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LEEK, RICOTTA & FENNEL TART

1 tbsp olive oil 2 leeks, chopped (white parts only) 1/2 tsp chilli flakes 1 1/2 tsp each fennel seeds 4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 cups mixed greens, roughly chopped (e.g. herbs, spinach) 1/2 cup ricotta Zest of a lemon 6 eggs, beaten 1/2…

May 23, 2020
Mains Recipes

PAPRIKA & PARMESAN MEATBALL BAKE W/ GREEK YOGHURT

We love meatballs in our house (Blair’s usually our resident meatball chef) and make them tender by soaking breadcrumbs in milk and finishing by baking them in the oven. Feel free to use any mince and leave out the paprika for fussy wee ones.…

May 19, 2020
Mains

GARDEN GREEN, LEEK & RICOTTA TART W/ HAZELNUT CRUST

This would have to be one of my favourite recipes. I make for new baby gifts, new home gifts, picnics, make ahead meals – you name it. The pastry is rich and buttery so slightly difficult to work with but I have a way…

February 24, 2020
Mains

FENNEL, CHILLI & LIME PULLED PORK TACOS

This delicious rotisserie pork roast recipe you’ll want to make again and again. I created them for Fisher & Paykel using the rotisserie function on their Freestanding Dual Fuel Cooker but feel free to slow roast at 170C for 5-6 hours or until deliciously…

November 11, 2019
Mains

ROAST VEGE W/ SMOKED PAPRIKA CHICKPEAS & WHIPPED FETA

Eaten as the main event or as a side to a rotisserie meat these colourful sticky vege on creamy whipped feta and roast chickpeas which act like smoked croutons are the ultimate comfort food. Feel free to peel the carrots and beetroot first, but…

June 5, 2019
Mains

GREEN GODDESS PIZZA BIANCO

Pizza bianco means “white pizza”, which is a pizza with a ricotta base drizzled with olive oil and of course no tomato sauce. We’ve given it a whole wheat base and topped it with extra cheese and an abundance of green goodness. The pizza…

June 5, 2019
Mains

BURRATA & FARRO CAPRESE W/ STRAWBERRIES, BLACK PEPPER & BASIL PISTOU

If you like mozzarella you’ll LOVE burrata, almost like it’s molten lava cousin with the richest creamiest filling. Paired with sweet tomatoes, plump strawberries (nectarines are great too) laced with black pepper to bring out their sweetness and basil pistou, (the Provence version of…

January 26, 2019
Mains

SAIGON CRISPY PANCAKES W/ FRAGRANT HERBS & CARAMEL PORK

Cook time: 20 minutes Prep time: 45 minutes Serves 4 If you really want to impress, have a go at these sizzling pancakes (banh xeo). They’re fairly simple with just a few tricks to pulling them off – the batter needs to rest at…

December 30, 2018
Mains

SLOW COOKED CARAMEL SALMON W/ MANGO SLAW

Cook time: 35 minutes Prep time: 25 minutes Serves 6-8 Caramel is incredible on salmon, especially when the rich sweetness is balanced with a tangy mango slaw. Cooking the fish at a low temperature allows it to heat up slowly, helping the proteins to…

December 30, 2018