English Spinach

English Spinach

English Spinach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipes

  1. Fresh Spinach with Sesame Seeds   – Side dish
  2. Ricotta Spinach Gnocchi with carrot sauce
  3. Fillet of sea bream roasted with shredded English spinach and pumpkin

Fresh Spinach with Sesame Seeds  

Fresh Spinach with Sesame Seeds
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 3 – 4 leaves English Spinach chopped OR 150g baby spinach
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tbs canola oil or peanut oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tbs toasted sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Heat the canola or peanut oil in a wok or a large sauté pan over medium heat, and sauté the garlic for 20 seconds; do not let it get brown. Add spinach and toss lightly with tongs, so that all pieces cook evenly.
  2. When spinach is lightly wilted, remove from heat, drizzle with sesame oil and toss. Add sesame seeds and toss again. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

 

Ricotta Spinach Gnocchi with carrot sauce

Ricotta Spinach Gnocchi with carrot sauce
Recipe Type: Gnocchi
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 potatoes
  • 20 English spinach leaves, chopped
  • 300g reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • [b]To make carrot sauce:[/b]
  • 2 tsp butter or margarine
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 stock of vegetable cube, crumbled
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 4 tsp water, extra
Instructions
  1. To make Gnocchi:
  2. Steam potato until soft and press through a sieve into a bowl. Add spinach and cheese to bowl and mix.
  3. Knead flour ¼ cup at a time. Knead dough on lightly floured board and dhape into small balls. Place a ball of mixture into pam of habe and press with floured prongs of fork. Repeat with other balls of dough.
  4. To a pan of boiling water add gnocchi and boil for 2 minutes then drain, keep warm.
  5. To make carrot sauce:
  6. In a fry pan heat butter and add in onion and cook until soft. Add carrot, water, stock cube and tomato paste. Bring to boil and cover whilst simmering. When soft take off and blend in processor. Return to clean pan and stir in blended cornflour and extra water. Stir until boils. Pour over gnocchi and serve.

 

Fillet of sea bream roasted with shredded English spinach and pumpkin

Fillet of sea bream roasted with shredded English spinach and pumpkin
Recipe Type: Fish
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 240g Fillet of sea bream g.120g per person
  • 100g English Spinach, shredded
  • 150g Pumpkin flesh, diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1onion, sliced
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Fresh ground salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Season the sea bream fillet, brown in a pan with a drop of olive oil for around three minutes, then keep warm. In a fry pan sautee the diced pumpkin and onion, season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a blender make a sauce by putting in olive oil, the soy sauce and the clove of garlic. Blend.
  3. Dress the fillet of sea bream with the sauce placed on a serving plate with the pumpkin, onion and spinach leaves and serve immediately.

 

Farm Recipes Week 1723

Farm Recipes Week 1723

Harvest Hub Farm recipes-template

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Beetroot & Carrot Wrap – Beetroot grown in Horsley Park

2. Rocket pesto – Rocket grown in Leppington

3. Crustless Silverbeet Quiche – Silverbeet grown in Freeman’s Reach

4. Creamy Potato and Zucchini Soup – Zucchini grown in Freeman’s Reach

5. Baked French Radish – French Radish grown in Horsley Park

 

1.Beetroot & Carrot Wrap – Beetroot grown in Horsley Park

Rocket Pesto
Recipe Type: Pesto
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1-2 bunches rocket
  • 90g toasted almonds
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place ingredients into a food processor with enough olive oil to form a coarse paste. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve in wrap or on soup.

 

2.Rocket pesto – Rocket grown in Leppington

Rocket Pesto
Recipe Type: Pesto
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1-2 bunches rocket
  • 90g toasted almonds
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place ingredients into a food processor with enough olive oil to form a coarse paste. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

 

3.Crustless Silverbeet Quiche – Silverbeet grown in Freeman’s Reach

Crustless Silverbeet Quiche
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Small onion
  • bunch silverbeet
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 188C.
  2. Wash and dry Silverbeet. Cut off the very ends of the stems. Roughly chop (leaving stems intact) the chard. Add onion and Silverbeet to the oil and saute until stems are tender (do not overcook). Add salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Meanwhile, grate 2 1/2 cups of cheese. Whisk eggs. Add milk and cheese. Fold in the onion/chard mixture. Add salt & pepper to taste, if necessary.
  4. Pour into a pie dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and no liquid seeps when you poke it with a knife.

