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30, Flirty and Fabulous!

24 August 2016, by Forrest Chase

Review has turned 30. Head in to Myer Forrest Chase to help celebrate with $100 off when you spend $250 on any full priced purchase.

Hurry in to MYER Forrest Chase today.




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BUTTER PANEER MASALA WITH CUMIN ROTI BREAD

24 August 2016, by Forrest Chase

Nothing quite warms the core like a curry. Using the ricotta-like Indian cheese paneer, this ultra-pleasing dish is the best meat-free alternative to butter chicken. It’s even better lathered up with this easy homemade cumin roti bread.



Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 1 hour 5 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 60g butter, ghee or oil
  • 400g paneer, cubed
  • ¼ cup grated fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 whole chillis
  • 1 Tbs garam masala
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 clove
  • ½ Tbs ground cumin
  • 1 Tbs ground coriander
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup fresh coriander
  • Roti bread
  • 1 ½ cups wholemeal flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds



Method:

  1. For the roti bread, mix salt, flour and cumin seeds in a large bowl. Add thewater and mix with your hands until dough comes together. Kneed on a floured surface for 3 minutes. Place dough back into a lightly oiled bowl, cover and refrigerate while you make the curry.
  2. Cut the eggplant in half, sprinkle with salt and roast for 45-60 minutes until it?s really soft on the inside.
  3. For the curry, blend the tomatoes into a puree or chop as finely as possible. Strain cashews and blend with the tomatoes until smooth. Set aside.
  4. In a large pan, melt butter and add paneer. Sear the paneer on both sides until golden. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, sauté the onions for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add ginger, garlic, chillis and all of the spices and dry fry for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  6. Pour in tomato and cashew mixture and stir through. Simmer for 15-20 minutes so that the curry becomes rich in colour and flavour. Season with salt.
  7. While the curry simmers, remove the roti from the fridge and preheat a non-stick pan. Divide the dough into 4-6 even portions and roll into a ball. Roll the mixture on a lightly floured surface until 2mm thick. Place bread into the heated pan with a little butter or oil and fry either side for 1-2 minutes or until golden edges or spots appear.
  8. Remove eggplant from the oven and carefully pull back the skin using tongs and holding it with a tea towel. Roughly slice the eggplant and add to the curry.
  9. Chop ¼ cup fresh coriander and stir through the curry. Add paneer and peas and stir through right before serving. 
  10. Serve with rice and favourite condiments like raita, pickle and chutney.
Recipe by Jade Walker

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4 Style Hacks To Update Your Dying Winter Wardrobe

15 August 2016, by Forrest Chase

There is an international belief that Australians are indestructible. To an extent, it rings true – put bloke or sheila in 40 degree heat and we are A-Okay. Ask us to share a nation with horde of dangerous and deadly animals and we’ll say ‘Strewth mate, we already do that’. However, as much as we like to deny it, we do have a weakness.

Once the thermostat falls below 20 degrees, Australians are basically rendered useless. Heaters are cranked up, second doonas are brought out from storage, and cats become a valuable (and highly sought after) foot-warming commodity in the household. And often what suffers the most in on these dreary days is our sense of style.

Want to avoid succumbing to fashion pitfalls, but still need to save for that December getaway? Here are some quick style hacks to keep your wardrobe at enviable-status without splashing out the cash on a whole new outfit.

Ladies:

Gossip Girl Preppiness: Time to revisit your favourite (slightly dysfunctional) upper-east-side fashion clan. Take inspiration from Blair Waldorf and pick up some over-the-knee socks to bring your favourite summer pumps into the colder months.

Myer Nine West Academy Shoes $160, and Sportsgirl Over-The-Knee Cara socks $12.95




Get loud: Badges haven’t been this cool since your Scouts days. Swap your rope-tying badge for a fun food-inspired pin set from Jay Jays to personalise your trusty denim jacket, jeans or dungarees for a great casual look. Our favourite? The donut. Hands down.

Jay Jays Pin Sets from $9



Guys:

Top it off: there’s nothing better than when your nan knits you a beanie. However, there is the colour-challenge that often occurs; “I love it Nana! I never knew custard and mint green polka dots could look so brilliant together!”. If you slot into this group, we suggest this suave little beanie number from Kenji.

The Rich-Guy Cardigan: It’s 6pm, and in the wood-panelled study of a grand, Victorian mansion an eligible bachelor trawls through The Financial Times with a glass of scotch in hand. His knitted, relaxed cardigan is illuminated by the soft amber glow of a dying fireplace and you get this feeling that you’ve walked onto the set of The Great Gatsby. You ask the man where he got this cardigan from and he replies ‘how did you get into my house?’.

Holy Roller Grey Cable Knit Cardi, $60, Live Clothing


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Myer's Give Registry

05 August 2016, by Forrest Chase

When a woman leaves abuse, all she often leaves with is her life. A life that she has to rebuild from scratch, with no money or basic household items.

Myer’s Give Registry is a collection of essential items women need most when they're starting over. You can help by contributing an item on the registry at Myer, Forrest Chase. Whether it's a toaster, towels or a set of sheets, you can make a difference by purchasing much-needed items for those who simply can’t afford it at this point in time. For every item you give, Myer gives one too. 

All product donations from The Give Registry go to women and children supported in The Salvation Army’s women’s refuges, nationally.

To get involved with this fantastic program or learn more, visit Myer instore at Forrest Chase.

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