Check out these great products in shops and supermarkets
Make no-fuss Japanese-style curry at home with S&B Golden Curry Sauce Mix, $4.95, available in mild, medium-hot and hot. Quick and easy to prepare, just stir-fry meat and vegies of your choice, then add the sauce mix and water. Serve with rice for a super-easy dinner. Go to oriental.com.au.
Sunbeam Australian Sultanas, $3.85, are sun-dried for at least 12 days before being harvested to develop their super-sweet flavour. Great for snacking and adding to your baking, they’re also an essential ingredient in fruit mince (check out our recipe on p88). Visit sunbeamfoods.com.au.
Slip and slurp
Made from the finest Australian organic wheat flour, Hakubaku Organic Somen Noodles, $3.70, are a must-have in every pantry. Similar in size to vermicelli noodles, they cook in under two minutes and are great tossed through cold Asian salads or added to stir-fries. They’re also 98 per cent fat free. Visit hakubaku.com.au.
Perfect for cakes, biscuits and desserts, the new Queen Baking Pastes, $2.99, allow you to add concentrated, natural flavouring without the worry of seeds, preparation or seasonal availability. Available in raspberry, cinnamon, passionfruit and lime, visit queen. com.au/bakingpastes for more information.
If you’re avoiding gluten then Barilla Gluten Free Spaghetti is for you. Made from rice and corn flour, the spaghetti cooks in the same time as regular pasta and has a great texture and taste. Toss with your favourite sauce for a no-fuss meal everyone can enjoy. For more information, visit barilla.com.
Mornings made better
When life is busy, finding time to get your daily dose of vitamin D from the sun can seem like mission impossible. Thankfully, Kellogg’s have released a new Special K cereal range with added vitamin D. Available in three flavours from $4.69, find them at supermarkets.
Hot to trot
Give your burgers, BLTS and fries a flavour kick with S&W Whole Egg Mayonnaise Spicy Sriracha, $4.80. Combining the smooth, creamy flavour of traditional mayonnaise with spicy sriracha, it’s also gluten-free and has no artificial colours or flavours. Visit swmayonnaise.com.au.
Made from soy sauce and flavoured with yuzu and lemon, Obento Ponzu Sauce, $3, is a simple way to add zing to dishes. Use it as a dressing on salads, dipping sauce for sushi and gyoza dumplings, or serve with cold Japanese noodles. Visit oriental.com.au for more.
Roll up! Roll up!
Just in time for Christmas, Dr. Oetker has released a new Ready to Roll Icing Inspirations pack (3 x 125g), $5, in red, green and white fondant bars. Use them to create smooth finishes on your Christmas cakes and desserts or get creative with patterns, designs and shapes. Visit oetker.com.au.