4.Creamy Potato and Zucchini Soup

Creamy Potato and Zucchini Soup
Recipe Type: Soup
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1kg desiree potatoes, peeled, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 3 zucchini, trimmed, grated
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Croutons
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 sheets white lavash bread (wrap)
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a deep heavy-based non-stick pan over a medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes or until soft. Stir through garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add potato, milk and stock and slowly bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until just tender. Add zucchini and nutmeg, stir to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Remove soup from heat and stand for 10 minutes. Puree mixture, return to pan and stir over a low heat for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls and serve with croutons.
  3. To make croutons: Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  4. Combine oil and garlic in a small bowl. Put bread on a flat surface and brush or spread with oil and garlic mixture. Fold bread in half and tear along fold. Continue to fold and tear until you have long strips about 2cm wide. Put on prepared baking trays and bake for 10 minutes or until golden and crisp.

 

5.Baked French Radish – French Radish grown in Horsley Park

Baked French Radish
Recipe Type: Meal
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Radish bunch, take off greens
  • oil
  • salt
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • Tarragon, chopped
  • Parsley, chopped
Instructions
  1. Prepare chopped tarragon and fresh parsley. Heat oven 200C. Then pop whole radish into a bowl with olive oil. Add salt. Mix. On a baking sheet put into the oven.
  2. Leave for 30 to 40 minutes. Regularly turn.
  3. Heat a frying pan with garlic, herbs, oil. Add radish and heat through. This way the herbs are not burnt.
  4. OPTIONAL: Add artichokes roast then pan fry with radish.

 

Farm Recipes Week 1722

Farm Recipes Week 1722

Harvest Hub Farm recipes-template

  1. Parsnip & Carrot Soup – Parsnip grown in Bathurst
  2. Buk Choi with Carrots and Sesame-Orange Dressing – grown in Leppington
  3. Kale and sausage risotto – grown in Horsley Park
  4. Creamed Brussels sprouts with Sweet Potato Frittata – Brussel Sprouts grown in Bathurst and Sweet Potato (Kumera) grown in Bundaberg, QLD
  5. Cauliflower pancakes – grown in Oberon

 

Parsnip & Carrot Soup

Parsnip & Carrot Soup
Recipe Type: Soup
Author: Harvest hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • 3 cups shredded parsnips
  • 1 (2cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and shredded
  • 2 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup heavy cream or evaporated skim milk
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Chives for garnish
Instructions
  1. Bring the carrots, parsnips, ginger, and stock to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are very tender. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  2. Transfer the contents of the saucepan to a blender or food processor. Puree the soup until it is nearly smooth, then pour the puree back into the saucepan.
  3. Add the cream, and bring to a simmer again over medium heat. Stir in the salt, white pepper, and lemon juice. Taste, and adjust the seasonings.
  4. Garnish with chives. Serve hot, or refrigerate, covered, for several hours and serve chilled

 

Buk Choi with Carrots and Sesame-Orange Dressing

Buk Choi with Carrots and Sesame-Orange Dressing
Recipe Type: Stir Fry
Author: Harvest Hub
Ingredients
  • 1-2 baby buk choi, halved
  • Handful beans, sliced
  • 4 medium carrots, shredded
  • 2 tbs fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbs tahini
  • 1 1/2 tsp tamari or soya
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbs toasted sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Arrange a steamer basket in a large pot. Add enough water just to reach bottom of basket. Bring to a boil. Add buk choi. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and lightly steam about 5 -10 minutes or until buk choy is tender but don’t overcook. Prepare an ice bath by filling a bowl with ice cubes and water; set aside. Place steamed buk choi in ice bath, drain well. This is to stop cooking and to enliven the vegetables.
  2. In a large fry pan over medium-high heat, bring 1/2 cup water to a simmer. Add beans. Cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook about 6 minutes or until beans are just tender. Drain.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together orange juice, tahini, tamari and ginger. Add buk choi, beans, and carrots and toss to coat. Garnish with sesame seeds.

