Mexican beef meatballs

Mexican beef meatballs

Ingredients (4 servings) 500g lean beef mince 2 x 125g cans red kidney beans, drained, rinsed 1 small red onion, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 3/4 cup chunky mild tomato salsa 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium avocado, halved, peeled 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream Salad, to serve Method Process mince, beans, onion,…

Baked cabbage

Baked cabbage

Ingredients (6 servings) 400g red cabbage, cut into wedges 400g green cabbage, cut into wedges 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed, drained 1 tablespoon chopped fresh continental parsley Method Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Arrange…

Chicken and corn soup

Chicken and corn soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 20g butter 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 5 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed and sliced 1 litre Chicken stock 2 x 420g cans creamed corn ½ x 420g cans corn kernels, drained 1 tablespoon brown sugar ¼ cup sour cream salt and cracked black pepper 1/3 cup chopped coriander leaves Method Melt the…

Carrot and ginger soup

Carrot and ginger soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 5cm piece ginger, peeled, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 6 (1kg) carrots, peeled, chopped 4 cups Chicken stock Sour cream and chopped dill leaves, to serve Method Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, ginger and garlic. Reduce…

Meatball meteors

Meatball meteors

Ingredients (8 servings) 400g lean beef mince 1 small brown onion, coarsely grated 1 small carrot, coarsely grated 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 tablespoon tomato sauce 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce 2 teaspoons olive oil 400g can diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped Method Place mince, onion, carrot, flour, tomato sauce and barbecue…

Cabbage, ginger and sesame stir fry

Cabbage, ginger and sesame stir fry

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 garlic clove, sliced 1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced 1 small (about 1kg) cabbage, finely shredded 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander 1 tablespoon light soy sauce Freshly ground pepper Method Heat a wok or…

Carrot and ginger soup

Carrot and ginger soup

Boost your immune system this winter with a good dose of ginger and vitamin C in this hearty carrot soup. Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 5cm piece ginger, peeled, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 6 (1kg) carrots, peeled, chopped 4 cups Chicken stock sour cream and…

Balsamic sweet potato mash

Balsamic sweet potato mash

Ingredients (4 servings) 1kg orange sweet potato, peeled, diced 50g butter, chopped 50ml extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Method Cook sweet potato in a saucepan of boiling, salted water over medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain in a colander. Return sweet potato to warm saucepan. Shake saucepan over low heat…

Roast lemon chicken

Roast lemon chicken

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 lemons, rind finely grated, juiced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons rosemary leaves, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 4 chicken quarters 3 zucchini, halved lengthwise, quartered 2 large parsnips, peeled, quartered 1 large red capsicum, deseeded, sliced 2 red onions, peeled, cut into wedges Method Preheat oven to 210°C. Combine lemon…