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Home Brand vs Named Brand

  • By looklively
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  • 649 replies

Are there brands that you used to buy that are no longer in your local supermarket? What do you think of all these 'home brands'? Are they just as good as the named brands, are they cheaper, or are...

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Breakfast

  • By Cafestudy Admin
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  • 930 replies

I'm interested in finding out how many people manage to make time for breakfast everyday! And if you do manage to, how do you fit it in? If you don't have it everyday, how often do you manage to...

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Frozen vegetables via fresh vegetables?

  • By Ingi
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  • 21 replies

Do you buy frozen vegetables or do you buy fresh vegetables? Why? saves time? Cost? Convenient? Why?........

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Shopper rewards card

  • By Shaun30656009
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  • 29 replies

Do you use shopper rewards cards or do you believe they are a waste of time & a scam to get you to spend more money in their store???

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chat

  • By coZ
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  • 8 replies

who else thought the discussions would be more about cafe's

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Dairy Products - what are your staples?

  • By Cafestudy Admin
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  • 289 replies

Hi everyone. We'd like to know.....what are the staple dairy products you buy when you go to the shops? We're guessing milk is one of them (are we right?) - but what else do you buy regularly? And...

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home brand

  • By Marci
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  • 7 replies

True me and my hubby when we buy stuff we buy homebrand it's cheaper than branded.Aside of that some taste better than the branded and you can save money for it.

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Night shopping

  • By khal123
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  • 29 replies

Do you prefer night shopping to be only Thursdays as before or every single weekdays night's. And why that; does it will affect our lifestyles in good or bad.

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spot the Australian food in supermarkets??

  • By anna
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  • 10 replies

When my husband & I go shopping, we search for Australian made, hell, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack! We want to look after our own farmers, etc first.

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Coffee or Tea

  • By queentulip
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  • 23 replies

Why are you a coffee drinker only? Why are you a tea drinker only? Why both?

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Fruit Tampering

  • By looklively
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  • 75 replies

Thinking about the recent news about fruit tampering (needles in strawberries, bananas, mangoes etc), what impact would you say it had on the way you purchase and consume fresh fruits?

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Studying with a satisfied stomach

  • By Wayne31400320
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The topic says it all. Students in Australia are facing stress and pressure from studies. This mainly includes university students. The reason I brought this topic up is because I would like to...

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Supermarkets and Shopping Trolleys

  • By Nefertari
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More often than not when I am shopping I get one of those supermarket trolleys that goes anywhere but where I want it to and I have noticed that the constant straining to force it to go the way I...

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good coffee bad coffee

  • By caz
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  • 52 replies

let's name and shame all the bad coffee around

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Food labelling

  • By looklively
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  • 92 replies

There have been a few stories in the news recently questioning the way food brands are using the health star ratings found on their products. It would seem that some companies are being quite...

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food, cars,leisure,travel

  • By marybell
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  • 3 replies

I love doing the shopping for myself and my family so i am always interested in new products pricing and much more.

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Lactose intolerance?

  • By Sparkle
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  • 77 replies

I've just found out I'm lactose intolerant (after years of symptoms it's great to finally find out what is wrong). It means though that I have to stop buying dairy products - does anyone else have...

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Favourite drinks and hangover cures please!

  • By terry
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  • 145 replies

So, I’ve got a big weekend planned: after work drinks, party Saturday and dinner with friends on Sunday. Does anyone have favourite drinks for these occasions? Let me know your top 3 for...

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Supermarket sweep

  • By terry
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  • 148 replies

There are times when I go food shopping and just get the basics for my family and try to get in and out as fast as I can (usually when I have the kids with me)!! Other times I like to take my time,...

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Allergy members - how do you shop for food?

  • By looklively
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  • 83 replies

Can you talk me through how you go about food shopping for yourself or a member of your family that has a food allergy. Do you go to the local supermarket or specialist store? If a supermarket, do...

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Is too much choice an issue and how do you decide what to buy?

  • By looklively
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  • 200 replies

Coles and Woolies are following Aldi's lead and cutting the number of product lines they stock as a result of customers finding that too much choice is stressful. So what do you think? - How do you...

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Favourite mid week meal

  • By Teegan
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I'd love to hear your families favourite one pot, mid week meal? What is quick and easy, less dishes and keeps your family satisfied on those busy days in between everyone's activities.

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Toxic Foods

  • By Gerry
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Australia is so far being the world we are still exposes to foods that have been banned in many countries. BPA coated cans which companies refuse to label these. We banned it for babies bottles. It...

