Soul Nourishing Chicken Soup

Chicken Stock 2 kg raw chicken carcasses ½ head garlic , unpeeled and bashed 5 sticks celery , roughly chopped 2 medium onions , roughly chopped 2 large carrots , roughly chopped 3 bay leaves 5 sprigs of fresh parsley 5 sprigs of fresh thyme 1 tbsp whole black peppercorns 6 litres cold water Place…

Salmon, Ginger & Garden Pea Risotto

Serves 4 1 onion, finely diced 4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 cups aborio rice 1 can coconut cream 8 com knob ginger, finely grated 2 red chillies 6 kaffir lime leaves Large bunch spinach 1 cup peas Fish sauce and or salt to season In a sauce pan bring the coconut cream, ginger, chillies and…

Pumpkin, Parsnip & Feta Fritters

1/4 pumpkin 2 parsnips 1 block feta, I used goat feta 3/4 cup chickpea flour 1/2 cup coconut cream 1/4 cup sweet chilli Salt and pepper to taste Peel and de-seed the pumpkin, grate. Peel and grate the Parsnip. Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix until well combined and mixture is sticky. Heat…

Pumpkin & Chickpea Yellow Curry

¼ small pumpkin, diced into 1cm pieces 1 tin chickpeas, drained & rinsed 5 tbsp yellow curry paste 1 tin coconut cream 6 kaffir lime leaves 2cm piece ginger, grated 2 small red chillies 1 tbsp palm sugar Fish sauce or salt to taste Coriander to garnish Using either a wok or medium sized saucepan,…

Mushroom Soup

2 onions, diced 6 cloves garlic, crushed 500g portabello mushrooms 500g button mushrooms 2 litres vegetable stock Salt & pepper to season Roast the mushrooms until they are soft this will take 20/30 mins at 200C. Sauté the onion and garlic in a little oil until the onion has softened. Add the mushrooms and cover…

Manuka Hot Smoked Salmon

1/2 cup sea salt 1/2 cup brown sugar 700g side salmon 2 cups Manuka chips Coat the salmon with the sea salt and brown sugar. Leave to cure overnight. Line a baking tray with foil, spread the Manuka chips over the foil. Place a cooling cake rack on top of the chips. Wash the salt…

Curried Carrot Soup with Coconut Cream

2 Medium Onions (diced) 4 Cloves garlic 4 tbsp curry powder 10 Carrots, peeled and diced 2 litres vegetable stock 1 can coconut cream Bunch of coriander Dice and Sauté the onions, garlic and curry powder in oil until onion turns clear, being careful not to burn the curry powder on the bottom. Add the…

Twice Cooked Sticky Pork Belly

Pork 1kg pork belly 8 garlic cloves, crushed 2cm knob ginger, grated ¼ cup white vinegar ¼ cup golden caster sugar vegetable stock Dice the pork into 2cm cubes, place in large pot with garlic, ginger, vinegar and sugar. Cover with vegetable stock. Bring to the boil then simmer on a low heat for 3-4…

Raw Cauliflower Salad

1 small head cauliflower or half large head, grated or whizzed in a food processor 2 punnets cherry tomatoes, halved 1 yellow Capsicum, finely diced 1 bunch spring onion, finely sliced 1 small bunch parsley, finely chopped 1 small bunch mint, finely chopped 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup cashew nuts…

Potato Salad

1kg new season potatoes sml bunch sugar snap peas, finely sliced sml bunch string beans, finely sliced sml bunch mint, finely chopped sml bunch parsley, finely chopped 1 cup green olives, chopped ¼ cup capers, chopped 1 bunch asparagus, finely sliced handful borage flowers, to garnish Halve or quarter the potatoes, depending on their size,…

Mexican Night

Salsa 1 red capsicum, finely diced 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, diced 1 bunch spring onion, finely sliced 1 sml bunch coriander hot sauce, I used kiwifruit habanero 1 lime, juiced Mix together all ingredients, add as much or as little hot sauce to your taste. Guacamole 2 ripe avocados, lightly mashed with a fork 1…

Lentil Salad

2 x tin lentils, drained and rinsed 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved 1 bunch spring onions, finely sliced 1 red capsicum, finely diced 1 block feta, crumbled, I used sheep milk feta 1 cup green olives ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup apple cider vinegar Combine all ingredients, season with salt, Enjoy