Tag: Easy

Vietnamese Beef Salad

Vietnamese Beef Salad

I love Vietnamese food, my wife and  I have travelled to Vietnam often and every time we go, we discover something new and delicious. This is my take on a simple yet delectable dish. Beef is very expensive in Vietnam so a similar cut of 

Spanakopita

Spanakopita

I recently taught this at my Greek class.  We made small pies as they don’t take as long to make.  This recipe works just as well for one big pie – layer your dish with filo, fill it and then cover with several more layers 

Roasted Pumpkin, Pomegranate and Watercress Salad

Roasted Pumpkin, Pomegranate and Watercress Salad

Serves 6 Ingredients: ½ Pumpkin, deseeded peeled and diced into 2.5cm² pieces (about 1kg) 1 pomegranate, halved and deseeded 1 bunch or bag of fresh watercress, about 150g. Use only fresh tender shoots; if picking yourself, ensure you wash it thoroughly. 1/4 of an iceberg 

Citrus curd

Citrus curd

I had a surplus of egg yolks in my pastry class last week and a bounty of limes from our lime tree, so, what better thing to make than a curd. Lemon/lime curd is quite easy to produce and lasts really well in the fridge. 

When you get given lemons…make lemonade or?

When you get given lemons…make lemonade or?

It is that time of the year in New Zealand, when those of us who are lucky enough to have citrus trees are facing an abundance of wholesome, delicious fruit.  And let’s be honest – sometimes it is a struggle to find ways to use 

Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce

Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce

It is always good to have a quick sauce recipe up your sleeve.  This recipe is a regular in our house and can be used on so many things. You can essentially use it to replace the tomato sauce you buy from the supermarket.  We 

Indonesian Fried Rice

Indonesian Fried Rice

We recently spent a couple of weeks in Bali, Indonesia and enjoyed many, many Nasi Goreng. When I travel one of the ways I can extend our holiday is by re-creating our favourite dishes.  This is my take on Nasi Goreng.  The recipe works equally as well for Mie Goreng