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Home made fizzy drink

  • By Ranga101
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To make your own fizzy drink that all so tastes amazing get some full cream ice cream ( 1 scoop ) now put that into a cup and pour (any kind) of fizzy preferably your favourite and fill it till it...

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Food additives

  • By MTD
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Many food substances now contain chemicals and other additives. Many of those are considered Toxic and detrimental to our well-being/health. Do you know of any, if so please detail these on this...

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Is the answer to happiness actually hidden in the food that we consume, each and every day?

  • By Rainbow
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  • 131 replies

Whilst many health authorities preach the benefits of consuming an organic diet, practically speaking, this just isn't an option for many households with prices being exceedingly higher than that...

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goldie

  • By Pat
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  • 14 replies

Why does someone like me who doesn't like the taste of alcohol considered strange?

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What's the best buffer experience have you ever had?

  • By beachhut
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  • 4 replies

Any suggestion to eat well with budget in mel and your area?

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Do you Eat Gluten Free?

  • By kiwigal
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I would like to start up some sharing to do with Gluten free living. I am a person that has had to live gluten free, not by choice but to improve my well being. Who else has had this experience...

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Halal Foods in Australia?

  • By blondie72
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What are your thoughts on Halal foods in Australia? Many big brand companies and their products from Vegemite, Bega Cheese to Cadbury Chocolates have the "halal" approved logo on them, you may not...

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Since yesterday morning, how much fresh fruit have you eaten?

  • By flyingace
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  • 151 replies

A: None B:One,two or three servings C:Four or more servings

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take away food

  • By nec
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  • 48 replies

I went and bought KFC yesterday and was surprised at how expensive it cost. $12 for 2 pieces of chicken, 2 small chips and 1 small potato and gravy. No wonder people don't eat out, it costs too...

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Lactose Intollerance

  • By Synth
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I am interested to hear from people that became lactose intolerant in their adult years. What affect has this had on you and how did you find out you were intolerant to lactose?

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Additives to Milk

  • By CAT17
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  • 60 replies

What do you think of all the different types of milk? Omega added/ fat deleted or reduced only used A2 etc etc. What happened to just milk? When we were kids the milk was delivered by the...

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Favourite Sweet & Savoury foods?

  • By Mattman
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  • 9 replies

What are you favourite sweet and/or savoury food?

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Confectioneries

  • By paradox
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For some time now I have noticed that the manufacturers of confection products are resorting to very underhanded tactics to grab more of our monies. The first such trick I noticed was the mini...

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Urgent Notice For Australians Who EAT.

  • By ozziedigger
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There is one company left in Australia which makes frozen vegies totally from Aust vegies. The other Co.s are/ have moved to New Zealand where they can buy Chinese vegies without altering their...

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fast foods

  • By david
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are all fast foods realy as bad as our dieticians etc say.i can understand the deep frried foods,but mcdonalds seem to have all supplements needed for our daily diet,bread meat salad.in moderation...

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When shopping, what is most important to you?

  • By flyingace
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  • 28 replies

Whats important to me is the price and what is on special.

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Dinner Time

  • By flyingace
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  • 166 replies

Many of us enjoy going out for dinner, or to a friends house for a bbq, but what happens when it comes time to eat and drink?  For example, in the case of a bbq, should you only eat what you...

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Is "fasting" really the future of health?

  • By C Strife
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Recently there have been a vast study of the effects of fasting, and its effects on our health. Ive seen a few studies come out with some interesting results, especially the new "5:2" diet that...

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What's your favourite Cocktail?

  • By verity
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I'm organizing a cocktail themed party and need some suggestions. I'm making non-alcoholic as well as alcoholic. My usual are Pina Colada and Strawberry Daiquiris, rum punch goes down well too.

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Home grown produce?

  • By Volcano
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Do you use home grown veggies in cooking? Do you think they taste better than shop bought?

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What is your favourite 'everyday' breakfast

  • By flyingace
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  • 79 replies

My favourite breakfast is scramble eggs on toast and top of with a hot cup of tea.

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Kids

  • By Jam
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Should kids have juck food. Kids should not have juck food because it could cause them to become over weight.

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Michael

  • By Sun Dance Kid
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Food that Mum cooked also Game. Fish etc

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Nutella milkshake

  • By Demiz
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  • 8 replies

Has anyone tried a delicious Nutella frape?

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Quick and Easy recipes?

  • By TimberAngel
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  • 76 replies

Hi, have just moved in with my man, and he cant cook really and hes good when he cooks but makes a mess and doesnt want to learn the basics. How about sharing some basic dinner recipes for the man!?

