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Recipes

Chicken green curry recipe

Easy, throw together curry dish to keep you warm and full during the winter months. Ingredients 1 tbsp oil 1 onion, sliced 1/4 cup green curry paste 1 cup chicken stock 400ml can coconut milk 2 cups barbecued chicken, shredded 1/2 cup broccoli florets 1/2 cup pumpkin, cubed 1/4 cup coriander leaves Cashews, roughly cut Rice, to serve Prepare   …

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Autumn beet salad

  Try this decadent salad at your next lazy lunch with friends. It celebrates all the fruits of an autumn harvest.   Ingredients           2 apples, quartered then sliced 1 beetroot, sliced Blue cheese (or your favourite creamy feta) 1 cup baby spinach walnuts, chopped roughly parsley, finely chopped olive oil   Prepare       …

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Beet dip

Tuck into this filling ruby red dip.   Ingredients           70g raw cashews, soaked and drained 200g cooked beetroot in pieces, (about 1-2 beets) 3 tbsp tahini 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 tsp salt 1 clove of garlic crushed black pepper   Prepare           Combine all …

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Goat cheese stuffed figs

  A quick to assemble velvety dessert or a sweet starter.   Ingredients           Ripe figs Goat cheese Walnuts Honey Pepper   Prepare           Cut ripe figs three quarters the way down the fruit. Gently fill with goat cheese and walnuts. Drizzle with honey. Season with pepper. Serve chilled.

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Som Tum recipe

Famous Thai green papaya salad   Ingredients           5 cherry tomatoes, halved 2 chillies, finely sliced 1 tablespoon dried shrimp* 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce* 1 clove garlic 2 cups shredded green papaya (can be purchased at Asian supermarkets pre-shredded) 1 lime, juiced 1 1/2 tablespoons palm sugar 2 tablespoons toasted peanuts, optional *For vegetarians: omit …

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Bun cha recipe

Caramelised pork meatballs and noodle salad, traditional Vietnamese cuisine from the streets of Hanoi.   Ingredients  Meatballs: 300g pork mince or chicken mince 1 tbsp fish sauce 2 tsp white sugar 1/3 cup finely chopped green onion 1 clove garlic, minced Pinch of white pepper and salt Vietnamese Dressing: Nuoc Cham 3 tbsp white sugar 3 tbsp fish sauce 2 …

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Flower pot Christmas cake recipe

Next time you bake a Christmas cake for a friend, try baking one in a terracotta flower pot. Once the cake is devoured, they can reuse the pot to plant up their favourite plant.   Ingredients 1.5kg mixed fruit 1/2 cup of your favourite sherry/brandy/rum 2 tbsp apricot jam 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 5 eggs 250g butter, melted …

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Vegetable couscous salad

  Quick, healthy vegan salad to grill up in minutes.  Ingredients 1 cup couscous grilled vegetables of your choice such as squash or zucchini cherry tomatoes coriander shallots lemon, wedges Prepare           Grill vegetables and tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil. Prepare couscous as per directions on the packet. Combine couscous and vegetables together in …

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Canadian Blueberry Cake

  INGREDIENTS 1 3/4 cup plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup castor sugar 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 4 eggs 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 cup buttermilk 3/4 cup blueberries ICING 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted 1 tablespoon lemon juice   Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Line loaf tin. Combine flour, …

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Pork belly with Davidson’s plum sauce

The mix of tangy and sweetness of this Davidson’s plum sauce will add an authentic Australian spark to your dessert or succulent meat dishes.   Ingredients Cooked squares of pork belly. Plum Sauce 500g Davidson’s plums, washed and diced 2 cups brown sugar 1 cinnamon stick ¾ cup water ½ tbsp unsalted butter Pinch of salt ¾ cup light red …

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