Tomato tarte tatin

Recipe by Amber Bremner, Images Ashlee DeCaires Sticky balsamic glazed tomatoes are a stunning replacement to the traditional apples in a rustic tarte tatin. Balsamic and fresh thyme are a natural match and really make the tomatoes sing.  1 sheet flaky pastry, thawed 8–9 small vine tomatoes, halved and stem/core removed 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp soft brown sugar large handful fresh…

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Tomato, Sweetcorn and Basil Risotto Cakes (GF)

This fantastic gluten free and vegetarian recipe is from Alana MacKay, chef and owner of Rouge Cafe in Cambridge. Makes approx 7-8 risotto cakes. 2 onions, diced 2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil 250g Arborio rice 800g tomatoes, diced 670ml vegetable stock 2 spring onions, chopped 2 tbsp basil pesto ⅔ cup sweetcorn ⅔ cup grated cheese…

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Tomatoes, Beans and Paneer

Vegetarian, Gluten Free | Serves 2 This is a great dish when you have surplus tomatoes but will work equally well with tinned tomatoes, just shorten the cooking time. Likewise frozen beans can be used although will only need 2-3 minutes cooking. I am a wuss when it comes to chilli so didn’t add any. If,…

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Truffled Spaghetti

Recipe: Mat McLean | Photography: Vicki Ravlich-Horan 1 cup cream 1 cup ricotta ½ cup grated Parmesan 3 egg yolks fresh NZ truffle shaved Parmesan truffle oil sea salt 400g fresh spaghetti Cook pasta in a large pot of salted water and drain. Bring cream to a boil, then add grated Parmesan and stir to…

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Twice Baked Goats Cheese Soufflé

If the thought of making a soufflé gives you cold sweats my advice is give it a go!  They are not nearly that hard just be prepared to sit and enjoy them straight away.  So my second suggestion and recommendation for a great, no stress dinner party entrée is a twice baked soufflé. This recipes…

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Urab Sayur – Balinese Coconut and Vegetable Salad

Recipe and Photography: Amber Bremner Urab sayur is a traditional Balinese salad made with blanched vegetables, grated coconut and a chilli-spiked dressing. You can be flexible with how much to use of each vegetable, and use snake beans from an Asian grocer if you can get them (otherwise use any thin green beans). This salad…

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Vegan Mushroom Tart

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Images: Ashlee DeCaires The creamy-like filling of this tart is reminiscent of a light fluffy quiche. We’ve topped the tofu filling with garlic sautéed mushrooms, but you could use any number of combinations from cherry or heirloom tomatoes and basil, or leek and pumpkin and in springtime asparagus. Pastry 2 cups flour ½ tsp…

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Vegetable and Olive Tagine

Recipe & Images: Amber Bremner The fruit of the olive tree can divide a room. Understandable, if sliced pizza olives are the only olives someone has tried. They would be missing out on the huge variety of plump, savoury and, dare I say it, meaty, olives that can add so much to a meal. I’m…

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Vegetable Bolognaise

        Serves 4-6 1 onion 2 cloves garlic 1 carrot 1 celery stalk 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tbsp capers 3 sundried tomatoes ¾ cup red lentils bay leaf ¼ cup red wine 1 tin (400g) chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato paste salt & pepper 1 tsp brown sugar Place 1 clove…

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Vegetable Chowder

Recipe Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography Ashlee deCaires Hearty and nutritious this vegan (don’t hold that against it) chowder is packed full of goodness. We served it in our funky bread bowl made from one of Volare’s handcrafted breads.I like to keep this chowder chunky so don’t blend it at all. The key is to chop…

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