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Chicken & Vegetable Noodle Soup

Chicken & Vegetable Noodle Soup

Servings 8 - 10 portionsReady In: 50mins    Good For: Lunch, dinner, pot-luck, supper, picnic.  Ingredients 8-10 chicken legs- skin on 3 1/2 litres water 8-10 eggs 200g dried fine egg noodles 50ml vegetable oil 4 onions- peeled and finely sliced 3 carrots- peeled...

Mac & Cheese TWEAKED

Mac & Cheese TWEAKED

Serves 6-8Ready In: 50mins    Good For: Lunch, supper, side, dinner, party food.Ingredients 350g macaroni pasta 900ml milk 400g cooked spinach- can be fresh or frozen (defrosted) 150g sliced cooked ham- cut into strips 2 onions- finely chopped 85g grated cheese 80g...

New Zealand Lamb Roast Dinner

New Zealand Lamb Roast Dinner

Servings 5Ready In: 80mins    Good For: Lunch, dinner, pot-luck  Ingredients 1.4 - 1.6kg leg lamb (bone-in) 6 large peeled potatoes- waxy variety like Nadine 4 orange kumara- peeled 2 broccoli- cut into florets 1.5 lit hot chicken stock (instant is fine) 1.2 lit...

Whipped Feta, Spinach and Roasted Walnut Dip (V)

Whipped Feta, Spinach and Roasted Walnut Dip (V)

Makes 700-750gReady In: 10mins    Good For: Party, function, pot-luck supper, filling, sandwichesIngredients 250g spinach- picked, washed and drained 200g feta cheese 1/2 large onion- peeled and finely sliced 15g butter pinch nutmeg 90ml cream 80g walnuts- roasted...

Stir-Fried Chicken with Vegetables

Stir-Fried Chicken with Vegetables

Servings 4Ready In: 10mins    Good For: Main, snack, supperIngredients 700g long grain rice-cooked and cold 500g cooked chopped chicken - boneless 90ml vegetable oil 1 lrg carrot- cut into small dice 2 onions- sliced 1 zucchini- split down the middle and thinly sliced...

Spiced Pork, Egg & Rucola Ramen

Spiced Pork, Egg & Rucola Ramen

Serves 4 portionsReady In: 25 - 30 minsGood For: Lunch, dinner,snack, pot luckIngredients 350g pork mince 2tsp soy 8 eggs- boiled for 6min with shell removed 1 1/2 tsp fresh chilli- finely chopped 280-300g dried egg noodles 30ml vegetable oil 2 onions- thinly sliced 1...

Crispy Baked Smoked Paprika Potatoes with Onions

Crispy Baked Smoked Paprika Potatoes with Onions

Servings 4-5Ready In: 35mins    Good For: Side, salad, vegetarian option.Ingredients 700g new potatoes (flour variety, not waxy)- washed 2 onions-peeled 3 cloves garlic-peeled and roughly chopped 40ml olive oil 20g butter 2tsp smoked paprika 1/4 tsp milled black...

Chilli Beef, Cucumber & Asparagus Salad

Chilli Beef, Cucumber & Asparagus Salad

Servings 4Ready In: 15minsGood For: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Pot-LuckIngredients 450g beef mince 1 1/2 tblsp olive oil 1/2 onion- chopped 2 cloves garlic- minced 1tblsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tblsp tomato puree 2 tsp smoked paprika 3 tblsp aioli 2 tsp chilli oil 1 tsp...

Spiced Apple & Golden Sultana Strudel

Spiced Apple & Golden Sultana Strudel

Servings 6-8Ready In: 1hr 10mins  Good For: Morning tea, brunch, lunch, snack, dessert, Ingredients 190g strong flour 80ml warm water 30ml vegetable oil 1/4 tsp salt 1tsp lemon juice 6 green apples- peeled 130g golden raisins 40g caster 1 lemon- zest only 50g...

Seared Soy, Ginger & Garlic Chicken w Rice & Kale

Seared Soy, Ginger & Garlic Chicken w Rice & Kale

Servings 4Ready In: 35mins Good For: Lunch, supper, snackIngredients 6 chicken thighs- boneless 450g medium grain rice 700ml water 2 bay leaves 1 onion- finely chopped 2tsp vegetable oil 30g fresh ginger- grated 5cloves garlic- thinly sliced 1 fresh chilli- thinly...

Mexican Beef, Spinach, Baby Kale & Cheese Quesadilla

Mexican Beef, Spinach, Baby Kale & Cheese Quesadilla

Servings 4Ready In: 15minsGood For: Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, Main Dish or PicnicIngredients 8 floured tortillas (can be flavoured) 300g minced beef 1 large onion- finely chopped 2tsp tomato paste 1tsp ground coriander  1/2 tsp garlic powder 3tsp vegetable oil 300g...

