Category: Diet and Nutrition

Mushroom, Spinach and Gruyere Tarts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Mushroom, Spinach and Gruyere Tarts Makes 4 small tarts 3/4 cup (110g) Plain flour 60g unsalted butter 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 eschalots, roughly chopped 1 cup chopped mixed wild mushrooms, such as field, oyster and swiss brown 2 firmly packed cups (50g) baby spinach...

No-Sugar Custard

No-Sugar Custard 6 egg yolks 1/4 cup Fruit Sweet 1/2 cup flour 2 cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tbsp. butter * In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks and Fruit Sweet until thick and pale. * While continuing to beat, gradually sift in flour. * Pour into a...

Oat and Berry Acai Bowl

Photo by Julie O’Malley Oat and Berry Acai Bowl 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup traditional oats 1/2 ripe banana 1/4 cup frozen blueberries 1/4 cup frozen raspberries 1 tablespoon white chia seeds 1 teaspoon acai powder 100g mixed berries 1 tablespoon pistachios, chopped 2 teaspoons dried cranberries 2 teaspoons...

Oat Pancakes

Oat Pancakes Serves 8 (makes 16 pancakes) 110g (3/4 cup) plain flour 80g (1/2 cup) plain wholemeal flour 1 Tbsp baking powder Pinch salt 110g (1 1/4 cups) rolled oats 3 eggwhites 560ml (2 1/4 cups) buttermilk 1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla essence Non-stick cooking spray...

Orange and Balsamic-Glazed Broccolini

Orange and Balsamic-Glazed Broccolini Serves 4 as a side. 1 bunch broccolini, stems removed 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup orange juice 1 zucchini, cut into batons 1/4 cup lightly toasted pecans, roughly chopped 1....

Orange Rum Sherbet

Orange Rum Sherbet 2 teaspoons gelatine 3/4 cup water 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup orange juice 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice 1/2 cup light rum 1 tablespoon grated orange rind few grains salt 1. Soften the gelatine in one-quarter cup of hot water. Cool. 2. Combine the remaining water...

Oven Chips

Oven Chips Points per Serve | 2 Servings | 2 Preparation Time | 10 min Cooking Time | 50 min Level of Difficulty | Easy salads and side dishes | Enjoy guilt-free indulgence with this satisfying recipe. You can also substitute sweet potatoes for an extra twist with added...

Oyster Mushroom and Herb Omelette

Oyster Mushroom and Herb Omelette POINTS value | 3 Servings | 1 Preparation Time | 5 min Cooking Time | 5 min Level of Difficulty | Moderate vegetarian | It is easy to buy small packs of fresh herbs now and they make delicious, quick fillings. Sliced fresh tomatoes...

Pancakes

Pancakes Sift Together: 2 1/2 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 4 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt Whisk Together: 1 cup soy milk 1 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup oil Fold together until only just combined. The batter should be quite lumpy, which makes the pancakes light. If you...

Pea and Potato Mash

Pea and Potato Mash Serves 5 400g potatoes, peeled, cut into large chunks 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 eschalot, peeled 2 garlic cloves, peeled 200g shelled peas (fresh or frozen) 125ml (1/2 cup) milk 30g butter 1. Boil the potatoes in a saucepan of salted water until soft enough...

Peach and Cinnamon Muffins

Peach and Cinnamon Muffins 1 1/2 cups plain, wholemeal flour 2/3 cup rolled oats 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened pie peaches 1 cup buttermilk 1 small egg, beaten 2 tsp canola oil 1. Place flour, oats, nutmeg, cinnamon and brown...

Peanut Biscuits

Peanut Biscuits Dairy and Gluten Free 1/2 cup non dairy margarine 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter 2/3 cup brown or white rice flour 1 tsp mixed spice pinch of sea salt 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts 1. Preheat oven to 180c. Using an electric beater, cream...

Peanut Biscuits

Peanut Biscuits Dairy and Gluten Free 1/2 cup non dairy margarine 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter 2/3 cup brown or white rice flour 1tsp mixed spice pinch of sea salt 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts 1. Preheat oven to 180deg. Using an electric beater, cream the...

