Coming Un Stuck

I have been a fan of Sarah Tuck’s contributions to Dish Magazine for a while now.  Her recipes strike the perfect balance of inspirational yet attainable.  Classic flavours or dishes have an innovative or interesting twist, always enticing me to give them a go. As a recipe writer and food stylist who dabbles in a…

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Tomato tarte tatin

Recipe by Amber Bremner, Images Ashlee DeCaires Sticky balsamic glazed tomatoes are a stunning replacement to the traditional apples in a rustic tarte tatin. Balsamic and fresh thyme are a natural match and really make the tomatoes sing.  1 sheet flaky pastry, thawed 8–9 small vine tomatoes, halved and stem/core removed 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp soft brown sugar large handful fresh…

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Grilled Zucchini + Spinach with Roasted Capsicum Dressing

Recipe and images by Emma Galloway You could also use a selection of mixed salad greens in place of the spinach, if preferred. Pine nuts have a tendency to go rancid quite quickly due to their high oil content, which is why I always store mine in the freezer. They can be used straight from…

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Grilled Watermelon Salad

  Recipe by Niels Naumann Images by Ashlee DeCaires   This salad screams summer. Serve it at your next BBQ and watch it be devoured or head into Ember on Church Road in Hamilton and enjoy the original version.   ½ watermelon 1 punnet strawberries 1 cucumber 1 packet Persian feta (or marinated soft feta…

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Sprouted Green Lentils, Broccoli, Lime and Mint

Image by Brydie Thompson This beautiful salad is from Wild One in Mount Maunganui.  Keto friendly this healthy salad is also gluten free and vegan. Serves 6 3 cups green lentils, sprouted (see method) 1 head broccoli, roughly chopped, including stalks 2 cups baby spinach, kale, or other greens (whichever you prefer) 2 cups mung bean…

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Cauliflower Couscous Salad

Recipe extract: The Fearless Kitchen, Vanessa Baxter | Photography: Todd Eyre Vegan | Dairy Free | Gluten Free 1 head cauliflower 1 red capsicum, diced 1 yellow capsicum, diced 1 cucumber, diced 2/3 cup cashews, toasted and roughly chopped 2 spring onions, chopped on the diagonal 1 large handful of fresh mint leaves 1 large handful of coriander…

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Asparagus and Feta Risotto

Recipe extract: Source New Zealand, available from all good bookshops nationwide and online here. Serves 4-6 250g asparagus 5 cups vegetable stock 2 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, finely diced or crushed 2 cups risotto rice 1 cup kalamata olives 200g feta 1 knob butter zest from 1 lemon…

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Zingy Springy Spelt Salad

Recipe: Rachel Hart | Photography: Ashlee DeCaires Serves 4 ¾ cup spelt berries 4–5 kumara 6 carrots 1 head broccoli 2 tbsp olive oil salt pepper 4 handfuls mesclun (or other leafy greens) 1 orange 4 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp honey 1 thumb size knob of fresh ginger 1…

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Balsamic-Glazed Pumpkin, Date and Halloumi Quinoa Salad

Recipe extract: Nadia Lim’s cookbook Let’s Eat, available in book stores from 7th September One of my favourite vegetarian meals — hearty and filling enough to have as a meal on its own, but it would also make a fantastic extra-special side. Serves 4 or 6 as a side salad | Gluten Free ROAST PUMPKIN 500g…

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Leek & Ricotta Cannelloni

Recipe and photography: Vicki Ravlich-Horan extra virgin olive oil 2 leeks 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 500g ricotta 2 cups grated pumpkin (approx. 250g) 3-4 cups baby spinach ¼ cup grated Parmesan 50g butter 1 tbsp flour 1 cup vegetable stock Trim the ends off the leeks.  From the white end cut each leek so…

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