Ingredient: Vegetables

Eggplant roulade

Eggplant roulade

There is nothing like the satisfaction of growing ones own vegetables.  Towards the end of last year we moved house and one of the first things we did was buy 6 large apple boxes into which we dumped 4 ½ cubic metres of soil and […]

Spiced pumpkin tarte tatin

Spiced pumpkin tarte tatin

Rosie McLean is a final year student studying for a Bachelor of Culinary Arts at Otago Polytechnic. Rosie has her own blog where she indulges us in her weakness for all things sweet. As a special Halloween treat, Rosie popped in and cooked this amazing […]

Beef Meatball Pasta Bake

Beef Meatball Pasta Bake

Dani our awesome intern from the food design institute in Dunedin spent a couple of weeks in our Auckland office cooking up a storm.  Now at she’s gone back down South we are really missing the flood of delicious treats!   (more…)

Day after green smoothie

Day after green smoothie

St Patricks Day and all it’s green associations ironically leaves many keen celebrators feeling somewhat green tinged on March the 18th. 

Zucchini Loaf with Honey Mascarpone

Zucchini Loaf with Honey Mascarpone

For a long time I really hated Zucchini, served to me as a child… horrendously over cooked and soggy, adorning a plate of roast. Oh, the ways I would try and get around it; most notably by saving it for last, hiding it in my mouth then running […]

Roast vegetable cake

Roast vegetable cake

Anyone that knows me knows that I have an enormous sweet tooth, so naturally when we were discussing what we could make as a part of the 2016 Love Food Hate Waste campaign to “use up your leftovers” I immediately thought of something sweet. (more…)

Beer Braised Ribs with Radish & Broad Bean Salad

Beer Braised Ribs with Radish & Broad Bean Salad

These delicious and saucy ribs will make your mouth water, we combined beautifully soft broiled beef ribs with a fresh palate cleansing broad bean and radish salad that evokes feelings of summer and time with family or friends around the table with plates of lovingly […]

Curried tomato soup

Curried tomato soup

I first stumbled across a version of this curried tomato soup on Heidi Swanson’s 101 cookbooks.  It is one of those dishes I find myself making again and again.  Its quick to throw together, packs lots of flavour and can be finished in lots of […]

Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini Noodles

If you’re a big zucchini fan like me, then you’ll have been enjoying the abundance of them around at the moment. I’ve been heading down to my local farmers market to pick up beautiful fresh ones of varying shapes, sizes and colour. Zucchinis are amazingly versatile and can be added to a wide ranges of meals – but in this recipe In this recipe, zucchinis are the star of the show.

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Beetroot bircher

Beetroot bircher

My Dad has been harping  on for a while now about beets for breakfast; I think he considers it the secret to a long and healthy life.  There’s no doubt this funny-looking purple vegetable packs a punch in terms of nutrient density

Grilled green salsa and tortillas

Grilled green salsa and tortillas

For this post, Jess and I teamed up to create some Mexi inspired treats from the grill.  We both share a love of Mexican food – all those fresh and lively flavours, the colour and vibrancy of the ingredients – a trip to Mexico is […]

Crab cakes with herb salad

Crab cakes with herb salad

We have been back at work nearly one month and after a day in the office, my evenings are a balance of fresh air and spending a little time in the kitchen.  I say little because my weeknight dinners are always simple, they are colourful salads with the addition of seasonal fruit, a handful of nuts or seeds and chicken, venison or fish, flashed in a pan or on the grill (more…)

Curried avocado and cauliflower

Curried avocado and cauliflower

I’ve been on a sabbatical from contributing recipes to our blog.  Unlike Richie’s 2013 rugby sabbatical mine has been unintended…and with less effect on both the team and the nation.  With Richie giving the country a massive shoulder-ride at the moment, I shouldn’t really compare […]