Spinach Puffs

Recipe: Leah Hoskin | Photography: Ashlee DeCaires 1 x 400g packet fresh spinach, blanched, drained, water squeezed out, and finely chopped ½ cup feta, crumbled ¼ cup onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped 1 tbsp prepared basil pesto salt and pepper to taste 2…

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Spring Salad Medley

ROAST FENNEL, CHERRY TOMATO AND GRAIN SALAD ½ cup freekah ½ cup quinoa (mixed colours if you can) 2 fennel bulbs 1 bunch on-the-vine medium cherry tomatoes 1 bunch baby watercress ½ cup mixed seeds and nuts (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sliced almonds …) ¼ cup raisins Greek yoghurt lemon vinaigrette (from Raw Spring Salad below) 1…

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Spring Salad with a Chipotle Mayonnaise

Recipe – Megan Coupland, Red Kitchen   Photography – Tracie Heasman 1kg asparagus 1 large avocado, peeled and cut in cubes Cherry tomatoes, assortment of what’s available 8 small artichoke hearts 2 small cos, chopped approx. 2cm Cut the asparagus into 4cm lengths and blanch but keep them crunchy. Cut tomatoes and artichokes in half.…

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Sprouted Green Lentils, Broccoli, Lime and Mint

Image by Brydie Thompson This beautiful salad is from Wild One in Mount Maunganui.  Keto friendly this healthy salad is also gluten free and vegan. Serves 6 3 cups green lentils, sprouted (see method) 1 head broccoli, roughly chopped, including stalks 2 cups baby spinach, kale, or other greens (whichever you prefer) 2 cups mung bean…

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Stelline Pasta Salad (Red Kitchen)

Here’s a great salad idea from Megan and the team at Red Kitchen, using Cuisinescenes black raspberry vinaigrette. Ingredients 1 cup currants ½ cup toasted sesame seeds ½ cup toasted pinenuts ¼ cup poppy seeds 1 red capsicum, seeds removed, finely diced 1 green capsicum, seeds removed, finely diced 1 cup Italian parsley, chopped 2 cups…

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Stuffed Brussels Sprouts

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Brydie Thompson When picking Brussels sprouts, I normally suggest going for the small tender ones. For this recipe though you need to pick larger specimens. ½kg Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 1 cup ricotta ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan ¼ cup Panko breadcrumbs pinch of salt and freshly ground black…

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Stuffed Chillies (Macha Na Raveya)

Recipe: Laxmi Ganda & Jayshri Ganda This is a tangy and spicy delight. Large sweet chillies are stuffed with a flour based mixture that is lavished with spices then fried. These are amazing! Makes 4 1 small onion, chopped ¼ cup pea flour * 4 tbsp oil, divided 1½ tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp peanuts,…

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Stuffed Eggplants with Lime and Caper Vinaigrette

Recipe: My Green Kitchen by Neena Truscott & Belinda MacDonald, Bateman, RRP $39.99 Photography: Belle Photography – Neil Gussey Serves 4 This is a wonderful Mediterranean dish with flavours of late summer. It’s great for entertaining friends as it can be made ahead of time, so you can relax while the house starts to smell…

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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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Summer Berries by Nigel Slater

The last couple of years have seen some of the best berries I have ever grown: small, dark and deeply flavoured. But all too often the strawberries I find in my shopping basket can disappoint and need some help in the kitchen to be truly delicious. Slicing the fruit, tossing it with caster sugar and…

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