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Food is the go-to magazine for everyday Kiwi foodies.

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    How to make the perfect scones

    There are few things more inviting than a plate of freshly baked scones, dripping in cream and jam. Follow Food magazine's step-by-step guide to buttermilk scones below and you'll be whipping up these tasty goodies in no time.

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    Lime and ginger tart

    Lime and ginger are a match made in heaven, and this tart shows that off beautifully. Made with a creamy and zingy filling inside a crunchy gingernut base, one slice will never be enough!

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    Cheesy lasagne rotolo

    If you’re craving comfort food, it doesn’t get much better than this cheesy lasagne rotolo dish, which combines pasta, ricotta and beef mince in a rich and delicious meat sauce.

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    Strawberry and chocolate no-bake tart

    For a sweet and sophisticated summer dessert, look no further than this strawberry and chocolate no-bake tart. Best served chilled with a generous dash of strawberry puree on the side.

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    Dreamy chicken and asparagus pasta

    Quick dinners don't have to be boring - just one mouthful of this dreamy chicken and asparagus pasta and you'll never look back! Creamy and flavoursome, it seems a crime that it only takes 30 minutes.

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    One-pan chicken parmigiana with spinach

    It doesn't get much easier than this delicious one-pan meal! This chicken parmigiana recipe makes quick work of creating this Italian favourite for a speedy weeknight dinner the family will love

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    Crispy popcorn chicken with honey mustard mayo

    Get things popping with this delicious crispy popcorn chicken recipe! These little bites are perfect dipped in honey mustard mayo, served with an ice cold beer and enjoyed with friends

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    Spiced toffee apple crumble slice

    Searching for your new favourite slice recipe? Look no further than this spiced toffee apple crumble slice that's layered with all sorts of moreish goodies. Enjoy with a hot cuppa or share with the kiddies over a glass of milk

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    Vege pad Thai

    Add a splash of colour to your life with this vibrant vege pad Thai recipe. It's healthy, full of delicious Thai flavours and only takes 40 minutes to cook, so you'd best believe you're on to a winner.

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    Strawberries and cream eclairs

    You’ll be a professional French pâtissier in no time with this eclair recipe. Light, sweet and filled with the divine combination of strawberries and cream, you’ll be the star of the show at your next dinner party.

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    Berry and white choc muesli bars

    These berry and white choc muesli bars contain all the nutritious goodness that seeds and berries have to offer, making them a perfectly healthy snack for any time of the day.

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    Chipotle pork in carrot tacos

    We can’t get enough of these chipotle pork in carrot tacos. Make your own taco shells with carrots and cheese, and stuff them to the brim with these incredibly tasty fillings!

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    Flourless carrot and almond spice cake

    This flourless carrot and almond spice cake is moist, full of flavour and perfect for all the gluten-free cake lovers out there. Plus, that orange cream cheese icing is simply divine.

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    Kiwi-style pasties

    Kiwi-style pasties take the classic mince pie and add a bit of extra magic. Encased in crispy pastry and combining beef mince and swede, this is sure to become a favourite.

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    Meatballs with courgette spaghetti

    This dish is all about the spaghetti – but not as you know it! We made pasta-like strands from courgette to create a low-carb, gluten-free alternative to meatball pasta.

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    Falafel wraps

    Have dinner ready in no time with this falafel wraps recipe, which packs the deliciousness of homemade falafel, hummus and eggplant into one tightly rolled wrap. So good, even meat-lovers will be happy!

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    Mojito panna cotta

    This mojito panna cotta recipe is silky and light, making it the perfect dessert for any long dinner party. It is so simple to make, but the result is elegant and delicious.

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    Pork, mushroom and sage lasagne

    The ultimate comfort food, this pork, mushroom and sage lasagne is so good it could turn any bad day around. Full of flavour and the delicious combo of cheese, pasta and mince, say hello to your new favourite dish.

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    Pulled pork tacos with spicy banana salsa

    Your slow cooker is your best friend when it comes to these pulled pork tacos with spicy banana salsa. Succulent, spicy, and all-too easy to pull together, it is sure to be a hit.

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    Banana pudding with tipsy toffee sauce

    Whip up this banana pudding for your next dinner party, and drench it in delicious tipsy toffee sauce to keep your guests coming back for more. It must be that dash of rum in the sauce!

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