Peanut Cookies

Peanut Cookies 125g butter 1/4 cup (65g) crunchy peanut butter 3/4 cup (150g) firmly packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 cups (225g) gluten-free plain flour 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 3/4 cup (110g) roasted unsalted peanuts, toasted 1. Preheat the oven to moderate (180 C). Lightly grease oven...

Pineapple Cheesecake

Pineapple Cheesecake Crumb Crust: 200g plain sweet biscuits 160g butter, melted Filling: 250g cream cheese 400g can sweetened condensed milk 2 teaspoons gelatine 1/3 cup cold water 425g can crushed pineapple, drained 2 teaspoons lemon rind 1/3 cup lemon juice Brush a 20cm round springform tin with melted butter...

Pizza Crust

Pizza Crust 6-8 servings 1 1/2 cups cooked rice, slightly cooled 2 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated Mix and press mixture evenly with a spoon into a greased 10 or 12 inch pizza pan. Bake at 450 degrees F about 20 minutes...

Pizza Pockets

Pizza Pockets 2 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups rice flour 1 cup cold water 1 cup cornstarch 1 cup bean flour 1/2 cup potato starch 1 tbsp xanthan gum 1 tbsp vinegar 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp salt Pizza topping favourites – pizza sauce, cooked ground beef, parmesan...

Poached Plums

Poached Plums 2 cups water 500gms sugar 1 vanilla bean 1 cinnamon stick 8 large plums 1/4 cup Frangelico (can sub with brandy or another hazelnut liqueur) Combine the water, sugar, vanilla bean and cinnamon stick and bring to boil. When the sugar is dissolved reduce to a simmer....

Potato and Sweet Potato Creamy Bake

Potato and Sweet Potato Creamy Bake Serves: 6 2 tbsp butter 2 medium leeks, halved and sliced 1 kg potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 600g sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced 2 cups light cream 2 tsp Masterfoods sour cream and chives sprinkle 1/2 cup (125ml) chicken stock 2...

Potato Dumpling Soup

Potato Dumpling Soup 1/4 cup butter, margarine, or olive oil 2 large onions 3 stalks of celery 3 cloves garlic 4 cup gluten-free chicken broth (available at most health food stores) 2 cup water 6 large potatoes, cut in 1/2 inch cubes 3 eggs 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp...

Potato Straws

Potato Straws 4 large potatoes Ice cold water Oil for frying 1 tsp salt 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon curry powder Peel potatoes and cut into thin slices, then cut slices in matchstick strips. Soak in ice cold water, then drain and dry on...

Pumpkin and Corn Quesadilla with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pumpkin and Corn Quesadilla with Fresh Tomato Salsa 100g pumpkin, chopped coarsely 1 Tbsp water 1/4 cup (40g) corn kernels 1/4 tsp chilli flakes 1 clove garlic, crushed 25g grated extra-light cheddar 1 x 28g (17cm) corn tortilla 1 x 28g (17cm) corn tortilla 1/4...

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake Lactose and Gluten Free 6 eggs, separated 2 tbsp honey 1 pumpkin, boiled 7 mashed 1 tbsp grated orange zest 1 cup almond meal 2 cups gluten free flour 1 tsp baking soda Icing optional 3/4 cup soft icing sugar 1/2 cup hot water 1. Preheat oven...

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies 2 1/2 cups flour of choice 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup margarine 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup mashed pumpkin mash 1. Preheat oven to 190c. Combine flour,...

Pumpkin, Leek and Prosciutto Pizza

Pumpkin, Leek and Prosciutto Pizza 300g pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, thinly sliced 1 leek, sliced 1 (430g) Turkish pide, split 2 x 50g sachets tomato pizza sauce 6 slices prosciutto 1 Tbsp shredded fresh sage 1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Spray a large non-stick frying can with oil. Place over...

Pumpkin, Sage and Ricotta Lasagna

Pumpkin, Sage and Ricotta Lasagna 1.2 kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 2 cm pieces 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes 1 Tbsp chopped sage, plus 12 whole leaves to serve 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 350g ricotta 1 egg 1 cup grated parmesan, plus extra...

