Ingredient: Vegetables

Pasta puttanesca

Pasta puttanesca

There was once a time when I could spend a whole afternoon in the kitchen.  Uninterrupted.  Undistracted.  These days I’m lucky if my culinary forays last more than forty-five minutes.  My pots are often found upturned on the kitchen floor and my wooden spoons now […]

Pulled Pork with BBQ sauce & slaw

Pulled Pork with BBQ sauce & slaw

This recipe was a collective labour of love.  Very appropriate given that the people cooking it, that very morning were just newly engaged!  This groom-to-be proposed to his Aussie belle, then leap from bed in search of a good solid shoulder of pork like the […]

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 a whole lot of love.  Not long after the addition of these fine raised beds to our back garden we received a lunar calendar from a friend, an ancient relic from the 70’s whose colours had long since faded, lending to it an apt sense of mysticism (more…)

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!  

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(more…)

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.

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 prepared food. (more…)

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 […]

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 (more…)

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 […]