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Wild Rice and Sage “Stuffing”

Wild Rice and Sage “Stuffing”

Serves 12 Toasted bread croutons add a bread-stuffing texture to seasoned wild rice. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Coat a 20 cm-square baking dish with cooking spray. Toast walnuts in dry skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until fragrant shaking skillet often. Set aside. Toss bread cubes...
Pear Almond Cake

Pear Almond Cake

Serves 8 30 minutes or less This light and luscious cake is the perfect ending to any holiday meal. It stores well for a couple of days in the fridge – just be sure to bring it to room temperature before serving.  Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Oil...
Ginger Grape Chutney

Ginger Grape Chutney

Makes 3 cups Instead of cranberry sauce, try this zippy chutney that can be served warm or cold. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, and spray with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, and season with salt and pepper,...
Pomegranate Beetroot Compote

Pomegranate Beetroot Compote

Makes 1½ cups If you really want to make a splash, this vibrant compote will bring a touch of earthly sweetness to your holiday table. Bring shredded beetroot, pomegranate juice, and brown sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes, or until...
Carrot and Cashew Nut Roast

Carrot and Cashew Nut Roast

Serves 4-6 A Christmas classic! Serve with roast vegetables and vegan gravy. Fry the onion and garlic in the oil until soft. Mix with all the other ingredients and season to taste. Place the mixture in a greased standard loaf tin (900g). Cover with foil and bake at 180 degrees...
Seared French Beans with Picada

Seared French Beans with Picada

This dish uses a traditional savoury Spanish garnish, called a Picada. It can be as thin as a paste or as dry as a crumble. If your green beans aren’t perfectly fresh, try blanching them in salted water for 2 minutes before roasting to bring them back to life.  Preheat...
Pea, Asparagus and Shiitake Bacon Risotto

Pea, Asparagus and Shiitake Bacon Risotto

Creamy and comforting, this risotto features subtle Italian flavours accented by salty, smoky shiitakes. Prepare the shiitake bacon: Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, liquid smoke, and olive oil. Add the mushrooms...
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Preheat oven to 210 degrees Celsius. Slice the bottom off each potato and cut crosswise at 3mm intervals, cutting to within 6mm of the bottom. Place the potatoes in a large bowl, add the olive oil, salt and pepper and 1 Tbsp of the rosemary and toss well, working the...
Chestnut and Mushroom Wellington

Chestnut and Mushroom Wellington

This is great with a roast dinner or make it into pasties instead of a Wellington and have for lunch! Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Over medium heat, fry onion in oil. Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook for five minutes. Transfer mix into a food processor and...
Stuffed Eggplant with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Stuffed Eggplant with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Cook rice in boiling water until cooked. Drain and set aside. Prick the eggplants and place on a lightly greased baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes until softened. Allow to cool before cutting lengthways and scooping out the flesh, leaving about half a centimetre...
Shortbread

Shortbread

Combine margarine, sugar and icing sugar in a large bowl and beat using a mixer until creamy. Add the sifted flour and salt. Mix until mixture forms a dough. Knead dough together gently and form into a ball. Place dough between two pieces of parchment paper and use a rolling...
Spicy Roasted Pumpkin

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin

Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Place pumpkin in a roasting pan and sprinkle with seasonings. Drizzle with olive oil and toss until the pumpkin is well coated. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender and caramelised.
Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake

You’ll enjoy every mouthful of this this fluffy sponge cake. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease and line 2 cake tins. Combine the flour, baking soda and sugar together in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, milk, syrup and vanilla. Once fully...
Raw Avo Chocolate Tart

Raw Avo Chocolate Tart

Crust Place all ingredients in a food processor. Run the processor for 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture is even and finely ground and will stick together when you squeeze a small handful. Turn the mixture out into an 8-inch pie or tart pan and press it evenly into the...
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