Chicken, Prawn and Pea Crispy Arancini Balls

Chicken, Prawn and Pea Crispy Arancini Balls

Servings 6-8 portionsReady In: 35-45mins (plus 30mins chilling)Good For: Lunch, dinner, canape, picnicIngredients 1 x recipe of creamy chicken, prawn, pea and spinach risotto (in the recipe book OR open the link is in step 2) 2 eggs 120ml milk 150g breadcrumbs 100g...

Creamy Chicken, Prawn, Pea, and Spinach Risotto

Creamy Chicken, Prawn, Pea, and Spinach Risotto

Servings 4Ready In: 30 minsGood For: Lunch, supper, dinner or pot-luck Ingredients 350g arborio rice 1 lit hot chicken stock OR 3 tsp stock powder + 1 lit hot water 2 chicken breasts- bone and skin removed 2 sticks rosemary 20ml olive oil 2 onions- finely chopped 3...

My Favourite Lemon Curd Recipe 🍋

My Favourite Lemon Curd Recipe 🍋

Makes 3 litresReady In: 20minsGood For: Fillings, spreads, pastries, pies etcIngredients 10 eggs- beaten thoroughly or whisked  410ml fresh lemon juice 5 tsp lemon zest 220g caster sugar 1 tsp salt 400g butter- room temperature Step by Step Instructions Step 1 Having...

Delicious Satay Sauce (GF)

Delicious Satay Sauce (GF)

Servings 8Ready In: 25mins       Good For: Condiment, side, BBQIngredients 750g roasted peanuts- chopped finely 2tblsp rice bran oil 1.5 lit coconut cream 2 onions- finely chopped 8 cloves garlic- crushed 110g fresh ginger- finely grated 3 tblsp turmeric 1tsp curry...

Best Cheesecake Recipe ‘EVER’

Best Cheesecake Recipe ‘EVER’

Servings 12Ready In: 40mins to make, 2hrs to setGood For: Morning tea, dessert, high tea or gift for someone specialIngredients 260g malt biscuits (crushed) 130g butter- melted and cooled slightly 35g caster sugar 1/2 lemon- zest only 700g cream cheese (remove from...

Morgan’s Potato Gnocchi

Morgan’s Potato Gnocchi

Portions 3-4Ready In: 30minsGood For: Lunch, dinner, snackIngredients 850g floury potatoes of the same size (washed, not peeled) 160g strong flour 50g parmesan-finely grated 35g butter 15ml extra virgin olive oil 2 egg yolks 1 egg- beaten lightly pinch nutmeg pinch...

Pavlova with Mixed Berries and Sweetened Cream (GF)

Pavlova with Mixed Berries and Sweetened Cream (GF)

Makes 12-14 Ready In:  1hr 45minsGood For: Dinner party, dessert, pot luck meal etcIngredients 200ml egg white (4 eggs) 400g caster sugar 2 dsp cornflour 1dsp white vinegar large pinch salt  1 x recipe berry compote (see recipe section/cakes and mini-baked delights)...

Warm Stir-Fried Spiced Mincemeat Salad with Avocado

Warm Stir-Fried Spiced Mincemeat Salad with Avocado

Makes 4 portionsReady In:  20 minsGood For: Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, Dinner Ingredients 350g mincemeat-choice of beef, pork, lamb, chicken 300g long grain rice-washed and drained 1 onion- finely chopped 2 spring onions- finely sliced 40ml vegetable oil 3tsp curry...

Minestrone ‘Castelnuovo di Porto’ Soup- Original Style

Minestrone ‘Castelnuovo di Porto’ Soup- Original Style

Serves 5Ready In:  45minsGood For: Lunch, Snack, Supper, Pot-Luck Dinner Ingredients 30ml olive oil 80g pancetta- finely diced 1 onion- chopped 1 capsicum-chopped 3 sticks celery-chopped 1 carrot-finely chopped 4 cloves garlic-thinly sliced 1 tblsp tomato puree 1 x...

Duck Cooked 2 Ways, Fried Singapore Noodles & Citrus Kale

Duck Cooked 2 Ways, Fried Singapore Noodles & Citrus Kale

Makes 2 portionsReady In: 45mins PLUS a day curing (optional)  Good For: Lunch, Dinner or Special OccasionIngredients 1 whole duck (with breasts and legs removed) OR 2 breasts & 2 legs Curing mix=1/2 dsp sugar, 1/2 dsp salt, 1 tsp crushed fennel seeds, 1/4...