Life’s a Feast

PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 35-40 mins SERVES: 4-5 people The recipe below is my DIY version of the Friday night takeaway. It's quick to make, affordable (if you choose a well-priced fish), and the whole family will love it. When...
PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 40 mins SERVES: 4-5 people Packed with plant-based proteins and loaded with nutrients, this simple vegan stew can be whipped up in no time at all. There is an alternative for those who prefer a little...
PREP TIME: 12 mins COOK TIME: 55 mins SERVES: 4-5 people Brussels sprouts often get a bad rap. Doesn't seem to matter whether you saute these little morsels with bacon or roast them with olive oil and lemon, they still seem to...
This is my take on 'garbanzos con espinacas', otherwise known as chickpeas with spinach. This somewhat unattractive dish is often touted as 'vegan comfort food'. It has a rather strange combination of fried bread, bashed together with lashings of paprika,...
Filo, phyllo or fillo. No matter how you spell it, this fine, flaky pastry is always fun to work with and wonderful way to showcase your ingredients encased within. Don't be intimidated by these tissue-thin sheets of dough, as working...
If you are looking for a fast, easy and delicious dessert to serve guests or family, you can't go past my blueberry and kaffir lime coconut mousse. It's dairy- and gluten-free, so will suit a wide variety of diets and...
PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 20 mins SERVES: 4-5 people Noodles are quick to cook, hard to mess up and universally loved! Arguably one of Asia's most popular foods, you'll find noodles all over the region. They turn up in soups,...
PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 20 mins SERVES: 4 people Curry leaves are one of the most aromatic herbs used in Indian cuisine. Traditionally, curry leaves are fried in a little oil before adding any other ingredients into the dish. Their fragrance...
Winter is the perfect time of year to enjoy a steaming hot bowl of soup. And broccoli is the perfect base for a mid-winter soup. Its high level of vitamin C will help fight off the winter lurgies and blues...
This may sound like a generalisation, but I think it's safe to say Kiwis love eating lamb! However, when it comes to cooking it, many home cooks become a little apprehensive. Never fear, the recipe below will ensure you get...
PREP TIME: 5 mins COOK TIME: 3 mins SERVES: 1-2 people There has been a lot of talk about 'avocado toast' recently. The rich and famous have been making bold claims that the reason millennials cannot afford to buy a home is...
Salsa has to be one of the cornerstones of the Mexican kitchen. The secret to the tangy, punchy, green salsa that is served throughout Mexico (and many Mexican restaurants here in New Zealand) is the tomatillo. It is a relative...
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