MasterChef New Zealand finalist

A healthier version of the typical hamburger, this salmon burger combines beautiful fresh salmon with a variety of fresh herbs. It's a lighter, more nutritiously-sound version. Salmon has an abundance of nutrients including omega-3 fatty acids, so if you struggle...
As much as I love skiing, I'm in total denial that winter is just around the corner! This is reflected in this week's salad recipe. Although somewhat autumnal/wintery, with the use of butternut, the freshness of the greens keep...
It feels peculiar to be writing a spring recipe with half-a-foot of snow around the ground in mid- November ... however I am pretty sure that, by the time this is published, we will be back in the throes...

Prawn and Lemongrass Gyoza

Goyza also referred to as 'Potstickers', are similar to a dumpling, but with thinner skin and generally pan-fried to crispy perfection on one side.Although we usually associate the gyoza with Japan, the Chinese get credit for this invention. It...
This dish is perfect for a busy week-night. It allows you to walk into your kitchen and back out again in 15 minutes – with a steaming hot bowl of creamy pesto pasta goodness! You can bump up the...
After months of eating slow-cooked foods, hearty soups and roasts, our household needed a nutritional pick-me-up. With spring nipping at our heels, I opted for a lentil salad, throwing in some rocket to liven and spring it up a...
Risotto is the perfect comfort food during winter. It is a hugely versatile dish, allowing you to substitute the core ingredients in this recipe for almost anything in your fridge! I have used pine nuts. Sadly they are never cheap...
Below is the second instalment of the two-part recipe to help those of you inundated with guests over the ski season. As mentioned, the two recipes utilise similar ingredients, so are great for time management when entertaining. This tuna...
At this time of year, many homes around the basin become guest magnets. Friends pop out of the woodwork looking for places to stay due to the fact we are all lucky enough to live in a winter wonderland. Over...
It's a simple fact of life – people love meatballs. They are easy to make, affordable and pack so much into one little flavour bomb! You can arm this mince-based meal with a huge variety of flavours and ingredients,...

Cooking basics for kids

Children should learn to cook. It's a basic life skill and everybody with access to fresh food should have the ability to pull together a few basic ingredients and create a simple meal. Cooking with your child is also a great...

Slow-cooked lamb salad

Eating your fruit and vegetables when in season ensures optimal nutritional value and flavour. Some confusing weather of late left me with a fridge full of spring vegetables and half a foot of snow on the ground, and inspired me to...
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