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 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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Roasted Beetroot Cranberry and Quinoa Garden Salad

This is a slightly different salad. It combines all the beautiful jewel colours to really set off your festive table. When pomegranates are in season these could also be used as a garnish. INGREDIENTS 1 beetroot wrapped in foil and …

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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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Roasted Onion and Pommegranate Couscous

Couscous is such an easy accompaniment to serve with a winter dish such as this. If Pomegranates are unavailable use currants which have been soaked in lemon juice. INGREDIENTS 2 cups couscous Splash olive oil 2 generous cups boiling stock …

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Fragrant Kaffir Lime and Lemongrass Brown Rice and Lentils

This is an interestingly different  rice dish and  compliments well curries and other fragrant spicy meats or vegetables. It is possible to substitute other Middle Eastern or Moroccan Spices such as Baharat, Greek Seasoning  or Ras El Hanout INGREDIENTS 1 …

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Spiced Pumpkin with Marinaded Raisins and Goats Fetta

For this dish Butternut Pumpkin  is the preferred vegetable however Kent pumpkin also works well. INGREDIENTS 1 kg butternut or Kent pumpkin Olive oil to coat Preffered spice rub (Henry Langdon’s Roasted Spice Rib, Greek, baharat, ras el hanout etc.) …

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Upside Down Potato and Caramelised Leek Salad with Roasted Capsicum and Spinach

  INGREDIENTS 2 kg potatoes, unpeeled 1 bunch spring onions, sliced Handful mint, dill and basil 4 handfuls baby spinach leaves 2 red peppers roasted, skinned and chopped 6 rashers bacon 3 medium leeks, washed and sliced 2 tsp butter …

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Lentil and Quinoa Salad with Marinated Carrot Raisin and Fetta

This salad is the perfect accompaniment to barbequed meat or seafood. It can be made well ahead of time and improves over several hours.   INGREDIENTS 1 cup French lentils (or 1 tin) 1 cup quinoa (mixed or plain) ½ …

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