Recipes

Middle Eastern Roast Chicken with White Bean Salad
Serves 4 | Level Medium | Prep 20mins | Cooking 1:30mins This is a great way to step up that traditional roast chicken and bring in that Middle Eastern flare. The beautiful spices on the chicken can be traditionally found in Egyptian and Lebanese cuisine. This will sure become a family favorite.    INGREDIENTS Chicken 1 large chicken (approx 2kg), butterflied 1tsp garlic powder 1 1/2 tsp sumac 1 1/2 smoked paprika 1 1/2 tsp salt flakes 2 tsp ground coriander..
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Warming Sweet Potato and Cashew Daal
Serves 6-8 | Prep 15min | Cooking 25min   INGREDIENTS 1kg gold sweet potato, cut into thick wedges 1/3 cup (60ml) ghee, melted (sub with coconut oil) 2tsp Indian curry powder 1 brown onion, finely chopped 1 long red chilli, seeds rmoved, finely chopped 5cm piece ginger, finely grated 5cm piece of turmeric, finely grated 2 cups (400g) split red lentils 1/2 cup roasted cashews, roughly chopped, plus extra to serve 1tbs dried curry leaves 1L (4 cups) vege..
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Keralan Chicken Curry
Keralan curry is a less common know curry from Kerala; a southern region in India. It is fragrant and features a rich fennel and sweet spice base. For this recipe we are taking that tremendous flavour and using it to marinate and season crispy chicken thighs; which are served with a fresh slaw and raita dipping yogurt. INGREDIENTS For The Chicken 1 kg thigh fillet cutlet (approx. 6 thighs with bone) 6 tbsp full fat yogurt 6 cloves garlic crushed 3 cm piece of ginger finely grat..
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Thai Pumpkin Soup
Thai Pumpkin Soup - 17/08/2018
This is a soul warming pumpkin soup that has a wonderful fragrant Thai twist. you can make this soup the day before to allow the fresh made curry paste to infuse and create a wonderful spicy dish. INGREDIENTS 1 medium Japanese pumpkin (about 2-3kg) 1 litre vegetable or chicken stock 1 cup coconut cream 4 tbsp laksa curry paste 1 tbsp coconut oil   FOR THE PASTE See Sara's recipe for Thai Laksa paste in a previous recipe post or substitute it with your favourite ye..
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Thai Laksa Paste
Thai Laksa Paste - 16/08/2018
This fragrant laksa paste is incredibly  versatile and can be used in various ways; from a creamy chicken laksa, to a delicous dipping sauce and a great base sauce in a stir-fry. INGREDIENTS 5 dried long red chillies  2 kaffir lime leaves 3 small shallots 1/2 tsp ground turmeric or 4cm piece fresh turmeric 1 medium brown onion, chopped 1 small lemongrass stalk (green removed) 3cm piece galangal 8 raw cashew nuts 4 garlic cloves 2 tsp ground coriander ..
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Thai Inspired Nourishing Chicken Laksa
Serves 6 | Prep 15 min | Cooking 60min   2tbs coconut oil 3 eschallot, thinly sliced, plus extra to serve 1 lemongrass, white part only finely chopped 1 long red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped 1/3 cup Laksa chilli sambal, plus extra to serve 800ml canned coconut milk 1x 1.5-2kg whole chicken 4 kaffir lime leaf bruised 400g pad Thai noodles ¼ cup fish sauce 100g snow pea sprouts, halved 200g Green beans, thinly sliced 1 bunch coriander, leaves..
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Classic Meatballs Recipe
These family favourites are delicious and tender meatballs that can be enjoyed hot with any pasta: even better the next day on a crusty bread roll with fresh rocket. Perfecto!   INGREDIENTS For The Meatballs 300g organic beef mince 300g organic pork mince 80ml milk 1/2 medium brown onion 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 handful flat leaf parsley 1 sprig of fresh dill 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1 medium carrot, finely grated 65g bread crumbs 2 large organic e..
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Capricciosa Pizza
Capricciosa Pizza - 08/08/2018
Ingredients Olive oil for greasing 2 x 200g frozen pizza dough discs (sub with pre made pizza bases) 1 small tomato, chopped 180g semi dried tomatoes, (or sub with hickory smoked tomatoes for a smokey flavour) 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives, sliced 250g marinated artichoke hearts, quartered 6 button mushrooms, thinly sliced 100g sliced smoked leg ham, torn 125g fresh buffalo mozzarella, torn   Kale pesto 100g kale 1 garlic clove ¼ cup (60ml) ex..
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Vichyssoise Soup Recipe
It's a great time for a big batch of Vichyssoise Soup. Dutch Cream potatoes are on special. Leeks are at the peak of their season and looking particularly fresh and delicious, we just had a huge bin delivered! I really love this soup, it is delicate and fresh in flavour and makes a great meal in itself or a simple entree if you are having friends for dinner. This recipe is by Anthony Bourdain. Ingredients 4 tablespoons of butter 8 leeks 2 medium potatoes, cut into small cubes 2 cu..
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A Delicious Fennel Recipe
I didn't realise until recently how delicous and versatile this vegetable is. Now it has become a staple in our kitchen, I love it in a salad, roasted and simply fried in butter with a squeeze of lemon. My mother gave me this recipe, she swore how delicious it was and I will definately be trying it over the next couple of days... fennel and orange a perfect combo! Braised Fennel with Orange 4 fennel bulbs, plus 1 tbspn finely choped fronds for garnish 100gms unsalted butter 1/2 brown onio..
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