 

Kale and sausage risotto

Kale and sausage risotto
Recipe Type: Rice
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 40g butter
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • onion, finely chopped
  • 100g flat pancetta, finely chopped (or any other luncheon meats)
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 300g rissotto rice
  • 100ml each dry vermouth and dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, warmed
  • 40g parmesan, finely grated
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1-3 kale, stalks discarded, leaves torn
  • Optional – pork sausages, skin removed, coarsely crumbled OR vegetable sausages
Instructions
  1. Heat butter and half the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, pancetta and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until very tender (10-12 minutes). Add rice, stir to coat, cook until just toasted(1 minute). Add vermouth and wine, cook until almost evaporated (5 minutes), add stock a ladle at a time, ensuring stock is absorbed before adding more and stirring occasionally, until all is absorbed and rice is al dente (20-25 minutes). Add parmesan, keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add fennel seeds and sausage, cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and cooked through (2-4 minutes). Remove sausage using a slotted spoon, add kale to pan with 1 tbs water, cook until tender and bright green (2-3 minutes). Divide risotto among plates, top with kale, then scatter sausage of choice over. Serve immediately with grated parmesan.

 

Creamed Brussels sprouts with Sweet Potato Frittata

Creamed Brussels sprouts with Sweet Potato Frittata
Recipe Type: Egg
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • [b]For Creamed Brussels sprouts[/b]
  • 300g Brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 tbs butter
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • ground nutmeg
  • 100-150 ml cream
  • [b]For Sweet Potato Frittata[/b]
  • 3-4 sweet potatoes (400-500g)
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • 6 large eggs
  • Handful of coriander or chives, finely snipped
Instructions
  1. [b]To make Brussel Sprouts[/b]
  2. Trim the sprouts, and cook in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender. Drain, refresh in cold water, and lay out on a clean dry cloth to drain further.
  3. Melt the butter in a fry pan and fry the sprouts until well-coated. Add the salt, pepper and ground nutmeg, stirring, then pour in the cream and bring to the boil. Allow the cream to bubble away until reduced by half, then turn the heat down to a simmer. Use a potato masher to lightly crush the sprouts, and keep warm until serving. The sprouts will absorb the cream by the time you serve.
  4. [b]To make Frittata[/b]
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 220 (210 for fan-forced).
  6. Peel the sweet potato and cut in 1cm cubes. Fry in olive oil in non-stick pan, together with onion, salt & pepper, for 4-6 minutes until just tender but not too soft. Butter a shallow (3-4cm high) oven dish and spread the sweet potato/onion mix.
  7. Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl, add the chives and pour over the sweet potato. Put in the oven for 20 minutes until the edges rise up.
  8. Remove from the oven, run a spatula around the sides and serve immediately with brussel sprouts.

 

Cauliflower pancakes

Cauliflower pancakes
Recipe Type: Pancake
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cauliflower
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs chickpea flour * see note below
  • 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbs chopped coriander
  • 180ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • Olive oil or ghee for cooking
  • Sour cream and chopped chives to serve
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Break cauliflower into very small pieces, toss with olive oil and roast in preheated oven until tender, approx 20 minutes.
  3. Prepare batter by beating together chickpea flour, flour, salt, cumin, coriander, coriander, milk and egg. Add cauliflower to batter and stir to combine. Heat a heavy-based pan over medium heat. Add oil or ghee and spoonfuls of batter. Cook for 2–3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Serve cauliflower pancakes with sour cream and chives. Salad or stir-fry vegetables.
  4. *Chick pea flour is made from chana dal also known as chana, gram, dal, pea and besan flour.  It is popular in Italian cuisine and available from well-stocked Italian shops and goes by the name farina di ceci. Plain flour would work as a substitute, but not have the nutty flavor of chick pea flour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farm recipes Week 1719

Harvest Hub Farm recipes-template

Farm recipes Week 1719

  1. Lentils with Brussel Sprouts – grown in Bathurst
  2. Spaghetti with yellow capsicum – grown in Clybucca
  3. Roast pumpkin & ricotta lasagna with walnut & sage butter sauce – Pumpkin grown in Maitland
  4. Individual Silverbeet Frittatas – Silverbeet grown in Horsley park
  5. Cheese roulade with sweet potato and carrot – Sweet potato grown in Bundaberg & carrots in Robinvale.

Lentils with Brussel Sprouts – grown in Bathurst

Lentils with Brussel Sprouts
Recipe Type: Meal
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 2
Grown in Bathurst
Ingredients
  • 150 gm red or green lentils
  • vegetable oil
  • 2 kg Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1½ cups coriander
  • [b]Balsamic dressing [/b]
  • 200 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 100 ml balsamic
  • ¼ tsp honey
  • 2 tbs hot English mustard
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan place lentils with cold water and bring to the boil. Cook 20 minutes, drain and set aside.
  2. For Balsamic dressing: In a bowl combine ingredients, season to taste, set aside.
  3. Then in a large deep fryer or saucepan put oil and deep-fry Brussels sprouts in batches, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes, take out and drain on paper towel.
  4. In a bowl place sprouts with lentils and dressing. Garnish with coriander.

