Check out these great products in shops and supermarkets
Not just for vegetarians, TCC Coconut Juice for Cooking is a great substitute for chicken or beef stock, and adds a fragrant coconut aroma and sweetness to a variety of dishes. It’s incredibly versatile and can be used in stir-fries, soups, marinades or any dish requiring stock. Visit oriental.com.au.
On those hectic nights when there’s no time to cook, look to Barilla to save the day. For a delicious pasta meal the whole family will love, toss a jar of Barilla Red Wine & Garlic Sauce with perfectly cooked al dente Barilla Fusilli, and serve with a simple salad. Find the full Barilla range at supermarkets.
Help fight breast cancer by purchasing the 2018 Australian Women’s Health Diary, $18.95. Now in its 20th edition, proceeds from every purchase fund clinical trial research into treatment and prevention strategies. Plus, it will keep you organised for the year! Find it at newsagents and Woolworths.
For the baking purist
CSR Pure Icing Sugar is made from 100 per cent finely ground pure cane sugar and is ideal for hard-set icings such as royal icing, piping and decorative icing features. It’s also great to use when baking meringues, sweet pastries and shortbread. Available at Coles, Woolworths and most independent retailers.
With a similar taste to popcorn, Corn Thins, $2, are a great kid-friendly snack that can be eaten on their own or with your favourite toppings. With lots of flavours to choose from, including sesame, multigrain and original, they’re also gluten-free and have less than 30 calories per slice. Find it at supermarkets.
Quench your thirst
From the people who brought you H2coco water, comes H2melon water, $3.99 for 500ml and $6.99 for 1L. Made from 100 per cent pure watermelon water, it has no added sugar or artificial flavours, and is fat-free, dairy-free and suitable for vegans. Available at Coles and Woolworths.
No need to mix your own healthy breakfast with the new Vaalia Acai Berries with Ancient Grains Yoghurt, $4. Loaded with berries, grains and seeds, including quinoa, chia seeds, pepitas and amaranth, as well as probiotics, it’s also great as an afternoon snack. Find it at Woolworths.
Hip, hip hooray
Queen is celebrating 120 years with the release of a master-blended Pure Vanilla Extract, $15. Inspired by the little red bottle of Queen vanilla extract Aussies have grown up with, this blend combines floral Tahitian vanilla with chocolatey Madagascan vanilla beans. Find it at Woolworths.
With warmer weather comes weekend entertaining, so now’s the time to stock your liquor cabinet with Fever-tree Premium Mixers, $7.99 for a pack of four. Available in ginger ale, ginger beer, naturally light tonic and Indian tonic, just add your choice of spirits or sip as is! Find it at Woolworths.