Queen’s Pudding

Queen’s Pudding Serves 4 4 eggs 2 1/2 cups (600ml) skim or low-fat milk 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 3 slices wholegrain bread, crumbed 4 Tablespoons strawberry or raspberry purée 1. Separate two eggs and put egg whites aside. 2. Combine egg yolks with the other two whole eggs and...

Quick Plum Pudding

Quick Plum Pudding 375g mixed fruit 1 3/4 cups warm water* (see note) 1 cup full cream milk powder 2 Tbsp butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp bi-carb soda 1 1/2 cups SR Flour 1 tsp vanilla essence Place mixed fruit into...

Quick Vanilla Cake

Quick Vanilla Cake 1 1/2 cup plain flour 1 tsp bicarb of soda 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 5 Tbsp oil 1 Tbsp vinegar (white or apple cider) 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup cold water Preheat the oven to 180C. Mix dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix wet...

Quinoa and Haloumi Stuffed Mushrooms with Pesto Cream

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Quinoa and Haloumi Stuffed Mushrooms with Pesto Cream 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 small sweet potato, finely chopped and roasted 1 small red onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 6 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 3 piquillo whole roasted peppers, chopped 100g grated...

Rainbow Acai Bowl (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Rainbow Acai Bowl (Thermomix) serves 1 130g coconut yoghurt 35g frozen blueberries, 30g frozen raspberries 1 tsp each: acai powder, white chia seeds 50g mango flesh 1/4 ripe banana, sliced 2 strawberries, hulled, sliced 1 1/2 tbsp fresh blueberries 1 tbsp pistachios, toasted and chopped 1...

Raspberry Chocolate Pancakes

Raspberry Chocolate Pancakes 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen) 1 egg, beaten 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup rice flour 1/2 cup corn flour 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tbsp oil 1/2 tsp salt 1. Thoroughly mix rice flour,...

Raspberry Friands

Raspberry Friands Serves | 12 POINTS value per serve | 4 If raspberries are unavailable, substitute with blueberries. If you want to use all icing sugar instead of 1/2 cup of Splenda, then each serve will provide 4 POINTS. 1 cup plain flour 1 cup icing sugar 1/2 cup...

Raspberry Shortcake

Raspberry Shortcake 4 tablespoons Nuttelex margarine 2/3 cup caster sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 cup Orgran Self-Raising Flour, sifted (wheat free/gluten free) 1 cup Orgran Plain flour, sifted (wheat free/gluten free) 3 tablespoons raspberry jam 8 almonds halves or 1 tablespoon chopped almonds pinch of salt Cream butter...

Raspberry Sorbet

Raspberry Sorbet 2 1/2 cups fresh raspberries 2/3 cup water 5 tablespoons sugar, or to taste juice of one lemon 1. Look over the raspberries and cull out any overripe. Do not wash. Puree raspberries in blender. 2. Place water and sugar in a saucepan and boil until it...

Raspberry, White Chocolate and Macaroon Pizza

Raspberry, White Chocolate and Macaroon Pizza Serves 6 1 quantity basic pizza dough 1/3 cup raspberry jam 70g almond macaroons 1/2 cup shredded coconut 2/3 cup white choc bits vanilla ice-cream or thickened cream, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a large flat baking tray. Follow steps...

Ratatouille

Ratatouille Serves 4 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 eggplants, cut into 3 cm dice 2 medium zucchinis, sliced into 1 cm rings 1 red capsicum, deseeded and chopped into 3cm pieces 1 green capsicum, deseeded and chopped into 3cm pieces 2...

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble

Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble Serving Size: Serves 6 1 big bunch rhubarb, cut crosswise into 2 cm slices, leaves discarded 2 cups sliced strawberries 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice Pinch of salt Crumble Topping: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter,...

Rich Flourless Chocolate Cake

Rich Flourless Chocolate Cake Serves 8-10 250g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 150g unsalted butter, chopped 160g (2/3 cup) caster sugar 125g ground almonds 5 eggs, separated Icing sugar, to dust Ice-cream or thick cream, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 180°C (conventional). Grease a 23cm springform tin with...