 

Spaghetti with yellow capsicum – grown in Clybucca

Spaghetti with yellow capsicum
Recipe Type: Meal
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 3 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • a few capers
  • 3 anchovy fillets (see notes replace fish sauce)
  • 1 red or green capsicum
  • 1 yellow capsicum
  • 6-8 green olives
  • 1 large ripe tomato,
  • 1/2 a cup of fresh basil leaves
  • Rocket leaves to garnish
  • salt
  • 250g of good quality spaghetti,
  • freshly cracked pepper and grated parmesan, to serve
Instructions
  1. Heat 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a saucepan and lightly fry a diced onion, a minced clove of garlic, a few capers and 3 anchovy fillets for 3-4 minutes until the anchovies have dissolved. The anchovy are for flavour if you wish to replace use some fish sauce to taste. Start slowly with 1 tbs and then add.
  2. Wash and core one red and one yellow capsicum. Cut each into strips 1cm wide, top to bottom, then cut these in half. Add to the saucepan with 6-8 green olives, pitted and chopped. Turn up the heat and fry for 5 minutes, stirring constantly until the capsicum has softened.
  3. Add a chopped, large ripe tomato, half a cup of fresh basil leaves and a good couple of pinches of salt and simmer for 10 minutes. Once cooked it will keep in the fridge for three or four days.
  4. [b]To serve:[/b]
  5. Cook 250g of good quality spaghetti, toss the re-heated sauce through the pasta and serve with freshly cracked pepper and plenty of grated parmesan. Garnish with rocket.

 

Roast pumpkin & ricotta lasagna with walnut & sage butter sauce – Pumpkin grown in Maitland

Roast pumpkin & ricotta lasagna with walnut & sage butter sauce
Recipe Type: Meal
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 kg Jap pumpkin, peeled & cut into pieces (soften in microwave for 5 mins high, let cool then peel)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 250g ricotta
  • 50gm gorgonzola cheese Subsitutes: Stilton, any blue veined cheese, goat cheese
  • 1 cup of grana padano (an Italian cheese) Subsitute: parmesan or romano
  • 125gm natural yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • Olive oil
  • Dried chilli flakes
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • A bunch of fresh sage leaves (replace basil
  • Fresh lasagna sheets
  • 140 g butter
  • 125 g chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Place the chopped pumpkin and whole cloves of garlic in a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with dried chilli flakes and season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper and nutmeg. Roast for 30 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender. Allow to cool slightly.
  3. Puree pumpkin and garlic in the food processor with half of the chopped sage and then set aside. Clean food processor and then blend the ricotta, yogurt, gorgonzola, grana padano and eggs. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  4. Walnut & sage butter sauce. Over a medium heat gently heat the butter, chopped walnuts and fresh sage leaves until the butter starts to foam. Drizzle a little of the walnut and sage butter sauce over individual serves of lasagna. Add extra grana padano if desired and serve immediately.
  5. Lightly oil a lasagna tray and then lay a layer of fresh lasagna sheets over the base and spread with half the pumpkin. Add another layer of lasagne sheets and spread with half the ricotta mix. Repeat process and sprinkle the final layer of ricotta mix with extra grana padano. Cover lasagne with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Then uncover and bake for a further 10 minutes until golden.

 

Individual Silverbeet Frittatas – Silverbeet grown in Horsley park

Individual Silverbeet Frittatas
Recipe Type: Meal
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch silverbeet – approx. 3 to 4 leaves
  • 300g sweet potato , peeled and chopped
  • 400g reduced fat fresh ricotta
  • 100g reduced fat feta
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/3 cup chopped low fat semi dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbs chopped dill Substitute: Tarragon
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Line 6 large muffin cups with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Steam sweet potato until cooked, not too soft. Pull the green leafy part from the silverbeet stems. Wash and shake dry, then microwave or saute until wilted. Cool, squeeze out the water, and chop.
  3. Mix the ricotta, feta and eggs with electric beaters. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Divide between the muffin tins, and bake for 30 minutes. Serve at room temperature with salad or baked vegetables. Great picnic food too.

