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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Eggplant Parmigiana

This is a gorgeous dish perfect for this time of year with an abundance of eggplants, tomato and even basil.  It may seem bizarre but although vegetarian this is a really meaty dish so perfect for people who still need convincing that a meal can be complete without meat. Serves 4 2 eggplants 2 Tblspns…

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Egg Curry

Recipe and Photography: Emma Galloway If you’re a fan of devilled eggs flavoured with a touch of curry powder, you’re going to love this simple egg curry. If you can get your hands on a Sri Lankan roasted curry powder (or make your own), use that. If not, try a good quality curry powder instead.…

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Easy Toor Dal

2 cups toor dal 2 cups water 2 cloves garlic, chopped thumb sized knob of ginger, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 bunch of coriander 1 red chilli 1½ tsp black mustard seeds 2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp paprika 300g tinned tomatoes juice of ½ a lime Thoroughly wash then soak the dal in 2…

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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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CUCUMBER & COUSCOUS SALAD

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee deCaires 1 cup couscous (I used spelt couscous from Herbal Dispensary and Red Kitchen) 1½ cups boiling water 2 large garlic cloves, minced ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling zest and juice of a lemon a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper 1…

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Crispy Mushroom Crêpes

Crepes 1 egg 1 cup flour Pinch salt 300 mls milk Mix all the ingredients together with a whisk until it is a smooth batter. Set aside to rest for 10 -15 minutes before heating a little oil or butter in a heavy based pan. Swirl approximately ¼ cup of the batter onto the hot…

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Crispy Mushroom Crepes

Crepes 1 egg 1 cup flour pinch salt 300mls milk Mix all the ingredients together with a whisk until it is a smooth batter. Set aside to rest for 10 -15 minutes before heating a little oil or butter in a heavy based pan. Swirl approximately ¼ cup of the batter onto the hot pan.…

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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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Creamy Tahini, Butternut & Carrot Tagliatelle

        Recipe: Raw Balance, Taupo | Photography: Vicki Ravlich-Horan This recipe was inspired by a recipe I saw online that used hemp powder and hemp oil. I changed it completely by adding raw tahini and sesame oil for the creaminess. With the ginger it is delicious! Raw butternut is great in salads,…

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