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Snapper baked in coconut milk, tamarind and silverbeat

The flavours in this dish are fantastic, achieving a nice aromatic mix of sweet and sour. You can use any white flaky fish, and can also easily substitute spinach for the silverbeat (Swiss chard). Ingredients 2 fillets of snapper 2 … Continue reading

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Cavalo nero and mushroom lasagne

We recently bought River Cottage Everyday Veg, and as usual Hugh has some great recipes. The first one we made was this tasty vege lasagne, which does not rely on lentils to act as a vegetarian meat substitute. It also … Continue reading

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Dukkah crusted roast pork fillet with rice and lentils and fennel salad

This tasty dish came about because we just bought several different types of dukkah from Taste of Melbourne this afternoon. You can certainly make your own dukkah, but it is easy to use pre-bought. Next time I think I would … Continue reading

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Pork cooked in yoghurt with ginger with lightly spiced rice and lentils

These are two Nigel Slater recipes, on the Guardian which are brilliant. Pork cooked in yoghurt with ginger Ingredients pork fillet juice of half a lemon Knob of fresh ginger garlic 2 large cloves natural yogurt 200ml cumin seeds 2 … Continue reading

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Scotch broth soup with a modern New Zealand twist

This is a traditional Scotch broth soup as passed down through Mr Sam’s family, but using traditional New Zealand ingredients. The elements are the same, meat on the bone for the stock combined with root vegetables and pulses. The difference … Continue reading

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Asian inspired steeped chicken noodle soup

This is a very tasty and large soup to serve 6-8 people. The flavours are inspired by Vietnamese pho ga with a nice clean broth, but is an easier soup to make. The main effort is in chopping all the … Continue reading

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Roast vegetable quinoa salad

This tasty salad was inspired by a recipe by Yottom Ottolenghi and his brilliant new vegetable book Plenty. Instead of couscous though I used organic red quinoa, and I added avocado and salad greens. While I used pumpkin and carrot, … Continue reading

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