Broccoli & Orecchiette

Years ago I worked in a small Italian restaurant in Melbourne called Ecco. If I worked a lunch shift it came with the reward of sitting down to lunch with a couple of locals for often dishes that weren’t on the menu but were always delicious. The key was they were simple and rustic Italian…

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Broccoli Mash

This is a great alternative to traditional mashed potato, plus you get the added nutritional benefit of broccoli! 500g potatoes (I used Agria as they are great for mashing) 1 garlic clove, peeled (optional) 250g broccoli florets (approximately 1 head) 25g butter ¼ cup milk salt and pepper Peel the potatoes and chop into 2cm…

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Broccoli Pasta

2 cups vegetable stock 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets ½ onion 2 garlic cloves ½ cup grated Parmesan 1 tbsp pine nuts, toasted handful of basil (or 1 tbsp basil pesto) 200g dry spaghetti 25g butter 50g bread extra virgin olive oil Firstly make the garlic croutons by gently melting the butter in…

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Broccoli, Courgette Spaghetti

Recipe Megan Coupland of Red Kitchen Photography Tracie Heasman This can be a main meal with real spaghetti, but because I love it so much, I have transformed it into a salad. 2 large courgettes (not marrows) ½ cup olive oil 1 head broccoli 6 cloves garlic, crushed Pinch dried chilli 1 cup vegetable stock…

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Bubble & Squeak Fritters

These are a great way to use leftover mashed potato and or cooked vegetables. Have as a main served with winter salad greens like rocket or baby spinach and a punchy chutney or as brunch on the weekend with a poached egg. 600g or aprox. 3 med sized Potatoes (I used Agria) ½ leek, finely…

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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…

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Buckwheat Pasta

Recipe courtesy Megan Priscott, Red Kitchen, Te Awamutu; Photography by Tracie Heasman Buckwheat and Bowties with Caramelised Onions and Watercress (Gangster Buckwheat) 2 tbsp canola oil 1 cup roasted buckwheat 1 large egg 2 cups good strong vegetable stock 175g farfalle pasta, cooked and cooled ¼ cup olive oil 2½ cups sliced onion 2 cups watercress…

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Calzone

Pack your calzone (folded pizza) with any number of fillings! Grilled portobello mushrooms, spinach and feta, leftover broccoli and blue cheese, sun-dried tomato, mozzarella and spinach….. Makes 4 large calzone 2 tspns active yeast 1&1/2 cups luke warm water 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tblspn olive oil 3 cups flour Place all the…

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Caprice Pasta

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Brydie Thompson The classic flavours of a Caprice salad are turned into a simple but gorgeous pasta. I cheat and use thin dumpling or wonton wrappers (available at most Asian stores), but feel free to spend a beautiful summer’s day making your own pasta. I’ll be at the beach! The…

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Caramelised Onion and Feta Tart

Recipe: Megan Coupland of Red Kitchen | Photography: Brydie Thompson Crust 2 cups wholemeal flour ½ tsp salt 220g cold butter, cut in cubes ¼ cup iced water cracked pepper ½ cup walnuts Pulse the flour and salt in a food processor then add the butter and mix until just broken up. Add the walnuts…

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