Recipes by Di Swann
Beef, mushrooms, French bread and cheese – the French know a thing or two about hearty cooking, so take a page out of their cookbook!
This is a great curry when you’re in a hurry. Served with a delicious banana raita – a traditional yoghurt-based accompaniment to Indian food.
Lamb is the traditional meat in a shepherd's pie, but beef tastes great too. We’ve called it easy because the potato patties are simply placed on top before it goes into the oven. This is sure to be a family favourite on busy nights.
Everyone loves a coleslaw, but this one has a few surprises − nutty shelled edamame beans and a little ginger! Don’t forget to add the noodles right before serving so they stay crispy.
There are two ways to learn how to make great fettuccine – either from an Italian grandmother, or with Wattie’s Chunky Tomato and Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce.
An easy-to-prepare traditional rice dessert that the whole family will love.
Simple to prepare, this hearty cottage pie is sure to become a dinnertime staple. The breadcrumb topping is a yummy twist to a comforting classic.
Who can resist the classic Kiwi fritter, especially when it comes to the table with a whole new mix of tastes? These lightly spicy little numbers make a great centrepiece with the complementary flavours of corn and feta. Great with salad and a few rashers of crispy bacon.
Rich and satisfying for those cool nights. Add some garlic and herb sea salt to the mashed potatoes for full, happy tums. Another easy recipe for the oven or crockpot.
Some foods were made for each other; like orange, honey, peaches, ginger and chilli – a divine collaboration!
When it comes to salads, this simple veg knows how to dress to impress.
Chuckwagon corn with pasta is a great salad idea − plus it's an easy way to get more vegetables in your diet, as this pack accounts to seven and a half servings of vegetables.
Sweetcorn fritters are perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner − or make mini versions as finger food for a party.
Bite into this! Falafel is a great, healthy way to fill up the family or your flatmates, and adding some spice with a tin of chilli beans will give a kick to your pita bread pockets.
All the goodness of beans wrapped into an easy scone dough make this lovely tart. Make ahead of time and simply heat to serve.
Brighten up your day with refreshing lime zing and a touch of chilli. It tastes delicious, and did we mention it's good for you too?
Canned chickpeas are a great staple to keep in your pantry. This recipe teams them with pumpkin, tomato and broccoli in a tasty vegetarian dish.
Our take on this French classic really lets the bold flavours shine through. Bon Appetit!
What a great recipe to use leftover potato and turn it into a healthy meal with yummy vegetables and chicken bacon. If you don’t have feta, sprinkle a little grated cheese on top just before it's finished cooking.
Mushroom lovers will love this saucy chicken and mushroom bake and hasselback potatoes are a tasty change from normal roast potatoes. If you can’t find two rulers to guide your knife cutting, two chopsticks either side will also work.