Food Recipes

Potato and celeriac gnocchi

Potato and celeriac gnocchi

Pure comfort food but with the addition of refreshing celeriac. It could be served with a hearty tomato sauce or as I have done, fried lightly with sage and garlic.

Kale and quinoa salad

Kale and quinoa salad

The combination of two super healthy ingredients with a punchy dressing is the perfect winter pick-me-up.

Beef olives, creamy mash and apple fool

Beef olives, creamy mash and apple fool

The classics never tire and this one I remember fondly in my childhood as I could never quite understand why they were called ''beef olives'' when we never had olives in them! But I do remember how moist and delicious they were, with the bonus of a parcel of stuffing inside.

Smooth, creamy and scrumptious

Smooth, creamy and scrumptious

These recipes were created by the wonderful Jessica Murnane of www.jessicamurnane.com

I've made some small adjustments and these dishes have been hugely popular whenever I've served them, so I'm excited to share them with you.

The stuffed mushrooms make an amazing dinner party entree and the puree is also delicious when served over vegetable noodles or cooked quinoa.

Baked eggs with spinach

Baked eggs with spinach

Brunch time indeed! Baked eggs served with soldiers (toast) is a delightful way to start the day!

Chicken and leek pot pie

Chicken and leek pot pie

Daniel Pfyl, hospitality management lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, shares some professional techniques to make your cooking easier. This month he shows us how to make chicken and leek pot pie with rice pilaf.

Making light work of winter

Making light work of winter

Each winter it is easy to fall back onto old favourites in the kitchen, especially a little comfort food.

Winter veges

Winter veges

Winter vegetables might not have the good looks of their summer cousins, but don't look away, writes Dunedin chef Jack Gould.

Poached pears with butterscotch sauce

Poached pears with butterscotch sauce

Cooler weather may be upon us, but this is where I love the comfort of desserts. Poached pears can also double up as a topping on cereals for breakfasts and to accompany creamy yoghurts and ice creams.

Roasted cheesy Brussels sprouts

Roasted cheesy Brussels sprouts

Roasted cheesy Brussels sprouts Serves 4

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