In these enlightened times we feast in all manner of ways on the 25th. But the traditional New Zealand Christmas dinner of a perfectly glazed ham, carrots, spuds and peas followed by a berry-packed and boozily indulgent trifle is still incredibly hard to beat. Sophie Gray aces a classic
Whether enjoyed as a side dish to the BBQ's goods or devoured as a light meal all on its own, there is nothing that screams summer dining like a fresh salad. Here are some of our best ideas, all filled with the best of the season's produce.
Ensure everyone enjoys a delicious Christmas feast with our collection of hearty vegetarian recipes! These are more than just side dishes - each one can easily star as a vege-friendly alternative to traditional turkey or ham.
These salads will be the star of your spring picnic or summer barbecue. From a crisp sugar snap pea to salty Greek flavours, they will prove that salads are not just rabbit food but flexible and easy meals with a variety of tastes and textures. Make the most of seasonal ingredients like juicy mango or pear and impress your friends and family with these simple yet scrumptious recipes. Some of our delicious salads are a meal in themselves and not just a side. Perfect for any occasion!
These courgette and polenta cakes are popular with everyone, especially as they’re loaded with gooey cheese. They are just wonderful for anyone wanting to branch out from potatoes as their go-to source of carbs!
It’s hard to resist freshly crumbed and fried fish, especially during the summer, but what if you’re keen to avoid using bread-crumbs? Polenta can be gritty and rice flour sandy, but this nut crumb is just right!
If you’ve never tried asparagus, egg and prosciutto (or ham or bacon) together, then you’ve been missing out! All the components of this dish pair beautifully together - making it a perfect BBQ side dish.
This salad is a riot of flavour and texture! Beans, tomatoes and basil combine with char-grilled corn and pieces of crispy flatbread to create an all-round delight. It's the perfect side for your next summer barbecue.