Yoghurt and Mint Salad Dressing

Yoghurt and Mint Dressing (enough for a salad dressing for 6-8 people) Ingredients 1 shallot finely diced Juice of 1 small lemon (about 2 tablespoons) 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons of chopped mint 2 tablespoons of chopped parsely 2chopped spring onions 1 cup full-fat plain yoghurt 2 crushed garlic cloves 1/4 cup of extra virgin …

Chestnut and Wild Rice Pilaf

Ingredients 1/2 cup wild rice 1 cup brown basmati rice 5 stalks celery, narrow cut on bias 1 large onion, small diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped 8-12  ounces boiled chestnuts, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley Method If using a rice cooker, soak …

Almond Crust Pizza

Almond crust pizza for 2 people Ingredients 3/4 cup of almond meal 1 large egg Salt and black pepper Optional herbs such as teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary, sage or oregano A tablespoon of olive oil For the topping 1 onion chopped 2-4 cloves of garlic crushed 1 tablespoon tomato puree 2 tomatoes chopped Salt and …

Scrumptious Veggie Curry

Serves 4 with brown rice I red onion 2 carrots 1 sweet potato 2 leeks 2 garlic cloves 1/2 cup of chopped tofu 1 chilli pepper 1 red pepper 1 teaspoons of ground cumin seeds 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds I/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric 1 teaspoon of fresh turmeric root 1 …

Hazelnut & Manchego Pesto

My farmer’s market is full of fresh herbs at this time of year, and one of the most delicious summer herbs is basil. You can add the leaves to salads, and they are amazingly delicious with tomatoes. Best of all you can make pesto and serve it with roasted vegetables, or whole wheat pasta, or …

Best beet dip you will ever taste

This recipe makes a hummus-like sauce, dip, sandwich filler, garlicky delight. Ingredients 1lb of roasted beets, peeled ½ cup of walnuts 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds 1 clove of garlic Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds salt and black pepper to taste Splash of extra virgin olive oil   Toast the walnuts …

Tom’s sweet lentil stew

This is another great recipe from my good friend Tom. He is a talented cook, always a  creator of delectable food. Enjoy his easy to make and delicious, healthy soup! 2 garnet yams 2 celery stalks diced 1 small onion diced 2 Tbs. olive oil 1.5 cups green or brown lentils 1 quart vegetable stock …