Ricotta and Smoked Paprika Tart with Agrodolce Capsicum

Ricotta and Smoked Paprika Tart with Agrodolce Capsicum 1 pre-baked shortcrust shell, made in a 28cm tart tin Agrodolce (Sweet and Sour) Capsicum: 1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp pine nuts 1 1/2 Tbsp sultanas 2 large red capsicum, seeded and finely chopped 3 tsp castor...

Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Crisp Basil

Photo by Sares – Using Romesco Sauce Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Crisp Basil Serves 4 300g fresh ricotta 100g creamy feta, crumbled 20g (1/4 cup) finely grated parmesan 1 egg, lightly whisked 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil Salt and freshly ground black...

Rissoles

Rissoles 500g beef mince 1 carrot coarsely grated 1 zucchini coarsely grated 1/2 brown onion chopped finely 1/2 cup stale breadcrumbs 1 tbsp tomato sauce 2 tsp soy sauce 1 tbsp olive oil Combine everything except the olive oil and roll into small balls Heat oil in frypan and...

Roast Potato and Carrot Salad

Photo by Julie O’Malley Roast Potato and Carrot Salad Serves 2-3 2 large carrots, peeled and cut in chunks 10 baby potatoes, skin on, cut into halves or quarters depending on their size 2 Tbsp honey combined with 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp dried chilli flakes fresh rosemary...

Rollini with Semi-Dried Tomatoes

Photo by Julie O’Malley Rollini with Semi-Dried Tomatoes Serves 4 500g eggplant, cut into 2cm cubes 1/3 cup olive oil 500g San Remo Rollini pasta 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 cup semi-dried tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves # Preheat oven to 200°C. Line...

Rum Raisin Ice-Cream

Rum Raisin Ice-Cream 3/4 cup raisins 1/2 cup rum 1 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 cups cream 1. Pour Rum over raisins, cover, let stand overnight. 2. Warm the milk in a small pan. 3. Whisk the eggs with the sugar in a separate bowl. 4....

Samosas

Samosas Pastry: 450g (1 lb) maida or plain (all-purpose) flour 1 teaspoon salt 4 Tablespoons oil or ghee Filling: 400g (14 oz) potatoes, cut into quarters 80g (1/2 cup) peas 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds 2 Tablespoons oil 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon ground...

Sauteed Potatoes

Sauteed Potatoes 1kg potatoes, peeled 1/3 cup olive oil 2 rashers bacon, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 spring onions, sliced 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 clove garlic, crushed salt and freshly ground black pepper 1. Cut potatoes into 2cm cubes. Boil water in a large pan, add potato;...

Savoury Flat Bread

Savoury Flat Bread A very soft dough that will spread and not be too thick. Place tablespoons of mixture close together on baking tray. Bread can be topped or split and filled. It does not freeze well, but can be kept in fridge for 2-3 days. 1 cup of...

Savoury Fritters

Savoury Fritters Serves 6 200g self raising flour 1 cup skim milk 2 eggs 1 onion, diced 1/2 cup of grated carrot 1/2 cup of grated zucchini 150g corn kernels 2 Tbsp fresh herbs, chopped Place milk in a large bowl and whisk in the flour, followed by two...

Scones

Scones 2 1/2 cups (375g) gluten-free self-raising flour pinch of salt 1/4 cup (40g) pure icing sugar 2 teaspoons xanthan gum 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 30g butter, chopped 1 egg, beaten lightly 1 1/3 cups (330ml) buttermilk, approximately 1. Preheat the oven to very hot (240°C). Lightly grease...

Scrumptious Chocolate Cake

Scrumptious Chocolate Cake 1 1/2 cups (170g) gluten-free self-raising flour 1/2 cup (45g) cocoa powder 3/4 cup (115g) lightly packed brown sugar 175g milk-free margarine, melted 1/2 cup (140g) apple puree 1-2 tablespoons vanilla soy or rice milk 3 tablespoons raspberry pure fruit spread 200g strawberries, sliced 75g plain...

