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News & Recipes2018-07-02T22:48:52-07:00


Slow Cooker Goat Curry

Adapted from a recipe by Ashley at Slow cooking goat meat with Indian spices results in a perfectly tender, juicy and flavorful curry. Serves 4 Ingredients 1 kg goat meat pieces 2 red onions, chopped 4 cm knob fresh ginger, minced 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon ghee 4 cloves [...]

Barbecued Spanish-style lamb

Served with roast vegetables and crusty bread, this simple to make but tasty family dinner is perfect for the cool and mild autumnal weather we’re having. Serves 4 Ingredients 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 2 garlic cloves, crushed Boneless Lamb Leg 500g potatoes, thickly sliced 2 red [...]

Honey parfait with mulled red wine plums

Via delicious magazine UK These delicately flavoured frozen desserts manage to be classy, romantic and delicious. Serves 4 Ingredients 90 g honey 4 free-range egg yolks 300 ml double cream 1 tsp Drambuie liqueur Vegetable oil for greasing For the plums 4 plums, halved and stones removed Zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange [...]

Lamb Rump Red Curry Salad

via Serve warm for a mid-week dinner, and have the leftovers for lunch the next day. Serves 2 Ingredients 400g lamb rump, fat trimmed 2 tbsp coconut cream 2 tbsp red curry paste, or to taste 2 tsp vegetable oil 200 gm green beans, trimmed and sliced diagonally 1⁄2 cup bean sprouts 1⁄4 cup [...]

Summer Pudding

By Linnet Good The most delicious and festive dessert for summer, this traditional English pudding is perfect for an Australian, hot weather Christmas celebration. It’s very easy - but you’ll need to make it at least a day ahead. Serves 8 Ingredients 1 1/4 kg mixed fresh or frozen berries of your choice. Use raspberries, [...]

Chicken & Leek Pie

Via In a classic combination, this pie is both mouthwateringly delicious and super easy to make. Serves 4 Ingredients 500 g chicken breast fillet cubed 1 pinch salt and pepper (to taste) 2 tbs plain flour 2 leeks large cut into slices 2 celery stalks sliced 150 g butter 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley [...]

Vietnamese Pho

From a recipe by Luke Nguyen (from Secrets of the Red Lantern) The secret to pho is in the quality of the bone broth. After that, it’s super easy! This traditional Vietnamese comfort food is perfect for any time of day but is often eaten for breakfast in Vietnam. It’s also great for when you’re [...]

Saltbush lamb with rosemary & lemon myrtle

By Cath at Saltbush lamb and lemon myrtle are uniquely Australian flavours, and this makes a wonderfully hearty meal. Alternatively, you could also substitute the lamb for a leg of goat. Serves 4, generously Ingredients A large leg of saltbush lamb 5 cloves of garlic olive oil 2 bay leaves 3 large sprigs rosemary [...]

Sticky Lamb Shoulder

By Darren Robertson and Mark Lebrooy This is a great, warming dish to serve to the family. Most of the hard work needs to be done the day before, or put on first thing in the morning so it’s ready when you get home. The meat is fall-apart tender with a rich, sticky glaze. Serves [...]

Raw Avocado Chocolate Cake

Adapted from a recipe by the Sweeten with honey, or make it with rice syrup for the vegan version - either way, it’s a a velvety, chocolatey cake with a nutty crunch base that - surprisingly - given that it tastes of of sheer decadence, is actually pretty good for you. Makes a 20 [...]

Spiced Pear Upside-Down Cake

By Lisa Varner Charleston, via The flavours of fresh, sweet pears and gingerbread blend beautifully in this intriguing variation on pineapple upside-down cake. Leftovers—if there are any, taste great with coffee or tea the next day. Serves 9 Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 [...]

Chickpea & Chorizo Soup

<strong>By Linnet Good</strong> An easy, autumnal soup that’s full of veggies and packs in the flavour. <strong>Serves 2</strong> <strong>Ingredients</strong> 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 200 g chorizo sausage, diced 3 tbs olive oil 3 carrots, peeled and diced 2 celery sticks, diced 1 large potato, peeled and diced 1 fresh red chilli, finely [...]

