Life’s a Feast

PREP TIME: 1hr 15 mins COOK TIME: 12 mins MAKES: 4 pizzas Everyone's eaten pizza at some time in their lives. It is fun to make, hugely 'customisable', and delicious! First recorded back in 997 AD in Gaeta, Italy, it was modernised in...
PREP TIME: 7 mins COOK TIME: 15 mins SERVES: 4 people This weekend, be sure to head down to the larger-than-life Remarkables Market, which is now open each Saturday, or to the Sunday Arrowtown Farmers Market. Trust me, you will be rewarded...
Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 15 mins Serves: 4-5 people Finally, after a long winter, we can tear off the BBQ cover, give it a spring clean and get back to cooking outside. What better way to christen this year's BBQ...
PREP TIME: 10 Mins COOK TIME: 7 mins SERVES: 4-6 people Seared scallops are quick-cooking, sweet, tender, mild and delectable. This silky, creamy, garlicy sauce with a hint of lemon coats the gloriously-browned crispy scallops! With only a handful of ingredients, you're...
PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 30 mins SERVES: 4 people The asparagus season is relatively short here in NZ, usually running from September to December. So you need to make the most of this unique vegetable while it is available. Asparagus...
PREP TIME: 15 MINS COOK TIME: 25 MINS SERVES: 6-8 PEOPLE The tamarillo, a native South American egg-shaped fruit, was once known in New Zealand as the tree tomato, due to its similarity to our beloved garden tomato. But in 1967, there...
SERVES: 5-7 people MAKES: Approx 60 PREP & ROLL TIME: 50 mins If you are planning a trip to Asia or Australia any time soon, make sure you search out Din Tai Fung. Some of the Taiwanese chain's branches are Michelin-starred (but not...
PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 15 mins SERVES: 4 people In this week's recipe, I've created a healthy open sandwich for you which piles on vegetables and lean protein. I've used a layer of avocado instead of spread, natural yoghurt as...
Many of you would have made miso soup before, now is the time to try this twist on the Japanese favourite, utilising the miso soup paste as a marinade for salmon. The recipe is a steaming infusion, gloriously spiked...
Although we are now officially in the first week of spring, the weather in the evenings does not quite portray this, so we still need some heart-warming side dishes in our armoury to get us through to salad season....
There's a great new specialty Indian grocery store in Five Mile called Spice King. They have a fantastic selection of Indian goods and even offer pre-prepared packs of ingredients, along with a recipe to make at home. It's the kind...
PREP TIME: 7 mins COOK TIME: 25 mins SERVES: 4-5 people Congee is essentially a rice soup or savoury porridge, made from rice, which is boiled in stock or water. It's a simple, nourishing meal that also works wonders on a hangover or...
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