counter products use flavours such as citric acid. Recent research has shown that some of these products can erode tooth enamel. Not all mouths are suitable for the whitening process. Prof. Walsh added: “A trip to the dentist rather than opting for an over the counter product or treatment by a non-dental professional will also leave consumers more informed. Your dentist will explain the side effects with tooth whitening that everyone considering this treatment needs to be aware of.”

THE MAIN SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDE: 1. TOOTH SENSITIVITY Teeth are porous and the peroxide bleaching agent/gel can penetrate the tooth, making them more sensitive to cold stimuli. Most sensitivity is transient however, and settles down a short time after the whitening is completed. 2. GUM IRRITATION The gums can be irritated or slightly ulcerated from the peroxide in the bleaching agent or even be irritated by the trays used to hold the gel in place. These irritations usually heal quite quickly. 3. MULTICOLOURED TEETH This is a huge problem if people attempt DIY whitening procedures without consideration of whether they have any fillings, veneers, or crowns on their teeth. These dental filling materials do not change colour and the result can be multi-coloured teeth. The only way to rectify this is to replace the fillings, veneers and crowns. This ends up being more time consuming, invasive, and more expensive than expected. Rather than risk irreversible damage to teeth, it’s safer to consult with the person who knows your teeth the best – your dentist. They can discuss the options, advise whether you or your family member is a suitable candidate for teeth whitening, and supervise the process so that you get the best possible results. If you don’t have a dentist, head to the Australian Dental Association’s Find a Dentist search engine for one in your area, www.ada.org.au/Find-a-Dentist.

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AUSTRALIAN MEN ARE MORE LIKELY THAN AUSTRALIAN WOMEN TO GET SICK FROM SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS AND THEIR MORTALITY RATE IS ALSO MUCH HIGHER Here are a few health issues to watch out for to ensure you or the men in your life survive for many more Father’s Days in the future. Men are notorious for ignoring health problems and only going to the doctor when their health problems are advanced resulting in premature death from preventable diseases. Many diseases are preventable and can be picked up with regular check ups with their doctors, the basics like blood pressure, weight, and blood checks for prostate problems can be a great start, it also provides the opportunity to talk about any irregular issues with their health.

REMEMBER EARLY INTERVENTION IS THE KEY Much of these health problems are related to lifestyle as well as hereditary problems such as various cancers and heart disease. It is valuable for men to understand – or to sit down with the men in your life and discuss how their parents or close relatives died to ascertain risk factors and to look at their lifestyle factors including alcohol and drugs, exercise, diet and weight. »

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THE SILENT PROBLEMS MALE DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY Many Men will suffer in silence, or try to get through on their own, or hope it will just go away. Many men will help a friend suffering before seeking help for themselves. There is no longer any stigma associated with Mental Health issues, its almost expected that your mental health will be challenged at some stage in your life. If you suffer there is great help available, and it really is as easy as going to your GP to find out how to get started. If you are uncomfortable with going to see someone you can speak to someone online in the comfort and security of your home or office. FACTS One out of every 8 Australian men will experience depression and one in 5 will experience anxiety at some stage in their life. Statistics include: Teenagers and the elderly are particularly at risk. Male depression is associated with an increased risk of health disorders such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Men are likely to resort to destructive behaviours in an attempt to deal with depression. Depression is a known high-risk factor for suicide. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, men of all ages suicide at a higher rate than women.

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TOP CAUSES OF PREMATURE DEATH IN MEN, NOTICE THIS SAYS “PREMATURE” DEATH IN MEN

disease • h deart ementia disease • trachea andandlungAlzheimer’s cancer • cerebrovascular diseases • chronic lower respiratory diseases • prostate cancer • colon and rectum cancer • diabetes • blood and lymph cancer, including • leukaemia WHERE TO GET HELP Your GP (doctor) Men’s health clinic Beyond Blue Tel. 1300 224 636 Australian Men’s Shed Association Tel. 1300 550 009

