Five Mins With Kim McCosker


The lazy person’s guide to Christmas Cooking.

It’s that time of year again… (but wasn’t it just June?!) The Christmas period is one crazy whirlwind of a time, and for many of us our budget (and patience) is stretched. The last thing we need to be worrying about is slaving over a hot stove all day, so, to save you fuss and finances we sat down with the author of 4 Ingredient cookbook and IGA Ambassador, Kim McCosker to get her advice on how to take the pressure off Christmas this year with recipes for fast and fresh insta-worthy food.

How to build the perfect cheeseboard.

Want to build a cheese platter like a pro? The trick is all in the layering, stacking and pairing. The three must haves for any cheese platter are a wheel of brie, a sharp cheddar, and a creamy blue. Playing around with heights, textures and shapes will add finesse to your cheese platter that’s seriously delicious and Instagram-worthy.

Delicious Lamb sliders that will slide right into your lunch menu, without breaking a sweat.

Taking five minutes at the start of your day for prep, means come the afternoon, you’ll be relaxing with a Savy B in hand (a Christmas miracle if we do say so ourselves). These bite sized beauties are THE perfect throw together gems for lunch. Read on for recipes.

Want a dessert that will blow your friends away, but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen?

For a fun twist on an Australian classic, try this delicious four ingredient recipe. A Nutella and Snickers Pavlova with 80% less effort and 100% flavour! 

Wondering what to do with your leftovers?

(Because, let’s be real, we know you’ll have tonnes). How about throwing together this super simple stuffing? Sure to be a hit for those post Chrissy lunches

Want to avoid the washing up? Serve your dessert in something edible!

Say hello to the cutest dessert ever! These chocolate cups are the perfect dessert to top off your food coma (and even better, you can cheat yourself out of additional cleaning!).

For more recipes and entertaining tips, check out IGA’s Christmas edit

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