Recipes by Di Swann
Grab the ingredients on the way home or use chicken left from another meal, and you have the making of a quick and easy dinner. With the weather warming up it's time for new salad ideas.
Bring a taste of Turkey to the table! In this dish, bacon is dressed with a spicy cucumber dressing and layered with tomatoes and rocket atop a chunky slice of toasted Turkish bread. It’s a tasty café-style treat that fills the gap any time of the day.
An easy-to-prepare tuna pasta bake, flavoured with tuna and topped with a tasty grated cheese. Delicious served with a fresh green salad.
Fussy children? Busy schedules? No time to shop? Here’s a recipe that is everything you’re looking for.
You know baked stuffed potatoes – now here’s a tropical version using kumaras, pineapple and corned beef!
Kids love spaghetti on toast – spaghetti on hash browns takes the same idea and makes it even yummier.
Lunches never looked so tasty with these wraps, healthy and delicious. See our tip to use this spread as a dip and make crisp tortilla chips to dip in it.
Hot scones out of the oven are an all-time favourite. We've given you three filling ideas, but get creative and see what you come up with. Remember, scones like a gentle touch − so stay light. Mix with a knife and roll out gently.
A colourful pasta dish combining yellow peppers, green snowpeas, crispy bacon and traditional tomato pasta sauce.
Don’t be deceived by its simplicity, this is one sophisticated salad!
Not your average bean salad! Cannellini beans, crispy bacon and black olives combine with flavours of the Mediterranean in this inspired salad.
According to the Italians, us Kiwis always pronounce bruschetta wrong − but don’t let that stop you from enjoying this delicious lunch or snack.
This is a popular, refreshing Thai dish. The fresh flavours combined with crisp lettuce make a superb little entrée bite, or put some rice on and have it as a main meal.
Dreaming of a Thai escape? This delicious calamari curry with the quintessentially Thai taste of coconuts should tide you over till your next break.
Layers of subtle Asian flavours and interesting textures make this quick and easy chicken dish a popular choice you can turn to time after time.
An oldie but a goody! If you like a crispy skin, rub a little oil on before popping in the oven. If you're in a rush you can also cook potatoes in the microwave, prick them first and each potato takes about 4-6 minutes on high depending on size.
Serve the kids these tasty morsels as an after-school snack, and watch them disappear in a flash. They’re far too yummy to stop at just one, so take our tip and keep an extra batch on hand for seconds.
Fish cakes are a great way to make a little tuna go a long way. These can be made with starchy potatoes or kumara.
One bite and they’ll be hooked by this fragrant Thai-inspired laksa mixed with soft and yummy egg noodles.
These are a great alternative to hamburger patties – kumara and corned beef, you can't get more Kiwi than that!