Slow Cooked Bolar Roast

sliced roast beef on a chopping board

When you’re in a rush, a roast or crockpot is always easiest for family dinners. Slow cooking makes for a fuss-free family meal that’s ready by 5pm when your troops scoot in the door hungry and exhausted. This will quickly become your favourite Bolar Roast Beef recipe.

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Ultimate Macaroni Cheese

We know our Fresh foodies love their comfort foods and this Macaroni Cheese recipe is an easy and delicious meal with lots of secret ingredients to make it extra loveable.

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Mussel Fritters

Stack of mussel fritters with a couple of lemon wedges, a fork and a small bowl of salad behind

Mmm, mussel fritters. A kiwi staple. Bit like whitebait fritters but a whole lot gruntier. This NZ mussel fritter recipe is soooo easy. Bonus. And this recipe is a great mix of protein, fats and complex carbohydrates.

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Sticky Date Pudding

What could be more of a classic pudding than Sticky Date, and our twist on this recipe has a lovely citrus bite! Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cooking Time: 25 Minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients 175g pitted dates, chopped (we love Alison’s Pantry) 1 cup hot water 50g butter, melted (we love Rolling Meadow) 1 cup self-raising flour (we love…

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NZ Whitebait Fritters

Golden whitebait fritter on dark plate

NZ whitebait season is now open and what better way to celebrate being a Kiwi than NZ whitebait fritters! Whitebait are highly prized little fishes collected en masse from New Zealand rivers and eaten whole in buttery, whitebait fritters. Whitebait is most commonly served in fritters. In this NZ whitebait fritters recipe, we've used a…

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Traditional Italian Lasagne

Traditional Italian Lasagna - Fresh Ideas

The prep time on this traditional Italian lasagne means you’ll be enjoying a couple of red wines as you go! If you really, truly want to wow someone with the genuine taste of Italy, you need to give this lasagne recipe a whirl. And remember, the perfect lasagne needs the best pasta and cheese! Serves: 4…

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Lemongrass and Chilli Chicken

Lemongrass and Chilli Chicken - Fresh Ideas

Lemongrass and Chilli Chicken The freshness of the lemongrass and coriander combined with the sugar and chilli make this chilli chicken dish an absolute winner. Serves: 4 Ingredients 500 g skinless chicken thigh fillets (we love Waitoa) 2 tbsp fish sauce 1 tbsp caster sugar 1 tsp pickled chilli 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 lemongrass…

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Navarin of Lamb

Navarin of Lamb Winter is crockpot time and this slow cooked lamb crockpot recipe is perfect to make a big, family meal with a cheaper cut of meat. This is a classic french stew recipe but deliciously perfect for the budget. Just put all the ingredients in the crockpot or slow cooker and walk away.…

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Spud and Sausage Casserole

Hmm, nothing beats coming home to the comforting aroma of a good slow cooker casserole. Throw bacon in the mix and you’re home and hosed. Give this Potato Bacon and Sausage Casserole a try this week. For the Potato Bacon and Sausage Casserole, you will need: 1 tablespoon Olivado Extra Virgin Oil 8 pork sausages…

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Crunchy Beetroot Salad with Pear and Feta

Crunchy Beetrot Salad with Pear and Feta Healthy food ideas

Beetroot will make you live longer. This is an amazingly crunchy, raw beetroot salad with feta and pear. Simple but healthy and delicious. Vegetarians will adore this recipe. Serves: 4 Ingredients 4 good-sized beetroots, different colours if possible, scrubbed, peeled and cut into fine matchsticks 3 ripe pears (or you could use apples) peeled cored…

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