My French Onion Soup has only a handful of ingredients but really delivers on flavour. Soft sweet onions with a rich beef stock, seasoned to perfection and topped with cheesy bread, this is my kinda comfort food!
My Hasselback Beetroot with Herby Dressing is a lovely vegetable dish that tastes as good as it looks. The beetroot is finely sliced, but not the whole way through, and baked it the oven and then dressed with the zingy herby dressing.
A delicious fudgy Chocolate Chip Cookie all cooked in a skillet pan. So tasty!
I love to meal prep and these Greek Lunch Boxes have a simple Greek salad, hummus and pita. Tasty as!
This is a delicious, fresh, chicken salad with an easy, no cook peanut satay sauce.
My Salmon Bites Salad Bowl has honey soy salmon pieces, an edamame and avocado smash and pickled cucumber. It is delicious!
My Green Shakshuka is a lovely baked egg dish that has spinach, herbs, feta. and a dash of cream It is so tasty!
Quesadillas are a staple in our house and this Chicken and Corn version is a favourite. They are are so quick to make and the kids love them! I have served them with a salsa here to add some extra flavour and veggies.
My Baked Feta, Honey and Tomatoes takes only 5 minutes to prepare, then place in the oven and once baked, you are left with soft oozy cheese, and sweet tomatoes. Perfection when spread on bread or crackers.
This delicious, tropical coconut ceviche brings all the Summer Vibes. With fresh white fish, lots of citrus juice, coconut cream and mango this ceviche is creamy and zingy.
Let’s level up your bread game with my Garlic Butter Monkey Bread!
Soft buns, drizzled with garlic butter and rolled in different flavours like parmesan and sun-dried tomatoes and cooked in a wreath shape is so festive, and they are so tasty!
This is my version of the classic Melon, Prosciutto and Mozzarella salad. It is combo that works so beautifully together and I have served it with a lovely homemade dressing.
This Green Salad with Green Goddess Dressing is an easy throw together salad with pizzazz! The sort of salad that you can whip together quickly and it looks beautiful!
Nothing says Christmas Lunch more than a glazed ham, and my Ginger Beer Glazed Ham makes the perfect centrepiece, plus it tastes incredible! Lightly spiced and with only 3 ingredients it really is a winner.
These uber popular Parmesan Crusted Potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the middle with a buttery, cheesy, crust. Out the gate delicious you guys! You score the potatoes and make a butter parmesan paste, with some onion and garlic powder and seasoning. Spread the paste on a baking tray and add the…
This Greek Chicken Tray Bake has chicken thighs, capsicum, red onion, olives, feta and cherry tomato’s all cooked with a zingy balsamic sauce. So tasty and ready in 45 minutes.
A modern twist on a classic, my Prawn Caesar Salad has plump garlic prawns coated in Caesar dressing and crisp cos lettuce.
My Cranberry Glazed Chicken is a lovely simple way to cook chicken where you add some flavour and then the oven does all the work! The result is a tender juicy chicken with a gorgeous spiced cranberry taste. Delish!
Beautiful tender whole Roasted Cauliflower with Moroccan Spices rubbed all over it and garnished with garlic yoghurt, fresh mint and cranberries. This is an impressive dish that makes both a lovely side dish or the main event.
This Green Couscous Salad is a tasty mix of Israeli couscous, edamame, chargrilled zucchini, salad greens and avocado, mixed with a herby zingy dressing. You can serve this as a main meal or as a side dish for BBQ’s, roast dinners or Christmas.
My Christmas Potato Salad has a red white and green vibe using sundried tomatoes and blanched asparagus and simply uses store bought mayonnaise to bring the salad together. It is creamy and full of flavour and works perfectly for a potluck or BBQ side dish as well.
One of our favourite meals at home is Chicken Pitas. I serve them family style so everyone can pick and choose what they would like to fill their pita with. For this version I have used lots of fresh veggies like avocados and tomatoes and have made a tzatziki with the cucumber. So good!
Crispy, crunchy batter with moist flaky fish inside, my Best Ever Beer Battered Fish is mind-blowingly good! Serve it with a big green salad or chips and tartare sauce for an authentic kiwi experience.
My Halloween Chocolate Bark is something super simple, using only a handful of ingredients, that you can whip up around Halloween to get into the mood without spending ages in the kitchen.
Packed full of ginger and herbs these Chicken and Corn Dumplings have the most delicious flavour! I use premade dumpling wrappers and hoisin sauce, which gives a lovely sweet and salty taste. Fry or steam them and serve with your favourite dipping sauces for the best meal.
Ready in 30 minutes this stove top Sausage Gnocchi has a creamy tomato sauce and a cheesy topping. Plus the green beans make it the perfect one pan dinner.
