Vegetable Chowder

Recipe Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography Ashlee deCaires Hearty and nutritious this vegan (don’t hold that against it) chowder is packed full of goodness. We served it in our funky bread bowl made from one of Volare’s handcrafted breads.I like to keep this chowder chunky so don’t blend it at all. The key is to chop…

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White Bean Soup with Kale & Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Recipe and photography: Emma Galloway This is the kind of hearty, hug-from-the-inside kind of soup I crave on cold winter days. Blending a portion of the soup, then adding it back to the pot creates a lovely creaminess without actually adding cream. The kale and pumpkin seed pesto will likely make twice as much as…

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Quinoa & Spinach Cakes with Chipotle Cashew Sauce

Recipe & Photography: Emma Galloway I make versions of these quinoa cakes whenever I find myself with leftover cooked quinoa. That said, if you don’t have leftover quinoa at hand, rinse 1 cup of quinoa grains in a fine sieve. Bring 1½ cups of water to the boil, add quinoa, reduce heat to the lowest…

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Creamy Thai Green Curry

Recipe & photography: Tatua Dairy Co. 1 tbsp coconut oil or sesame oil 1 onion, halved and sliced 1 clove garlic, sliced 1 tbsp finely sliced fresh ginger 2-3 tbsp Thai green curry paste or to taste 500mls Tatua Cooking Cream 2 kaffir lime leaves 300mls vegetable stock or water 4 baby bok choy, washed,…

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Sesame-coated Tofu & Green Bean Stir Fry

Recipe & Images: Alison’s Pantry Serves 4 I love Japanese flavours, especially pickled ginger, which is a fabulous way of lifting a dish and keeping it lovely and fresh. Tofu is so often ignored or overlooked – but I see it as the perfect vehicle for other flavours. I’m fond of using the rice and…

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Kelly’s Herby Barley Salad

Recipe & Images: Alison’s Pantry  Serves 4 as a main and 6 as a side dish Everyone needs a salad like this in their repertoire. This hardworking dish is great for dinner, lovely as a packed lunch and if stored properly in the fridge, will last a couple of days. The dish is vegan as…

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Risotto with Garden Peas and Mint

Recipe: Mr Pickles, Hamilton | Photography: Ashlee de Caires For the risotto: 100g Arborio rice (use top quality like Carnroli or Nano) ¼ cup white onion, finely diced 4 tsp olive oil ⅓ cup white wine 1 cup blanched fresh garden peas or frozen ¼ cup blanched fresh garden peas, pureed or frozen 1½ cups…

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Charred Broccolini Noodle Bowl with Black Pepper Dressing

Recipe and Photography: Emma Galloway Long before chillies were introduced into Asia, pepper was used to add heat to dishes. Here in New Zealand we tend to use black pepper mostly as a seasoning in small amounts, but it’s really nice to sometimes add it in amounts where not only is its taste more pronounced,…

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Ashak – Afghan Vegetable Dumplings

Recipe: Home Kitchen – Adapted by Amber Bremner | Photography: Amber Bremner Although the team at Home Kitchen hail from a number of countries, food served at the restaurant and cooking classes has been heavily influenced by Afghan and Arabic cooking. The catering menu includes food from Burma and Pakistan, and in the future some…

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Maghmour – Lebanese Eggplant and Chickpea Stew

Recipe: Home Kitchen – Adapted by Amber Bremner | Photography: Amber Bremner Although the team at Home Kitchen hail from a number of countries, food served at the restaurant and cooking classes has been heavily influenced by Afghan and Arabic cooking. The catering menu includes food from Burma and Pakistan, and in the future some…

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