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…

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…

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  

Asparagus, Blue Cheese, Pear & Walnut Salad

2 bunches, asparagus, thinly sliced 1 peckams pear, small diced 1 block good quality blue cheese crumbled 1 yellow capsicum, finely diced ½ cup walnuts, toasted 1 bunch spring onion, finely sliced 1 lemon, zest and juice ¼ cup apple cider vinegar Pan fry the asparagus in a little olive oil, until heated through but…

Garden Pea Salad

2 cups garden peas, steamed lightly 1 punnet cherry toms, sliced ½ cup pine nuts, toasted 1 block feta, I used goat feta sml bunch parsley, finely chopped sml bunch mint, finely chopped DF Pesto 1/2 Cup toasted Cashews 1 red capsicums roasted 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes sml bunch oregano sml bunch mint sml bunch…

Tequila Lime & Honey Ceviche

Serves 4 550g fresh firm white fish, I used monk fish 8 limes, juiced 1 lemon, juiced 2 red chilies 1 cucumber 1cm knob ginger 4 tbsp liquid honey 4 tbsp good quality tequila, I used El Jimadora 1 red capsicum, finely diced 1 cup cashews sml bunch coriander, finely chopped to garnish Cut the…

Halloumi & Honey Chilli Roasted Macadamia Salad

Serves 4 entree size Honey & Chilli Roasted Macadamias ½ cup macadamias 1 tbsp honey ½ tsp chilli flakes Preheat oven to 200°. Place Macadamias on a tray, drizzle over the honey and the chilli flakes. Place in oven, toast for 4-5 mins. Set aside to cool. Dressing ¼ cup raspberry wine vinegar 2 tbsp…