Mac ‘n Cheese

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee DeCaires Is there anything better than a plate of Mac n Cheese? This is my go-to dish when anyone needs a care package. I often make a huge batch, divide it into ovenproof dishes and freeze so there is always some on hand when the need arises. While perfectly…

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Yummo Brown Rice Salad

Recipe: Kennedy Family | Excerpt from Around Our Table by the Puahue School PTA, available from Paper Plus Te Awamutu or online This is a recipe we are frequently asked for. It’s a great one for summer BBQs as an alternative to the good ol’ lettuce, tomato and cucumber salad. Kids and hubby love it and…

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Red Leicester Welsh Rarebit on Black Gold Sourdough

Recipe: Flaveur Bread | Photography: Vicki Ravlich-Horan Flaveur Bread’s stunning Black Gold Sourdough is a fairly large loaf of bread, so this recipe will come in handy! Of course, you could use any high quality bread, but reasonably thick slices are key. slices of Flaveur Bread’s Black Gold Sourdough, cut at least 15mm thick caramelised…

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Fresh Cheese & Asparagus Pizza

Recipe: Flaveur Bread | Photography: Vicki Ravlich-Horan 1 Flaveur Bread’s Sourdough Pizza Base 4 large cloves of roasted garlic 8‒10 spears of Rosie’s Kitchen’s fresh asparagus 60g Dream Cheese’s fresh crescenza or something similar, like mozzarella 1 tbsp capers, drained ½ cup grated Parmesan ground black pepper & sea salt 2‒3 tbsp home-made basil pesto…

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Orange Chipotle Tofu Skewers

Recipe & Photography: Amber Bremner The trick to successful tofu is draining it well, before marinating it in something flavourful. You can buy tofu presses online, or use the method I describe below. Heating the marinade also helps the tofu suck up all those flavours. This Mexican inspired marinade uses zesty fresh orange with smoky…

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Barbequed Mexican Sweetcorn

Recipe & Photography: Amber Bremner This recipe is inspired by Mexican street corn or elotes, a popular street food in Mexico. Elotes is essentially corn on the cob smothered in a mayo mixture, spices, lime, coriander, and traditionally cotija cheese, or Parmesan for those outside of Mexico. Here I’ve used a vegan Parmesan sprinkle made…

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Caprice Pasta

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Brydie Thompson The classic flavours of a Caprice salad are turned into a simple but gorgeous pasta. I cheat and use thin dumpling or wonton wrappers (available at most Asian stores), but feel free to spend a beautiful summer’s day making your own pasta. I’ll be at the beach! The…

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Potato and Bean Salad with Lemon Turmeric Dressing

Recipe: Megan Priscott | Photography: Brydie Thompson If you don’t have potato and beans growing in your garden, borrow without asking from your parents or in-laws (elderly parents are the best to do this as they go to bed at 9pm so you don’t have to wear a balaclava), or consider orchestrating a swap with the…

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Corn Fritters

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Brydee Thompson The good old fritter, a New Zealand classic! No Kiwi cook can legitimately claim their title unless they have a decent fritter recipe up their sleeve, be it to encase fresh in season corn to make the best summer brunch or to turn that haul of mussels, tuatua…

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Avocado Noodle Salad with Gochujang Dressing

Recipe & photography: Emma Galloway Perfectly ripe avocado, slippery noodles and fresh herbs pair perfectly with a spicy sesame oil-laced dressing made using Korean gochujang paste. You’ll find thin dried rice noodles at Asian supermarkets, along with the gochujang paste and toasted sesame oil too. If you eat gluten-free, make sure you check the ingredients…

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