Eggplant, chargrilled with miso and cheese

This great recipe comes from Sachie Nomura’s new book Sachie’s Kitchen Serves 4 I find the combination of miso and eggplant irresistible, and topping with cheese gives an extra rich flavour. For a different mix, try zucchini or steamed mussels instead of the eggplant.  Ingredients 2 eggplants, cut into 2cm thick slices 2–3 Tbsp oil…

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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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Feta & Avocado Smash

This recipe has been contributed by Alana from Rouge Cafe in Cambridge. Per person: 2 small or 1 large slice of your choice of bread, either lightly toasted or fresh 1 ripe avocado 100g feta 1 Tbsp mint, finely chopped 1 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped Pinch of pepper 2 Tbsp dukkah Wedge of lemon or…

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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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French Onion Soup

This French onion soup recipe is suitable for vegetarians, as it does not use beef stock. Instead, Vegemite is added to vegetable stock giving a darker colour and a richer flavour. You may want to add more Vegemite for a more powerful flavoured stock. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30g butter 6 large white…

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Fresh Cheese & Asparagus Pizza

Recipe: Flaveur Bread | Photography: Vicki Ravlich-Horan 1 Flaveur Bread’s Sourdough Pizza Base 4 large cloves of roasted garlic 8‒10 spears of Rosie’s Kitchen’s fresh asparagus 60g Dream Cheese’s fresh crescenza or something similar, like mozzarella 1 tbsp capers, drained ½ cup grated Parmesan ground black pepper & sea salt 2‒3 tbsp home-made basil pesto…

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Fried Polenta with Sautéed Mushrooms and Blue Cheese

Polenta 3 cups vegetable stock 1 cup milk 1 & ½ cups instant polenta ½ cup grated Parmesan Heat the stock and milk in a pot until just boiling. Slowly add the polenta and stir to stop any lumps forming. Continue to stir and cook until the polenta is thick and just before it starts…

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a classic summer dish originating from Andalucía in Southern Spain.  A peasant dish made with basic ingredients it is best made in the height of summer when the main ingredients are at their ripest and most flavoursome.  Served chilled it is a refreshing dish on a hot summer evening. 100g slightly stale crusty…

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Ginger Pumpkin Soup

Recipe: Rosie Palmer, Henry and Ted, Papamoa | Photography: Brydie Thompson Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Grain Free, Egg Free 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1kg pumpkin, peeled and chopped 1½ shallots, peeled and chopped 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated 2 tbsp chives ½ cup fresh mint ½ tbsp chilli powder 1 litre (4…

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