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READY TO CHOOSE ORGANIC? AUSTRALIAN ORGANIC AWARENESS MONTH

LEARN ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF AN ORGANIC LIFESTYLE DURING AUSTRALIAN ORGANIC AWARENESS MONTH THIS SEPTEMBER! More and more Australian shoppers are discovering and turning to organic products with every passing year. 58% of shoppers made an organic purchase in the prior 12 months, up from 56% in 2021; but what are the reasons behind this shift? WHAT DEFINES ‘ORGANIC’? In Australia, organic products contain no artificial additives, synthetic chemicals or GMOs (genetically modified organisms). This means that by choosing organic, you are opting for a product that was grown the way nature intended, using sustainable and regenerative methods. In 2022, there are fantastic organic food and drinks options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. Organic cosmetics and textiles are on the market, PAG E 5 2

supermarkets stock a variety of organic baby and toddler food, and of course there’s some great organic choices for your pets too. Some manufacturers of household items have even left behind traditionally synthetic chemicalladen products to create organic alternatives to clean your home and maintain your garden. Regardless of your needs, there is bound to be a certified organic product to suit you. WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCTS? Not all organic products are made equally. In Australia, the term ‘certified organic’ means the farm, product or service has been independently, third party verified by a government-approved certification body. This means that every part of the supply chain has been rigorously testing and adhered to a strict organic Standard, »



The organic sector in Australia is thriving, but businesses face a multitude of challenges in bringing the highest quality organic products to market. By participating in AOAM and choosing certified organic, you are supporting the farmers, processors, manufacturers and retailers who work hard so behind the scenes to supply the growing consumer base. such as the Australian Certified Organic Standard (ACOS) or National Standard for Organic and Biodynamic Produce (NS). Audits are then carried out annually to maintain certification. Certification is so important because currently there is no Australian domestic regulation around the use of the term ‘organic’ on product packaging. This means products can claim to be ‘organic’ on their labels, even if they contain as little as two per cent organic ingredients. Australian Organic Limited (AOL), the peak body for the organic industry, is working closely with its members and the Australian Government to develop a mandatory standard that will ensure shoppers will always be able to trust a product claiming to be organic. Until then, it’s important to look for certification marks, such as the Bud logo, on organic products. WHAT IS AUSTRALIAN ORGANIC AWARENESS MONTH? Australian Organic Awareness Month (AOAM) is the nation’s largest campaign promoting the certified organic industry in Australia. The annual campaign is an opportunity to clarify to consumers exactly what organic means, as well as highlight the benefits of choosing an organic lifestyle. All month, AOL will be encouraging consumers to look for organic certification logos on their purchases, as well as promoting the certified organic industry across all categories, including fresh produce, packaged food and beverages, cosmetics and skincare, home and garden products, textiles and even pet food! Organic business owners are encouraged to participate in AOAM by hosting events, promotions and offers that might encourage consumers to try an organic option for the very first time. PAG E 5 4

GETTING INVOLVED Australian Organic Awareness Month wouldn’t be possible without the support of a range of certified organic brands who participate as sponsors. Major supermarkets and wholesalers through to independent retailers and stores participate every year. You can visit the Awareness Month website for a full list of participating businesses, and keep an eye out for the AOAM logo in-store and online. As a consumer, one of the best ways you can participate in Awareness Month is to keep an eye out for the Bud logo and other certification marks. Thousands of certified organic products on sale in Australia carry the Bud trademark logo, and you may not have even known that some of your favourite products are certified organic! To learn more about how you can benefit from an organic lifestyle including tips, recipes, FAQs and exclusive special offers, visit budorganic.com. au and sign up to Bud Organic Club for free. KEY INSIGHTS FROM AUSTRALIAN ORGANIC CONSUMER TRUST SURVEY 2022 58% of shoppers purchased organic in the past 12 months. 63% of shoppers recognise the ‘Bud’ trademark logo.

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Maggie Beer's Country Chicken and Mushroom Pies Mushroo and Lamb Shank Pot Pie Granma's Chunky Apple Pie Mexican Pork Chilli Vanilla Berry & Olive Oil Polenta Crumble Blueberry and Strawberry Smothie Bowl SLICE THREE WAYS Anzac caramel Slice Raspberry Coconut Slice Nut-Free Super-Seed Oat Bars

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PULLED PORK SHEPHERD’S PIE

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Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 35 mins

Serves: 5

Warm comfort food made easy with this classic shepherd’s pie recipe.

