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AuthorRenee Lyons

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August 17, 2014

This cupcake recipe is from one of my favourite cookbooks – Red Velvet and Chocolate Heartache.

August 17, 2014

These soft, chewy pita pockets hail from Fork and Beans, a gluten-free vegan cooking blog. I have many friends with various food allergies and intolerances, so I get really excited when I find decent gluten-free vegan recipes since they tend to be safe for everybody! I

August 17, 2014

This recipe is a healthier way to cook butter chicken without compromising on taste.

March 28, 2011

The Deaf community is lively, chatty, vibrant, and—for the majority of society—invisible. Yes, that was “Deaf” with a capital ‘D’. One of the most striking things hearing people discover when they first learn about the Deaf world is the close sense of community and belonging that Deaf people have with other Deaf people. If this […]

March 28, 2011

Cultural ignorance is often the biggest barrier for any minority culture. The New Zealand Deaf community has faced severe oppression, akin to that of Maori culture, in the past. For almost a century, sign languages were prohibited and seen as inferior to learning to speak and lip-read English. Deaf children were punished for using signs, […]

October 11, 2010

I know it’s way too soon to be thinking about Christmas (I don’t care if some shops have started stocking Santas, it’s too early I tell you!), but seeing as Salient doesn’t have a Christmas special, I figured now was as good a time as ever to share my recipe for Christmas mincemeat (the fruity […]

October 4, 2010

This super-easy coleslaw is great for summer barbecues. Ingredients 1/2 cabbage 3-4 spring onions Noodles from two-minute packet (chicken flavour) Variety of nuts and seeds (almonds, peanuts, sesame, sunflower, etc) Dressing Chicken noodle sachet 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 3 teaspoons white vinegar 1/2 cup oil Method Roast the nuts and seeds in a […]

September 27, 2010

A really easy, filling dinner. Goes great with mashed potatoes. Ingredients: 1 pound topside mince 1/2 cup uncooked rice 1 onion 1 egg One tin tomato soup Method: Mix mince, rice, onion, and egg together. Add salt and pepper if you like. Form into balls. Place in a casserole dish and cover with soup mixed […]

September 20, 2010

An easy vegetarian dish. It also makes good leftover lunch. This recipe makes two ‘rolls’. Ingredients One medium broccoli head, chopped. 3 tablespoons butter. 2 beaten eggs. 1 cup chopped onion. 2 cups breadcrumbs. 2 cups grated cheese. Juice from one lemon. Method Sauté onion in butter. When transparent, add broccoli. Sauté until broccoli is […]

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