Recipes by Di Swann
We’re bringing retro back! We’ve given the ever-popular cheese ball a modern makeover. So easy and tasty, it's perfect for your next barbecue or party.
Nothing beats a great-tasting salad, and this one is also very easy to whip up.
Tender baby peas and new potatoes, lightly tossed in a creamy minted mayonnaise with a touch of lemon − just heaven!
If you like a bit of heat, this salad might just become your new favourite. Try this easy-to-prepare Southwest Pasta Salad with our delicious dressing this summer.
Get the kids helping in the kitchen to create these easy to prepare spaghetti and egg pies. These tasty pies can easily transition from breakfast to lunch or even dinner.
Fire up the barbie for a sizzling steak and onion sarnie. Save some time by making the delicious caramelised onions ahead. When the steak is done, serve with a delicious Kiwi-style onion mayonnaise!
Coronation Chicken Salad is an iconic British dish served at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Our version is great as a salad or perfect as a sandwich filling.
Even the fussiest of vegetable eaters will enjoy these crisp vegetable and bacon filo pastry parcels.
Great as a lunch dish or side to accompany your roast or grilled meats. This is one of those old classics.
This is a particularly hearty soup with a new combination of delicious flavours. Embrace winter with this quick and easy soup.
Homemade takeaways with a healthy twist. An ingenious combination of coleslaw and fish bites popped into small bread rolls. Friday nights will never be the same!
Mexican food is tasty and generally easy to prepare − like this chicken filling wrapped in soft tortillas and baked, served with a cooling salsa.
Don’t be afraid to use filo pastry – it’s light and flaky and surprisingly easy to use. This is a truly tasty tart, so expect a race for the leftovers.
A lovely soup to enjoy on a cooler autumn evening. This hearty minestrone is full of vegetables and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.
Serve this wholesome salad at your next barbecue. It makes a great change from your everyday green salad as it is more filling, and bursting with a variety of flavours and textures.
This tasty tomato and vegetable ‘stew’ is great with these delicious crumbed hoki fillets. Easy enough for a weekday meal, but with a gourmet look and taste.
These savouries make a wonderful lunch time treat. They are a great alternative to sandwiches and will be popular with both young and old.
Easy to prepare and tasty baked potatoes − perfect for when unexpected guests drop in.
This tasty, easy wrap is a great cafe-style lunch. Add your own personal touch by using different salad ingredients such as tomatoes, spring onions and finely chopped spinach.
Not a spaghetti bolognese in the true sense, but an easy take on a popular family recipe.