Sun-dried Tomato and Sweetcorn Polenta

Believe it or not chocolate and popcorn are both regarded as 'brain food'; chocolate for its antioxidant-rich cacao beans and popcorn for vitamin B6...

Sardines with eggplant and tomato ragout

Many a member of our team has sampled the delightful fare at Napier’s Mission Estate. However, as we can’t all head down to the Hawkes...

Orange and Kumara Salad

Orange you glad we said kumara? At first thought, they may seem to make strange table mates but, as this recipe proves, oranges and kumara...

Zhoug Summer Salad Bistro Fillet

Looking to put a little zing into those summer/autumn lunches? Then try a little zhoug! Thanks to Chef Graham Brown and the good folk at...

Cookies & Cream Dream

This slice is a little bit outrageous – I think it’s the equivalent of the Snickalicious Slice from Scrumptious, actually.

Al Brown’s Smoked Duck Breast, Mandarin, Cranberry & Cashew Salad

Although the game bird season (in Auckland/Waikato) may be over, there are bound to be bagged birds waiting to top the table. Thanks to...

Salmon with Nashi, Kumara, Lime, Honey and Ginger dressing

Thanks to the good folk at Nashi NZ and Soulsa Restaurant Whakatane, we have some suggestions to make a meal from these appealing pears....

Farrah’s quesadillas

When asked what’s for dinner, some may say quesadillas, others will say tortillas but, often enough, they’ll both involve Farrah’s wraps. These versatile wraps can...

Creamy Raw Broccoli & Cranberry Salad

Some recipes really are as easy as one, two, three, as this delightful dish from one of Rural Living's favourite chefs, Jeremy Dixon (of...

Beef cheek in Tokyo Dry – with bonito, charred pickled onions...

To the culinarily challenged, fusion cuisine can be created simply by stopping off at both McDonalds and Pizza Hutt on the way home. However, to...