Recipes by Di Swann
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 a busy weekend, why make Sunday night tea more complex than it has to be. Give yourself a break!
Give yourself a vegetable-powered boost without compromising on taste in this classic curry that’s quick and easy to whip up.
An Italian favourite – so relax, put on some opera, and enjoy.
As the nights close in and temperatures take a plunge, what better than a piping hot pie to raise a smile? Topped with a crisp layer of yummy Wattie’s Potato Pom Poms, this traditionally-inspired chicken dish calls on those old winter favourites of pumpkin soup and bacon for tasty background flavour.
Who said only the Italians know how to make a good pasta? This pasta dish combines crispy bacon with pumpkin and blue cheese, all folded through fettucine and topped with toasted pinenuts – bellissimo!
Comfort food at its best. Enjoy the flavour of homemade lasagne to enjoy with the family any day.
Wow! Serve this out of the pumpkin and this is one time you can eat the serving dish!
Primavera means 'spring' in Italian, so enjoy the flavours of spring with this delicious pasta. If you can’t get fresh asparagus, sliced beans or sugar snap peas will work just as well.
These Potato and Parmesan Cakes make a great easy meal served with a fresh garden salad.
Orange, honey and Chinese five spice powder make a wonderful overnight marinade for pork slices … it’s steeping while you’re sleeping.
Give a farmhouse favourite a Kiwi twist with the sweet taste of orange kumara.
Nothing beats a nice sausage dish every now and again. This devilled sausage recipe has a little twist, with the addition of cider or apple juice and duchesse potatoes on top. It's easily good enough to serve up when friends or family visit.
This delicious recipe is a great base for experimenting with. Pork is delicious, but the recipe will also work well with chicken or beef along with your favourite seasonal vegetables.
Eggs, asparagus or green beans, tuna, mixed beans and French bread get together in this tasty summer walk-in salad.
Our motto: the less mess the better. This great meal comes together in one pan with the pasta cooking in the sauce. Couldn’t be easier.
After you’ve cooked the meal, who wants to face a stack of washing up? This one-pan meal makes cleaning up easy.
A brilliant concoction that keeps in the fridge – perfect for barbecues.
These tasty side dishes are a delicious addition to any meal.
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.