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‘Stay & Play’ at The Learning Sanctuary Brighton: We didn’t want it to end

By Sabrina Rogers-Anderson  When I was offered a job in Melbourne a few weeks ago, I decided to take my three-year-old twins on a reconnaissance mission to the beautiful city. I wanted to scope out a couple of neighbourhoods we might like to live in and visit a few child care and early education centres for the girls.  I’d …

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Chicken Fajitas

An easy, colourful family favourite perfect for a weeknight dinner. Ingredients Serves 4 500g skinless chicken thighs Juice of 1 lime 2 tsp smoked paprika 2 tsp cumin powder 2 tbsp olive oil 2 red onions, sliced 2 small capsicums, sliced 2 gloves garlic, crushed 4 large tortillas 100ml plain Greek yoghurt 1 ripe avocado, …

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Chicken Fried Rice

 A tasty Asian-inspired dish perfect for the whole family. Enjoy this Chicken Fried Rice as a side dish or even on its own.  Ingredients Serves 8 2 tsp vegetable oil (e.g. peanut oil) 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped 500g chicken or pork mince 800g frozen vegetable mix (carrot, peas, corn) 2.5 …

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Strawberry Balls

    A sweet, bite-size snack to give you a boost of energy in the afternoon. Ingredients Makes 24 balls 250g fresh strawberries 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup desiccated coconut 8 fresh dates, seeds removed Method Discard green leaves from strawberries. Rinse clean and halve. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Process well …

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Apple & Raspberry Crumble

   A sweet family favourite full of fruit, fibre and wholegrains. Ingredients Serves 4 2 large green apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks 2 cups frozen raspberries 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp water 3 tbsp wholemeal flour ½ cup rolled oats 1 tbsp castor sugar 1.5 tbsp vegetable margarine Canola oil spray …

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Minestrone Soup

 A wholesome and hearty family favourite. Incorporate any leftover vegetables you may have in your fridge! Ingredients Serves 8 2 tsp olive oil 1 clove garlic, diced 1 onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 1 zucchini, diced 1 small leek, diced 1 small red capsicum, diced ½ tsp dried oregano 1 dried …

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Savoury Breakfast Muffins

 A simple breakfast dish that can be made in advance. Perfect for hiding lots of vegetables. Ingredients Makes 12 large muffins Spray oil 500g sweet potato, grated 4 spring onions, chopped finely 1 large chilli (optional), chopped finely 6 large eggs 5 tbsp cottage cheese 100g grated parmesan cheese 250g self-raising flour (1 2/3 cups) …

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