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Recipe of the Day - Carrot Cake

  Carrot Cake Ingredients 3 eggs1 cup sugar1 1/3 cup plain flour1 1/3 tsp baking powder1 1/3 tsp bicarb soda2 tsp cinnamon1 cup olive oil (or less)2 cups grated carrot1 cup crushed nuts (eg: walnuts)1 tsp vanilla essence Icing 250g icing sugar125g c...

Beauty Review: Dermalogica Active Moist

Dermalogia Active Moist 100ml

Beauty Review: dermalogica Active Moist

"Keeping your oily and even combination skin in check, no matter how young at heart you might be, is hard."

Wardrobe Staples - Metalicus

Since Metalicus first came on the scene, pieces from their ranges have featured in my wardrobe. They've seen me through pregnancy, breastfeeding, day to day and evening. So when Flourish came aware of this mid-season sale I thought I must share it wi...

Recipe of the Day: Fast Fish Medley

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  • 1 April 2014
Fast Fish Medley Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 17 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 cup rice1 tsp olive oil1 small onion, chopped1 clove garlic, crushed425g can chopped tomatoes with herbs1 fresh red chilli, seeded and chopped1/3 cup red ...

Movie Review: Non-Stop

Non-Stop, reviewed by Alfindy Agyputri

Going sugar-free in 2014

Sugar is being touted as a potential underlying cause of the massive increase in obesity, diabetes and general unwellness of western society. If you are keen to cut out sugar - and you'd be surprised at how much sugar is hidden in foods we may think ...

New Year, New Goals - goal setting guide for 2014

New Year, New Goals

Keep on track with your goals in 2014 with this guide.

Right-size Your Christmas

Right size your Christmas with these tips by My Sensible Friend's Serena Nathan.

Inspiration for Summer

Inspiration for Summer by: Pamela Weatherill   Summer brings the knowledge that the year is about to end and a new one begin.  The pace of life speeds up to conquer ‘end of year’ lists as well as increased social commitments, annual festivities...

Flourish Information Desk - Tummy Tuck

Flourish Information Desk - Tummy Tuck.

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A Perth woman spills her guts about her abdominoplastic experience. Illustration: Andrew Kindon.

Paleo Banana Bread

Paleo Banana Bread  Thermomix suitable 2 very ripe bananas, mashed1 1/2 cups almond meal 1 1/2 tbsp honey1 tsp baking powder1 1/2 tsp cinnamon2 tbsp coconut oil, meltedpinch of salt1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence3 eggsAlmonds for decoration Method Prehe...

Beef in Red Wine Stew

Beef + Red Wine Stew * SLOWCOOKER RECIPE Preparation time: 15 minutesCooking time: 6-8 hours Serves: 4 Ingredients 750g stewing beef, cut into bite sized chunks2 tbsps brandybutter and oil for browning meat4 onions, quartered2 tbsps tomato paste2 cup...

Off the Beaten Track in Paris

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Get Off the Beaten Track in Paris. Discover more here.

Green Shopping

By: Lexi Rollins

Even something as everyday as grocery shopping can impact the environment, and we can all influence that impact for better or worse by how we shop. It’s not tricky to start saving the planet in the supermarket. These little ideas will help you make a big difference.

Osso Bucco

Osso Bucco This is such an easy meal, especially in a slow cooker. Full of goodness and flavour.   Ingredients Veal or beef osso bucco - quantity as requiredOlive OilButter 1 onion, chopped2 carrots, chopped1 stick celery, chopped tin diced tomato...

Recipe of the Day: Barbequed Lamb Roast and Bean Salad

Lamb Roast with Bean Salad Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20-35 minutes per 500g Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1/3 cup fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped2 tsp sea salt flakes2 garlic cloves, crushed1/3 cup olive oil1.5kg lamb leg4 red onions...

Balance: It's the new dream

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From the archives:

Experiencing life with a baby or remember when you did?

You'll enjoy Balance - it's the new dream

Chicken, Proscuitto + Leek Casserole

Slow Cooker Serves 4 Ingredients 8 slices proscuitto750-1kg chicken thighs, cut into pieces30g ButterOlive Oil1 Large Leek2 Cloves of Garlic, chopped500ml chicken stock50ml white wine (optional)pinch of dried thyme, or a short sprig of fresh thyme1 B...

Travel: Japan

Travel Opportunity: I've been a Japanophile for many years now and have studied the language with Shoji's Jennifer Wilson. I'm sure this trip will be a fantastic experience, and wanted to let Flourish friends know about it. Jane, Ed. DISCOVER JAP...