Crisp tofu salad

Crisp tofu salad

Tandoori paste infuses the tofu with spicy flavour to make this salad taste terrific. Ingredients: 250g green beans, topped 3 teaspoons tandoori curry paste (Sharwoods brand) 3 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 500g firm tofu, drained, dried with paper towel, cut into bite-sized pieces 375ml (1 1/2 cups) peanut oil 1 bunch (about 500g) English ..

Pistachio & saffron rice pilaf

Pistachio & saffron rice pilaf

Serve this fragrant rice pilaf with a vegie or meat casserole, or with curry. Ingredients: Pinch saffron strands 1 1/4 cups (250g) SunRice White Long Grain Rice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cinnamon stick, broken 5 cardamom pods or 1/2 teaspoon cardamom seeds 4 tablespoons (about 50) roughly chopped pistachio kernels 1/4 cup (45g) currants ..

Corn and bean chowder

Corn and bean chowder

Take soups from starters to the main event with this top recipe. It’s hearty, tasty and budget-friendly, too. Ingredients: 2 corncobs, husks and silk removed 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 green shallots, trimmed, thinly sliced 500ml (2 cups) vegetable stock 300g can butter beans, rinsed, drained 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice Salt, to taste Cayenne ..

Green bean and cherry tomato salad

Green bean and cherry tomato salad

Sunflower and sesame seeds add delightful crunch and flavour to this tasty green bean salad. Ingredients: 800g green beans 250g (1 punnet) cherry tomatoes, halved 1 small red onion, finely chopped 40g (1/4 cup) sunflower seed kernels 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 2 tablespoons chopped fresh continental parsley leaves dressing80mls (1/3 cup) olive oil 2 tablespoons ..

Lychee sorbet with spiced blackberries

Lychee sorbet with spiced blackberries

This sublime dessert is a perfect way to round off a summer meal. Ingredients: lychee sorbet32 lychees 125ml (1/2 cup) water 2 tablespoons caster sugar spiced blackberries125ml (1/2 cup) water 55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar 2 star anise 250g blackberries Instructions: Step 1 To make the lychee sorbet, peel and deseed the lychees over a ..

Asian greens and tofu salad

Asian greens and tofu salad

Asian greens tossed with tofu makes a quick and simple quick accompaniment to an oriental inspired feast. Ingredients: 3 bunches (about 840g) snake beans, cut into 7cm lengths 2 bunches (about 500g) baby bok choy, quartered lengthways, washed 1 bunch coriander, leaves picked 2 300g pkts firm tofu, drained, cut crossways into 1cm-thick slices 250ml ..

Grilled vegetables with almond and wasabi dressing

Grilled vegetables with almond and wasabi dressing

Wasabi gives these grilled vegetables a spicy punch of flavour. Ingredients: 1kg medium evenly-sized kipfler potatoes, scrubbed 800g piece Jap pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, cut into 1cm-thick wedges 3 115g pkts baby corn 2 red onions, peeled, halved, each half cut into 3 wedges 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt & freshly ground black pepper almond & ..

Corn, capsicum and avocado salad

Corn, capsicum and avocado salad

This colourful salad with its beautiful textures is perfect to serve with barbecued fish, chicken, lamb, beef or tofu. Ingredients: 2 corn cobs, husks and silk removed Olive oil, to brush 1 small red capsicum, deseeded, chopped 1 small green capsicum, deseeded, chopped 1 Lebanese cucumber, chopped 1/2 ripe (about 290g) avocado, peeled, chopped 3 ..

Chargrilled capsicum soup with olive tapenade

Chargrilled capsicum soup with olive tapenade

Crunchy croutons and olive tapenade makes this bright and cheerful capsicum soup sensational. Ingredients: 2 270g jars chargrilled capsicum, drained 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 garlic cloves, chopped 500ml (2 cups) vegetable stock 1 400g can Italian diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon sugar Salt & freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive tapenade 1 75g pkt ..

Pasta with simple tomato sauce

Pasta with simple tomato sauce

This recipe is vegan friendly. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 x 800g can Italian diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1/3 cup chopped fresh continental parsley 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar Salt & freshly ground black pepper 400g dried penne pasta Instructions: Step 1 Heat the oil ..

Chickpea and parsley salad

Chickpea and parsley salad

The flavour and aroma of mint and parsley make this colourful salad a delight to all the senses. Ingredients: 2 400g cans chickpeas (Annalisa brand), rinsed, drained 1 1/2 cups loosely packed fresh continental parsley leaves 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves 1 red onion, halved, thinly sliced 1 carrot, peeled, coarsely grated Salt ..

Baby corn and toasted almond salad with wasabi dressing

Baby corn and toasted almond salad with wasabi dressing

With spicy Asian flavours, this baby corn side dish is the perfect addition to the Christmas dinner menu. Ingredients: 1 x 125g pkt whole blanched almonds 1kg baby corn 80ml (1/3 cup) peanut oil 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 2 teaspoons wasabi paste Salt Instructions: Step 1 Heat a ..