Over the weekend I tried a lovely homemade spinach and feta dip at my neighbours. This inspired me to create my own mediterranean whipped feta dip. I then found a NY times whipped feta recipe which further inspired me. This is my take on Sarah Jampel’s published recipe though I have tweaked it and converted … Continue reading Mediterranean Dip: Whipped Feta with charred tomatoes
Print Broccoli and Leek Soup This is a deliciously creamy and healthy soup – all about the broccoli. You would think it was decadent, yet the creaminess comes from the slow cooking of the leeks and broccoli stalks – you couldn’t get more REAL than this soup Ingredients 1 large leek halved vertically and thinly … Continue reading Broccoli and Leek Soup
Ingredients 500g fresh tuna chilli flakes vegetable oil 100g baby rocket leaves mint leaves coriander leaves vermicelli, soaked in boiling water, rinsed in cold water square rice paper sheets Method: Heat oil in a heavy based frypan until smoking hot. Roll the tuna fillet in chilli flakes and season with sea salt. Fry the piece … Continue reading Fresh Spring Rolls with Tuna and Baby Rocket
Kumara and Tofu Dumplings Recipe Type: Starter Cuisine: Asian Author: Vanessa Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 5 mins Total time: 35 mins A delicious Vegetarian dumpling Ingredients I packet of fresh dumplings wrappers 2 kumara, peeled, cubed and roasted with chilli flakes 50g cabbage- finely shredded and chopped 1/2 onion – finely chopped … Continue reading Kumara and Tofu Dumplings
We love these baked eggs in our home. It is a wonderful way to feed a crowd for breakfast or brunch also as all the eggs can be cooked at once and served up in little individual pots. Teenagers love this! Print Ouef en Cocotte Deliciously mourish eggs baked in a ramekin Ingredients 150 g … Continue reading Ouef en Cocotte
I had to take a hiatus from making Vietnamese Spring Rolls after the epic thousands I made along with the students from KOTO charity when they were here to cook at the Taste of Auckland last year. But, as I am travelling New Zealand this year (2016) =and creating a Vietnamese degustation dinner in each … Continue reading Vietnamese Spring Rolls
I am exhausted. There, I said it. I have been running on a fresh air drug of adrenaline it seems. I wondered when I would finally wake up shattered – and today is the day. Yet, I look back on the last week and I wouldn’t have changed it. Not one bit. I have … Continue reading Exhilaration and Exhaustion – same same but different!
Print Ingredients Ingredients for 50 skewers 1 kilo ground beef 50 betel or grape leaves Marinade 4 cloves garlic 2 lemongrass stalks 4 shallots 2 Tbs curry powder or 5 spice powder 2 Tbs Oyster sauce 2 tsp Fish Sauce 1 Tbs Cornflour sugar salt, pepper Instructions Soak the leaves in room temperature water for … Continue reading Beef wrapped in betel leaves
Print Vietnamese Beef Carpaccio Ingredients 2 limes 1 tsp white sugar 3- cm piece of lemon grass bruised, peeled and finely sliced 1 Tbsp finely grated fresh ginger 1 clove garlic peeled and finely chopped 1 small green chilli deseeded and finely sliced 2 Tbsp sunflower oil 1 tsp finely grated palm sugar 1 tsp … Continue reading Asian style Seared Beef ‘Carpaccio’
I cooked these up at a demo at Nosh Food Market in Mt Maunganui and they were a huge hit!!