Flaky filo, tangy apples, walnuts and cinnamon.
My mother’s nose-tinglingly fresh mint sauce with a vinegary bite was legendary in our house.
Fill your boots (well, not literally) with a bowl of this hearty soup on a cold day. It’ll see you right.
Leftovers? Think squashed broccoli, peas and spuds, with shredded brisket … in a FRY-UP!!! (Yep, 3 exclamation marks required.)
Polenta may have humble origins, being served as a type of gruel back in the day, but just look at it now!
Well, who would have thought that a head of broccoli and a can of beans could produce such an amazing bowl of comfort food. Add a fried egg, sizzled sage leaves and a shower of parmesan and you’ll just about wet your pants with excitement. HaHa. Truly. Well maybe not … Damned delicious anyway. So, plan an all vege meal any night soon.
Smoky paprika, pimiento-stuffed olives, mandarins, fennel seeds … all you need is cauliflower!
Broccoli, garlic and olive oil is pretty good together, but throw in some parmesan and BAM! An absolute knockout.
Little squares of golden buttery meat with loads of garlic and a smidgin of chilli brings a smile on a cold day. Try it.
Chop chop … get a decent knife and use a steady chopping board.
Bubble & Squeak … What a name!
A jacket-baked potato is like swallowing a warm glow of happiness that spreads from the pit of your stomach upwards, leaving nothing but pleasure in its wake.
This is a go-to dish for me when I want a knock-your-socks-off impressive dish. Works every time.
Mac ‘n Cheese – so many versions, so many disappointments. This is the only one you need. This is the ULTIMATE Mac ‘n Cheese!
These are the cutest little smoked fish pies ever and utterly, utterly delicious.
Chorizo gives layers of flavour to this soup. And it’s one of those soups that tastes even better the day after making.
Nothing wrong with bubbling golden cheese as a topping!
A Kiwi gardener’s favourite – you can ignore it, and it just keeps on growing! Read how to make the most of it.
This soup has plenty of flavour but a little rasher of sizzled bacon makes a good addition.
A crunchy cheesy accompaniment makes the perfect contrast to soft velvety soup.
Another oh-la-la dish. Yep, the French know a thing or two when it comes to cooking.
Sweet and colourful, kumara offers more than just being an accompaniment to a roast.
Torta di mele – Nonna’s apple cake.
Gnocchi con erbe e formaggio di fossa – Gnocchi with stinky cheese!
Foglie in padella – wild greens, or whatever you can forage from the garden, or the farmers’ market.
Golden and crisp, hard to resist! Just the ticket to go with drinks (and, YES, you can make them ahead).