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Recipes

Fig salad with walnuts and fetta

Lettuce leaves, mixed varieties 3 or 4 figs (quartered) Walnuts, handful Persian fetta Olive oil Balsamic Vinegar Shaved prosciutto (optional)   In a decorative bowl, loosely place mixed lettuce leaves of your choice at the base. Sprinkle over the top of the lettuce quartered fig wedges, chopped walnuts and fetta. Drizzle generously with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. For an …

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Bean & Fetta Salad

  2 cloves garlic, chopped finely 500g fresh green beans 1/4 cup of walnuts, roughly chopped Greek Fetta, crumbled Dukkah Extra-virgin olive oil Heat frying pan and lightly fry to soften garlic. Add green beans into the pan and stir constantly to heat and cook slightly. Place green beans on a serving plate, sprinkle with fetta, walnuts and dukkah. Drizzle …

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Mexican quinoa salad with lime chilli dressing

This quick and easy Mexican salad made ahead will turn your next meal into a fiesta.   Ingredients           1 1/2 cups of quinoa 2 1/4 cups water 1 green capsicum 1 cup black beans Punnet cherry tomatoes 1 cup corn kernels 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup coriander Chilli lime dressing 1/3 cup …

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Tomato Galette recipe

Ingredients 2 cups plain flour 2 tsp. salt 120g chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 700g tomatoes, sliced 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 cup firm cheese (cheddar, or Gouda), finely grated 1 large egg, beaten Sea salt & ground black pepper Balsamic Vinegar 1 Tbsp. finely chopped chives   Method Pulse flour and 1¼ …

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Brazilian Passionfruit Syrup Cake

A simple sponge cake oozing with the sweet tanginess of passionfruit.   Ingredients 4 eggs, separated 330g (1½ cups) caster sugar 100g unsalted butter, softened 300g (2 cups) plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 250ml passionfruit pulp (about 12 passionfruit)   Passionfruit syrup 60ml passionfruit pulp  (about 3 passionfruit) 220g (1 cup) caster sugar   Prepare Preheat oven to 180°C. …

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Chicken & Vegetable Soup recipe

Warm the cockles of your soul with this tasty and wholesome chicken and vegetable soup.   Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 leek, halved, washed, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 large carrot, peeled, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 2 small zucchini, diced 1 1/4 cups dry soup mix, rinsed 8 cups chicken stock 1kg skinless chicken thigh Dill …

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Citrus marinated chicken recipe

  Quick chicken citrus marinade for a tasty and healthy dish.    Ingredients 1kg chicken thighs 1 cup orange juice, pulp free ½ cup soy sauce ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 medium cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. paprika 1 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce   Method For the marinade: In a medium bowl, whisk orange juice, soy sauce, olive oil, …

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Anti bacterial plants in the garden

Arm yourself with these common anti-bacterial garden herbs and plants to ward off some common bacteria.   Garlic has been long recognised across the world for its preventive and curative powers. Research has found that garlic can be an effective treatment against many forms of bacteria. With many of us spending more time at home we can eat it freely …

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Olive tapenade recipe

Try this healthy olive tapenade recipe for your next indulgent moment with friends or just for you.    Ingredients 2 cups brine cured olives, pitted 4 anchovies, drained 1 small garlic clove, chopped 2 tablespoons capers, drained 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 lemon, juiced Place olives, anchovies, garlic and capers in a small food processor. Process until mixture …

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Tomato meatball and zoodle pasta recipe

This tomato meatball and zoodle pasta dish is so yummy and healthy you can have a second helping. Ingredients Meatball ingredients 500g minced beef 1 medium zucchini, grated 1 medium carrot, grated 1 small onion, chopped finely 1/2 cup bread crumbs 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil 1 egg, …

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