One of my all time favourite fish dishes this Greek Style Baked Fish is zingy, citrusy and so moorish. The combination of lemon juice, olive oil and garlic, with the olives and fish is just so delicious!
So versatile, this dish has succulent Teriyaki Chicken and all your favourite Sushi Bowl sides like edamame, avocado and kewpie mayonnaise. Perfect for lunch or dinner and so tasty!
Crispy crumbed pieces of fish, with pickled red onion and all your taco favourites.
My Pumpkin and Chickpea Stew with Haloumi is a delicious warming dish where the pumpkin and chickpeas are cooked with tomatoes and spices and finished off with haloumi, yoghurt and coriander. I love it served with rice or flatbreads. It is a tasty one pot wonder.
My dream style of salad. Grains, greens and a killer dressing. Feta, Mint & Couscous Salad you are a thing of beauty.
My Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks are so succulent they melt in your mouth. Flavoured with herbs and red wine they have great depth and are just so tasty.
Such a delicious Beer Chilli recipe. It is packed with beans, vegetables, spices, beer and beef mince. Simply the best comfort food.
How good is that delicious taste of rotisserie chicken with the skin golden all over and the chicken is succulent and tasty. I have used the rotisserie function on my Haier Oven to make a lovely Sunday Roast Dinner.
Red Curry with sweet chunks of pineapple and melt in the mouth salmon, this curry is on the table in under 30 minutes and is so tasty!
I love Fish Pie and my kids love anything with white sauce so we eat it often in our house! For this rendition I have used Hash Bites (often called Tater Tots) instead of pastry or mashed potato on top. It works beautifully! They go golden brown and crunchy and mega easy!
When I lived in Auckland I had a favourite dish at the Ponsonby Food Court and I used to get it most Sunday nights with my flatties. It was just so good.
Chicken & Glass Noodle Salad is an ode to that incredible chicken salad. It has a base of vermicelli noodles, sticky chicken, crunchy veg and it’s the dressing that pulls it all together.
My mum used to make Potato Gratin when I was young, and we all loved it! It is a taste of Home for me. It has a creamy sauce in between thin layers of potato all cooked with cheese and garlic. It is the best!
Gorgeous flavoursome Pork Meatballs served with soft polenta which is cooked with cream cheese and cheese, tied together with a rich tomato sauce. My Pork Meatballs with Cheesy Polenta is a comforting taste explosion.
This Beef Satay has the most divine peanut coconut sauce and it is all made in the slow cooker or pressure cooker. Simply pop all your ingredients in and turn on, the result is succulent beef in a tasty sauce which is perfect served with steamed rice and vegetables.
Greenlip mussels cooked in a creamy, white wine & parsley wine sauce, with chunky fries and garlic aioli that with transport you back to your favourite bar! My Pub Style Mussels and Chips are all cooked and on the table within half an hour.
This dish ticks all the boxes, it is quick, healthy and tasty. The dressing uses citrus, fish sauce, chilli, white vinegar and some brown sugar for sweetness. Delish! Pick up some fresh fish and you’ll probably find everything else in the pantry or fridge.
My Caramel Chilli Chicken uses brown sugar, aromatics like ginger and chilli, and chicken stock to make a sticky moreish caramel that is quick and simple to make. I use a mild chilli and remove the seeds so it isn’t very spicy. I have served it here with rice, sweet soy and raw veg, however the Caramel Chilli Chicken is delicious in bao buns or on roti bread as well.
Ready in under 30 minutes, my Sausage pasta has lashings of parmesan cheese, lovely pork sausages and is so simple and delicious!
Crispy oven baked chicken wings tossed in spicy buffalo sauce with a delicious blue cheese dip. Perfect for game day, a casual dinner or a delicious snack.
My Chicken 3 Minute Noodle Jar makes work lunch a breeze! Layer all your ingredients and flavourings in a jar and then add boiling water at lunch time, stir well and devour.
Bite sized pieces of pork cooked with ginger, garlic and a sticky sweet soy sauce. These Pork Bites are delicious for dinner served with rice or greens.
Meatballs, flavoured with herbs and parmesan, are baked with a delicious tomato sauce, pasta, and lashings of cheese. You will love that cheese pull when serving this tasty pasta dish!
My Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Bake is creamy, tasty and so simple! With ingredients such as chicken, pasta and broccoli, it is a dish your whole family will love.
My Chicken Mee Goreng is a family favourite. It has sticky, saucy noodles with chicken and beanspouts, perfect for lunch or dinner.
Beautiful Slow Cooked Roast Lamb that is served with a delicious jus and packed full of flavour, from garlic, onions, rosemary & thyme. Simple to prep, then leave the oven to do all the work.
