Recipes by Di Swann
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!
Tired of munching your way through all that bun to get to your burger? Try this for a change – tasty burgers and a sweet chilli salsa all wrapped up in a thin tortilla.
Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs are simply delicious. The addition of a high-fibre vegetable mix makes this quick, one-pan meal a very healthy pick!
This delicious smoked chicken salad is a true taste of summer. The lovely blend of fruit, chicken and honey mustard is perfect for a quick lunch, summer picnic or entertaining friends.
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.
Lunch or dinner is only minutes away with this recipe. These burger patties take only 2 minutes in the microwave, then just pop them into a prepared pita. If you are a hummus fan and you haven’t had a hummus dressing before, give this one a go – delicious!
Couscous is a must-have in the pantry for people who are much too busy to cook – it virtually cooks itself. This tasty salad combines couscous, pears and tuna.
Watties Just Add Mexican Mince Simmer Sauce makes tacos even easier!
Put these two Kiwi favourites together with pineapple pieces and the kids will love you. Great for a weekend lunch or casual dinner.
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.