Greek Potato & Feta Cake

This recipe is from Jeremy Dixon’s second book, The Revive Cafe Cookbook 2.  A great book for any vegetarian or if you are looking for some wonderful fresh, meat-free meal ideas.  You can also visit Jeremy at his cafe in Auckland. Ingredients (Makes 12 x ½ cup cakes) 1kg (2lb) white potatoes unpeeled (around 4…

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Summer Berries by Nigel Slater

The last couple of years have seen some of the best berries I have ever grown: small, dark and deeply flavoured. But all too often the strawberries I find in my shopping basket can disappoint and need some help in the kitchen to be truly delicious. Slicing the fruit, tossing it with caster sugar and…

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Tempura Vegetables

These make a great starter or part of a grazing plate! 1 cup self raising flour 1 cup chickpea flour a generous pinch of salt 330mls very cold beer (I prefer a larger) or soda water Fresh seasonal vegetables, cut into roughly the same sizes (button mushrooms, onion, carrot, broccoli, asparagus…..) oil for deep frying…

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Paneer Butter Marsala

Indian cuisine has some wonderful vegetarian dishes. This one is very similar to the oh so popular butter chicken but uses paneer, a pressed Indian cottage cheese, similar in texture to haloumi but perhaps a little more solid.

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Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

This recipe is vegetarian and easily vegan and gluten free but very wholesome and tasty! I used red lentil but you can use other lentil varieties such a puy they just won’t break down as much so it’s really a matter of preference.

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Leek & Spaghetti Frittata

always cook too much pasta so this dish is a great way to use it up. Carrying on the theme of using leftovers you can pretty much put anything in this, vegetable wise mushrooms, capsicums and zucchinis all work well. Also feel free to add any odds and ends of cheese you might have in the fridge

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Leek and Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Here is a twist on leek and potato soup using Jerusalem artichokes. This recipe is both gluten free and vegan and perfect for a cold winter’s night. Look out for Jerusalem artichokes at your farmers’ market in winter. These knobbly tubers, which look a lot like large root ginger, make a wonderful mash or in…

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Mushroom Pie

20g butter ½ an onion finely sliced thinly sliced fennel bulb equal in amount to the onion 1 garlic clove, finely chopped ½ cup dried oyster mushrooms 1 cup hot water 1 tsp finely chopped thyme 500g mushrooms, roughly chopped wine 1 tbsp flour 125g cream cheese (or sour cream, mascarpone or Philadelphia cooking cream)…

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Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Pasta

In a large pot of salted water cook the pasta shells. Meanwhile cook the spinach in a pan until completely willted. Your large bag of spinach will turn into around a cup of cooked spinach.

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