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Really cheap, really nice recipes

  • By Volcano
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  • 33 replies

I'm on a really tight budget at the moment, so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for some really nice, really cheap recipes?

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Wine balance

  • By Jhuvey
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A wine's balance refers to how it handles the key components of acidity, alcohol, tannins and overall flavor does one component overpower the other or do they complement each other with each sip?

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DINNER IDEAS

  • By hoppy55555
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There are very many foods Which food or food types are really good for us .What food can substitute for others in recipes .I am allergic to chicken and am always seeing great food photos . Ideas...

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Just Purchased a Pressure Cooka

  • By Kelly
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I have just purchased a Pressure Cooka and I was wondering if anyone had any recipes for me to try. I have not used it yet but it looks like you can cook a meal with meat and vegs from just 10...

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Palm oil

  • By Caity1999
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What are your opinions on Palm oil? Do you think it is fair what is happening the orangutans in the forrest? Give me your opinion.

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Have you eaten canned or pre-packaged soup in the last week?

  • By flyingace
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  • 115 replies

Please let me know yes or no.

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Increading iron in my diet

  • By sukhy
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Can anyone tell me how I can get more iron in to my diet without eating meat..I eat fish and seafood but am mainly vegetarian and really do not want to take iron tablets as they play serioys havov...

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LEGAL AGE FOR ALCOLHOL

  • By fdm
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  • 74 replies

Should the age be raised from 18 to 21 in Australia to combat underage drinking? Does anyone really think this will help with under-age drinking or make it worse?

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Why is Healthy Food more expensive then Junk Food?

  • By theblues
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  • 36 replies

Am I the only one that has noticed that it is cheaper to buy junk food or fast food for your family then it is to buy healthy foods? I want my children eating healthy fresh fruit, vegetables,...

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Chicken recipes

  • By kfactor
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Just wondering if anyone has some nice recipes cooking with chicken. With a variety of food allergies - red meat, seafood, avocado, turkey & other vegetables- I'm finding it very restrictive to...

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Microwave Oven recipes

  • By Hilary
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Discussion: Microwave oven recipes. Hi. I recently purchased a microwave. Does any one have any simple, cheap recipes they would like to share. I am particularly interested in meals for two people...

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food alergies

  • By ebony12
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i have a gluten intolerence why are there not many cafes or fast food outlet cater for this and other food intolerence??? it make me so mad when i go to a party or out for a meal and even hard to...

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Malaysian Foods

  • By Michaellian
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Does anyone has any clue what is the best malaysian food and why?

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weight

  • By Rivers20
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loosing weight

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XMAS LUNCH

  • By peppi6
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Have you thought about what to prepare/supply for the family lunch for Christmas?Xmas lunch at home, your'e turn?? Have a few ideas but would love to know what would be different appart...

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Best Protein Diet

  • By stephyDee
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I want to up my protein intake since I am very low on it and also would like to lose a few Kg's ands inches too what do you recommend ??

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Christmas Day

  • By Nettybear
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What is your favorite thing to eat on Xmas Day?? My all time favorite is Christmas pudding served with custard. My Great grandmothers recipe just yum! What's yours??

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Diabetic Food

  • By Douggie
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Did you know that the Company that bought out 'IXL' & Golden Circle do not have any Diabetic Foods, Who is this Company, It's "HEINZ"

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Poor Man's Pizza

  • By Shay-Dee
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  • 46 replies

A quick easy snack, or meal for young kids. Cut the crusts from your bread. Flatten with rolling pin or bottle! Toast ONE side only in grill. On UNTOASTED side spread with Tomato or BBQ sauce....

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which is your favourite wine

  • By flyingace
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  • 20 replies

Banrock Station, Pink moscato is the best and wonderful to drink

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Good Dining

  • By Aliyaraya
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  • 16 replies

Can anyone tell me if they have had any good experiences dining out lately? My recent experiences have not been good.

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how do you save water

  • By griffin
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  • 11 replies

do you save cold water in a bucket when the hot shower water is turned on

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Allergies

  • By Ali
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  • 29 replies

What allergies or intolerances have you or your children got? They seem to be growing more and more common through each generation.

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food

  • By Ajulu
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  • 3 replies

Australian and american should stop selling fast food the most an start selling healthy food to people cause people are getting diabeties at young and its because of fast food.

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does anyone of you tried the Durian Smoothie with Cacao and Chili?

