Zucchini Pizza and Parmesan Zucchini Crisps

Zucchini are very easy to grow.  So easy in fact you can easily find yourself with a glut.  Here are two great recipes that are perfect for when they get away from you or the one you missed and grew a little too big. Zucchini Pizza (Gluten Free) This recipe also works well with eggplant.…

Roasted Pumpkin Frittata

This is a great meatless meal.  The caramelised onions give it real ‘meatiness’.  The sweetness of the pumpkin and onions are complimented beautifully with the salty feta, and the green kale adds another dimension both visually and flavour wise. If you are in a rush, a store bought onion marmalade would work instead of the…

Warm Roast Vegetable & Lentil Salad with Zahtar & Sundried Tomatoes

Recipe: Alison Mawer Crunchy vegetables with soft lentils all wrapped up in a thick flavoursome dressing, this recipe from Alison Mawer is quick and delicious.  Click here to read Alison’s blog Pease Pudding 200g baby beetroot, peeled and halved 200g baby carrots, scrubbed and stalk removed 400g tinned lentils 4 sundried tomatoes handful fresh parsley handful…

Buckwheat & Roast Vegetable Salad with Tahini Dressing

This is a wonderful hearty salad that is perfect in summer to early autumn when there is an abundance of zucchini, capsicums which all taste great with a little smoky char from the BBQ. Buckwheat is a lovely earthy grain, which is gluten free.  Alternatively you could use couscous, millet or quinoa. Buckwheat & Roast Vegetable…

BOP & Waikato regions top fruit and vegetable variety poll

  Waikato and BOP residents eat the widest variety of vegetables with their dinner, according to a recent 5+ A Day survey. Figures from the survey show 65 per cent of all Kiwis have two to three different types of vegetables at dinner, with residents of the upper North Island (excluding Auckland) topping the variety stakes. Thirty-six…

Tomato, Sweetcorn and Basil Risotto Cakes (GF)

This fantastic gluten free and vegetarian recipe is from Alana MacKay, chef and owner of Rouge Cafe in Cambridge. Makes approx 7-8 risotto cakes. 2 onions, diced 2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil 250g Arborio rice 800g tomatoes, diced 670ml vegetable stock 2 spring onions, chopped 2 tbsp basil pesto ⅔ cup sweetcorn ⅔ cup grated cheese…