toastThis simple recipe can use up left overs or be topped with small amounts of deli meat from your local supermarket.  

Chickpea and Leek Soup

hamsoupThis recipe is quick, easy, and tastes fantastic. The chickpeas go really creamy and the leeks go silky and sweet.

Devilled Eggs

eggs deviledDevilled eggs are crowd-pleasing party snack and a protein-rich snack. 

Easy Minestrone

soup2Served with a sprinkling of grated cheese and some bread this is a complete meal in a bowl.

Make the whole recipe (6-8 servings) and freeze the leftovers in meal sized portions.


This is a great recipe when avocadoes are in season (September to April).  Brimming with healthy fats, guacamole can be used as an alternative to margarine or butter.  Take a bowl with you to your next social occasion.



Hummus and Pita Crisps

hummusThis nutritious dip is quick and easy to make and is packed full of protein, fibre and flavour!

Pea Pesto


This bright and delicious dip is a low cost alternative to traditional pesto and always a crowd favourite. This recipes makes around 1½ cups.



Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

pumpkin2Here's a hot offer for winter. Freeze the leftovers, then all you need to do is pour it into a pan to reheat for next time. 


Smoked Fish Chowder

A complete meal in itself.  This is a great way to enjoy fish during winter.  For special occasions use hot smoked salmon (100g) and a small can of smoked fish fillets (310g).

Smoked Fish Chowder

Spicy Red Bean Spread

red-bead-dipThis spread can be made from any canned beans but red kideny beans give a nice colour. If you don't want it spicy leave out the chilli powder.

Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre