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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Mediterranean Calzone with Ricotta Roasted Artichokes and Salami

  Calzone (translated literally means ‘long pants’) and is simply a folded over pizza. There is no end to the combination of ingredients you could use in the construction of your own version of ‘Calzone’. Choose those ingredients which contain …

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Goats Cheese Tortellini with a Roasted Beetroot Sugo and Candied Walnuts

  Tortellini is always a crowd pleaser. This dish in particular uses traditional ingredients in a new and interesting way. Other ingredients such as prawns, spinach and ricotta could be substituted for the goats cheese and a tomato pasta sauce …

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Risoni with a duo of Mushrooms, Roasted Green Capsicum and Fresh Ricotta

  This is a rich and delicious dish which compliments poached meat and chicken dishes as well as doubling as a substantial vegetarian main course alternative. INGREDIENTS Knob of butter and splash of olive oil 500g       button or other …

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Vitello Tonnato

  This is a classic Italian dish where veal is poached in a white wine stock and serve warm or at room temperature with a sauce made of tuna. Chicken could be substituted for the Veal. INGREDIENTS -serves 6   …

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Torta di Ricotta

  This is a classic rustic dessert which is made in two parts, base and filling, which merge together when cooked. You can use other nuts such as walnuts or hazelnuts. A little Vercotto is also delicious when drizzled over …

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Baked Spring Onion Parmesan and Polenta Gnocchi

  These polenta gnocchi are a great alternative to mashed potato or rice as an accompaniment to winter soups or stews. The polenta can also be pan or deep fried and topped with roasted vegetables and pesto for a canapé. …

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Grilled Fig and Witloff Salad with Fetta and a Honey and Lemon Vinaigerette

This an unusual  combination of salad ingredients which is a sure stunner. If figs are out of season ,soak some dried figs in warm water to rehydrate and include them instead of the grilled figs  Proscuitto could be used instead …

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Baked Peaches with Ricotta and Chocolate

Baking peaches really brings out their flavour. While the ricotta adds creaminess with out the calories extra cream can be used to serve. INGREDIENTS 4 Large yellow peaches, halved with stones removed 2tbsp Brown sugar 2tbsp Castor sugar Juice of …

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