Beef Stroganoff

This is a really quick recipe for dinner. Do the chopping prep first, then get the water on to boil for the rice. When you start the cooking, pop the rice on and the whole thing will be ready in less than 15 minutes. The brandy in the sauce is optional – but it does…

Vegetarian Pizza

I have a lot of spinach growing in my garden at the moment so I have been thinking of disguising it so that I can get the kids to eat more of it. They love pizza and it’s fun to make your own dough – so hey presto vegetarian pizza for dinner! You will need…

Chicken & Orange Salad

This salad is simply delicious. It is sweet and juicy and makes a great winter salad when you need something really refreshing – and the navel oranges are in season. Serves 1 Ingredients: 1 chicken breast (no skin / bone) 1 clove of garlic (minced), save 1/4 of it for the dressing 1 good splash…

Lean & Mean Fillet Steak

Eating Lean? Then treat yourself to a ultra lean fillet steak – this packs in a whole heap of your B vitamins. Here I have served it with some parsnip and kumara (sweet potato) chips and fresh green beans as its winter food, but you could alternatively serve it with a lovely big salad. This…

Almond & Banana Porridge

This is a super quick and wholesome breakfast. If you are trying to reduce or avoid dairy use almond milk instead, it gives a lovely nutty flavour. Serves 1 Ingredients: 1/2 cup of organic rolled oats (45g) 1 cup of almond milk (250ml) 1/2 small banana or 1 whole small banana Handful of flaked or…

Poached Eggs on Kumara “Toast”

This is a tasty alternative if you are looking for a reduced carb breakfast or brunch or if you are simply trying to avoid bread. You can make the Kumara toast ahead of time if you are too busy of a morning to be cooking for too long. Serves 2: 4 fresh, organic eggs 1…

Lamb Kofta Meatballs

Kofta are spiced middle eastern meat parcels – typically oblong in shape and served on a skewer. For simplicity you can shape them into meatballs. These are really tasty and can be served with steamed rice or couscous. This recipe serves 4 – 5 depending on portion size and makes 20 meatballs. For the meatballs:…

Roasted Pumpkin Soup 

In New Zealand it is pumpkin season and today it is cold! Time for soup. You can vary the quantity depending on how much pumpkin you have, but keep the same ratio of pumpkin to potato, onion and stock as below to get the right consistency and flavour. Ingredients:  1.25kg pumpkin (peeled, deseeded and cubed)…

Loaded Potato Wedges

Comfort food at its finest – this is a really easy and yummy supper. Ingredients: Large floury  potatoes (allow one per person) One cup of grated cheddar cheese 1/4 cup of sour cream 1 spring onion or some chives Rindless bacon 1/2 teaspoon of paprika Salt and pepper Turn the oven on to bake at…

New Years Eve Oliebollen

Oliebollen is a fruit dumpling which we eat on New Years Eve, drenched in icing sugar. Nana used to cook enormous olly balls, piled high on a large delph platter. I saw a photo on facebook yesterday (posted by another Kamp) and I remembered I had my Nanas original recipe taped into my cookbook. Here…