Choconut Slice


Choconut Slice This recipe is from Annabel Langbein’s ‘The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures’ and is her decadent update of an oldie but a goodie that used to feature on the back of condensed milk cans. Ingredients 150g melted butter 270g plain biscuits, crushed to fine crumbs 2 tbsp. cocoa 1 cup shredded coconut 1 … Read More

Orange Cauliflower Salad


[one_third] Ingredients 1/2 Cauliflower broken into florets 1 Lemon (juiced) 1 Orange (peeled and broken into segments) 1 Small Red Onion (sliced into rings) 2 Sticks Celery (chopped) 1 Eating Apple (grated) [/one_third] [one_third_last] Method Bring cauliflower florets to the boil and drain. Once cool mix with orange segments. Add celery, apple and onion rings … Read More

Healthy Baked Potato Chips 


[one_third] Ingredients Mix and store in an airtight container; 1 cup flour 2 cups polenta 1 tsp chicken stock 1 tsp curry powder [/one_third] [two_third_last] Method Wash potatoes  (do not peel) Chop into wedges and put them into a plastic bag. Put 2/3 tablespoons of mixture in the bag and shake until wedges are coated. … Read More

Beetroot Relish


Even diehard beetroot-haters enjoy this deep red alternative to chutney. It’s a spectacular accompaniment to cold meat, a ploughman’s lunch or as part of an antipasto plate. [one_third] Ingredients 1kg beetroot, peeled and cut into matchsticks 400g onion, peeled and finely chopped few sprigs of thyme, stems removed 1 fresh chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped … Read More

Beetroot Salad


Ingredients 6 cups grated raw beetroot 3 cups chopped parsley 2 cups grated carrot 1 stalk celery finely chopped 2 spring onions chopped Combine in a bowl. Dressing 1/4 cup olive oil 1/8 cup vinegar 1/8 cup lemon juice 3 cloves crushed garlic Blend together then toss through vegetables.  Sprinkle 1/4 cup walnuts on top. … Read More

Rhubarb & Strawberry Flan


Ingredients 250 grm chopped strawberries 250 grm chopped rhubarb 3/4 C sugar 3 Tbsp cornflour Short crust  pastry Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a flan dish with 3/4 of the pastry. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. No pre cooking is required. Place in pastry shell and make a lattice top using … Read More

Strawberry Tarts with Mascarpone Cream


Ingredients 1 packet of pie pastry 1 punnet of strawberries 250gm mascarpone 100ml very cold cream 1 tsp vanilla essence 80 gm brown sugar 2 tablespoons of icing sugar Preheat the oven to 170C. Cut the pastry to fit one large pie dish or 4 individual dishes and line the dishes having at least 1 … Read More

Quick and Easy Low-Fat Fruit Cake


Ingredients  1 kg mixed fruit 2 . cups orange juice . cup whisky 1 tsp vanilla essence 2 cups self raising flour  Soak fruit in juice and whisky overnight Pre-heat oven to 160C fan bake (180C conventional). Add flour and vanilla to fruit mixture. Pour into tin and bake for 1 . – 2 hrs

Green Delight


Ingredients  1 cup of fresh peas (per person) 1 cup of broad beans (per person) Mint leaves (5-6 per person) Pecarino or Parmesan cheese (1 tablespoon per person) Olive oil (2 tablespoons per person) Juice of one lemon Good quality French stick or ciabatta bread  Mash all ingredients except the bread in a mortar with … Read More

Lemony Goodness

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Preserved lemons are an essential item for any kitchen cupboard. Hailing from Middle Eastern, North African and Mediterranean cuisines, you will find many uses for this intense burst of savoury citrus flavour from fish to salad dressings.  If you do not already use it in your cooking, once you have a jar there is no … Read More