Kānga Waru

Post: Matariki Prep Time: 20 mins. Cook Time: 35 mins. Total Time: 55 mins. Serves: 8 INGREDIENTS: 170g Cornmeal 100g Plain Flour 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 120g Caster Sugar 70g Butter – Melted 220g Purple Kumara (sweet potato) – Finely Grated 2 Tablespoons Milk METHOD: Add all of the dry ingredients to a bowl […]

Cheesy Vegan Scones

Post: Yeast INGREDIENTS: 3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for the tray 1 tsp white wine vinegar 250ml almond milk 1 cauliflower stalk (around 100g) 300g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting ½ tsp baking powder 3 tbsp nutritional yeast ¼ tsp mustard powder ¼ tsp smoked paprika 3 thyme sprigs, leaves picked vegan onion […]


Post: Taro INGREDIENTS: 1kg Young Taro leaves 1 400g tin coconut cream 2 shalotts, chopped salt, pepper METHOD: slice young leaves into thin strips place in a pot with a little bit of water at the bottom cook the rukau, stirring until all water has evaporated pour in the coconut cream and add finely chopped […]


Post: Quivering Eggs Serves 4. INGREDIENTS: For the custard: 2 1/2 cups dashi 1 Tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon mirin 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 eggs Cheesecloth, for straining Suggestions for additions: Half of a package of enokitake mushrooms 4 fresh shitake mushrooms, sliced Spring onion for garnish METHOD: 1. Beat the eggs lightly, then add […]

Cauliflower and Cumin Fritters with Mint Yoghurt

Post: A Reading Week Makes about 10 fritters INGREDIENTS 1 small cauliflower cut into 4-5cm florets 120g plain flour 20g parsley finely chopped 1 onion finely chopped 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1/2 tsp chilli flakes 1/2 tsp baking powder 250 ml sunflower oil salt […]

Chip Stew or Khoresht-e-Gheimeh Sibzamini

Post: Black Limes Ingredients: 250g split peas, soaked for 30 mins 2 small red peppers, chopped 2 medium onions, chopped oil for frying 1 heaped tsp turmeric 1 tsp ground black pepper 8 dried limes, rinsed and pricked 2 tbsp tomato puree 1.3 litres of cold water 250g cherry tomatoes 1-2tsp salt 700g potatoes suitable […]

Georgian Achma

POST: ACHMA Ingredients: For the dough: 400gm flour 2 eggs 1/2 cup water (may be a bit more) 2-4 tablespoons oil pinch of salt For the filling: 500gm mix of Feta, Mozarella and ricotta cheese 1 cup of sour cream 50-80gm melted butter Method: In a bowl of an electric mixer fit with the paddle […]


POST: LOQUATS For Loquat Foam (A Quick Dessert.) Whip the whites of five eggs to a stiff froth; sweeten with two cupfuls of powdered sugar and stir in gradually one cupful of loquat jelly. Serve in sherbet glasses with a teaspoonful of whipped cream on the top of each. A sprinkling of ground nuts added […]

Twice Baked Kumara with Dukka

POST: KUMARA Serves 8 Dukka tames the sweetness of sweet potatoes and gives them some crunch. 5 medium sweet potatoes 1 Tbs. olive oil 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled 8 Tbs. Dukka 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Poke sweet potatoes all over with fork; bake on baking sheet 1 hour, or until soft. Cool 10 minutes. […]

A Cuban Picadillo

POST: JALAPENO Prepare the picadillo a few hours, or the day before, serving. Serve with rice tossed in toasted pumpkin seed, or with quinoa. Serves 4. Ingredients: 375-500gram seitan 1 tblsp olive oil 1 tblsp chopped garlic 1 cup chopped onion 2 medium peppers (1 capsicum, 1 jalapeno) seeded and diced 1 tsp dried oregano […]