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November 29, 2018
Asparagus and prosciutto tart is such a flavoursome, easy dinner. It’s a great option for a dinner party too - just cut the baked tart into smaller squares.

ASPARAGUS AND PROSCIUTTO TART

Asparagus and prosciutto tart is such a flavoursome, easy dinner. It’s a great option for a dinner party too – just cut the baked tart into smaller squares. This is another versatile meal that’s easy to throw together with whatever you have in the fridge. Try smoked salmon instead of prosciutto, or thinly sliced tomatoes instead of asparagus. You’ll definitely […]
November 8, 2018
Who doesn’t love a good pie?! These individual creamy mushroom and spinach pies with buttery puff pastry are a delicious vegetarian meal. Sautéed broccolini makes a great accompaniment.

CREAMY MUSHROOM AND SPINACH PIES

Who doesn’t love a good pie?! These individual creamy mushroom and spinach pies with buttery puff pastry are a delicious vegetarian meal. Sautéed broccolini makes a great addition. I tested these out on the meat-lover in our household (Royce), as well as a few other family members, and they got the big tick of approval. Mind you, it would be […]
September 27, 2018
Rich, savoury mince covered with a cheesy spinach layer and finished with crisp, golden filo pastry sheets. If you haven’t tried beef florentine filo pie before, you’re missing out!

BEEF FLORENTINE FILO PIE

Rich, savoury mince covered with a cheesy spinach layer and finished with crisp, golden filo pastry sheets. If you haven’t tried beef florentine filo pie before, you’re missing out! Let me just say, this pie is awesome (better than it looks)! We went to our good friends, Chris and Maddalena, for dinner a few weeks ago and they served up […]
September 20, 2018
I love a good savoury tart (or quiche). Buttery pastry and a rich savoury filling are balanced out with a fresh green salad. Using canned salmon, this savoury salmon tart is a delicious, inexpensive meal.

SAVOURY SALMON TART

I love a good savoury tart (or quiche). Buttery pastry and a rich savoury filling are balanced out with a fresh green salad. Using canned salmon, this savoury salmon tart is a delicious, inexpensive meal. If canned salmon is a bit too fishy for you, try using hot smoked salmon instead. Bacon or chorizo work well for a non-seafood alternative. […]
August 30, 2018
Here’s how to justify having sausage rolls for dinner: make a homemade version and serve with a big 
spring slaw! These pork, apple and cheddar sausage rolls are very moreish.

PORK, APPLE AND CHEDDAR SAUSAGE ROLLS

Here’s how to justify having sausage rolls for dinner: make a homemade version with added veggies and serve with a big spring slaw! These pork, apple and cheddar sausage rolls are very moreish. The inspiration for this slaw recipe comes from my Auntie Kerri – she made it for dinner one night when I was visiting her and my uncle […]
August 16, 2018
Easy chicken and leek pie is such great comfort food. This deconstructed version has kumara rounds for the base and a cheesy pastry topper.

EASY CHICKEN AND LEEK PIE

Easy chicken and leek pie is such great comfort food. This deconstructed version has kumara rounds for the base and a cheesy pastry topper. Making the filling while the kumara and pastry bake means you can have the pie ready in much less time than usual, while still enjoying all the same flavours. This makes it a great make-ahead meal […]
June 28, 2018
These chicken, camembert and cranberry filo pies are quick, easy and delicious. Just mix the filling together, wrap up in filo pastry and pop in the oven to bake.

CHICKEN, CAMEMBERT AND CRANBERRY FILO PIES

These chicken, camembert and cranberry filo pies are quick, easy and delicious. Just mix the filling together, wrap up in filo pastry and pop in the oven to bake. I love making filo parcels – they’re super versatile and much easier to make than regular pies (not to mention healthier!). Don’t worry if some of the filling leaks out during […]
May 10, 2018
YUM! This version with potato, cheese and spinach is truly scrumptious.

BACON AND EGG PIE

Bacon and egg pie – YUM! This version with potato, cheese and spinach is truly scrumptious. Using a metal cake tin helps to prevent the pastry base becoming soggy. I know a lot of people say that only bacon and eggs belong in a bacon and egg pie… I really do think the few extras in this recipe add a […]
April 11, 2018
Soft leeks and salty feta cheese are a match made in heaven in this moreish leek and feta quiche.

LEEK AND FETA QUICHE

Soft leeks and salty feta cheese are a match made in heaven in this moreish leek and feta quiche. Quiches are seriously underrated (in my opinion anyway)! With a buttery pastry base and rich, flavoursome filling it can be too easy to go back for seconds (or thirds). They are delicious hot or cold, and economical too. My grandma, Jenny, […]
March 28, 2018
You won’t miss the meat in this moreish mushroom and feta tart. This is a low fuss recipe with maximum flavour. Delicious served with a glass of Pinot Noir!

MUSHROOM AND FETA TART

You won’t miss the meat in this moreish mushroom and feta tart. This is a low fuss recipe with maximum flavour. Delicious served with a glass of Pinot Noir! The recipe produces two tarts and easily serves four to six people. You could add more variety to the meal by serving with fresh bread (I recommend sourdough or ciabatta) and […]