  • By jp
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I have seen this in a lifestyle show and was trying to look for a recipe and lucky to find it here in you tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZk_6rRZn1M

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Skim Milk product is full of fat

  • By capri
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Recently my friend kept complaining that she gained more weight and all she changed in her daily routines is drinking a skim milk that claims 99% fat free. And now i'm getting freaked out so I...

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Have you ever tried the Durian fruit?

  • By ahd
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  • 22 replies

I'm told that this fruit is like a double edged sword and you have a love/hate relationship with it? You either love it or hate it!! It has a very strong pungent aroma but if you can get past the...

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Kids strange taste buds

  • By peppi6
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  • 34 replies

My kids have wanted the strangest mixtures of topping on toast. Like peanut buttter, vegemite, jam and honey all spread together on one slice. Has anyone else had strange requests from their kids?

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miss

  • By smate
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  • 2 replies

i will love to work very will

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Ring pull cans

  • By Nefertari
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  • 11 replies

Not too much thought has gone into making these easy to open for people with arthritic hands. I am constantly having to ask my husband if he can open one of these for me as I find them too hard to...

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STEROIDS

  • By Z
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IS IT GOOD FOR YOU AND DOES IT HAVE THREATENING SIDE EFFECTS?

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wines

  • By emms
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how can you tell what wines go with what foods? example 'Celebration mousse torte' any ideas

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What is your favourite dessert and at a low budget

  • By matty
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  • 7 replies

desserts at a minmium budget

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Benji

  • By Benji
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Eating out in Broome WA Haven't been to Broome for many years. What are the best places to eat at??

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wine balance

  • By Jhuvey
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Balance A wine's balance refers to how it handles the key components of acidity, alcohol, tannins and overall flavor does one component overpower the other or do they complement each other with...

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Avoiding Supermarkets - is it time to get back to basics?

  • By Kris
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  • 17 replies

Having worked at one of Australia's supermarket giants as a teen I was disturbed by the lack of quality in the logistic processes, the in-store handling, and the concept of imports on fresh...

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Warm weather food for kids

  • By Arch
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  • 20 replies

Have you ever had frozen grapes, the seedless ones are best. They are fantastic and they are cheap, They are not only great for kids but adults find them great as well. Regards John

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What's the deal with sugar?

  • By Rainbow
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  • 207 replies

Do you think the Government should play a part in prohibiting the amount of sugar that's 'hidden' in processed foods? Perhaps imposing a tax on sugar? Do you think more education should be given on...

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Do you find meat too expensive to buy?

  • By paradox
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I am retired and live in a Brisbane suburb. Since coming here from Darwin I am amazed at the low price of fruit and vegetable but distraught by the high price of meat. A few weeks ago however my...

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Are you paying too much for bananas

  • By flyingace
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  • 22 replies

Yes, too much, but by christmas bananas will be going down as low as $2 dallars that will great.

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Good Friday!

  • By mistymae53
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  • 9 replies

I wondered if people on here believe that it is ok for people with intellectual or health disabilities to eat meat on Good Fiday. I have a family member staying with me on Good Friday who is...

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schools

  • By bluey42
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  • 27 replies

Hi I was wondering what do you all think about no more lollie drives at schools

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A grades etc

  • By sukhy
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Does everyone understand the meaning of the grades posted outside restaurants and eateries? Would a national grading schene be better than what exists now? Do you think we should be able to access...

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vietnamese food

  • By limpy
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  • 23 replies

if you ever go out for vietnamese /chinese food please try the fried won tons, they are full of pork & deep fried , they are fantastic you donot want to stop eating them

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Why is so much Aus red wine so rough.

  • By dora
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  • 5 replies

Much of our red wine is not worth the money being asked and in my opinion, cheap cask wine is better than $10< bottled wine.

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What is good for you.

  • By kitekat
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  • 11 replies

My mother is 87 and she raised us on greasy foods and lots of salt. She is very healthy. Supposedly healthy foods arent always healthy , What do you think?

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Disposeable Nappies

  • By Son
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  • 63 replies

I cannot understand why women of this day and age want to use disposeable nappies. You can get some really beaut bright coloured cloth nappies that hug and cling just as well as a disposeable one....

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rip off

  • By Opa
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  • 57 replies

My wife recently took me out for my birthday at a 5 star hotel in the city.The buffet was excellent,but the experience was somewhat soured when we were charged $10.00 for a glass of watermelon...

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Where Can I buy Easter Eggs for Diabetics?

