Salad Niçoise

I love to make this salad because you can get your hands dirty. I generally don’t make a habit of being intimate with food but I’m quite captivated by this recipe. Serves 2 Ingredients Extra virgin olive oil 125g can of a good quality sliced tuna 2 tomatoes 1 half red onion 2 cloves of…

Baked Pumpkin Gnocchi

Ingredients 1 kg Kent or Butternut pumpkin 150g (whole milk) ricotta 3/4 cup (100g) plain flour 4 egg yolks Pinch of nutmeg Salt and pepper 1 1/2 cups finely grated vintage (or other non animal rennet) cheese Method Preheat the oven to 180C. To make pumpkin puree cut a small to medium pumpkin in segments, scoop…

Creamy Herb and Nut Sauce

Ingredients 1/4 cup macadamia nuts finely chopped 1/4 cup cashew nuts finely chopped 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes finely chopped 1/2 cup shallots finely sliced 1/2 cup button mushrooms sliced 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley 1 cup thickened cream 1 tbsp pesto sauce Method In a frying pan, sautee the shallots until softened. Add mushrooms and…

Broccoli and Leek Soup

It’s easy to fall in love with this soup. Its warmth is so inviting that it envelops you like a toasty blanket. The silky texture almost convinces you it’s laden with potatoes. By the time you’re scraping the bottom of the bowl, you’re left wondering if you were too hasty in finishing it. Well, you…