Guacamole (Avocado Dip)

Manolito’s was a Tex-Mex restaurant in my home town and Sue Dempsey smuggled out a couple of recipes. Their Guacamole was okay, but not great, which I blame on the sour cream they added (300 grams of it). Without the sour cream it was better. With a bit more garlic and a dash of lemon ...

Potato and Corn Soup

Simple but tasty soup. Potato and Corn Soup Steven Thomas Solid and quick. Print Recipe Ingredients  500 g potatoes diced1 onion chopped1.5 cups stock2 cans corn 800 ml total1 tablespoon flour or corn flour1/2 teaspoon thyme or nutmeg1/2 cup of milk Instructions Mix potatoes, onion and stock.Bring to boil.Simmer until potatoes are cooked.Add corn, flour, herbs and ...

Chunky Tomato Soup or Perhaps Salsa

If I’m on my own I often make a really thick mixture of tomatoes, onion, and chilli. It is chunky it was almost a salsa but I call it a soup and eat it with Bread. It is a 10 minute meal. Chunky Tomato Soup or Perhaps Salsa Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 onion chopped3-4 ...

Beans Fried In Cheese

Interesting combination of cheese and beans. Serve with Spaghetti alla Putanesca.   Beans Fried In Cheese Wendy Evans Print Recipe Ingredients  Fresh/Frozen beans1 tablespoon olive oil3 tablespoons grated cheese Instructions Cook beans quickly, stop while still crunchyMelt oil and cheese in panTurn up heat and throw in beansStir franticallyThrow out of pan after 3 minutes

Carrot and Mushroom Loaf

Good, but once again, mine is too sloppy. Team with mashed potatoes, broccoli and baked tomatoes. Carrot and Mushroom Loaf Print Recipe Ingredients  1 Onion2 cloves garlic200 g mushrooms3 cups carrot grated1/2 cup bread crumbs dry1/2 cup cheese grated1 teaspoon basil1/4 teaspoons thymeblack pepper1/2 cup milk2 eggs2 teaspoons bread crumbs2 teaspoons cheese gratedPaprika. Instructions Cook onions and ...

Thai Pumpkin Soup

A delicious variation on Pumpkin Soup from a one time flatmate of mine called Ange. Yum. Thai Pumpkin Soup Ange Print Recipe Ingredients  1 tablespoon oil2 cloves garlic crushed1 large onion chopped1 teaspoon sambal oelek or 2 fresh chillies2 tablespoons lemon grass chopped1 kg pumpkin in 1.5 cm cubes3 1/2 cups water1 teaspoon chicken stock powder1 ...

Apple and Pumpkin Soup

Apple and pumpkin soup. Sound interesting and Amanda Thomas-Griffiths recommended the recipe highly. I have to admit my attempt wasn’t flash. Apple and Pumpkin Soup Amanda Thomas-Griffiths Print Recipe Ingredients  Half pumpkinOne decent apple granny smith is the bestOne large carrot2 cups chicken stock1 teaspoon mixed spice1 teaspoon nutmegFreshly grounded pepperKnobs of butter - as required ...

Broccoli Stacks

A solid meal from my vegetarian days. Also when microwaves were newish. Now I’d go for something lighter and baked in the oven. Broccoli Stacks Fiona Masters Print Recipe Ingredients  1 tablespoon oil2 tablespoons flour1 tablespoon Sunflour seeds3 tablespoons parmesan cheese1 cup Milk1/2 cup Water2 cups veges6 pre-cooked Crepes. Instructions Blend oil, flour, seeds and cheese. Gradually ...

Roast Potatoes with Herbs and Onions

Fab. First had it at Reviva-im-Cilia in Ramat HaSharon alongside Chicken in Mustard Sauce.  Roast Potatoes with Herbs and Onions Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 kg potatoes chunks1/2 cup olive oil4 garlic cloves cut thin1 sprig of thyme1 sprig of rosemaryRock saltBlack pepper2 Onions sliced Instructions Mix in a big panRoast for 60-90 minutes at 180°C, ...

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is very common in New Zealand.  Pumpkin Soup Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 Pumpkin peeled, cubed1 1/2 cups water from pumpkin1 1/2 cups milk1 cup cheese1 teaspoon nutmeg2 onionsGarlicSalt and pepper Instructions Boil pumpkin for 20 min. Drain.Mash.Mix cooking water, milk, cheese and nutmeg in bowl. Add pumpkin to bowl. Sauté onions and garlic. ...