Recipes by Di Swann
Enjoy a fresh take on one of our favourite summer salads, where delicious chargrilled chicken and red peppers are the key players. This recipe brings them together with baby potatoes and fresh mint on a bed of spinach, drizzled with creamy Thousand Island dressing.
Perfect for a party platter. Marinated chicken nibbles served with a delicious chilli and yoghurt dipping sauce.
Pizza with an identity crisis! It’s a bit Italian, a bit Kiwi, a bit Mexican – and a whole lot delicious!
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.
Take a few simple ingredients and create something totally different that the kids will love – perfect for a quick, casual family meal.
Love spinach, but can’t be bothered fiddling about with all that washing and chopping? Wattie's Frozen Free Flow Spinach makes this recipe dead easy.
Made with Wattie's Chilli Beans, these Chicken and Chilli Bean Pita Pockets are a good source of protein, high in fibre and iron, and low in fat.
Chicken and corn are an excellent combination. With filo pastry being lower in fat than other pastries, it gets the Healthy Pick. Watch how to fold the filo pastry on the video clip and find out how clever you can be.
Souffles are notoriously difficult – and this one is notoriously easy. if that’s called cheating, then so be it!
Soft tortillas are great for wrapping around all sorts of fillings – this chicken and cranberry sauce filling is particularly delicious.
Better than any chicken burger you’ve ever eaten! Grilled chicken inside panini bread with a sweet and spicy salsa.
Butter chicken is now one of NZ’s favourite flavours, and here we add it to a wrap for a quick and easy meal for 2. This recipe can be easily doubled if you need to, and remember you can freeze the extra tortillas for the next time.
Here’s a Buck Shelford favourite. Take the time to make the pizza dough, the taste is worth it. But if you really are too busy, the topping is still delicious on a bought pizza base.
Looking for a great lunch idea that is light but still flavoursome? Then this delicious vegetarian filo pastry is sure to please.
Pizza on the barbie! This is barbecuing at its most fun. This recipe can also be made in the oven inside, so whatever the weather you won’t miss out on these delicious flavours.
Baked beans are great as they are, but here’s a way to give them an extra twist. They’re absolutely delicious with rashers of crispy bacon.
Perfect for little people who like to play with their food! And big people who never grew out of baked beans (and why should you?)
It’s all about texture, colour and flavour. Juicy, sweet watermelon and orange meet tender asparagus, soft smoked chicken, crunchy red onion and bagel crisps. It’s deli-style dining in your own home.