Fish Broth and Fish Soup

To make a really good fish soup you need to start with a really good fish broth. I like to use fish heads and frames, buy them from your fishmonger they are usually quite inexpensive. It’s really worth the small amount of effort to make fish broth and I generally make 4 to 5 litres…

Green wraps and green pesto sauce

These wraps are very versatile, they can be eaten warm or cold as wraps, they are strong enough to take for lunches or picnics they can be used as a canalloni substitute for pasta type bakes or shredded to make fettuccini and covered with a sauce and they keep for several days in the refrigerator.Ingredients…

Chorizo and Cavelero Nero soup

This spicy soup is a traditional Portuguese dish made with lots of dark greens and spicy sausage. Caldo verde, as it is called, is eaten a lot both in Portugal and in Brazil and the recipe varies from region to region. I was first introduced to this soup by my English friends Linda and Tin,…

Roast garlic cauliflower hummus with crispy venison mince

This hummus made with no chickpeas is delicious, before I went low carb I had no idea that the humble cauliflower was so versatile. We are fast coming to the end of the cauliflower season in New Zealand but I will not panic as asparagus follows in September. But in the meantime to make the…

Sprouted lentil croquettes

These little croquettes are made with sprouted lentils, the sprouting process reduces the carbohydrate and starch content of lentil and also makes them more digestible. Ingredients. 2 1/2 cups of sprouted lentils, made with 1 cup of whole lentils. 1/4 cup flax seeds. 1 heaped tablespoon of tahini. 1 tablespoon fennel seeds. 1 large or 2…

Coconut cauliflower rice with salmon and fennel salad.

This combination of coconut cauliflower rice with rich salmon and clean tasting fennel and apple salad is a perfect winter dish. Cauliflower is abundant in the winter as is fennel and crisp apples. This a quick easy dish to make the whole thing can be made in less than 30 minutes. I like to serve…

Cauliflower kedgeree

  Traditionally kedgeree is a breakfast dish made of rice and smoked haddock with some spices and hard boiled eggs. But I like to have it for lunch and because I don’t eat grains I make it with cauliflower rice, which makes it light and fresh tasting. It is buttery and packed with parsley and…

Liverlove : liver & onions

Liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods in existence, it should be tender and melt in the mouth. There are two things that can ruin liver and onions, one is cooking the liver too much, which makes it go tough like leather and the other is not cooking the onions enough, they should…

Broccolissimo

Broccoli is so abundant at this time of year and I love using the whole of the broccoli. Here we have broccoli three different ways, lightly steaming the delicious stem that many people discard, turning the middle branch bits into grain free vegetarian burgers and roasting the florets with pine nuts.Ingredients. 2 large heads of…

Moroccan roast chicken with winter vegetables

This is an excellent way of cooking chicken, first it is marinated then boiled  and then roast, the result is a very moist roast chicken. In the spring we like to eat this chicken with big piles of asparagus, in the summer with a green salad, in the autumn with the last of the summer…