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.
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…