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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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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Blue Brie, Pear and Walnut Tarts

These are a delicious canapé that would also add excitement to any dinner or lunch as an appetizer. Goat’s cheese or even a sharp flavoured cheddar could also be used in substitution for the blue cheese. INGREDIENTS 100g Blue cheese …

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Polenta Parmesan and Rocket Flan with Roasted Beetroot Feta and Sweet Potato Topping

This is a colourful and rich vegetarian dish that can be served cold cut in squares as finger food or hot from the oven with the green olive aioli Smoked trout could be added as a garnish after baking. INGREDIENTS …

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Tuscan Borlotti Bean Stew

This is the perfect meal for a cold winters night. Any combination of legume could be used such as chickpeas, cannellini, or kidney beans. I have chosen to use borlotti beans mainly because they are in season at present and …

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Baked Field Mushrooms with Ricotta and a Caponata Sauce

This delicious, rustic dish could also be made with lasagne sheets. For a more substantial meal, bacon or prosciutto could form a layer between the mushrooms and the ricotta.  INGREDIENTS 8 field or Portobello mushrooms 500g ricotta ½ cup parmesan …

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Caponata

This is a classic Sicilian Dish. It can be used as a topping for Bruschetta, or as a sauce for pasta , chicken or fish. Anchovy are commonly added for extra ‘punch’, but that is an individual preference. INGREDIENTS Splash …

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Roasted Capsicum and Gorgonzola Sauce

There is nothing like homemade gnocchi and if you can pull this one out when entertaining your sure to be a hero!! To ensure absolute success use a purple potato and a potato ricer or mouli. Feel free to experiment …

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