Recipes by Di Swann
Baked beans are back in style! Why not power up your morning with baked beans and chicken bacon strips wrapped up in a fresh egg omelette − a great way to start the day if you're about to hit the ski slopes or venture out for a spot of diving!
Fish cakes are a great way to make a little tuna go a long way. These can be made with starchy potatoes or kumara.
These are a great alternative to hamburger patties – kumara and corned beef, you can't get more Kiwi than that!
An ideal side dish to serve at brunch or as an accompaniment to an evening meal. A satisfying serving of vegetables and bacon in one perfect potato cake.
Looking for something different for a special brunch? Try these fritters made with smoked chicken rashers, courgettes and tzatziki – a tangy Greek-style yoghurt dip.
What better to go with your coffee on a cold winter day than a delicious muffin with whole chunks of mouth-watering peaches?
Treat someone special to breakfast in bed! Put the kettle on and fetch the paper while these tasty pots cook in the oven.
Enjoy a healthy snack or light meal with these tasty pitas. They're so easy the kids can make them themselves.
Here are some creative ideas with those kiwi favourites Wattie’s Baked Beans and Wattie's Spaghetti. Make them in a pie maker, toasted sandwich maker or in the frying pan.
Who would have thought to put soup in a muffin? Karen O’Connor from Wellington did, and this recipe was chosen as the winner of our National Soup Week Recipe Competition. These taste fantastic – give them a try!
Who can resist the appeal of homemade muffins? Repeat after us: give in to temptation, give in to temptation. We promise you won’t regret it.
Ranch-Style Brunch is the ultimate in comfort food, and you’ll have the whole family coming back for more. A tasty, filling, all-in-one dish – brunch couldn’t be easier!
This recipe takes the concept of spaghetti on toast and turns it into little pies that little fingers and mouths won’t be able to resist.
Just in case you never get to a ranch in Mexico, here’s a recipe for their incredible eggs – just the thing before you go out to round up a herd of cattle.
Beans, not tortillas, are Mexico’s favourite food. And you’ll see why when you try this exotic take on baked beans and toast.
Fritters like your mother used to make – not! These fritters wouldn’t be out of place on a café menu – serve with bacon, grilled tomatoes and call it breakfast, or lunch, or dinner!
Excess citrus is great made into marmalade, and this one with pineapple makes an interesting change.
An easy idea for kids to make for Dad on Father’s Day, while Dad (and Mum) get to sleep in.
Dad will remember this scrumptious feast long after he's thrown out those ties.
Bacon and eggs don’t have to be ordinary. In this recipe they’ve totally reinvented themselves – in a tasty combo with Wattie’s Extra Cheesy Baked Beans.