 

Cheese roulade with sweet potato and carrot – Sweet potato grown in Bundaberg & carrots in Robinvale.

Cheese roulade with sweet potato and carrot
Recipe Type: Roulade
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • [b]For the Filling:[/b]
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 25g butter
  • ¼ cup cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • [b]For the Roulade Coating:[/b]
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 25g butter
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbs parsley or herb of choice finely chopped
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs made from stale bread
  • Salt and pepper
  • [b]For the Roulade:[/b]
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ to ½ cup of grated tasty cheese
  • 1 tbs Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 190°C.
  2. Chop peeled vegetables and steam until tender then puree. Mix in butter and cream. Season with salt/pepper and nutmeg.
  3. [b]To make the Coating:[/b]
  4. Cook onion and butter in a fypan until soft. Remove from pan to a bowl and mix with herbs, crumbs and season with salt/pepper. Let cool.Line the base of a Swiss roll tin with non-stick paper and scatter the onion and crumb coating mix over it.
  5. [b]To make the Roulade:[/b]
  6. Melt butter, add flour and fry in a pan for a minute. Add milk and stir until it comes to the boil. Remove and let it cool. Add cheeses and egg yolk season well.Beat egg whites until stiff. Hint: leave eggs out of fridge to warm up before whipping.
  7. Fold through, then spread evenly over the coating onion and crumb base – it is a thin layer.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes. When cool place a presentation plate over it and turn upside down so the roulade drops onto the plate. Peel off base paper. Spread the creamed filling on top. Roll roulade from the long edge. Serve cold or warm with salad.

 

Legumes & Seeds

Legumes & seeds

Meals at $2.50 a serve.

If you wish to add meat to these recipes simply give them a quick grill or fry, chop up and put into the recipe at the end of cooking.

  • Red lentil and carrot stew
  • Baked Veg with tomato sauce & pumpkin seeds
  • Mushroom Salad
  • Chickpea curry
  • Quinoa with corn, capsicum, baby spinach and toasted chopped nuts
  • Red lentil and carrot stew
Red lentil and carrot stew
Recipe Type: Stew
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 2
Ingredients
    • 2 tbs oil
    • 1/3 red onion
    • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
    • 4 diced carrots
    • 250gm red lentils, washed carefully and picked over for impurities
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 400 ml water, or stock. A stock cube will do if you’ve no homemade stock.
    • 4 tomatoes, roughly chopped
    • 1 tbs dried basil
    • 100 ml milk (of your choice)
    • 1 tsp dried chili flakes (to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
    1. Fry the onion and garlic until the onion has a translucent quality. Add carrots and stir as they cook. After 5 mins on a medium heat add all the other ingredients with the exception of the milk.
    1. Check frequently to make sure you don’t have to add water. At 350 ml you have a stew. If you add 600 ml of water you have a soup.
  1. Once the lentils are thoroughly mushy and cooked, add the milk to the soup. If you plan on keeping your leftovers for a few days, don’t add the milk until you heat your leftovers up. You can add warm milk to the cooked lentils and carrots.

Making your own tomato sauce

Cooking tomatoes are fully ripened on the vine so they develop maximum flavour, but they are soft – fine for cooking, but don’t try to cut one for your sandwich – it’ll be messy… If for some reason they are not ripe then pop them near apples or pears and within a couple of days they will be ready.

Start with 2 kg of roughly chopped cooking tomatoes. 

You’ll need a big saucepan with a heavy base:

Basically give them a good rinse, add a little water and 1 teaspoon of salt to your saucepan, add the roughly chopped tomatoes and bring to the boil.  Stir regularly.  If you like to make a thick sauce, leave the lid off so the liquid evaporates – but otherwise put the lid on.

Cook for an hour or so, then let it cool down for about 15 minutes before transferring to a food processor. 

Process in small batches, and then push the pulp through a coarse sieve or colander to catch any seeds.

You’re now ready to make tomato or minestrone soup, or your own version of Spaghetti Bolognese or add to recipes. You can freeze it in zip lock bags, in icecube trays or in takeaway containers.