INGREDIENTS Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 large carrot, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 6 cups (900g) pulled pork – (see the description section above for the recipe) 1 cup frozen peas Cheesy mash topping 800g brushed potatoes, peeled and cut into 5cm pieces 40g butter 3/4 cup milk 1 1/2cups shredded tasty cheese

METHOD 1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add

onion, garlic, carrot and celery. 2. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 7-8 minutes until tender. 3. Stir in tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. 4. Stir through pulled pork and frozen peas. Season with salt and pepper. 5. Transfer pork mixture to a greased 12-cup (about 5cm deep) baking dish. 6. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. 7. To make the cheesy mash topping, place potatoes into a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. 8. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until very tender. 9. Drain potatoes and return to the saucepan. Toss potatoes over high heat for 1 minute to dry. 10. Roughly mash potatoes. Add butter and milk. Mash until smooth. Stir through 1 cup cheese. 11. Spoon mash evenly over pork mixture. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese. 12. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and mash is golden. 13. Serve with a green salad if liked.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 6 hrs

Serves: 8

EASY SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2.5kg boneless pork shoulder, trimmed and rind removed (see general information for tips) 1/2 cup chicken stock 1 1/2 cups good-quality smokey (or Hickory flavoured) barbecue sauce 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

METHOD 1. Combine paprika and cumin in a small bowl.

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Season with salt and pepper. Rub pork all over with the spice mixture. * For oven instructions see general information tab* Place pork into a slow cooker. Combine stock, barbecue sauce and mustard in a bowl. Whisk until well combined. Pour mixture evenly over pork. Cover and cook for 6 hours on high or until pork is very tender when tested with a fork. Turn off heat and stand for 20 minutes. Transfer pork to a baking dish. Shred pork with 2 forks. Stir 2 cups cooking juices through the pork. Use shredded pork immediately or chill in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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MAGGIE BEER’S COUNTRY CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM P

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Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS Pastry 125ml sour cream 250g plain flour 200g unsalted butter, chilled Egg Wash 1 egg 1/4 cup milk Filling 6 free range chicken Marylands, skin on To taste, salt flakes To taste, freshly ground black pepper

3 tbspn Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 cups Chicken Stock 50g unsalted butter, softened 7 large mushrooms, chopped 1/4 cup unbleached plain flour 200ml cream 2 tbspn flat leaf parsley, chopped 2 tbspn oregano, chopped 2 tbspn thyme, chopped

METHOD 1. Preheat the oven to 200C. 2. Season the chicken Marylands with sea salt and pepper. 3. Butter a 24cm x 18cm baking dish. Place the seasoned chicken Marylands into

the baking dish, drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and put into the oven to roast for 20 minutes. 4. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes, loosely covered with foil. 5. Meanwhile, heat the Chicken Stock over a medium high heat in a small pot. 6. Place a large saucepan over a high heat, add the butter and once this has turned nut brown, add a dash of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to inhibit burning. Add the mushrooms and fry for 4 to 5 minutes. 7. Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and cook for a further couple of minutes. 8. Gradually stir in the hot stock, then the cream. Simmer gently until the mixture has thickened. 9. Remove the meat from the Marylands and chop in to 1cm pieces, then fold through with the herbs into the mushroom mixture. Season to taste. 10. Refrigerate until chilled. 11. To make the pastry, dice the butter, then pulse with the flour in a food processor until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sour cream and continue to pulse until the dough starts to incorporate into a ball. Wrap the dough in plastic film and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Once chilled, roll to 3mm thick and cut to line greased pie dishes, leaving a ‘lip’ over the edge. 12. Cut out six smaller rounds – these are the pie lids. 13. Fill the cases with the chilled chicken mixture. Egg wash the pastry lip and seal the lids in place. Trim the pastry and score the top of each pie. Egg wash the tops of the pies and refrigerate for 20 minutes. 14. Increase the oven temperature to 220C. 15. Place the pies onto a flat baking tray then place the pies into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Reduce oven to 180C and bake for a further 5 - 10 minutes until golden brown. 16. Remove from the oven and serve. Beautifully flavoured cooking stock can transform a dish from the ordinary to the exceptional. Maggie Beer Cooking Stocks are made from 100% natural ingredients, with no preservatives and are low in salt, making them the perfect base for a delicious meal. Find Maggie Beer Cooking Stocks in major and independent supermarkets, or at www.maggiebeer.com.au PAG E 6 1


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MUSHROOM AND LAMB SHANK POT PIE Prep Time: 35 mins

Cook Time: 3 hours 15 mins

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup plain flour 4 large lamb shanks frenched 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion finely chopped 3 garlic cloves crushed 2 sticks celery finely chopped 2 medium carrots diced 300 g small button or Swiss Brown Mushrooms quartered 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 cups beef stock 400 g can diced tomatoes 2 sheets frozen butter puff pastry 1 egg lightly beaten, for brushing

