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We found this quick and easy tutorial from the website www.makeandtakes.com to make your own memo board.

All you need is a photo frame with a glass front, a piece of scrapbook paper to fit the frame and a dry-erase marker.

 

If you’re super organised, you can get yourself some vinyl cut letters (for the days of the week) from an art shop or scrapbook store and make a weekly menu planner for your kitchen.

Just use a cloth or paper towel to wipe the board clean, quick and easy!

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Spring fever is finally in the air as we enter the last few days of August. Hearty winter soups and stews are behind us and light lunches and summer salads are the order of the day. I always find I tend to stick to making the ol’ faithful Greek salad but this summer I want to try different salad recipes to keep things interesting in veggie-ville. I came across this simple salad recipe from authenticsuburbangourmet which is sure to be a firm favourite this summer. Enjoy!

To try this recipe, click here.

Gone are the days when wallpaper was drab and oh-so-70s. We found a whole lot of fun ways to experiment with wallpaper on jpm design’s blog.  These DIY tips give dull décor pieces a sophisticated elegance with very little effort.

We especially love how a bit of wallpaper can transform cardboard clipboards into a designer notice board that’s great for your study or kid’s room.

We love Loads of Living’s latest range of affordable wallpapers that can help get you on your redecorating way.

Quinoa is quickly becoming a staple ingredient for vegetarians. It’s full of protein and contains nine essential amino acids. Even though it’s considered to be a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. Veggies, who want to up their protein intake, should look for ways to get creative and have fun with this versatile grain.  And here’s one such way; try these Greek-Style Quinoa Burgers from www.wholeliving.com, they’re relatively easy to make and will add a bit of spice to a meat-free diet. Enjoy!

To try this recipe, click here.

On Fri day night I was invited to a dinner at Roberto’s, Long Street’s latest culinary hot spot. Being the usual solitary veggie at the table, it was great to see a selection of vegetarian options on the menu. A pleasant surprise, especially since the venue was picked by a group of typical ‘meat–and–potato’ boys.

For starters I had a portion of eggplant fries with a spicy-creamy dip, which were crisp and full of flavour. In fact, these went down such a treat that I ended up having to smack away stray hands heading for my fries.

So, as I found myself day-dreaming about these veggie hot chips, instead of my date (who is ridiculously good looking) the next day, I went on a hunt to try and find a similar recipe to try at home. I came across this one on www.cookbookcherie.wordpress.com. This dish is quite simple and great as a meat-free starter or a light snack. Enjoy!

To try this recipe, click here.

The Good Taste office is abuzz with eco-friendly ideas as we work on our upcoming green issue. So, in the spirit of recycling we want to share this great DYI décor idea we found on www.everythingfab.com.

If you have some old map books lying around, cut their pages into heart-shapes, glue the hearts onto some plain coloured paper and frame them in either distressed or classic-looking frames.

Another nice idea for newlyweds is to use three frames, and in each one put the maps where you met, married and honeymooned.

Happy DYI-ing!

Usually when I go to functions or dinner parties the standard vegetarian main course is a mushroom risotto. Don’t get me wrong I love a good mushroom risotto as much as the next veggie, but sometimes it can get a tad boring.

So, this weekend I tried to find a risotto recipe that’s a little different. I know wrist spasms are often a side effect from all the stirring, but this recipe was well worth it. Enjoy!

To try this recipe, click here.