Seafood Pasta

Seafood Pasta 300g pasta 2 Tbsp water 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 cup milk 2 tsp cornflour 1 1/2 cups (230g) mixed cooked seafood 1 Tbsp chopped parsley coarsely ground black pepper salt to taste 1. Fill a large saucepan two-thirds full with water, and...

Seasonal Fruit Brekkie Bake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Seasonal Fruit Brekkie Bake Serves 1 1 pear, peeled, cored and sliced into rounds 1 red apple, peeled, cored, halved and sliced into half moons 1 tsp raisins 1 strawberry, cut into quarters, lengthways 2 tbsp rolled oats combined with 1 tsp honey (can use...

Silverbeet and Pumpkin Lasagne

Photo by Julie O’Malley Silverbeet and Pumpkin Lasagne 1 bunch silverbeet, sliced 1/2 pumpkin, sliced 1 red onion, sliced 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp flour 2 cups milk 2 cups tasty cheese, grated 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese, grated 4 cloves garlic, crushed Salt...

Slow Cooker Kidney Beans and Barley

Slow Cooker Kidney Beans and Barley POINTS® Value: 3 Servings: 6 1 cup raw pearl barley 1 medium onion, (red), finely chopped 1 stick celery, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/4 tsp chilli powder 2 cups canned drained red kidney beans 800g canned tomatoes, chopped 2 whole dried bay...

Slow-Cooker Sweet and Sour Braised Steak

Slow-Cooker Sweet and Sour Braised Steak POINTS® Value: 5 Servings: 8 2 clove garlic, crushed 2 medium onion, finely chopped 500g mushroom, sliced 500g tomato-based pasta sauce, (with chilli) 2 whole stock cube, (beef), dissolved in 500ml hot water 1 standard glass red wine, (185ml) 1 tsp ground paprika...

Smashed Potatoes

Smashed Potatoes Use your favourite herbs and spices to top these tasty, crunchy potatoes. 4 servings 16 small potatoes, washed 1 tablespoon olive oil, more if desired sea salt and chopped fresh rosemary * Preheat oven to 250°C. * Don’t peel the potatoes but bring them to the boil...

Soy and Linseed Bread

Soy and Linseed Bread 2 cups brown rice flour 1 cup tapioca flour 3 tablespoons sugar 3 1/2 tablespoons xanthan gum 2/3 cup skim milk powder 1/4 cup linseeds 1/4 cup soy grits 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons dried yeast 1/4 cup canola oil 1 3/4 cup warm...

Soy Custard with Apricots

Soy Custard with Apricots 300 ml (10 fl oz) vanilla soy or rice milk 1 tablespoon cornflour 1 cup (140 g / 4 1/2 oz) dried apricot halves, roughly chopped 1 cup (250 ml / 8 fl oz) unsweetened apple juice 1. Blend 1/2 cup (125 ml / 4...

Spanish Chickpea Balls with Romesco Sauce

Spanish Chickpea Balls with Romesco Sauce Serves 6 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 Tbsp finely grated lemon rind 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp sweet paprika 60g (2/3 cup) dried (packaged) multigrain breadcrumbs 2 Tbsp plain flour 2...

Spiced Chicken with Spinach

Spiced Chicken with Spinach Serving size: Serves 6 2 tablespoons olive oil 500g skinless chicken breast fillets, sliced thinly 1 medium onion, sliced thinly 3 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon paprika 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 2 teaspoons ground coriander 2 tablespoons salt reduced tomato paste...

Spiced Plums

Spiced Plums 1kg plums 375ml water 125ml honey 60ml maple syrup 1 cinnamon stick, broken in two 2 star anise 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar Preheat oven to 160C (320F). Cut the plums in half and remove stone. Place plums in large dish, in a flat layer, cut side down....

Spicy Mixed Dahl

Spicy Mixed Dahl 1 cup / 200g yellow split peas 1 cup / 200g red lentils 1 cup / 200g brown lentils 4 cups vegetable stock 2 tablespoons oil 1 1/2 tablespoons black mustard seeds 2 teaspoons brown mustard seeds 2 large onions, sliced 8 garlic cloves, crushed 2...