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Serves: 4

METHOD Preheat oven to 160 C ̊ /140 C ̊ fan-forced. Place flour into a 1.

large snap-lock bag. Season. 2. Add lamb shanks and toss to coat in flour. Shake off excess. Heat 1 tbs oil in a large ovenproof pan over medium-high heat. Brown lamb shanks until golden. Set aside. 3. Add remaining 1 tbs oil to the pan. Add onion, garlic, celery, carrots, mushrooms and rosemary. Cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes until onion softens. 4. Stir in tomato paste. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in stock and tomatoes. Cover and bring to the boil. Return lamb shanks to pan. Cover. 5. Bake for 2-2 1/2 hours until lamb is very tender and sauce has thickened. 6. Set aside to cool slightly. 7. Remove lamb shanks to a plate. Remove meat from bones, chop and add to mushroom mixture. Spoon in to 4 x 1½ cup capacity greased oven-proof dishes (top 10cm wide). 8. Increase oven to 190°C fan-forced. Place pastry onto a board to defrost. 9. Cut 4 x 1 1cm rounds from pastry. Top pies with pastry. Press edges with a fork to seal. Brush with egg and cut a small cross into the centre of each. Place pies onto a baking tray 10. lined with baking paper. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden. Serve.



GRANMA’S CHUNKY APPLE PIE

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RECIPES

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 35 mins

Serves: 5

INGREDIENTS Pastry 350 g (2 1/3 cups) plain flour, sifted 150 g (1 cup) self raising flour, sifted 250 g (1 block) Fairy margarine, cut into small pieces 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 60 ml (1/4 cup) cold water

Filling 20g Fairy margarine 6 large cooking apples, peeled and sliced 110g (1/2 cup) caster sugar Juice and zest of one lemon 1/4 cup sultanas 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 tablespoons caster sugar Vanilla ice cream to serve

METHOD Pastry 1. Combine flours and Fairy in a food processor. Process until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add egg yolk, vanilla essence and sufficient water until pastry comes together. 2. Knead dough lightly, pat two thirds into a flat round shape. Wrap in baking paper. Repeat with the remaining one third. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill. 3. Pre-heat oven to 200°C 4. Roll out the larger piece of pastry on a floured bench and line a 20 cm pie dish. 5. Line with baking paper and fill with baking beans or rice. Rest in refrigerator for another 20 minutes. 6. Blind bake pastry for 10 minutes; remove the paper and beans or rice, turn the temperature down to 180°C. Leave to cool. Filling 1. Melt Fairy in a heavy based pan over a low heatadd the remaining filling ingredients. Cover with a lid and cook for 8-10 minutes until the apple has softened. Stir occasionally. 2. Remove from heat and leave to cool. Assembly 1. Fill the pie with the cooled apple mixture. 2. Roll out the remaining pastry, place on top of the pie, seal the edges and crimp together. 3. Brush with the egg and sprinkle over sugar. Make 3 vents in the pie top to allow steam to escape. 4. Place in oven and cook for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 150°C for a further 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream.

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MARY MACK’S INSTANT BATTER, AUSTR Some 30 years ago Mary and John McCormick opened a fish and chip shop in Innisfail. From these humble beginnings grew the concept of creating a quality easy-to-mix readymade batter emerged. Their batter allowed a uniform product to be deep fried, and this became the vital difference in attracting customers. As time went by, they realised that the Mary Mack’s Instant Batter was unique, and were approached from a local supermarket to package a retail product in small amounts. Since these early days the demand has increased considerably and now the product which is sold under the registered Trade Mark of

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RALIA'S FAVOURITE BATTER “Mary Mack’s Instant Batter” can be found on the shelves throughout the Australian Supermarket outlets as well as a growing number of overseas countries. Mary McCormick Pty Ltd is a 100% owned private Company and the product uses 99% Australian grown ingredients. The product contains no preservatives, no artificial colourings or flavourings and is suitable for many uses domestically and for restaurants or fast food outlets. Due to increased demand for the products, both nationally and internationally, a purpose-built factory, distribution and marketing office was setup. It now handles all manufacture, marketing and distribution of Mary Mack's products to the supermarkets, food service and export trade.

Mary supplies the base ingredients and continues to manufacture for the local North Queensland market. Keep an eye out for the new Mary Mack’s Instant Batter packs in your supermarkets, now with great recipe ideas on the back. Mary Mack’s Instant Batter 150g can batter up to 1kg seafood, chicken of vegetables.

