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By popular demand…Jamie's recipe #2: Grilled Cajun Prawns, Sweet Potato Mash & Holy Trinity Veg

12 August 2014, by Forrest Chase

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to feed four hungry tummies, all of which can be found at Woolworths City Central...

  • 800g Sweet Potatoes
  • Sea Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 40g Cheddar Cheese
  • 16 Large Raw Shell-On Australian Green King Prawns
  • 3 Cloves Of Garlic
  • 1 Heaped Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/2 A Bunch Of Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Green Capsicum
  • 1 Red Capsicum
  • 2 Sticks Of Celery
  • 5 Spring Onions
  • 1/2 Fresh Red Chilli
  • 1 Big Handful Of Frozen Corn
  • 1 Teaspoon Sweet Smoked Paprika

Now to make all of the above into a meal fit for a king:

Get the ingredients out. Kettle boiled. Oven grill on high. Food processor (thick slicer). Large lidded pan, high heat. Large frying pan, medium heat.

  1. Wash the sweet potatoes and slice them in the processor. Put them into the lidded pan with a pinch of salt, cover with boiling water and the lid. It sounds good already right?!

    Put the prawns into a roasting tray, squash over the unpeeled garlic through a garlic crusher, then toss with the Cajun seasoning, 1 tablespoon of oil and the thyme sprigs.

    Spread out in a single layer and pop on a high heat for a couple of minutes to crisp the bottoms of the prawns up, then place under the grill until the tops are sizzling, golden and crispy!

  2. Deseed and roughly chop the capsicums and throw them into the frying pan with about 1 tablespoon of oil. Trim and slice the celery, spring onions and chilli, and add to the pan along with the sweetcorn and paprika. Season with salt and capsicums and we highly recommend you keep things moving!

  3. When cooked through, drain the sweet potatoes in a colander. Return to the pan and mash well. Grate in the cheese, mix well and season to taste. Scatter the veg over the mash and serve with the crispy prawns and lemon wedges.

Jamie's Tip:

You can use fresh sweetcorn instead of frozen when it’s in season. Griddle the cobs on the barbecue until lovely and charred, stand the cobs on one end and carefully slice off the kernels and mix into the veg to add a lovely smokiness.


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11 reasons to love Spring!

11 August 2014, by Forrest Chase

We’re counting down to Spring… and while you begin your spring cleaning, we’re working away at inspiring your new home furnishings!

Beginning with the top left and going clockwise, we have the Laura Ashley Whitstable Lamp with a brass metal birdcage inspired base $199.00 – lighting can make all the difference and can completely transform a room!

Adding so colour is also a simple trick! For the kitchen the 4 set high ball tumblers by Bormioli Roccocan bring a rainbow to the table for just $24.95 (Myer). Made in Italy, the set is generously sized at 490ml so you don't have to constantly refill, and the soft dimpled texture adds a touch of fun. These glasses are dishwasher safe, making cleaning up a breeze!

Spruce up the living room with the Tamali Cushion with Pleat Trim by Morgan and Finch! They come in a range of colours and prints, you can browse the range at Bed Bath n Table ($39.95). In the same way a new quilt cover can reinvent your bedroom design. We love the Denver print by Morgan and Finch again from Bed Bath n Table. Prices range depending on the size.

Does anyone remember Tetris?! Plug in the blue Tetris light block and watch in wonder as each Tetris piece illuminates upon contact. Construct your own combination with 7 individual pieces to ensure endless stacking possibilities. The Tetris stackable LED desk lamp is a fantastic talking point to liven up any room with its colourful iconic design and it’s fun! You’ll find it at Myer for $49.95.

Cook up some fresh recipes with seasonal ingredients in the Maxwell and Williams Grabbers Milk Pan and Lid. Purple perfection for $16.95 at Myer – we can’t ensure the meals will turn out as good as the fresh kitchenware though!

Given that spring is time that flowers bloom we thought it was only logical to invest in a fresh vase to showcase the new gift of nature! The Salt & Pepper Gallery 49cm Blue Glass Bottle $49.95 from Myer works great!

Chop off those flower stems (that are going in the vase of course) with cheer when you use the Debutant 6 mixed steak knives ($69.95 from Bed Bath n Table) and then look for some new and innovative ways to display other household plants, inspire table settings and odd leftover containers with ‘The House Gardener’ from Myer ($49.95). With beautiful photographs and clever tips Isabelle Palmer will show you how to bring the outdoors in. With the increase popularity of DIY and beautifying your home this is a handy and inspiring book to have on the shelf!

Now to the important stuff… refresh yourself! Have a long shower after all that spring cleaning, shopping and innovation and dry off with the Manhattan Towel Range in Peacock! Part of the Jayson Brunsdon Home Collection at Myer, they range from $12.95 to $59.95. We’re sure you probably got engrossed in that process you so best you check the time with the Morgan and Fitch William Smith wall clock on silver, ($179.95 from Bed Bath n Table) cause before you know it… it will be Winter again!

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Tags: Homewares, Kitchen, Trends

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Miranda Kerr - STEAL HER STYLE!

28 July 2014, by Forrest Chase

Miranda Kerr is a style icon for a reason. She’s a yummy mummy who always looks polished and stylish and we can help you recreate the look!

Beginning with the Dash of Colour Shirt from Sportsgirl ($79.95). This classic shirt can be worn with jeans on the weekend or dressed up with a skirt and heels for work! Miranda pulls hers off with Nobody Jeans – yes you can get the exact same pair (believe it) from Live Clothing. They come in a range of shapes and colours so you can find the pair that work for you, however Miranda wears the Cult Skinny Jean (they range from $180).

Keep it classic with a pair of Ballet Flats, like the Camilo’s from Novo Shoes ($39.95 – umm bargain!) and a pair of shades. You’ll find the Prada Voice Sunnies in Black/Grey ($380) from Sunglass Hut, and they have similar styles and a lower price point too.

Now the final touches! OPI Nail Polish in Cajun Shrimp on the digits – a nice shade of flavoursome red with a hint of coral, bound to bring out the pink tones on the shirt (was $19.95 now $14.96 from Myer). Accompanied with the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in Intouchable… doesn’t that sound nice?! It hydrates and softens the lips whilst making your lips POP! ($55 from Myer). You can store that in the Fossil Memoir Pocketbook Crossbody in Light Yellow, originally $ 229 now $ 159.95.

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Tags: Fashion, Myer, Trends

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TOP IT OFF with Noni B

24 July 2014, by Forrest Chase

Hurry in to Noni B and buy any 2 tops and receive the 3rd top free!

Our picks?

Firstly the Liz Jordan Cut Out And Knot Top $99.95, in a lovely shade of purple, the chiffon cut out and knot front detail make a really elegant look.

Perfect for work or play is the Liz Jordan Stripe Layered Top With Cap Sleeve $89.95 and that means our third pick, the Liz Jordan Blouse with V Detail in a bright eye popping orange is FREE, normally $79.95!

The promotion end July 27, 2014 so make a move to claim your bargain!

* Discount applies to the lowest priced item only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion. 3 tops must be purchased in one transactions. Excludes PM tops. Cannot be used on new or existing lay-bys.

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Tags: Fashion

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