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…

Toffee Apples

The traditional festivities at Halloween seem to have been long replaced with a more commercialised hyperactive version – which I must admit I’m not that keen on. So with a nod to the past I made some toffee apples. I can’t remember the last time I had one – it was definitely as a child….

Energy / Detoxing / Digestive / Immunity Smoothies

Even though they are really delicious, you do need to be careful about the sugar content in smoothies. In all of these recipes you can replace the juice with water, or coconut water. Energy Smoothies:  2 bananas 2 kiwifruit Handful red seedless grapes ¾ cup apple juice ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 2 bananas 2 peaches 2 tangerines ½…

Frittata 

Just when you think there’s nothing in the fridge for supper… a Frittata is quick, easy and goes along way for not many ingredients. Serve with a green salad and some pickles and crusty bread for a leisurely lunch.  Serves 4.  Ingredients 500g of potato, peeled and cubed (2 – 3 potatos)  1 onion, finely…

Homemade Burgers 

Homemade burgers are sooo much juicier and tastier than supermarket ones. You know exactly what’s in them and can spice them up to your own taste.  Ingredients – Makes 8 1 kilo of good quality minced beef  1 onion, very finely chopped  1 large garlic clove, crushed  1 bell pepper, finely chopped  1 tspn ground…

Nanas Beef Soup 

Soup is food for the soul and when I was growing up soup was on the menu nearly every day of the week. Nana served Pop soup daily for lunch, usually either chicken noodle or beef soup and then again before his main evening meal. They often had soup followed by pancakes as a light…