Baked Veg with tomato sauce & pumpkin seeds

Baked Veg with tomato sauce & pumpkin seeds
Recipe Type: Baked Vegetables
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 2 large serves or 4 small ones
Brown rice takes 45mins to steam and another 10 to rest. Put it on before you start cooking.
Ingredients
    • 300g homemade tomato sauce
    • 200gms mushrooms,
    • 2 red capsicum
    • 5 small potatoes or 2 large
    • I sweet potato, peeled
    • 3 thinly sliced cloves of garlic
    • 2 tbs olive oil
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Fresh ground black pepper and a pinch of salt
Instructions
    1. You’ll also need a large frying pan and a medium baking dish
    1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
    1. Wash & finely slice the sweet potato and the other potatoes first and then the mushrooms. Slice the capsicum into long thin strips discarding the seeds and core.
    1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil and fry your garlic first, then add the potatoes. Layer into your baking dish. In the rest of the oil fry the mushrooms until well browned and layer over the potatoes adding your pinch of salt and the pepper. Throw the peppers into your pan and then put them in as your top layer.
    1. Stir the oregano into the tomato sauce. The sauce goes over the top and it’s baked for 20 mins.
    1. This is good hot or cold.
    1. If you want to melt some cheese on top you can. 15 minutes into the baking time wearing oven gloves and making sure you’ve a clear heat resistant surface to place it on take the dish out and sprinkle 50-100 grams of grated cheese on top. Place it on the top shelf of your oven, use your griller and watch to see it doesn’t burn in the next five minutes.
    1. You could also sprinkle it with pumpkin seeds before serving. Pumpkin seeds will give you extra minerals and Vitamin E.
  1. Eat over brown rice (or quinoa, or pasta or cous cous). Leftovers are terrific on toast.

Mushroom Salad

Mushroom Salad
Recipe Type: Meal Salad
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
    • 200gms mushrooms, thinly sliced
    • Dressing:
    • 100 ml of olive oil
    • 50ml of vinegar
    • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
    • Pepper, freshly ground
    • Salt to taste
  • coriander &/or parsley leaves, finely chopped.
Instructions
    1. This is good over brown rice, hot pasta, or on toast. It’s also good on its own or with some fresh baby spinach.
  1. Soak the chickpeas 6-8 hours before you use them. Soak all the chickpeas as we’ll use them in a number of recipes including a curry, some flat bread and in hummus. If it’s a hot day soak them in a big bowl in the fridge. Once you’ve soaked them rinse them and place them in a saucepan with sufficient cold water to cook. Cook for 45mins until firm but edible. Cook for longer if you like them softer.

Chickpea curry

Chickpea curry
Recipe Type: Meal curry
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
    • 1-2 cups chickpeas, cooked
    • 2 sticks of the celery
    • 2 shallots
    • 2 carrots, sliced on an angle (they’re sweeter this way)
    • 5 tomatoes, all but 2 chopped, – you can keep the skins on if you don’t mind a little skin in your curry.
    • 1 eggplant
    • 1 capsicum
    • 1 tbs ginger, grated
    • 1 lime, zest & juice
    • 1 green chilli, finely sliced – deseed for a less hot curry
    • Cumin
    • Turmeric
    • 1 tbs olive oil
    • 50 ml water if it looks as if your vegetables are sticking
    • Cinnamon
    • Coriander, finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
Instructions
    1. Fry the sliced shallots together with the garlic and spices over a medium heat, add the ginger and chilli and coriander.
    1. Then add the finely sliced celery, carrots, diced potato, and eggplant stirring frequently
    1. Throw in the capsicum and tomato.
    1. Add the water so the vegetables don’t catch. Note that the vegetables will express their own delicious liquid. Lower the heat. Put the lid on – remove it to stir every few minutes.
    1. Toss in a cup of the cooked chickpeas. When you are ready to dish up taste and adjust seasonings as necessary and then garnish with coriander leaves.
  1. This is yum on rice, noodles, pasta, cous cous or toast.

