Recipes by Di Swann
If you’ve always thought filo pastry was filed under ‘fiddly’, think again. It’s as easy as brushing thin sheets of filo with oil and layering them. File it instead under ‘dead simple'.
Smoked chicken, wholegrain mustard and crème fraiche. If you ate this in a restaurant you’d want to congratulate the chef.
Soup enjoys a renaissance of its own when you introduce it to a tasty Italian classic.
Don’t let anyone tell you that risotto’s for the experts. This one might not be authentically Italian, but it is authentically easy and delicious!
Pasta makes a wonderful meal − and it doesn't get much tastier or simpler than this Creamy Mushroom and Bacon Pasta.
Pies are fabulous in winter, with golden pastry hiding a delicious creamy chicken filling loaded with vegetables.
A savoury slice that couldn’t be easier. Grate, chop, mix, bake and it’s done!
Summer courgettes and new potatoes make this a superb seasonal dish, and the tuna with a hint of lime and cracked pepper add a zing you will enjoy.
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.
When it comes to salads, this simple veg knows how to dress to impress.
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.