CARAMEL APPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

This would be the height of indulgelnce for a winter dessert. Other fruit such as quinces or even Beurre Bosc pears could also be used instead of the apples.   INGREDIENTS     1 cup castor sugar 3 Granny Smith …

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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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QUINOA FRITTERS WITH GREEN GODDESS SAUCE

  These are great as finger food or even as a maincourse ( made into larger fritters) Feel free to vary the herbs and cheese according to what you may have in your refrigerator at the time.   INGREDIENTS   …

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Plum Tart with Vanilla and Honeyed Mascapone

This tart could be made using any fruit that is firm when poached such as pears,  apples or even quinces, peaches or nectarines when in season.The plums could be served as fruit dessert on their own with the mascarpone.   …

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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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Salmon Stuffed Glutinous Rice Balls with a Mango, Cucumber and Mint Salad

These exotic rice balls could be steamed, fried or baked in the oven. They can be filled with lots of variations including duck, prawns, chicken or even tofu. The salad colud be varied by substituting peach or nectarine for the …

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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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