Spicy Sweet Potato

Spicy Sweet Potato 1 cup mashed sweet potato 1/2 cup grated cheese 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice 1. Combine ingredients. 2. Make pies as per instructions....

Spinach and Cheese Toasties

Spinach and Cheese Toasties 2 eggs 4 slices mixed grain bread 1 Tbsp wholegrain mustard 4 Weight Watchers Cheese Slices 1 egg tomato, thinly sliced 20g baby spinach leaves 2 tsp reduced-fat canola spread 1. Heat a medium non-stick frying pen over high heat. Spray with oil. Crack the...

Spinach and Chicken Pancake Stack

Spinach and Chicken Pancake Stack Serves: 4 1 cup wholemeal plain flour, (125g) 2 eggs, separated 1 cup low-fat milk, (250mL) nutmeg, pinch Filling: 500 g frozen spinach 1/2 cup spring onions, sliced 1 cup diced chicken, cold (250g) 1 cup ricotta cheese, (250g) 1/2 cup parsley , chopped...

Spinach and Pumpkin Lasagne

Spinach and Pumpkin Lasagne Serves 4 600g (about 2 bunches) English spinach, stems trimmed 1/2 cup thickened cream 350g fresh ricotta cheese 2 egg yolks 150g parmesan cheese, finely grated 250g fresh lasagne pasta sheets 600g butternut pumpkin, deseeded, peeled, cut into 3mm-thick slices 200g mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced...

Spinach Lasagne

Spinach Lasagne 250g lasagne sheets parmesan cheese Spinach Sauce: 10 spinach leaves, shredded 1 tub sour cream (300g) 1 cup grated tasty cheese Tomato Sauce: 1 Tbsp oil 1 large onion chopped 1 clove garlic 2 x 400g can tomatoes 1 x 400g butter beans, drained and rinsed 1...

Sponge

Sponge 4 eggs 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar 1 cup (150g) maize cornflour (100 percent corn) 300ml carton thickened cream 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1/3 cup (80ml) strawberry jam 250g strawberries pure icing sugar for dusting 1. Preheat the oven to moderate (180°C). Grease two deep 20cm round cake...

Sticky Date Crepes

Sticky Date Crepes 1 cup (120g) plain flour, sifted 2 tsp caster sugar 40g reduced-fat canola spread, melted 3 eggs 1 1/2 cup (375m1) skim milk 4 x 95g tubs NESTLE Diet Sticky Date Pudding 1/3 cup (80ml) maple syrup 30g pecan nuts, toasted, coarsely chopped 1. Process flour,...

Sticky Date Pudding

Sticky Date Pudding 1 1/4 cups water 1 cup chopped dates 3/4 cup caster sugar 60g butter, chopped 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup gluten-free self-raising flour 2 eggs Cream, to serve Sauce: 1 1/4 cups brown sugar 3/4 cup cream 125g butter, chopped 1/2...

Sticky Rice with Coconut and Mango

Sticky Rice with Coconut and Mango 1 ripe mango 2 cups sticky rice 1 cup coconut milk 2 tsp sugar Soak the rice for 3 hours in plenty of water. Drain and rinse. Steam in a steamer for about 20-30 minutes, until more see-through and sticky. Peel the mango...

Strawberry Sherbet

Strawberry Sherbet 4 cups strawberries, hulled and washed 2 cups castor sugar 3 cups natural yoghurt 1. Slice strawberries, place into bowl of electric mixer or blender, add sugar. Beat at medium speed until berries are crushed and sugar has dissolved. 2. Blend in the yoghurt. 3. Chill, process/beat...

Sweet Potato and Leek Tarts

Sweet Potato and Leek Tarts 3 sheets ready rolled puff pastry 20g butter 2 large leeks, sliced 375g sweet potato, coarsely grated 4 free-range eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/4 cup pure or thickened cream 1 Tbsp seeded mustard 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese 1. Preheat oven to 210c, thaw...

Sweet Potato Kofta Balls

Sweet Potato Kofta Balls Makes about 15 balls 2 tsp chia seeds (you can substitute one free-range egg for the chia seeds and water if you like) 1/3 cup water 250g (9 oz) sweet potato, scrubbed and grated 200g (7 oz) potato and/or carrot, scrubbed and grated 1 small...

