Roast Capsicum and Tomato Soup

Delicious, slightly curried roast capsicum & tomato soup. Hearty flavours and great colour. Made by kids for kids @ Youth Space, Palmerston North

Creamy Potato Celeriac Soup

Ever tasted something and though, ‘wow, I have to have that again!’? This soup was one of those items for us. A friend of ours made it, based on recipes she grew up with in Poland. It’s a thick, creamy soup, served with fried onions, roasted diced potatoes and celeriac on top, and a sprinkling…

Warming Carrot & Kumera Soup

This beautiful looking and delicious tasting soup is easy to make, and with the addition of a few special toppings it makes a satisfying meal. The hint of ginger and lime bring an oriental influence to this classic autumn favourite. Enjoy!

Rosemary Citrus Drink

This is a sparkly, tangy drink, great for autumn or winter. Fresh rosemary gives it a flavourful twist. People always ask for the recipe.

Chia ‘Cheesecake in a glass’ Pudding

We all enjoyed this delicious creamy chia dessert at our mid-year Youth Space dinner. Themed on a cheesecake but served in a glass, it looks good, tastes good and is loaded with nutritional goodness – including lots of minerals, omega 3s, fibre, good fats & protein. There’s no cooking (apart from lightly toasting some slivered almonds to…

Sprouted Chickpea Salad

We’ve had this for lunch several times recently, it’s packed with flavour and colourful. The nutty tahini flavour complements the chickpeas to make a hearty, satisfying salad. Tahini is one of the best sources of calcium, as well as being  high in iron, potassium, and magnesium. Chickpeas give a great package deal of protein and fibre.

Potato Fritters

These fritters are dead easy. Seriously. If you can mash potatoes you can make these. A food processor is a very handy tool for grating the carrot and onion – speeds things up. Cook it, mash it, mix it, form it, bake/ fry it; done! The only thing you have to be careful of is…

Bircher Muesli

Sometimes the simplest things really are the best! This simple breakfast takes around 5-10 mins to prepare the night before, and is hearty, nutritious and yummy. It boasts the goodness of chia seeds, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds along with almonds, oats and coconut cream. Chia seeds and flax seeds absorb liquid and become jelly-like, which makes the…

Broccoli, Cauliflower & Tofu Salad

This crisp and satisfying salad has been a hit at our food trailer today – sold out in one hour. The combination of crunchy (briefly blanched) broccoli and cauliflower, with tasty roast tofu cubes and crunchy toasted nuts dressed with a creamy cashew, lemon and ginger dressing is very delicious. It also fills you up,…

Gems!

Sometimes there’s no bread in the house. Or you are tired of bread. Or you want to avoid yeast. What can you supply? Introducing: Gems! These are little biscuits made with very few ingredients, and delicious when fresh out of the oven. They are yeast free, can be gluten free, and quite versatile. This recipe…

Rice & Kidney Bean Salad

  Gluten-free & vegan We got this salad recipe from our friends in Germany. It’s a tasty, filling but light salad that everyone here appreciated. The mixture of colours is very appealing. Great salad to try this summer!

Barley Risotto

This recipe was spotted in Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook called NOPI, visit his website http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk and have a look around.  I did not have the watercress so made as per the instructions below and found this a great alternative to your standard rice risotto.  Delicious, mushroomy, creamy risotto from barley, spinach and organic vegetable stock powder. As…