Recipes

Lamb and Pine Nut Filo Rolls

Lamb and Pine Nut Filo Rolls

 I have never purchased baharat I just use my own herbs based on the tip below. Makes 15 rolls 2 tbsp olive oil + extra to brush pastry 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp baharat (see tip below) 250g lamb mince 50g pine nuts, roasted 50g pistachios, chopped Zest and juice from 1 lemon ¼…

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Chocolate, berry and almond crumble

Chocolate, berry and almond crumble

This crumble would have to be one of my favourites, I love the addition of marzipan and almonds. I originally saw this recipe on the cover  of Delicious, July 2012, page 64 and I have been making it ever since. Ingredients 1 kg green apples (about 5) 1 tbs lemon juice 200 gm frozen mixed berries, thawed 100…

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Oven-baked chicken, mushroom, thyme & brown rice risotto

Oven-baked chicken, mushroom, thyme & brown rice risotto

This Oven-baked chicken, mushroom, thyme & brown rice risotto is great one pot winter's night meal - add some Parmesan as well for a bit more indulgence! We’ve used a combination of Swiss brown and chestnut mushrooms, but you can use any type of mushrooms you like. Ingredients Serves 4-6 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil 4…

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Cauliflower-rice

Want to cut down on carbs - this 'cauliflower-rice' is a great alternative. Ingredients 1 large head cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets 1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil 2 small red chillies, seeded, thinly sliced 2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut 4 green onions,…

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Karen Martini’s bolognaise style mushroom ragu

Karen Martini's bolognaise style mushroom ragu is rich and really quite sophisticated, especially if you're lucky enough to have access to some pine mushrooms, but big meaty field mushrooms will do just fine. The real key to this ragu is in cooking the mushrooms first, which concentrates their flavour and adds roasted notes that you just…

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Zucchini koftas in tomato coconut sauce

Zucchini koftas in tomato coconut sauce

In my family we are big lovers of Indian food and every so often we have a family gathering and where each family group has to bring a curry. I bought this zucchini koftas in tomato coconut sauce to represent the vegetables and they were a great hit. I recommed buying Indian bay leaves you won't believe the strong…

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Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

These spice-laden buns are traditionally eaten for breakfast on Good Friday and marked with a cross to represent the crucifixion of Jesus. Ingredients 400 ml milk 120 g unsalted butter, roughly chopped, plus extra, to serve 750 g(5 cups) plain flour 75 g(⅓ cup) caster sugar 2 x 7 g yeast sachets 3½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp mixed spice…

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Flourless Chocolate Biscuits

Flourless Chocolate Biscuits

Skip the wheat and dairy and indulge in these brilliant bikkies! Great for people with food allergies, plus they have no refined sugars. Ingredients 110g (3/4 cup) raw cashews, or roasted cashews 110g (3/4 cup) macadamias 30g (1/4 cup) sesame seeds 225g (1 1/2 cups) fresh dates, pitted 1 1/2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or…

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Asparagus, mushroom, tomato pizza

Asparagus, mushroom, tomato pizza

Pizza in 15 minutes - and a healthy version! Ingredients 2 large wholemeal pita breads 1 bunch asparagus, woody ends snapped off 1 tablespoon prepared pesto 4 field mushrooms, thinly sliced 250g cherry tomatoes Small handful thyme sprigs 1/2 cup (60g) reduced fat mozzarella, grated Green salad, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C…

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Seasame, tahini, puffed rice bars

Seasame, tahini, puffed rice bars

These bars contain none of the additives or fillers used in commercial bars, so they will need to be kept in the fridge. They have a great taste and I think they are sweet enough that you can either leave out the chocolate or the honey or golden syrup as there is enough sweetness from the dried…

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