Guy Littlejohn, the owner of Revive Cafe in Petone, discovered this dish in a Noosa restaurant on the Sunshine Coast.
"It's a superb summer salad, best served sitting in the sun with a lovely glass of chardonnay."
The chicken poached in coconut milk is moist and tender, and the dressing adds zing. Mint and coriander add a lovely, fragrant Thai touch.
This easy, subtly seasoned stew is an adaptation of a Moroccan recipe by Kitty Morse, from her lovely book “The Vegetarian Table: North Africa.” Whether you choose to use sweet potatoes or winter squash, you’ll be using vegetables with a great deal of vitamin A. Recipe discovered on the NY Times website.
This is an adaptation of Jan Biltons recipe. I have made slight changes to make it gluten and dairy free. A tasty soup, that while it could look more attractive, certainly makes for its humble presentation with great flavour. If the spinach was omitted I think the colour would be more appealing and the taste not likely to be compromised.
These combinations work really well. I always make my own pizza base but a store bought one can be used instead if desired. The chilli flakes can be omitted, especially if you are catering for young children.
A nourishing soup that help[s the body with healing with these immune-boosting foods. Recipe courtesy of NicolaGalloway.com newsletter, July 2011. You can sustitute the Risoni for spagetit or rice noodles for a gluten free option.
A delicious and tasy mid-week meal. Sourced from taste.com.au but I have used cheese sauce to bind it rather than their suggestion of 1 cup cream and 2 eggs beaten togetherTo me that sounded rather too rich and fat ladden.
A delicious loaf that's healthy too. Nice cold as well. You can use a mixture of any nuts such as almonds, cashews or hazelnuts etc. When I made the loaf I used a mixture of pistachio nuts and walnuts and that worked really well.
This recipe was published in the Sunday magazine. Created by Ray McVinnie a top restraunt owner, author and judge on NZ's Top Masterchef NZ. I hadn't used Farro before and it is delicious. Almost like a cross between barley and brown rice. It cooks up with a lovely nutty, creamy, soft texture. I found this so delicious I made it a couple of times in the same week. I used chicken tener loins in place of the breasts as I find that breasts frequently become dry when cooked.
I just love lentils so when I spotted this recipe in a book I couldn't resist making it. The recipe says you can add other vegetables such as tomatoes, spinach, leeks, peppers, squashes, and root vegetables if available, but on my first try I stuck faithfully to the recipe, though I did halve it. From a book called "Love Soup'.
Okay, there are over 600 recipes for 'Fresh Sweetcorn Salad', but after a quick check there didn't seem to be any quite like this one, which I have made and can totally recommend. I found this one by doing a 'Google Search' and it is credited as being an adaptation of a recipe by Ina Garten and published by a foodie called Hannah. Really tasty, quick and easy.
Kumi kum also sometimes known as Kamo Kamo. This is a truely flavoursome recipe that is just as delcious eaten cold the next day. I used dried sage and oregano for the herbs as I didn't have any fresh ones available. I used less pinenuts than the recipe calls for and used frozen spinach.
I found this recipe in a NZ Straight Furrow. It was submitted by Julie Dobbs as being a recipe that 'not only looks stunning, but tastes superb'. Posted here for safe keeping and I will hopefully get it made for our Christmas Day lunch 2010. It mentions that the cheese cake is best made the day before.Posted here for safe keeping.