  • By Roseglen
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  • 8 replies

I have a diabetic son who is insulin dependant and he longs for a sugar free, Easter Egg. I have looked everywhere for eggs but to no avail. The Macro ones that Woolies sell have very little...

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Food Allergy or Intollerence Recipes

  • By orcalena
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  • 6 replies

What are you or your favorite kids recipes that make life a little easier when dealing with food allergies or intollerences?

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Why is NZ food so expensive

  • By Kath
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  • 9 replies

How come we have to pay so much for the NZ made produce when Aust doesn't have GST on their home grown products. We should have a lower GST/ No GST on our goods. Making it easier for families to...

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Cole's Supermarkets new fly buys promotion!

  • By mistymae53
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  • 4 replies

Coles are promoting a new fly buys deal where I think what you do is purchase five products that are on special that add up to at least $50, and with that you will receive a ten pecent discount. I...

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Food Lableing

  • By zombie
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  • 17 replies

I have a problem with misleading food lables on nutrician. Why are so many foods labled as healthy when they are full of sugar. I'm diabetic and it frustrates me when I'm trying to shop for...

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More gluten free menu's

  • By bini
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  • 18 replies

After being disgnosed with celiacs disease I find it very frustrating that there is little out there to have a nice dinner out! With so many people being diagnosed everyday it is a must that all...

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Blackberries

  • By Volcano
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  • 5 replies

I love blackberries, and often get annoyed when I remember they are listed as a weed. How can something which is such a noxious weed and produces fruit so easily be so expensive to buy in the...

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Discount/Cheap food at Liverpool UL

  • By ayu
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  • 3 replies

I'd like to find out where can i get cheap food at Liverpool city center, UK Thanks

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How game are you when eating out???

  • By rach
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  • 24 replies

I am curious to know how game people are when it comes to eating out? It seems these days there are always new eateries opening up, especially in the countries capital cities. How interested are...

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Slow Cooker Recipes

  • By mummy2jj
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  • 34 replies

I am looking for some tried slow cooker recipes. I know there is a whole lot you can find on the net via google search and other search engines but i want ones that people have actually tried and...

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outback shack narrabri rsl

  • By brooksy
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  • 2 replies

If u r looking for a awesome place to eat in narrabri come visit the outback shack we have thunder storms every half hour great food andfriendly staff want a drink I'm the bartender there most...

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chips giveaway

  • By Isildae
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  • 10 replies

www.myinvites.com.au are currently running a promotion where you get 2 x free packs of Samboy chips, share size, for creating an event and sending online invites. I got my chips last week in time...

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dieting

  • By david
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  • 2 replies

do people who are dieting and have a glass of oj or other fruit juice,realise that they both have the same calorie content as coke,so beware.also read labels carefully when shopping ,especially...

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Hiome made fizzy drinks

  • By Volcano
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  • 2 replies

Has anybody got any good recipes for homemade fizzy drinks. I tried to make my own home made lemonade, but there's hardly any fizz and the flavour is awful! Any tips?

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Why is it that simple everyday recipes are disappearing?

  • By verity
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  • 6 replies

With cookery competitions and programmes on the TV every night, sometimes twice a day! You would think we would be a nation of gourmet chefs but, increasingly I find people resort to ready meals...

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Gerry

  • By jezza
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  • 3 replies

Go back in time 200 years. ALL foods were organic. Organic basically means grown natural. Now come forward 200 years. Getting the picture so far. OK.Now go to your kitchen and read the ingredients...

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food prices

  • By shorty
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  • 9 replies

isn't food too expensive what are they trying to do starve the world

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Acai Berry: Do they deserve the hype?

  • By hellsiebear
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  • 4 replies

Acai Berry products are flying off the shelves as consummers attempt to shed unwanted kilos in record time. The claims from the producers state that you will loose fat incredibly fast, yet there...

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recipies for bariactric patients ( stomach bypass ops)

  • By penny
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  • 7 replies

My friend and I are willing to collect and compile and sample recipies for those of us who have had a gastric bypass. Since we can have little to do with vegetables because of little or no stomach...

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Chinese restaurants on the North Shore

  • By verity
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  • 2 replies

Help! I'm desperate for Crispy Duck and as yet have not found a restaurant on Auckland North Shore that can oblige! I've found lots of Thai and Japanese cuisine but only one Chinese which was very...

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Food

  • By Jess199@
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  • 0 replies

I think there are some things where you can get the no name stuff but things like pastas and sauces you need to get the brand stuff.

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Healthy food

  • By Sashi31948968
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  • 0 replies

Healthy me