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February 21, 2019

FISH AND CHIP SALADS

I love fish and chips (when they are done well), but we can’t justify having them too often! These fish and chip salads are a tasty, quick and healthy alternative suitable for any night of the week. For an easier option, keep some crumbed or battered frozen fish portions on hand and use these instead. Alternatively, for a “compromise takeaway […]
January 24, 2019
Panko crumbed salmon with smashed potatoes and creamy lemon sauce is just a little gourmet. Ready in just under an hour, with plenty of time to clean up while everything cooks!

PANKO CRUMBED SALMON

Panko crumbed salmon with smashed potatoes and creamy lemon sauce is just a little gourmet. Ready in just under an hour, with plenty of time to clean up while everything cooks!  This recipe is a great one to whip out when you have company for dinner. Crumbing the salmon and smashing the potatoes don’t take much time but they really […]
November 29, 2018
This easy tuna potato bake comes together a lot quicker than regular potato bakes. No need to cook in the oven for ages!

CHEESY TUNA POTATO BAKE

This easy tuna potato bake comes together a lot quicker than regular potato bakes. No need to cook in the oven for ages! This is a very versatile recipe. Trying using a combination of kumara and potato. If you don’t like tuna, you could use salmon (smoked or canned), chopped ham, diced (cooked) bacon or smoked chicken. Finely chopped steamed […]
November 22, 2018
Roast pork belly is one of my favourite indulgent meals. This is the quicker, weeknight version, served with a sweet potato mash and easy homemade apple sauce. Yum!

ROAST PORK BELLY

Roast pork belly is one of my favourite indulgent meals. This is the quicker, weeknight version, served with a sweet potato mash and easy homemade apple sauce. Yum! I’m not promising tender, melt-in-your-mouth pork belly with this meal (it is the quick weeknight version after all); however, it still makes for a pretty delicious dinner! The crackling is super delish […]
November 1, 2018
This is a classic Kiwi dinner, jazzed up just a little bit. Bacon wrapped sausages add extra yum-factor, and the potato and egg salad includes kumara, extra veggies and a lightened up yoghurt-based dressing.

BACON WRAPPED SAUSAGES

This is a classic Kiwi dinner, jazzed up just a little bit. Bacon wrapped sausages add extra yum-factor, and the potato and egg salad includes kumara, extra veggies and a lightened up yoghurt-based dressing. Cooking the sausages on a rack set over a roasting dish is a good way to get rid of the excess fat – it can be […]
October 4, 2018
Steak on mixed veggie rostis with rich brown gravy is a gourmet weeknight meal that is equally as good for entertaining.

STEAK ON MIXED VEGGIE ROSTIS

Steak on mixed veggie rostis with rich brown gravy is a gourmet weeknight meal that is equally as good for entertaining.  Double the amount of sauce if you like. It’s really moreish and not too unhealthy either. Adding a little yoghurt makes it taste nice and creamy without having to deal with the hassle of a leftover bottle of cream! […]
August 2, 2018
Crispy, oven-baked fries loaded with alllll the toppings. Yum yum! These loaded Mexican fries are a great alternative to nachos.

LOADED MEXICAN FRIES

Crispy, oven-baked fries loaded with alllll the toppings. Yum yum! These loaded Mexican fries are a great alternative to nachos.  You can bake the fries without boiling them first, but par-boiling helps to make them nice and crunchy on the outside and fluffy inside, so they taste more like deep-fried chips! This meal does take a while to cook but […]
August 2, 2018
Creamy leek and potato soup with homemade cheese and garlic quick bread - this is truly scrumptious! Soup might not seem like much for dinner but this is a deceptively filling meal.

LEEK AND POTATO SOUP

Creamy leek and potato soup with homemade cheese and garlic quick bread – this is truly scrumptious! Soup might not seem like much for dinner but this is a deceptively filling meal. The quick bread is the loaf version of a savoury muffin (but better!). It’s loaded with plenty of tasty ingredients. Warm from the oven, brushed with garlic butter, […]
July 19, 2018
Stuffed baked potatoes take a little while to prepare but the wait is definitely worth it! 
Microwaving the potatoes first helps to speed up the cooking time.

STUFFED BAKED POTATOES

Stuffed baked potatoes take a little while to prepare but the wait is definitely worth it!  Microwaving the potatoes first helps to speed up the cooking time. I’m not a huge fan of regular baked potatoes, but stuffed baked potatoes I can definitely get on board with! Crammed with chorizo, corn, sautéed red cabbage and cheese, with a big dollop […]
July 5, 2018
Smokey pork paprika is a bit of a twist on classic beef stroganoff. 
Served with creamy mash, it’s a great winter meal.

SMOKEY PORK PAPRIKA

Smokey pork paprika is a bit of a twist on classic beef stroganoff. Served with creamy mash, it’s a great winter meal. You can up the veggie content by replacing half of the potato in the mash with cauliflower (try frozen if fresh is too expensive). Diced chicken thighs would be a delicious alternative to pork. Once you’ve given this […]