Category Archives: Traditional

Low Sodium Chilli Pork Chow Mein

Keeping it simple. This recipe has come so much closer to the authentic Chinese takeaway I enjoyed as a youngster in NZ than anything I’ve tried before. Another example, perhaps, of “less is more”. I found a small 220g pork … Continue reading

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Moroccan Orange Date Carrot Salad

This is a tasty sweet and spicy hot recipe that should make two serves, of about 1800 kJ each Ingredients • 2 navel oranges, peeled and segmented • 1 orange zested and juiced • 2 tsp lemon juice • 2 … Continue reading

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LGBTQIA M&F Wrap

Simply put, this all-inclusive wrap will have you seeing rainbows, it is so satisfying. Lettuce Goji berry chutney Beans (Or bacon!) Tomato Quinoa In a spinach wrap, with Avocado. Meat of your choice Feta Self explanatory, really. But you could … Continue reading

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Chicken Tarka

My poultry adaption of Tarka dahl, the traditional Bengali vegetarian dish of Chana Dahl, gram and cumin. 1 chicken breast, cubed 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 200g chana dhal (yellow dried split peas) Water for cooking the dahl 1 cup … Continue reading

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Bubble & Squizza

Bubble & Squizza: Bubble and squeak (fried mashed potato, leftover vegetables and egg) topped with mozzarella and Parmesan then grilled. Nothing wrong with adding anchovies, olives, tomatoes etc. Mix in a few herbs too. Any leftover vegetables are good but … Continue reading

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Perfect Pork

The whole thing about roast pork is getting the crackling right without overcooking the meat.   Overcooked pork is dry and unpleasant.  When it is just a little pink in the middle it is juicy and flavoursome.  Contrary to the current … Continue reading

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Fusilli, Bacon and Cheese

The ultimate comfort food.  Bacon, cheese and pasta.   This is what the Greeks meant by Ambrosia. I can’t believe I haven’t blogged this recipe before.  It is truly the best. Making it this way with layers, rather than mixing … Continue reading

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