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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Sweet and Sour Vegetables

This dish is inspired after seeing Sachie Nomura demonstrate her sweet and sour chicken.  Her original dish didn’t have many vegetables so when I recreated I added a lot more.  And the consensus was it would have been just as good without the chicken.  So a little tweaking and here you go, a quick easy…

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Sweet Potato Soup with Tamari Pumpkin Seeds

Recipe and Photography: Amber Bremner Sick of chopping pumpkin? Try this nourishing and comforting sweet potato soup that’s mildly spiced with cumin and cayenne, and topped with salty, savoury tamari roasted pumpkin seeds. Double the recipe if you’re feeding a crowd or have big appetites to feed. 1 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 onion, chopped 3 sticks celery, chopped…

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Tempura Vegetables

These make a great starter or part of a grazing plate! 1 cup self raising flour 1 cup chickpea flour a generous pinch of salt 330mls very cold beer (I prefer a larger) or soda water Fresh seasonal vegetables, cut into roughly the same sizes (button mushrooms, onion, carrot, broccoli, asparagus…..) oil for deep frying…

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Thai Butternut Curry with Turmeric Rice

Recipe: Real Health NZ We seriously love curry! This Thai-inspired dish is creamy, spicy, rich and comforting! It’s packed full of vegetables, so if you struggle to get your kids to eat their veggies this is a great meal to try—they won’t even notice them. Serves 4-5 | Dairy Free | Gluten Free | Refined…

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Thai Pumpkin Curry

Heat oil in a havy frypan and fry the pumpkin and eggplant until lightly browned. Add the curry paste and fry for another minute or two. Add the coconut cream, lime juice, 1/2 the zest and the fish sauce.

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Three Cheese Tart with an Oatmeal Crust

Recipe: Megan Coupland of Red Kitchen | Photography: Brydie Thompson 300g flour 150g oats 200g softened butter 2 eggs salt cracked pepper 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves 1½ tsp sugar Mix all ingredients in a food processor and rest. Line a 20cm (diameter) deep pie tin with pastry. Bake blind, ready for the filling. Filling 350g…

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