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MEXICAN PORK CHILLI

Serves: 6-8

INGREDIENTS 1.8-2kg Pork Loin or Tenderloin, cubed (small) 2-3 Habanero chillies, seeded and finely sliced 3 Chipotle chillies, kept whole, no need to reconstitute them 2 bay leaves 2 medium onions, chopped 6 clove of garlic minced

1 can diced tomatoes 1 standard bottle of beer 1 standard bottle of apple or pear cider 1 tbsp chilli powder 3 tbsp salt 1 tbsp dried Oregano 1 tbsp sweet Paprika 1 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp cocoa powder

3 tbsp flour 6 tbsp Mexican cornmeal 4 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp vinegar 1/4 tbsp ground black pepper 1/2 tbsp Cayenne Pepper 1/2 cup spring onions finely chopped 1/2 cup strong black coffee Cilantro leaves for garnish Can of red kidney beans (optional)

METHOD 1. Combine the flour, cornmeal, chilli powder, salt & pepper. Place this mixture in a large plastic bag with the pork pieces. Close the bag and toss the meat around until well coated with the flour mixture.

2. Meanwhile heat the oil in a heavy based saucepan or frying pan and flash fry the seasoned Pork pieces in batches until slightly browned, set aside to rest.

4. A dd to the same pan the onions, fresh chilli, spring onions and garlic. Saute gently until tender. 5. Transfer the Pork to a large pot, add the onion mixture and all remaining dry ingredients (except

Cilantro). Give it a good stir with a wooden spoon. Lastly add the tomatoes and liquids, bring to the simmer, partially cover and allow it to simmer away (on low heat) for 2 hours - add additional water if the Pork Chilli threatens to become too dry. 7. After the first two hours of simmering, check the seasonings and allow the chilli to cook further (uncovered) to reduce it to the required consistency. 8. Once the desired consistency is reach you can choose to serve it, but I prefer to place it in the fridge overnight. This allows the flavors to really develop and settle down. Any solidified fat is then removed. The beans are then added to the chilli, heat through again and serve with the Cilantro garnish and corn chips on the side. PAG E 6 9


VANILLA BERRY & OLIVE OIL POLENTA CRUMBLE

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RECIPES

Time: 1 hour

Serves: 6-10

Dietary: Vegetarian (Vegan if using vegan ice cream)

INGREDIENTS Berries 900g frozen berries - blueberries, raspberries, or a mix of both 2 tbs vanilla extract Zest & juice of 1 small lemon 2 tbs raw castor sugar 1 tbs plain flour Olive Oil Polenta Crumble 1 1/2cups (190g) plain flour 3/4 cup (100g) polenta 3/4 cup (150g) firmly packed brown sugar Pinch sea salt 1/3 cup plus 3 tbs Cockatoo Grove CLASSIC Organic Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 tbs vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste

METHOD 1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F (fan forced).

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frozen berries, 2 tbs vanilla, lemon zest and juice, 2 tbs sugar, and 1 tbs flour, then stir to combine. In a medium-sized mixing bowl add the flour, polenta, brown sugar, salt, olive oil, and vanilla, and stir to combine. Using your hands press some of the mixture together to form small clumps then sprinkle the polenta mixture over the berries. Bake at 180°C/350°F for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream and a little drizzle of Cockatoo Grove Organic Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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RECIPES

BLUEBERRY & STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL Prep Time: 5 mins

Serves: 2

EQUIPMENT

INGREDIENTS

Blender

1 cup Aussie Frozen Fruit Blueberries 1 cup Aussie Frozen Fruit Strawberries 2 Frozen Bananas Choice of toppings

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high powered blended & process until smooth & creamy. 2. Spoon into two bowls & top with fresh berries, granola, coconut flakes & peanut butter. Serve immediately. PAG E 7 3


SLICE 3 WAYS ANZAC CARAMEL SLICE

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RECIPES

Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus 1 ½ hours chilling time

Cook Time: 40 mins

INGREDIENTS Anzac biscuit base and crumble 150g Fairy margarine, diced 1/3 cup (80ml) golden syrup 1 cup (90g) rolled oats 1 cup (150g) plain flour 1/4 cup (55g) brown sugar 3/4 cup (60g) desiccated coconut 1/4 teaspoon bi-carb soda

Serves: 12

Difficulty: Easy

Caramel filling 100g Fairy margarine, diced 1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 x 395g can sweetened condensed milk Chocolate topping 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons melted Copha