Thai Fish Cakes

Thai Fish Cakes Serves: 4 4 medium flathead fillets, (see Notes) 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon chopped chillies 2 tablespoons chopped coriander 2 tablespoons shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder 1 kaffir lime leaf, sliced thinly 1 teaspoon fish sauce 2 spring onions, chopped 1/4 cup sesame seeds, (optional)...

Thermo White Choc and Macadamia Cookies (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Thermo White Choc and Macadamia Cookies (Thermomix) 200g macadamia nuts, unsalted 200g butter, room temperature 100g raw sugar 80g brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 300g plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 200g white chocolate buttons Place nuts in TM bowl, chop for 2...

Tofu Apple Cake

Tofu Apple Cake Sugar Free 1 packet tofu (400g) 1 and a 1/2 cups apple puree 1/2 cup oil 3 dessertspoons honey juice and grated rind of a lemon 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 cups flour 1 and a 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 3/4 cup sultanas...

Tomato Lasagne

Tomato Lasagne Serves 5 350g lasagne sheets 80g grated parmesan cheese Tomato Sauce: 125ml (1/2 cup) olive oil 3 garlic cloves, peeled 3 x 400g cans diced tomatoes 12 basil leaves, torn Bechamel Sauce: 120g butter 80g (1/2 cup) plain flour 1 litre (4 cups) milk, warmed 1-2 pinches...

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake 125g plain chocolate biscuits 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 60g butter, melted Filling: 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon gelatine 375g cream cheese 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup caster sugar 60g white chocolate, melted 60g milk chocolate, melted 60g dark chocolate, melted 1 cup cream, whipped Line base...

Tuna and Olive Loaf

Tuna and Olive Loaf 1/2 cup skim milk 1/4 cup black olives, chopped 1/3 cup olive oil 3 eggs 1 X 425g can tuna in springwater 1 cup grated reduced fat cheese 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon mustard powder 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 1/3 cup plain flour...

Tuna and Potato Patties

Tuna and Potato Patties 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped 200 g (6 1/2 oz) can tuna in spring water, drained 1 medium carrot, grated 1 medium zucchini (courgette), grated 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons sweet chilli sauce 1/2 cup (25 g / 1 oz) cornflake crumbs olive...

Tuna and Vegetable Rissoles

Tuna and Vegetable Rissoles Makes: 25 400 g potatoes, peeled and diced 1 cup zucchini, grated 1 cup carrot, grated 1 white onion, peeled and finely chopped 425 g can tuna in brine, drained 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated 2/3 cup wholemeal flour 2 eggs 4 tablespoons olive oil...

Tuscan Pasta Bake

Tuscan Pasta Bake Serves 4 200g pasta twirls 3 sticks of celery 400g can borlotti or cannelloni beans, drained 400g can of tomatoes 1/4 bottle of red wine 1 vegetable stock cube 50g black olives 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1. Preheat oven to 190°C. 2....

Twice Roasted Potatoes with Onion, Herbs and Chilli

Twice Roasted Potatoes with Onion, Herbs and Chilli 4-6 large floury potatoes, scrubbed 2 onions, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp finely chopped rosemary leaves 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves 1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 40g unsalted butter, chopped 1. Preheat...

Vanilla Coconut Truffles

Vanilla Coconut Truffles 2 x 120g tubs NESTLE Diet Vanilla Rice Custard 12 x sponge finger biscuits, crushed 1 tsp almond essence 1/4 cup (30g) almond meal 120g white chocolate, finely chopped 3/4 cup (50g) shredded coconut, toasted 1. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Combine rice custard,...

Vegan Christmas Cake

Vegan Christmas Cake 4 cups (500 grams) mixed fruit 1 cup (125 grams) currants 1 and a 1/4 cup (1/4 litre) grape juice 3/4 cup sugar (preferably dark muscovado or molasses sugar, otherwise brown sugar) 1/2 cup oil 2 cups (250 gr) flour 1 cup (125 ml) soy or...

