Slow Braised Beef Cheeks in Chipotle & Adobo Sauce

This is the absolute perfect dish for those cold days when you want to fill the house with oven-love. The cheeks are meaty and require a gentle, slow cook and in this sauce, where the smoky chipotle peppers and adobo sauce elevate the stickiness of the meat, make the perfect combination. When cooked, the meat is moist, tender and falls apart at the hint of a fork, pile on top of fluffy mash or a kumara puree and the winter season is complete and worth celebrating.


  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 2.5 hrs
  • Serves: 4 - 6

Rhubarb & Custard Citrus Sponge Slice

Eek! I’m not much of a custard fan, BUT, in this soft and moist sponge, it. Is. Incredible. You can use precooked rhubarb if you like. However the fresh and roasted in my Hax butter is off the charts amaze-BALLS.

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 1hr 15
  • Serves: 8 - 10

Masala Spinach Risotto w Pan Fried Tofu

Smooth, creamy, with a hint of spice. This risotto is an impressively sexy dish, perfect to serve when the nights are dark, but you want a little heat and sunshine in your heart. Serve in a bowl so you can wrap your hands around it, feel the heat on  your chest and inhale the deeply exotic spices of India.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Serves: 4

Kale and Feta Enchiladas

Oooh yes, this is one of those dishes, that turns your ‘oh no not vegetarian‘ frown upside down.  Bags of flavour and really easy to chuck together.  Don’t forget, all veggies are good and if you don’t have kale, thinly sliced brussel sprouts are equally as divine.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Serves: 4

Korean BBQ Beef

Simple, easy and full on flavour, is the only way to describe this dish.  The traditional name is Bulgogi, meaning ‘fire-meat’ which derives from cooking in a searingly hot wok, pan or on the BBQ.  Use beef, pork or tofu and also if you’re cooking for a crowd, chuck in some veggies.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook time: 15 mins
  • Serves: 2