METHOD ANZAC biscuit base and crumble 1. Preheat oven 180°C/160°C (fan-forced) and line a 28cm x 18cm rectangular slice pan with baking paper, making sure to leave a 3cm overhang on each of the longest edges. Line a second baking tray with baking paper. 2. Melt Fairy margarine and golden syrup together in a saucepan over low heat. 3. Combine oats, flour, brown sugar and coconut in a large bowl and mix well. 4. Add bi-carb soda to golden syrup mixture and mix well. Pour immediately into dry ingredients and mix well. 5. Remove ½ cup of the Anzac base mixture and crumble onto a prepared baking tray. Press remaining mixture evenly into the base of the slice pan. 6. Transfer both slice pan and baking tray to oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Check crumb after 10 minutes and remove if browning too fast. Set aside to cool. Caramel filling 1. Reduce oven 160°C/140°C (fan-forced) 2. Place Fairy margarine, sugar and vanilla into a saucepan and stir over medium-low heat until melted and well combined. Simmer for 1-2 minutes or until bubbles just appear on the surface. 3. Add condensed milk and stir constantly until mixture thickens and begins to boil. Pour immediately over biscuit base. Tilt pan to spread evenly. 4. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Stand for 20 minutes to cool. Chocolate topping 1. Place chocolate and Copha into a medium heatproof bowl. Sit bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir over low heat until melted. Pour over slice and spread with a spatula. 2. Break up Anzac crumb and scatter over chocolate. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.

TIPS • Substitute Copha with vegetable oil. • Make sure chocolate does not come in

contact with steam or water while melting.

• Melt chocolate and Copha in a microwave

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Prep Time: 10 mins Serves: 12

CHEWY TRIPLE RASPBERRY COCONUT CHOCOLATE SLICESLICE Cook Time: 20 mins

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Classic and scrumptious raspberry slice with a crisp biscuit bottom, raspberry jam filling and a sweet coconut topping. Try something different – any jam works beautifully – strawberry, apricot and blueberry are all delicious.

INGREDIENTS

METHOD

Base 125g (½ block) Fairy margarine, softened 110g (½ cup caster sugar) 1 egg 225g (1½ cups) self-raising flour, sifted

Base 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 20cm square sandwich tin with baking paper. 2. Cream Fairy margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and fold in the flour. 3. Press the mixture into prepared tin.

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Topping 1. Combine coconut, sugar, egg and vanilla together, mix well. Assembly 1. Spread the raspberry jam over the base and spread the coconut mixture evenly over the top. 2. Place into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. 3. Cool in tin and cut into squares.


RECIPES

Prep Time: 25 mins Serves: 24

CHEWY TRIPLE NUT-FREE SUPER-SEED CHOCOLATE OAT BARS SLICE Cook Time: 25 mins

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INGREDIENTS 125g Fairy Cooking Margarine, chopped 150g (2/3 cup) firmly packed brown sugar 180g (2 cups) rolled oats 75g (1/2 cup) self-raising flour 160g (1 cup) pepita seeds 105g (3/4 cup) sunflower seeds 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 1 egg, lightly beaten 50g dark chocolate, melted

These easy to make nut-free bars are loaded with oats, sunflower and pepita seeds are a healthy lunch box snack for the kids.

METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 160C (fan forced). Grease and line a

30cm x 20 cm slice tin with baking paper, leaving a 2cm overhang. Melt the Fairy Cooking Margarine in microwave on high or in a saucepan until fully melted. 2. In a large bowl combine the sugar, oats, flour, seeds and cinnamon. Add the vanilla, egg and melted Fairy Cooking Margarine and combine well. Press the mixture into the tin. 3. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and firm. Cool completely in the tin. Remove from the tin and drizzle with the melted chocolate and set for 10 minutes in the fridge. Slice into 24 bars to serve.

TIP These bars will keep for up to 1 week in an airtight • container.

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CONSUMER NEWS

SO WHAT MAKES A VEGAN FRIENDLY WINE, VEGAN? CONSUMER INTEREST IN VEGAN WINES IS GROWING, WITH VEGANFRIENDLY WINES SHOWING UP IN MANY SUPERMARKETS AND GOOGLE SEARCHES FOR “VEGAN WINE” SOARING IN RECENT YEARS. It may seem surprising at first that not all wines are ‘vegan friendly’, given that wine is made by fermentation of grapes and finishing up in a bottle, cask or can.

