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Turkey meatballs in a yoghurt sauce

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A few months ago Mr Bball and I tried the 4-hour body diet for four weeks. After our China trip we were in desperate need of a short health kick. This diet was all about protein – no milk products (including yoghurt), no white carbohydrates and no sugar (including fruit).
So confession time, I didn’t exactly give up yoghurt for four weeks. You’ve read my blog, how could I. Instead I reduced my intake. Anyway I digress…what I want to share with you is one key lesson I learnt. The diversity of turkey. I made turkey burgers, turkey San Choy Bau and turkey chili con carne.
This recipe is inspired by a turkey kofta recipe from Jamie Oliver’s cooking magazine. Thanks Jamie!


Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil2 cloves garlic1 small onion, finely chopped½ zucchini grated500g turkey mince1.5 teaspoon ground cumin1.5 teaspoon ground coriander1 teaspoon dried oregano1.5 tablespoon yoghurt for meatballs and 100g yoghurt for sauce1 tablespoon chili flakes (optional/to taste)½ cup chicken stock½ …

Baked yoghurt chocolate cheesecake

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We all know that food can conjure memories – whether happy or sad the power of food is truly amazing. 
A piece of toast with Kraft singles (yes plastic cheese), spaghetti and meatballs, hot Milo and pasticcio (Greek lasagne) all remind me of my Grandma. Fritz and egg reminds me of my Dad (while a happy memory I still cringe at the thought). Vegetable soup, eggs and chips, roasted vegetables and grilled chicken reminds me of my Mum.
Cheesecake conjures up multiple memories for me. It reminds me of big family dinners at my Grandmas house (she makes the best cheesecake ever), working at The Cheesecake Shop (baked American cheesecake was my favourite) and eating Papa’s ricotta baked cheesecake in a park in Haberfield, Sydney. It is one of my favourite desserts.
So at a cousin’s catch up and responsible for dessert, a cheesecake seemed like the most obvious choice. This baked cheesecake is light and not overly sweet.

Ingredients:  1 pack of plain biscuits – e.g. coffee biscuits or yoyos75…