BRAISED TUSCAN STYLE BEEF WITH RED WINE AND SOFT POLENTA

For a cold winter’s night this is the perfect dish to hit the ‘Comfort food Nerve’ It is sure to warm you from the inside out, especially with the soft polenta as a rich accompaniment.   INGREDIENTS     1 …

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ROAST PUMPKIN AND ROOT VEGETABLE DAHL WITH CORIANDER AND YOGHURT

This soup is complex with a touch of heat and spice accenting the layered flavours of the roast vegetables.   INGREDIENTS   1/2 Kent pumpkin ,peeled and chopped into large chunks 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped 3 carrots, …

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One Pot Spiced Lamb with Sour Cherries and Dates

This is a dish that is sure to please young and old. It is a slowly cooked dish that enjoys the tart sweetness or sour cherries and dates married with beautiful fragrant spices such as cumin cinnamon paprika and cardamom.   …

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Quinoa Crust Autumn Vegetable Pie

This is a great way of enjoying the texture of pastry with out the butter and flour. Use vegetables such as  sweet potato, zuccini and eggplant also.   INGREDIENTS  2 Cups cooked quinoa  ( ¾  cup dried simmered with 1 ½ …

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Edamame, Avacado and Wasabi Guacamole with Sweet Simmered Tofu

EDAMAME, AVACADO AND WASABI GUACAMOLE This is sure to get the WOW factor going amongst your guests. Edamame are soy beans which can be found in the freezer section of your Asian Grocer.   INGREDIENTS 1 Ripe Avocado 1 Cup Edamame …

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Roast Garlic and Rosemary Flatbread with Salted Whipped Ricotta

Imagine serving this up as a side dish to a beautiful fragrant butterflied leg of lamb, perfcetly cooked on the hotplate of your barbeque.   INGREDIENTS 1 bulb of garlic (wrapped in foil and roasted until tender and soft 180°C) …

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Red Roasted Chicken Cutlets with Lebanese Peach and Mint Peperoni

This dish needs to  be started the day before if you wish to cure the chicken for extra flavour and moisture. The pepperoni could be varied depending on seasonal availability of fruit and vegetables, even using dried fruit in winter …

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Roast Turkey Roll with Chinese Pork and Prawn Stuffing

The stuffing in this recipe is inspired by Chinese dumplings and the relish combines cranberry sauce with lime juice and chilli. It can be served at room temperature or hot with gravy. INGREDIENTS  1 turkey, deboned 4 shitake mushrooms soaked …

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Chicken and Haloumi Skewers with Carrot and Pineapple Waldorf Salad

Try this for an unusual barbeque idea. The haloumi is a great contrast to the sweetness of the carrot and pineapple salad. INGREDIENTS – to serve 8 8 chicken tenderloins 250g Haloumi cheese 1 zucchini, cut into chunks for skewers …

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Spiced Lamb Salad with Cumin, Ginger and Peanuts

This is a classic Thai style of warm salad that could also be used with lamb cutlets and barbequed or even medallions of eye fillet. The salad is simply a combination of salad vegetables including capsicum, sring onions and peanuts …

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