LETS FIND OUT »

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VEGAN WINE

CONVENTIONAL WINEMAKING In conventional winemaking, additions and manipulations can be extensive. There are about 40 processing aids and 19 additives approved for use in Australia. The intention is to create a wine that meets specific target markets. The critical step from a vegan perspective is the final step of finishing the wine prior to bottling. Wines are routinely tasted prior to bottling. It’s often at this stage that a decision to add a protein to manipulate the taste profile of the wine or to clarify or stabilise the wine. NOW HERE’S THE PROBLEM FOR VEGANS In current winemaking practice, the proteins in use include gelatine, sourced from either bovine or porcine collagen, or isinglass, sourced from fish swim bladder, egg white and milk, either fresh or powdered casein. Simply put, the use of these animal products makes the wines unacceptable to vegans. ALTERNATIVES TO ANIMAL PROTEINS? Proteins derived from plants would appear to be an obvious alternative and while some are available commercially, most work is still in the research stage. Obtaining regulatory approval across international markets is a significant barrier to the commercialisation of new products for use in wine. The desire to satisfy the expanding vegan-friendly market will undoubtedly drive the development of suitable products. THE LABELLING QUESTION Australia has comprehensive rules regarding wine labelling, including the need to specify allergens. This includes milk and eggs, but not the other animal-derived fining proteins. This can cause considerable uncertainty when selecting wines that are vegan-friendly. Some wine labels now have a statement such as “this wine has been treated with fish product and traces may remain”. Increasingly, wines are now labelled as “vegan-friendly” or “no animal products were used in the preparation of this wine”. THE TASTE TEST At a recent tasting of organic and biodynamic wines, some I presented were made by the conventional method, while others met the vegan-friendly criteria. The general comment after the tasting was: I couldn’t tell the difference. A work of caution. ‘Organic wine’ commonly refers to the grape growing practice while the winemaking may follow the conventional practice. My advice is to explore with an open mind, read the label carefully and enjoy the many options now available.

This article is based on a column published in The Conversation on 17 January, 2022, entitled ‘What makes a veganfriendly wine vegan? And how’s it different to conventional wine?’. The modifications have been made by the author of the original piece Geoff Scollary, Adjunct Professor at Charles Sturt University. The full original piece can be found at https://theconversation.com/what-makes-a-vegan-friendly-wine-vegan-and-hows-it-different-to-conventionalwine-174468

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SPRING CLEAN

Cleaning Outside Windows Wipe the window with a dry cloth first, this will get rid of loose dust and hard to see webs. For outside Windows you could go through a lot of spray cleaners so save that for the inside windows. Use cold water with a dash of detergent, some say warm water evaporates quickly on glass and can create fog or condensation. Make sure your water is clean, you may need to change the water for each house sized window. Wipe in the same direction. And if you want to halve the time it takes invest in a window squeegee with a rubber blade. You may as well do the screens as well, warm soapy water and a gentle wipe, no good having clean windows with a dirty screen. Basic maintainance. Fix the leaky tap. Did you know many bugs that enter houses will stay if they find a ready water source so fix that leaky tap. Repair broken grout, it’s a pretty easy job and hard to get wrong so give it a go. Any hardware or tile store sells small amounts of grout in a variety of colours- simply wet mix and insert into cracks, it’s that easy. Replace damaged flywire, as it’s not working even if it has a small hole in it. PAG E 8 6

Throwing things away Most of us will go through wardrobes, pantries, and cupboards eager to move on as many things as possible. Our first thought may be to simply throw stuff away, but although that’s a quick solution you would be better off donating unwanted goods to charity, clothes can go to the Salvo’s, Op shop or even the big clothing bins, house hold goods and furniture straight to the op shop, please don’t send items that are broken or unsellable. And remember to recycle when you can. Reducing dust Dust first, vacuum last, don’t forget to clean the ceiling fans and dust above the lamp shades (use the brush attachment on your vacuum) and curtains and above curtain rails. You can reduce a lot of dust by simply having more door mats, one on the inside and one on the outside. If you seem to have a lot of dust check you entry doors, if you don’t have dust strips or mats you should consider getting some, they also save your heat and air conditioning from escaping.

