Recipes by Di Swann
The ham used in our New Zealand Ham with a Festive Fruit Salsa recipe was from the Cashmere Cuisine butchery of Christchurch, winner of the Supreme 100% New Zealand Ham of the Year. This competition celebrates the best-of-the-best New Zealand ham which is all PigCare Accredited. It also helps you identify our wonderful local ham from imported product and is only open to New Zealand butchers using 100% New Zealand pork. So look for the 100% New Zealand Pork or Ham rosette label or the 2011 Ham of the Year award labels on pack to ensure you’re choosing a local New Zealand ham this Christmas.
Tortillas are great to have on hand in the pantry and can be wrapped around a variety of fillings. Vary the salsa filling by adding chopped red capsicum or add a little chopped paw paw or melon in place of the tomatoes.
It’s Diabetes Awareness Week, so we’ve created a tasty Mediterranean Tuna Salad that comes with our Healthy Pick. It’s a great meal for the whole family, and just one of the ways you and yours can help Stay Sweet As.
If you don’t know about diabetes, you’re one of the lucky few. It’s a condition that affects over 200,000 Kiwis – and that number is growing fast. But Type 2 Diabetes can be avoided.
If you’re worried about someone in your family, go to diabetes.org.nz to find out more. And remember, by keeping an eye on what you eat and doing a few minutes of exercise each day, you and your family can easily Stay Sweet As.
Eton Mess was originally created and served at Eton College (Britain’s most famous private school). It consisted of whipped cream, crushed meringues and strawberries all mixed together – and although it tasted great it did look a bit of a ‘mess’.
This year Kiwis can help the Wattie’s Cans Film Festival reach a significant milestone by donating its millionth can. The Festival, now in its 18th year, provides essential support for The Salvation Army, stocking up its food banks and assisting The Sallies to help those in need around New Zealand. On 9 November, New Zealanders can swap a can of food for a movie ticket at participating cinemas. Wattie’s then matches this donation with a can of their own. More details, including participating cinemas, at www.watties.co.nz
This year Kiwis can help the Wattie’s Cans Film Festival reach a significant milestone by donating its millionth can.
Make sure you select the right potato for the cooking method being used. Waxy potatoes are great for boiling or steaming as they don’t release as much starch as floury potatoes and stay firm when cooked. Waxy potato varieties include Nadine, Jersey Benne, Red King Edward and Perlas.
Wattie’s Shredded Chicken is so convenient and it’s a great lunch choice as it is high in protein and has the Heart Foundation’s Tick of approval.
Edamame beans are soy beans often cooked in the pod or shelled and used in stir-fry dishes or as a snack.
Always look for the 100% New Zealand Pork and PigCare label - that way you can be sure the pig has been grown in New Zealand and complies with New Zealand standards of animal welfare.