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 Tablespoons curry powder 3 teaspoons ground cumin 800g can diced tomatoes 1/2 lemon, juiced 300g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed 150g orange sweet potato, peeled, diced 1 large carrot, peeled, diced 1...

Vegetable Burgers

Vegetable Burgers Serves 6 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large brown onion (200g) finely chopped 300g button mushrooms, chopped coarsely 1 medium red capsicum (200g) chopped finely 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 cup (200g) red lentils 2 cups (500ml) vegetable stock 1.5 cups cooked rice (uncooked = 1/2 cup...

Vegetable Lasagne

Vegetable Lasagne Serves 6 1 bunch English spinach, washed and stalks removed 200g packet instant lasagne sheets 2 tablespoons (20g) grated Parmesan cheese or low-fat cheddar cheese Vegetable sauce: 2 teaspoons oil 2 medium onions (240g), chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed or 2 teaspoons minced garlic 250g mushrooms, sliced...

Vegetable pasties

Vegetable pasties This recipe’s suitable for babies aged 6-12 months and toddlers. The pasties make ideal party food and can be frozen. Pastry: 200 g butter 400 g plain flour pinch baking powder 1 egg 1 tablespoon cold water Filling: 1 large potato 1/2 small onion 1/2 carrot 1/2...

Vegetable Primavera

Vegetable Primavera Serves 8-10 1/4 cup / 60ml olive oil 8-10 medium (1kg) desiree potatoes, peeled and quartered 1kg pumpkin, peeled and sliced 600g kumera, peeled and cut into 3cm lengths 2 large red capsicum, quartered 20 large garlic cloves, unpeeled 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 1/4 cup /...

Vegetarian Lasagne

Vegetarian Lasagne Serves 4 800g butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 1cm-thick slices 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 medium red capsicum, chopped 2 medium zucchini, halved, sliced 1 medium eggplant, chopped 200g button mushrooms, thickly sliced 400g can diced...

Vegetarian Pie

Vegetarian Pie Serves 4 4 large potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 20g unsalted butter 4 onions, sliced into thin wedges 125ml (1/2 cup) thick cream 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 x 375g blocks puff pastry 1 egg, beaten 1. Preheat...

Vegetarian Spinach Lasagne

Vegetarian Spinach Lasagne 500g frozen spinach, thawed, drained 375g reduced fat ricotta cheese 375g reduced fat cottage cheese 1 cup shredded light cheese 1 x 500g jar pasta sauce 3 cups water 300g lasagna sheets 1 x 440g can lentils, drained 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil...

Veggie Kofta Korma

Photo by Sares Veggie Kofta Korma Serves 4-6 3 Tbsp peanut oil (use ghee if you prefer) 4 cardamom pods, crushed and pods removed 1 brown onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp fresh grated ginger 1 tsp turmeric 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp ground cumin 1...

Walnut Doughnuts with Chocolate Sauce

Walnut Doughnuts with Chocolate Sauce Makes 10 250g self-raising flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 4 Tbsp caster sugar 2 tsp finely grated orange zest 50g roasted walnuts, crushed 50g unsalted butter, melted 5 Tbsp milk 1/4 tsp vanilla extract vegetable oil, for deep frying 1 cup (220g) caster sugar...

Warm Potato Salad with Sweet Chilli Sour Cream

Warm Potato Salad with Sweet Chilli Sour Cream 1kg chat potatoes, halved, rinsed 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper 3/4 cup light sour cream 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 2 green onions, chopped 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Place potato, in a single layer, in a large roasting...

Yeast Bread (Gluten-Free)

Yeast Bread (Gluten-Free) 3 cups Gluten Free flour mix (see below) 1/4 cup sugar 3 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum 2/3 cup dry powder milk 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 cup lukewarm water 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast granules 1/4 cup shortening 1 1/4 cups water 1 teaspoon...

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters Serving size: Serves 4 Fritters: 2 zucchinis, grated 2 shallots, chopped 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg, lightly beaten 100g fetta cheese 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 tablespoon chopped dill 1 tablespoon chopped mint Combine all the fritter ingredients. Make into patties. Heat olive...