Chickpea Curry

This vegetarian curry actually has very little vegetable content so either serve with a fresh salad or add in some blanched or frozen vegetables just before serving (green beans or peas are perfect).  A wimp when it comes to spice this is up there in the heat stakes for me, but this has a lot…

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Pea & Halloumi Fritters

(Serves 4) Vegetarian These simple fritters are based on my favourite corn fritter recipe from our Nourish Cookbook. 2½ cups of peas ½ red onion 1 cup self-raising flour 2 eggs Salt and pepper 200g halloumi, chopped Fresh coriander and/or parsley Oil Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil, add the peas…

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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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Farro Soup

Farro is a fabulous grain originating from the Italian mountain regions of Tuscany and Abruzzi. It is often offered in the Refugios (a mountain hut run by Italian families for hikers, climbers and lost people, similar to a DOC hut, but offering food). Many recipes you come across for farro are Italian inspired, and for…

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French Inspired Onion Tart

5 onions, cut in half and thinly sliced 50g butter 1tsp fresh chopped thyme 1tsp sugar 1 egg 120ml crème fraiche 100-125g feta 2 egg yolks 100g wholemeal flour 70g plain flour 70g cold butter, chopped 2-3 tbsp iced water Make the pastry by sieving the flours into a food processor together with the butter…

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Leek & 3 Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

    Gluten Free, Vegetarian 4 large potatoes 1 leek 1 garlic clove ½ cup grated cheddar 100g feta ¼ cup grated Parmesan salt & pepper oil Scrub the potatoes and place on a baking tray. Prick them a couple of times and drizzle with a little oil. Bake in the oven for approximately 1…

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Easy Palak Paneer

  1tsbp vegetable oil 1 onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 2 tsp garam masala ½ tsp dried chilli flakes 1 tsp fenugreek seeds 3 cups tightly packed chopped spinach leaves ¼ cup cream 200-250g paneer, cut into bite sized cubes Over a medium heat place a heavy bottomed saucepan with the oil.…

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Stuffed Pumpkin

Based on a version by Jamie Oliver this hearty vegetarian meal looks spectacular! Vegan, gluten and dairy free it also makes for a versatile dinner party dish if you don’t know your guests and their dietary requirements well. 1 medium sized pumpkin, approx 1.5kgs 2 cloves garlic 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 tbs finely…

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Lentil Chilli

This chilli recipe is a great high protein meal that is gluten free, dairy free and vegan (if you don’t serve it with the suggested accompaniments) 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onions, chopped ½ red pepper, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 stick celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp ground…

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Cauliflower, Broccoli & Blue Cheese Soup

Most of us love cauliflower cheese – this soup offers the same delicious flavour! Serve with your favourite crusty bread. knob of butter 1 onion, diced 1 large head of broccoli ½ a cauliflower 1½ – 2 cups vegetable stock 100g blue vein cheese salt and pepper to taste 100ml cream (optional) Heat the butter…

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