Quinoa with corn, capsicum, baby spinach and toasted chopped nuts

Quinoa with corn, capsicum, baby spinach and toasted chopped nuts
Recipe Type: 400g quinoa 1 clove of garlic, crushed 10-15 cherry tomatoes, cut in half 100g baby spinach 2 corn cobs of corn 1 line, juice & zest (Tip: rinse the lime under hot water for 30 seconds to extract even more juice. You could also microwave it for 10-15 seconds or hand roll the lime on the counter) 1 red capsicum, chopped into small pieces. ½ bunch parsley, finely chopped 40-50 grams of nuts (pistachios, pinenuts, cashew or plain fresh peanuts)
Cuisine: Meal
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
This is a sweet dish and the lime juice is a necessary addition to counter the sweetness of fresh corn, capsicum and dried fruit.
Ingredients
    • 400gm quinoa
    • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
    • 10-15 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
    • 100gm baby spinach
    • 2 corn cobs of corn
    • 1 line, juice & zest
    • (Tip: rinse the lime under hot water for 30 seconds to extract even more juice. You could also microwave it for 10-15 seconds or hand roll the lime on the counter)
    • 1 red capsicum, chopped into small pieces.
    • ½ bunch parsley, finely chopped
    • 40-50gm of nuts (pistachios, pinenuts, cashew or plain fresh peanuts)
  • 2 tbs olive oil
Instructions
    1. If your using the quinoa remember to rinse it well in water or it will taste bitter. Use a fine sieve or your quinoa will wash down the drain. If you don’t have a fine sieve stretch clean pantyhose, or a clean open weave kitchen cloth like a Chux over a coarse sieve.
    1. [b]To cook the quinoa[/b]
    1. Place the rinsed and drained quinoa into a small saucepan with a liter of cold water and boil.
    1. Turn to a simmer (small bubbles rather than big roiling bubbles) for 10 minutes.
    1. Drain and allow to cool.
    1. No quinoa? You can use any grain or pasta with this dish. Penne is good. To cook the pasta always fill the largest saucepan you have three quarters full with water, pop a lid on the pan and bring to the boil, and follow the directions on the packet. If you’ve only a smallish saucepan, don’t crowd the pan with pasta – cook a smaller amount. Set the timer on your phone or oven so that you don’t end up with soggy pasta.
    1. Place into a large bowl with the cooked corn (steamed over the boiling pasta water in a saucepan sieve until bright yellow). Run a knife down your corn cob to remove the kernels. Do this in your largest bowl or saucepan so you don’t lose any.
    1. Add the cherry tomatoes, the baby spinach, the chopped capsicum, 40-50 grams of the nuts (pistachios, pinenuts, cashew or plain fresh peanuts) and ½ bunch of finely chopped Continental parsley.
    1. [b]To toast the nuts[/b]
    1. Put nuts in a large fry pan and heat. Shake the pan or use a wooden spoon to stir them around. Watch them carefully. When they begin to brown take them off the heat. When cool enough to handle you can put them on a large chopping board and chop them with a large knife or food process them for no more than a second at a time until they are a rough chopped consistency. Toasting will freshen the nuts: if they’re already fresh there’s no need to.
  1. In a bowl whisk the olive oil, lime juice, pepper together and throw over the pasta and veg mix or the pasta and quinoa mix. Add salt to taste.

Farm recipes Week 1716

Roast cauliflower and potato soup

Farm recipes Week 1716

       (approximately $2.50 a serve)

Harvest Hub has created meal options which will cost around $2.50 per serve.

All recipes are based on 2 serves, so if you are cooking for 4 (or want to freeze 2 serves), just double the quantities.

The meals offer plenty of variety, are easy to cook and most take 30-40 minutes to get onto the table.

If you have some favourite low-cost meals, feel free to share them with the rest of the Harvest Hub membership – in return for bragging rights!

 

Soup, croquettes, roulade, Salad, pizza

CAULIFLOWER & SEBAGO POTATO SOUP

JAP PUMPKIN & TUSCAN KALE CROQUETTES

SWEET POTATO & CARROT ROULADE

GREEN OAK LETTUCE & PEAR SALAD

CAULIFLOWER & EGGPLANT PIZZA

 

 

  1. CAULIFLOWER & SEBAGO POTATOES

Roast cauliflower and potato soup

Quantities for 2 (approx. $2.50 per serve)

Roast cauliflower and potato soup
Recipe Type: Soup
Author: Harvest Hub
Farm recipes $2.50 per serve meals
Ingredients
  • ½ cauliflower, cut into large florets
  • 1 potato, peeled and roughly diced
  • 1 brown onion, peeled and roughly diced
  • 30ml plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 350ml chicken stock
  • 100ml milk (or if you like a richer soup replace with cream)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Few sprigs of flat leaf parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 210C.
  2. Place cauliflower, potato, onion and olive oil into a large roasting tray, toss together to coat with oil and place into the oven. Roast for 10 minutes, then add the garlic cloves.
  3. Roast until the vegetables have browned and the potatoes are tender, remove and place into the bowl of a food processor, add half of the chicken stock and process to a coarse puree.
  4. Pour the puree into a large saucepan, add the remainder of the chicken stock and bring to the boil. Add the milk or cream, season and bring back to a simmer. Then serve with a drizzle of oil, a sprinkle of parsley and serve with crusty bread.

