Year: 2018


Winter Vegetable Gratin

The onset of winter doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. For me it means cosy nights by the fire, good books, and best of all…hearty family meals. Hutchinsons Dutch cheese range is my absolute favorite to incorporate into winter warmers. The following gratin recipe is a great way to get lots of vegetables into the family, while cleverly hidden under velvety creamy sauce and delicious cheese. The buttery, nutty Maasdam goes perfectly with the cashew nut crumb, while the sweet mild Edam and smooth creamy Gouda add richness and depth. Give it a go yourself, and buy Hutchinsons cheese from your local New World and Pak ‘n Save, and selected Countdown supermarkets. Feeds 8 You’ll need- 32x22cm greased baking dish 1 Tbsp butter, to grease 3 cups of runny cream 1 cup grated Hutchinsons Gouda 1 cup grated Hutchinsons Maasdam 1 cup grated Hutchinsons Edam (reserve 1/3 of each cheese for the topping) 200g of chopped or roughly  blended raw cashews 3 garlic cloves, minced 600g potatoes, peeled and sliced 300g carrots, peeled and …


The guacamole and hummus love child – Guacahummus

Healthy food can be expensive, which can be one of the biggest reasons why we often never purchase it, using this excuse to avoid it completely. It’s a sad truth that some convenience foods are cheap and easy and this is what is causing huge health problems in NZ with obesity and obesity related illnesses. Those that do seek healthy alternatives often have to shop at several different places to find what they are looking for, which can be time consuming. Countdown now offers a wide variety of healthy options all available under one roof in their Macro and Free-From range and what’s even better is that a lot of products in this range have now moved to Price Lockdown which means they’re really affordable. Healthy recipes can now be quick, easy and affordable! Below we’ve used the Macro Organic Hulled Tahini for a delicious new recipe. If Guacamole and hummus had a baby, this would be the love child. Guacahummus Ingredients 1x 330g can chickpeas, drained 1x garlic clove 3 tbsp. Macro Organic Hulled …