Potato Kielbasa Skillet

Adapted from a recipe from Smoky Polish kielbasa steals the show in this hearty home-style all-in-one meal. This is perfect on those cooler autumn and winter nights. Serves 4 Ingredients 1/2 kg red potatoes, cubed 3 tablespoons water 350 g smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 [...]

Leche Merengada with Spiced Plums

By Pablo Tordesillas, via Surprisingly easy to make, this incredible dessert is sure to to impress. Serves 8 Ingredients 200 g light muscovado sugar (see note) 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 2 cloves 6-8 blood plums, halved, stones removed, segmented 50 ml Pedro Ximénez vinegar (see note) To serve: ground cinnamon Leche merengada 500 [...]

Seasonal Antipasto Platter

By Linnet Good Serves: many The holiday season means feasting, and it also means hot weather. A huge platter of mixed meats, cheeses and fruits could be the perfect way to combine the two this year. Add some breads and a home made olive tapenade, pour some wine and you’re good to go! Ingredients Less [...]

Strawberry Walnut and Chocolate Cake

By Linnet Good This moist, rich cake is the perfect meld of strawberries, fresh walnuts and chocolate. You can easily make it gluten free by substituting flours as noted. Ingredients 1 cup freshly cracked walnuts 1 cup plain white flour (for gluten free use 3/4 cup buckwheat flour plus 1/4 cup tapioca flour) 1/2 cup [...]

Classic Apple Pie

Adapted from a recipe on You just can’t go wrong with an apple pie. Serves 8 Ingredients Filling 6 apple cooked large 3/4 cup water 1 tbs sugar *to taste Pastry 2 cup self-raising flour 125 g butter, cold from the fridge 2 tbs sugar 1 egg 2 tbs water Method Peel and slice [...]

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Recipe from Gourmet Magazine via Epicurious. A light and tender lemon- scented olive oil cake. Using extra virgin olive oil adds a deliciously fruity olive oil flavour to this intriguing, moist cake. Serves 4 Ingredients 5 egg yolks 3⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (175 grams) granulated sugar, divided 3⁄4 cup (177 ml) quality extra virgin [...]

Spanish Chicken and Mussel Paella

From Ann-Maree Davis of Sangria Spanish Tapas Bar Serves 4-6 Ingredients 40 ml olive oil 500 g cubed chicken breast 1 small brown onion, peeled and finely sliced 1 red capsicum, seeded and finely sliced 5 garlic cloves, peeled 1 tsp smoked Spanish paprika (Ahumado) 1 tsp sweet Spanish paprika (Dulce) 2 medium tomatoes, peeled [...]

Quince-glazed Chicken

Recipe by Alison Adams, via The unique flavour of quince is perfect with this roast chicken and makes a fabulous winter dinner. Serves 4 Ingredients 4 chicken marylands, trimmed 1 red onion, halved, cut into wedges 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon sherry or apple cider vinegar 375ml (1 1/2 cups) chicken stock 5 [...]

Pulled Pork with Avocado and Limes

Via Moist, beer-roasted pork paired in a summery dish with guacamole and lime wedges. Just because it’s so good. Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 tsp peppercorns 4 - 5 juniper berries 1 tbsp paprika 1 tsp ground caraway 2 cloves garlic, crushed 800 g pork shoulder 500 ml light beer 2 avocados, pitted and peeled [...]

Pork Spring Rolls

From a recipe by Marion Grasby, via Serve these, sliced in half on the diagonal, on a bed of vermicelli noodles, shredded iceberg lettuce and lots of herbs (mint, Vietnamese mint, Thai basil, perilla, coriander) and drizzled with the dipping fish sauce for a perfect hot weather meal. Makes 16 Ingredients Spring Rolls 250 [...]

Citrus Delicious

By Tracy Rutherford, via This light as air dessert is a slight twist on an old classic favourite. Serves 4 Ingredients 155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar 40g butter 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind 1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind 2 eggs, separated 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 250ml [...]