 

2. JAP PUMPKIN & TUSCAN KALE CROQUETTES

 

Baked Jap pumpkin & Tuscan kale croquettes
Recipe Type: Meal
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 12
For 2 people this entire meal costs $4.91 which is $2.46 per serve
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • Tuscan Kale, 3 leaves (50gms) sliced into strips into 3cm strips
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp olive oil plus more for greasing baking sheet
  • 1/8 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • [b]Plus Green salad[/b]
  • Green oak
  • Cooking tomatoes
  • ½ Spanish onion
  • ¼ continental cucumber
  • Salad dressing
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 190C. Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Cook onions for 3-4 minutes, or until translucent. Remove from heat.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Stir in pumpkin, egg, soy sauce, onions and Tuscan kale. Mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until a sticky dough forms. If the dough is too moist, add a bit more flour.
  4. On a clean, dry plate, combine the sesame seeds and the breadcrumb.. Mix well with fingers. Set aside.
  5. Use floured hands to form the dough into balls that are about 5cm in diameter. Roll each ball in the panko-sesame seed mixture, and place on the greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with a salad.

 

 

3. SWEET POTATO & CARROT ROULADE

 

Cheese roulade with sweet potato and carrot
Recipe Type: Meal
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • [b]Filling:[/b]
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 25g butter
  • ¼ cup cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • [b]
  • Roulade Coating:[/b]
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 25g butter
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbs parsley or herb of choice finely chopped
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs made from stale bread
  • Salt and pepper
  • [b]Roulade:[/b]
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ to ½ cup of grated tasty cheese
  • 1 tbs Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 190°C.
  2. Chop peeled vegetables and steam until tender then puree.
  3. Mix in butter and cream. Season with salt/pepper and nutmeg.
  4. [b]Coating:[/b]
  5. Cook onion and butter in a fypan until soft.
  6. Remove from pan to a bowl and mix with herbs, crumbs and season with salt/pepper. Let cool. Line the base of a Swiss roll tin with non-stick paper and scatter the onion and crumb coating mix over it.
  7. [b]Roulade:[/b]
  8. Melt butter, add flour and fry in a pan for a minute. Add milk and stir until it comes to the boil. Remove and let it cool. Add cheeses and egg yolks, season well.
  9. Beat egg whites until stiff. Hint leave eggs out of fridge to warm up before whipping.
  10. Fold through, then spread evenly over the coating onion and crumb base – it is a thin layer. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  11. When cool place a presentation plate over it and turn upside down so the roulade drops onto the plate. Peel off base paper. Spread the creamed filling on top. Roll roulade from the long edge. Serve cold or warm with salad.

4. GREEN OAK LETTUCE & PEAR SALAD

 

Green Oak, Pear and Walnut Salad
Cuisine: Meal
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Salad
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/8 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tbs honey
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • 5 cups rinsed and well-drained green oak lettuce, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup walnut pieces (or coarsely chopped), toasted
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored, and cut into cubes
Instructions
  1. Add vinegar, apple juice, canola oil, Dijon mustard, and honey to food processor or blender and pulse until well-combined. Stir in poppy seeds and add salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Reserve 1/4 cup of the dressing and set aside.
  2. Add green oak lettuce and walnuts to large bowl, drizzle the remaining dressing over the top, and toss to coat well. Divide the lettuce among 4 salad plates. Add pears to the large bowl and toss them with the reserved 1/4 cup dressing. Spoon pears evenly over the four salads.

 

5. CAULIFLOWER & EGGPLANT PIZZA

 

Cauliflower crust pizza with eggplant topping
Recipe Type: Meal
Author: Harvest Hub
Ingredients
  • [b]CRUST[/b]
  • 2 cups cauliflower, grated
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbs parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded – leave half a cup for topping.
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • [b]Pizza toppings[/b]
  • 1/4 cup pizza (tomato) sauce
  • Roasted eggplant, capsicum, onion
  • Sprinkle rosemary, fresh
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Thinly cut your vegetables and place them on baking paper on a tray.
  3. Grill for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown – watch don’t burn. Remove and set aside.
  4. Preheat oven on 220C.
  5. In a large frypan place some olive oil with chopped cauliflower florets. Stir for 10 minutes.