Easter is really special in our house, as I was born on Good Friday and my son Hunter was also born on Good Friday. I love the way that the season seems to change from summer to autumn almost overnight when Easter hits. It’s the perfect time to hang out with family, play games with the kids and spend time in the kitchen together.
On the table in 30 minutes these tasty Quick Pork Noodles will fast become a family favourite!
Classic creamy stroganoff flavours, with 2 types of oozing cheese and golden garlic buns, these Cheesy Stroganoff Sliders are so good!
This Creamy Pasta is my kids’ favourite and they ask for it weekly! It is speedy and easy and versatile. You’ll love it as much as we do.
My Baked Beans with Bacon are your perfect addition to a big breakfast! They are sweet and moreish and the bacon gives a lovely smokiness.
My easy Mongolian Beef is ready in 30 minutes and has tender beef, with a sticky sweet and salty sauce that his packed full of ginger and garlic.
We love these Mini Meadow Mushroom Tarts, they are perfect for as a canape, entrée or serve them as part of a shared dinner situation like a BBQ or pot luck.
A lovely Asian flavoured pulled pork which has a delicious sauce and melt in your mouth tender meat. We love it served with bao buns, pickled veg and kewpie mayo.
Here are a collection of my favourite Christmas Recipes all in the one place to help you plan your Christmas Menu.
Perfect for the festive season this Smoked Salmon Wreath looks fancy, but it is simple as and requires no cooking just a little assembling!
Pork Larb is a fresh clean recipe that over delivers on spicy Thai flavours!
Ready in 15 minutes this Asparagus & Prawn Tagliatelle with Mint Pesto is simple, quick, and so delicious!
These Meadow Mushroom Burgers with Haloumi & Beetroot Chutney are bursting with flavour and are so simple to make.
Pork Schnitzels are crumbed and fried until golden for an easy and tasty meal the whole family will love. Simple & delicious!
Luscious melted chocolate, mixed with cream to make a delicious Chocolate Cob Loaf. Served with fruit, wafers, marshmallows and cinnamon sugar bread chunks, this show-stopping recipe is easy and oh so delicious!
A lovely simple risotto with green peas, asparagus, parmesan and fresh herbs that is cooked in the oven. My Baked Spring Risotto is exactly what I feel like eating when the weather starts to warm up. Studded with green vegetables and finished with a squeeze of lemon I just love the flavour of this risotto….
Tabbouleh has been given a makeover with the addition of asparagus and watermelon and it is served with beautiful succulent lamb.
This Pumpkin Pie is the perfect mix of sweet and spice. I use store bought pastry and simple pantry ingredients to make this beauty.
These Lemonade Scones are so simple and easy to whip up. They only use 4 ingredients and taste so light and delicious.
Imagine flaky pastry, sliced Meadow Mushrooms that have been cooked in butter and brown sugar, and finished with feta cheese, fresh herbs and balsamic glaze. This tart is simply divine and far more simple than it looks!
These delicious Cheese Stuffed Meatball Tacos are oozing with melted mozzarella and are really simple to make.
Ready in under 20 minutes this Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta is luscious, silky, creamy, all the good things you need in a bowl of pasta!
Asian Sloppy Joes are such a great burger, way less admin than making burger patties and this one has a gorgeous rich sauce made from lots of fresh ginger, garlic and oyster sauce. Yum!
If you love delicious Mexican food that is simple and tastes great, my Meadow Mushroom & Chicken Taco Stack is perfect for you! We make a delicious filling with mushrooms, chicken, corn and chilli beans and a few more goodies, then sandwich it between tacos and cheese and bake. Yum!
Ready in 20 minutes, this dish has juicy spiced prawns with orzo pasta that is cooked with tomato passata and cream cheese which has the most delicious creamy flavour. A perfect weeknight dinner.
Beautiful fluffy white buns with a sweet coconut sauce these Coconut Buns are so divine.
This Coconut Jam Slice has coconut through the base and the topping, plus a layer of strawberry jam in the middle. It uses simple pantry ingredients and is quick to make. Delish!
Golden pieces of bread, sitting in a creamy custard, and scattered with Berries and chocolate, my berry & Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding is such a lovely comforting dessert. So easy too!
Homemade Sausage Rolls are always a crowd pleaser and these ones use tomato relish and store bought pastry to make them both easy, and delicious.
These Lamb Satay Hawker Rolls, with Rice & Pickled Vegetables are simple tasty and delicious.
This Kedgree is full of flavour and is really simple to make. The smoked fish gives a great taste along with the lightly curried rice and hard boiled eggs. Delish.