Spinach & Fetta Gozleme

By Linnet Good. This traditional Turkish savory flatbread gets its name from the brown spots, or ‘eyes’ that appear as it cooks. ‘Goz’ is the Turkish name for ‘eye’. You can make a variety of different fillings for gozleme; spinach and fetta, or minced lamb are two traditional ones. Either way, it is completely delicious! [...]

Citrus Salad With Fennel Vinaigrette

Recipe by Dan Kluger; photo by William Abranowicz,via Think of the crunchy,granola-ish sesame clusters as seedy croutons for this juicy and bracing winter salad. Serves 8 Ingredients Sesame Clusters 1 large egg white 3 tablespoons sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup sesame [...]

Pesto Spaghetti Squash Pizza

By Linnet Good When I was a child, my grandmother used to grow spaghetti squash, and serve it up to us kids with a flavoursome tomato pasta sauce. We were, of course, delighted with the idea that spaghetti could grow inside a pumpkin. Here’s another way to serve this fun vegetable. I usually use wholemeal [...]

Pulled Pork & Apple Slaw

Recipe from Jamie says, “A Southern US classic, teamed with my fresher take on the traditional coleslaw recipe.” Serves 10-12 Ingredients Pork 1/2 shoulder of pork, neck end with bone left in (approx 5 kg) olive oil sea salt freshly ground black pepper 2 heaped tsp smoked paprika, plus a little to sprinkle over [...]

Goat or Lamb Ribs, Dong-Bei Style

by Chichi Wang, via To welcome in the Chinese New Year of the Goat, or possibly the Sheep, seeing as goats and sheep are called by the same name in Chinese, here’s a recipe that can use either! Serves 4 Ingredients 1 rack of goat or lamb ribs 1/2 cup Shaoxing wine 1 onion, [...]

Yellow Peach and Coconut Icecream

Adapted from ‘Jacs Veg Head’ at This delicious summery icecream is suitable for all icecream lovers, vegan or otherwise. We use yellow peaches here, but you can substitute other stone fruits, such as apricots, nectarines or plums. Preparation Time: 10 minutes Freeze Time: 3 hours approx. Makes: 10 serves Ingredients 8 yellow peaches 1 [...]

Lamb Cutlets, Asparagus & Parsley Pesto

from ‘GMV Got My Vote’ at Spring time is all about vibrant green vegetables and herbs - and pring lamb cutlets are so tender and full of taste. When stacked high, paired with baby asparagus and add a dollop of home-made creamy parsley pesto, you will be serving up a gourmet cafe-style meal. Ingredients [...]

Garlic Chicken Spring Rolls

Adapted from a recipe by Bev Cooks, If you’ve never made your own rice paper rolls, you’re in for a treat. Rolling them without splitting can be slightly tricky; the key is to resist the temptation to use too much filling. After one or two, you’ll get the hang of it - and they’re [...]

Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

Adapted from a recipe by Danielle of food blog Beyond the Plate. The bone-in, skin-on cut is loaded with crushed fennel seeds that burst with flavor in the first 30 minutes of cooking, then fully infuse the meat with their anise-like aromas over an extended cooking process. In the meantime, a thick layer of pork [...]

Tarte Tatin

Adapted from a recipe by Felicity Cloake Voluptuous and delectable, this cooked upside down apple tart is a French classic. Use firm-fleshed, not floury, apples, and be VERY careful of the hot caramel. Serves 6 Ingredients 175g ready-made shortcrust pastry OR 225g plain flour 2 tbsp caster sugar 120g cold butter 1 medium egg, beaten [...]

Za’atar-roasted romanesco cauliflower

By Becky at This is a sort of warm autumnal salad, with a hearty base of rice, a spiking of beautiful middle Eastern za’atar, fresh thyme and a tahini-yoghurt dressing- plus toasted hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds. It is utterly delicious and a great way to use this more unusual variety of cauliflower – it’s [...]