Author archives: chefsimonetta

  • Cooking method for quinoa

    How To Cook Quinoa

    February 23, 2016 • How to • Views: 1096

    Quinoa is gaining popularity as a healthy, high-protein, gluten-free alternative grain. Here is a quick and easy guide to cooking.

  • Beef stock or broth

    Beef Broth / Stock

    February 16, 2016 • Articles, How to • Views: 2216

    This is a very simple beef broth or stock, that can be used as a standard base for many recipes.

  • Making cous cous

    How To Make Cous Cous

    February 16, 2016 • How to • Views: 937

    Cous cous needs to be mixed with boiling water and allowed to sit for a few minutes before being ready to eat. Here is the easy guide to making.

  • how to deglaze a pan

    How To Deglaze A Pan

    February 9, 2016 • How to • Views: 902

    A major benefit to cooking a steak in a pan instead of a grill, is that you can make an awesome sauce when you finish.

  • Honey poached pears with quinoa porridge

    Honey Poached Pears with White Quinoa Porridge

    February 5, 2016 • Featured, Recipes • Views: 2017

    Here at Australian Flavours we love our gluten intolerant followers and offer up this Quinoa porridge recipe. So good even the gluten eaters want it.

  • pan fry a steak

    How To Pan Fry Steak

    February 2, 2016 • How to • Views: 1623

    Pan frying a steak is one of those cooking skills that seems so simple to do, and yet can be so difficult to get right. Here are a few tips to help get it right.

  • recipe gluten free pizza bases

    World’s Best Gluten Free Pizza Base

    February 1, 2016 • Featured, Recipes • Views: 4973

    Hand's down the best recipe for a Gluten free pizza base, sought after by explorers from the far stretches of the known world! Try it yourself and see what you think.

  • colourful selection of fresh vegetables

    How To Select Fresh Vegetables

    January 25, 2016 • How to • Views: 858

    Selecting fresh vegetables is often a matter of sight, touch, and smell. Here is a guide on what to look for, and what to avoid.

  • Australian lamington cake for Australia Day

    Lamington Layer Cake

    January 22, 2016 • Featured, Recipes • Views: 4869

    Lamingtons are beautifully simple cakes which always make an appearance especially across summer and around Australia Day. Here is a fresh spin on the usual recipe.

  • checking steak for doneness

    Cooking Steak – How To Test For Doneness

    January 18, 2016 • How to • Views: 1087

    There are three ways to test if your steak is done: by touch, with a meat thermometer, and by cutting. Here is the guide for getting best results.