Pork And Fennel Meatballs

These tasty little meatballs are perfect served with a tomato pasta sauce and spaghetti or as a standalone canape/snack. 500g pork mince 1 large onion, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1½ tbsp fennel seeds, lightly crushed in a mortar and pestle 1 large apple, peeled and grated zest of a lemon 1 egg ¾ […]

What a Waste

Every year the average Kiwi household sends 89kgs of edible food to landfill. This figure does not include food scraps that can’t be eaten, like egg shells and banana peels. It also doesn’t include food wasted at the source or through our supply chain i.e. what producers, distributors, supermarkets and restaurants throw away. The problem […]

Homemade Gnocchi

  Recipe Bar Centrale, Images Brydie Thompson Light and fluffy, gnocchi is a delicious, inexpensive crowd pleaser for any Italian lunch you have planned. With ripe tomatoes bursting with flavour, in season my pick would be to cook some fresh tomatoes up with garlic, basil and olive oil and simply season with some fresh chili, […]

Pork, Fennel and Cabbage Pasta

I love this seriously quick pasta. Who would think that cabbage would work in pasta? But it does! If you can’t find pork and fennel sausages, a good quality pork sausage will work, just double the amount of fennel seeds added when sautéing the onions. 250g dried pasta 1 tbsp olive oil ½ onion, thinly […]

Garden greens and ricotta gnudi with sage butter sauce

We make this often, as our garden gifts us with an abundance of leafy greens all year round. Any greens will do, but make sure you have the equivalent of about 2 bunches of silverbeet, as they will shrink down once cooked. Serves 4-6   Leafy greens, thicker stems removed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 […]

Gnocchi with Capsicum Ragu

The perfect meat-free meal the whole family will love. This dish uses ready-made gnocchi, something I always have on hand ever since discovering the shelf-stable Granoro brand available from Vetro and La Cave. Trust me, I was sceptical at first too, as store bought gnocchi is usually just hard little bullets, but the Granoro variety […]


Recipe VICKI RAVLICH-HORAN | Image BRYDIE THOMPSON Autumn is a season of abundance and this is no more evident than at the Tauranga Farmers Market. Market manager Trixie Allen says, “Finally all those loaded trees we see during summer can be picked. Paddocks can be harvested. Best of all, some summer crops extend into the […]


Recipe: VICKI RAVLICH-HORAN | Images: ASHLEE DECAIRES A cross between cacio e pepe and carbonara, this is a super satisfying pasta that you can whip up at a moment’s notice. 500g spaghetti 5 large egg yolks 1 large egg 300g grated Meyer Black Pepper Gouda salt and extra cracked pepper In a large pot of […]

Vegan Spinach & Avocado Lasagne

Recipe and Images: V On Wheels Serves 6 Vegan/Oil Free/Gluten Free 5 cups crushed tomatoes 1/2 onion, diced 1 garlic clove, diced 1/2 tsp brown sugar 6 cups baby spinach 2 avocados, ripe, smashed 1/2 onion, diced 18 GF lasagne sheets 150g “Angel Foods” vegan cheddar cheese (optional) 1/3 cup basil leaves (for garnish) Prepare […]

Spaghetti Cacio Pepe

Recipe: Megan Priscott, Red Kitchen | Photography: Ashlee deCaires I love this classic Italian dish; it is the epitome of classic Italian. Just a few ingredients and with a food cost of around $1 per person, you can’t go wrong. Use packet spaghetti as homemade is too rough for this dish and absorbs the flavour, […]