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A bowl of rice pudding, with a dark patch on the skin top. ON a bamboo board with a spoon and checked serviette.

When you are only preparing a meal for one, it can be easy to shrug off nice comfort meals. Chances are you even skip dessert. Or, if you happen to love rice pudding and are the only one in your household who does, I imagine it rarely features on the menu. So this week, we present a comfort, budget, cook from your pantry dessert that is satisfyingly good, and serves one.

An image of a headstone with pink flowers laid in respect.

A death can be difficult, and there can be a lot to organise. When a loved one passes away, there is a process of trauma involved in notifying so many different organisations. The Australian government has an initiative to help people connect with multiple organisations using a single online notification.

Concept photo of travel. A teddy bear sits on top of woven baskets signalling a steam train to stop. He has a hat box, pail and umbrella.

The spread of COVID and varying levels of rules and restrictions over the last three years has had a huge impact on our lives and mental health. Travel anxiety is a complex issue, especially for people with disabilities, but it doesn't mean you should avoid going anywhere ever again.

Concept photo of caravaning. A vintage style toy caravan, in red and white, sits on a piece of wood in the outdoors.

Have you ever wanted to try accessible camping or caravanning? IDEAS explains some of the options available to travel this "wide brown land."

Anzac biscuits with vintage typewritten recipe

Anzac biscuits are an institution. Golden and chewy, familiar and comforting.

A white bowl with beff, potato, onion in a curry sauce and garnished with coriander.

Shared at a recent IDEAS staff luncheon, this slow cooker Massaman Curry was a favourite. 

curly haired girl arranges leaves on a sheet of paper

We know you love our regular school holiday features on what is on for kids with disability. This edition has:

  • Returning favourites
  • Some new enjoyable finds
  • Entertaining options
  • And includes some ideas for budget-friendly alternatives.

A table set with a pie dish, cutlery, crockery and a nutmeg, bayleaf and peppercorns. The pie is golden with vegetables showing through some slits, it is garnished with herbs such as thyme.

When the cupboard is empty, it's been a long day, and I need a quick meal with an easy shopping list, this Chicken Pie is my go-to. 

A person wrapped in a chunky grey blanket, holding a cup and hot water bottle in a cover.

In the cooler months, hot drinks, woollen socks and an electric blanket come to mind in preparation for a good night's sleep. The warmth and comfort from a hot water bottle, heat pack or heater are unquestionable, but what about the health and safety risks? 

person wearing blue surgical gloves applies a band-aid to a patient's arm

Australia’s vaccination experts from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommend that children aged 6 months to under 5 years get vaccinated against COVID-19 if they have certain health conditions or disabilities which increase their risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.