This Kung Pao Chicken dish has a lovely sticky gingery, garlic, soy sauce, freshness with the chilli & spring onions and it is ready in 40 minutes.
Lamb and Haloumi Gyro’s are the perfect weeknight dinner recipe. They are quick and easy and taste great!
This Cheese & Herb Beer bread is simple, quick and delicious. It has no rise time, you can bake it straight away and it is cheesy and full of flavour
Potato salad is such a winner isn’t it? This Creamy Potato Salad with Roasted Mushroom Pesto is great as a side, the leftovers are delish and it travels well for a potluck.
These Green Pea Fritters with Salmon Gravadlax are quick and easy to whip up, deliver on impressiveness, and taste incredible.
You’ll love these no bake Caramel Honeycomb Bars, they are super delicious, only use a handful of ingredients and are so simple to make.
Imagine a lovely rich lamb stew with fluffy slightly sweet dumplings cooked on top and you have Lamb Casserole with Kumara Dumplings! It is such a fun dish, and everyone loves a one pot wonder.
Tasty and delicious, these homemade Best Ever Beef Burgers will impress the whole family.
We love a picnic in our family. We love being out in nature with no boundaries, with freedom and spending time together with no distractions. I have to admit though one of my highlights is what’s inside the picnic basket!
There are occasions where you feel like something really belly warming. This is when I make a flavoursome broth and my Easy Dumpling Soup.
Char Siu Pork Meatballs with Egg Noodles are a quick and flavoursome dish that the whole family will love.
These Butter Chicken Pies are perfect for work lunches, with both a vegetable & protein element to fuel him for the day, they’re a lovely warming option when the days are a little colder!
I love a salad that gets people excited when it hits the table, and this combo is sure to do that!
There is something comforting and luscious about a creamy garlic sauce. The pleasing aroma hits you before you even take a bite, and you know you are in for a very good time. I have used a whole head of Purple garlic in this creamy garlic chicken and the garlic go soft and sweet and oozy and you will love it!
This Miso & Ginger dressing is my new obsession. I have been having it on everything! Mainly using it as salad dressing, but its lovely in burgers, in a potato salad, on top of roast chicken or with pan-fried fish.
I have a weakness for creamy chicken dishes, the warming nature of them makes me feel satisfied and content. So this creamy chicken that is topped with some dumplings that have been stuffed with gooey mozzerella cheese is such a winner.
We love lasange in our house and this is such a lovely twist on the classic lasagne. It has such a great visual appeal too.
I created this Honey Roasted Pumpkin & Cream Cheese Frittata for Rockburn wines to go with their latest vintage of Pinot Gris. The Pinot Gris has lovely lifted honey notes so perfect to reflect this with the honey roasted pumpkin.
This is a gorgeous Easter idea with just a few ingredients that adults will love as much as the kids!
I have such lovely memories of making meringues in home economics and I think some the reasons they are always taught at school, is that they have only 2 ingredients and are so impressive!
This is such a lovely way to celebrate Easter. Place some Hot Cross Buns, Anathoth Farm Raspberry Jam, fruits and sweet treats on a platter and everyone can help themselves. There aren’t any rules for what to include on your platter, but here is what I used.
The Hot Cross Buns are given an entire new life by being soaked and then cooked, in custard. Think, bready, creamy, spiced goodness. Now hit that with some berry jam and some raspberries, the balance is incredible! Just when you think it might be too rich you get a kick from the tart berries.
We always have salmon on Christmas Day and this years version is easy, tasty, impressive and delicious! But don’t save it for Christmas, this beauty will impress your guests all year round.
This is such a lovely moist cake with beautiful citrus flavour. Just perfect for these delicious new season Gisborne oranges from Twisted Citrus. I have used a Bundt tin but a regular ring tin would work just as well. This is a simple recipe using mainly pantry staples and a little yoghurt. It is delicious served for afternoon tea with a cuppa.
My son has just started school and I am already looking for quick ways to fill his lunchbox, and send him to school with some home baking. These muffins are so easy and I make most of the process in the blender! It saves on time and dishes! You can change up the flavours to…
Ahhh Spring, I love you! I love your new life, your new blooms and I’m not gonna lie, I love your new food! The seasonal produce at Countdown right now is so gorgeous! I love walking into the fruit and vegetable section and ideas jumping out at me. Even when I shop on line (like…
This summer we have been alternating between eating in the backyard and picnicking by the river. It’s been so lovely! The kids forever running around in their togs and we enjoying watching them run around making memories, so carefree. At meal time our plates show an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, the colours jumping…
These are my Crunchy Coconut Prawns, you take the raw prawn and coat it in a breadcrumb and coconut mix, and then fry. Sweet, crunchy and so tasty!