Corn and potato Chowder

Extra virgin olive oil 1 onion diced 1 celery stalk diced 500g potato 1 litre vegetable stock 2 cup frozen sweetcorn Chopped parsley Heat a little olive oil in a heavy based saucepan.  Sautee the onions and celery for approximately 5 minutes until translucent.  Add peeled and chopped potatoes with a litre of stock and…

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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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Creamy Parsnip ‘Risotto’ with Mushrooms

Recipe: Extracted from Wholehearted by Kelly Gibney, Beatnik Publishing, RRP $49.99, beatnikshop.com 5 medium parsnips 3 medium garlic cloves, finely diced 1 small onion or 1 leek, finely diced 1½ cups (375ml) vegetable stock 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves 500g Portobello or Swiss brown mushrooms, sliced ½ cup (125ml) pouring cream (could use additional stock…

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Creamy Tahini, Butternut & Carrot Tagliatelle

        Recipe: Raw Balance, Taupo | Photography: Vicki Ravlich-Horan This recipe was inspired by a recipe I saw online that used hemp powder and hemp oil. I changed it completely by adding raw tahini and sesame oil for the creaminess. With the ginger it is delicious! Raw butternut is great in salads,…

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Creamy Thai Green Curry

Recipe & photography: Tatua Dairy Co. 1 tbsp coconut oil or sesame oil 1 onion, halved and sliced 1 clove garlic, sliced 1 tbsp finely sliced fresh ginger 2-3 tbsp Thai green curry paste or to taste 500mls Tatua Cooking Cream 2 kaffir lime leaves 300mls vegetable stock or water 4 baby bok choy, washed,…

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Crispy Mushroom Crêpes

Crepes 1 egg 1 cup flour Pinch salt 300 mls milk Mix all the ingredients together with a whisk until it is a smooth batter. Set aside to rest for 10 -15 minutes before heating a little oil or butter in a heavy based pan. Swirl approximately ¼ cup of the batter onto the hot…

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Crispy Mushroom Crepes

Crepes 1 egg 1 cup flour pinch salt 300mls milk Mix all the ingredients together with a whisk until it is a smooth batter. Set aside to rest for 10 -15 minutes before heating a little oil or butter in a heavy based pan. Swirl approximately ¼ cup of the batter onto the hot pan.…

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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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Easy Palak Paneer

  1tsbp vegetable oil 1 onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 2 tsp garam masala ½ tsp dried chilli flakes 1 tsp fenugreek seeds 3 cups tightly packed chopped spinach leaves ¼ cup cream 200-250g paneer, cut into bite sized cubes Over a medium heat place a heavy bottomed saucepan with the oil.…

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