Fragrant Spiced Chicken with Cardamom Rice

This is my family’s absolute favourite chicken and rice dish. It is a marvellous one pan casserole of fragrantly spiced basmati rice with delicious braised chicken pieces, lots of fragrant herbs and a lovely minted yoghurt sauce. Inspired by a dish from Ottolenghi’s wonderful cookbook Jersusalem, your family will love it too. You will need…

Tuscan Vegetable Soup

This simple but very delicious Italian soup is filled with veggies and enriched with a stracciatella mixture of eggs, finely grated cheese and parsley. Stirred through at the end it gives the soup added protein, extra nutrition, a velvety texture and lots of flavour. The soup reheats and freezes very well so if you make…

Middle Eastern Fish Cakes in Tomato Broth

These deliciously spiced fish cakes cooked in a fragrant herbed tomato broth is a simplified version of a recipe from one of my favourite cookbooks; Ottolenghi’s wonderful Jerusalem. I so love his recipes but sometimes find they take quite a long time to make, and a quicker (just as tasty version) can be on the…

Flu Fighting Elixir

Ward off colds and flus this winter with this easily prepared nurturing tonic. Bone broth is a magic potion filled with immune-boosting vitamins and minerals, as well as powerful gut-healing properties. A healthy gut, with a wealth of good bacteria, is a key aspect of optimal immune function. Ginger and turmeric are both anti-inflammatory and antiseptic,…

Spinach and Cheese Crustless Tart

This delicious tart is just the dish to make when you come see big beautiful bunches of organic silverbeet or spinach. The flavour is reminiscent of a spinach quiche or a spanikopita made without the pastry. It can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature and any leftovers make a lovely lunch or even breakfast.…

Middle Eastern Spiced Roast Chicken

You’ll just love this chicken dish with its beautifully fragrant Middle Eastern spices and herbs it is sure to become a family favourite. Butterflying the chicken reduces the cooking time and is such an easy thing to do, while slow roasting the bird not only results in the most flavoursome and succulent chicken it is…

Salmon Patties

With lots of fresh herbs and lemon these salmon patties are filled to the brim with flavour and will quickly become a family favourite as kids just love them. They are simple to prepare, leftovers make for wonderful lunches and they also freeze beautifully. They can be made with tinned or fresh wild salmon, or…

Slow Roasted Herbed Chicken

Gentle slow cooking results in the most succulent, moist and tender chicken you’ve ever tried, with lots of fragrant fresh herbs flavouring the chicken beautifully. It is so very simple to cook – just pop in a low oven and baste every now and then. At The Health Emporium we sell organic free-range chicken sourced…