Recipes by Di Swann
New Zealand lamb meets Indonesian satay sauce – do your bit for cross-cultural relations in the kitchen.
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.
The most staple of all winter dishes goes to new heights with the distinctive flavours of pesto, bacon and fresh basil at the heart of it all.
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.
Smoky flavours and pasta go together like birds of a feather – as you’ll find out when you try this classic dish with a Tuscan twist.
A few simple ingredients are all you need for a tasty salad – great for family meals, picnics and barbecues.
Bring the taste of the Orient to your table with this Singaporean sensation.
A rich seafood sauce using fish, mussels and red wine with Wattie’s Chunky Tomato and Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce. Pass the parmesan!
When hungry mouths need feeding, this clever combo never fails to please. It’s full of the flavours little and big kids love and, best of all, you can whip it up in next to no time.
This is one of our all-time favourite Food in a Minute recipes, so here it is again to remind you how good it really is!
A simple risotto with lemon, fresh herbs and tuna. Prego!
Some dishes are almost too easy! This one, using pasta shells and mixed bean salad, gets a medal for utter simplicity and another one for taste!
After tasting this delicious dish, the only thing they'll want to 'take away' is the recipe.
Heard how hard it is to make a risotto? Don’t believe it! Risotto is one of the great one-dish meals – all you have to do is stir, stir, stir until the rice is soft and creamy.
We chose penne, but this classic Italian dish suits any variety of pasta you may prefer. A delicious and hearty combination of flavoursome triple smoked bacon, smooth creamy mushrooms and capsicum. Easy to prepare and hard to beat for a quick winter meal.
Cinnamon and cocoa may seem unusual in a chilli, but these are our secret ingredients that make this recipe really special.
Hoki is a versatile and delicious fish. Here, it sits centre stage while those three renowned performers, lemon, tomato and basil, add their distinctive tastes to a rustic Italian base of garlic pasta. Bellissimo!
This lemon dish won’t leave a bitter taste in your mouth! Spinach and rosemary is stirred through this chicken risotto recipe, while the zing of the lemon zest makes this dish a refreshing change from meat and three veg.
Summer in a different country without leaving home! All it takes is lamb, curry paste, rice, lentils and nuts to create a delicious Indian meal.
Pilaf is an Indian 'one pan' rice dish made with basmati rice. An easy-to-prepare dish with an Indian twist.