Check Cupboards All cupboards have corners where dust and grime can gather, so make sure you check out those corners and remove any build up. Things that should checked annually • Batteries in smoke alarms • Ducted heating ducts and air filters. • All ceiling ducts fans (like the ones in your bathroom ceiling). • Down pipes and gutters as water doesn’t just overflow when they are full, water can actually start flowing back into your ceiling or house structure. • Clean oven hood vent • Clean dishwasher filter

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AUSSIE PETS

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PET’S DENTAL CARE HAS YOUR PET GOT BAD BREATH? EATING LESS? OR SIMPLY LOW ON ENERGY. THESE COULD BE SIGNS YOUR PET IS SUFFERING WITH A DENTAL PROBLEM. »

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AUSSIE PETS

EXPERTS SAY HAVING QUALITY DENTAL CARE CAN EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR PET BY UP TO FIVE YEARS. If you think bad breath is normal in a pet then think again, your pet’s breath should be pretty well odour free unless they have just eaten. Bad breath is the first and most common sign your pet could have a dental problem. Tooth cavities, Abscess’, broken teeth or gum disease, are all painful and can cause odour, these condition’s if left untreated can lead to more serious problems like liver, heart, and kidney disease. Just like with us human’s prevention is the most effective step in keeping your pets’ teeth and gums healthy. There are many great products on the market that are designed to make cleaning your pets’ teeth easier for us to manage, and more enjoyable for pets. Some of the products available include three sided toothbrushes, slip on finger toothbrush, flavoured toothpaste, (beef, chicken etc), plaque inhibitors placed in your pets drinking water. You cannot use human toothpaste for your pets. Vets recommend daily teeth brushing and

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dental check with a vet twice a year. There are plenty of video’s online that show effective brushing techniques. Bones and chewing toys do still provide good plaque removal, this should be on top of regular brushing. If you can make it a fun and a loving experience for your pet the easier it will be. The earlier you start the easier it is to train your pet. TRY THIS BEFORE BRUSHING • Massage your dogs’ gums for 30 secs – practice evert day or so until they seem comfortable with the feeling. • Put a tiny bit of pet toothpaste on your finger and let them lick it off, so it gets used to the taste. • After a few weeks of the above training try brushing. If the toothbrush is not working, try a finger brush. WATCH OUT FOR DENTAL PROBLEMS Pets may not show signs of pain as their animal instinct ensures they do not show weakness but if you do notice any of these symptom’s chances are your pet has a serious dental problem. Bad breath Loss of appetite Loss of weight Low energy Bleeding gums Blood on toys Chewing on one side of the mouth. Black or dark areas on gums or teeth.



CONSUMER NEWS

HOPES FOR A

HAT TRICK

FORECAST RECORD AUSTRALIAN WINTER CROP PLANTING SEES POTENTIAL FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE BUMPER HARVEST Australia is laying the groundwork for a third consecutive bumper harvest, with this year’s total planted crop area forecast to reach a record 23.83 million hectares, Rabobank says in its just-released 2022/23 Winter Crop Outlook. This would be nearly one per cent up on last year’s record planting and 11 per cent above the five-year average. It includes a 1.4 per cent lift in wheat and a record canola planting, up 20.9 per cent on last year, albeit at the expense of barley, oats and pulses. PAG E 9 2

In a year of global shortages and high commodity prices – the forecast record planting comes as global markets look to Australia to deliver a “hat trick of great grain and oilseed production” at a time when poor production and export constraints in a number of countries are prompting the United Nations to warn that the world is on the brink of a food crisis.

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CONSUMER NEWS

MALES NEED NOT APPLY

A unique all-female species of grasshopper that can reproduce without sex provides fascinating insights into evolution, new research led by the University of Melbourne has found. Published today in Science, the research shows the Australian grasshopper Warramaba virgo (W. virgo) – a parthenogenetic species, meaning it can reproduce asexually by cloning itself – was just as ecologically successful as its counterparts that breed by sex. Lead author Professor Michael Kearney said “Parthenogenetic species in theory should be suffering from parasites and a high load of bad mutations. Our study finds no disadvantage to W. virgo.” PAG E 94

Co-author Professor Ary Hoffmann said sexual reproduction could be costly. “Finding a mate takes time and energy and comes with an increased risk of predation. If we can do away with males and still have viable offspring and the species thrives, then why do we bother with sex at all?” Professor Hoffmann said. The W. virgo is estimated to have evolved from a hybrid mating between two other grasshopper species (W. whitei and W. flavolineata) more than 250 thousand years ago. Face of Warramaba flavolineata, one of the two sexual species that crossed to form the parthenogen Warramaba virgo. Image: Professor Michael Kearney


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