THYME-ROASTED TOMATO + RICE SALAD WITH PRESERVED LEMON + SUMAC

Recipe & Photography: Emma Galloway Roasting tomatoes until slightly dried intensifies their flavours and makes them the perfect flavour-bomb to add to summer salads. This rice-based salad is the perfect make-ahead dish to take along to summer BBQs. Add some cooked chickpeas for a more substantial stand-alone meal. I used medium-sized tomatoes. If you use…

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GRILLED CORN SALAD

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee DeCaires This beautiful salad was created from ingredients gathered at the Tauranga Farmers Market on a beautiful Summer’s morning. 3–4 corn cobs (from Linehan Tender Sweet Corn) ½ cucumber 1 red capsicum 3–4 tomatoes (from Paul’s Tomatoes) 2 spring onions (from Hetherdale Produce) 1 avocado fresh coriander red wine…

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SUMMER PASTA SALAD

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee DeCaires This is a great salad to throw together depending on what you picked up at the market on Saturday.  This one was created after a wonderful Summers morning at the Tauranga Farmers Market.  I love to add some grilled slices of Hungarian Artisan salami or chorizo or you…

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NECTARINE & TOFU CAPRESE SALAD

Recipe & Photography: Amber Bremner Inspired by Italian caprese salad made with tomato, mozzarella and basil, this nectarine and tofu salad is a dairy free twist on the original, with similarly complementary flavours. The tofu marinade gives it a sharp and salty flavour, made slightly savoury by nutritional yeast—a deactivated yeast culture that’s high in…

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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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BAKED FETTA

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee deCaires 2–3 cups cherry tomatoes 1 red onion, sliced into thin wedges ½ cup kalamata olives, stoned ½ a sourdough baguette, torn into pieces 250g fetta cheese large handful of fresh basil extra virgin olive oil Scatter the tomatoes, onion, olives and sourdough in a baking dish.  Break up…

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TEMPURA AUBERGINE AND SICHUAN CARAMEL

Recipe from Global Kitchen: Lindy Smith | Photography: Grant Rooney A deliciously filling vegetable dish with complex sweet and savoury flavours. Serves 4 –entrée size Sichuan Caramel 100g liquid honey 450g caster sugar 4 long red chillies 100ml soy sauce 100ml red wine vinegar 70g miso paste 70ml black Chinese vinegar 50g gochujang paste 20g…

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BABY KALE, ZUCCHINI & GREEN BEAN SALAD

Photography: Ashlee deCaires Leith from the Red Barn illustrates a salad doesn’t have to have lettuce and tomato. The pomegranate seeds add a burst of colour and flavour which pair beautifully with the award winning Meyer cheese. 250g blanched green beans 2 small zucchinis 1-2 cups baby kale leaves 25g shaved vintage Meyer Gouda ⅓…

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WATERMELON CUCUMBER SALAD

Photography: Ashlee deCaires This refreshing salad from Hamish Carter of Oscar & Otto in Tauranga with its zingy lime and chilli dressing is perfect with the BBQ duck. 4 cups seeded watermelon, cut into ½ inch cubes 1 telegraph cucumber, halved, seeded and sliced into 1cm slices 1 cup fresh mint leaves (½ cup roughly…

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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,…

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