Recipes

Most of us cycle through around ten basic recipes that we cook regularly, whether for ourselves or our whānau.  These recipes not only taste good, but are also good for you and have Māori influences. We encourage you to give a few of these recipes a go. With great tips for swapping out some of the more unhealthy additions to your meals while keeping familiar flavours, you won’t have to miss out on anything. 

Got a healthy, tried and tested recipe that you want to share?  Send it to erina@toitangata.co.nz and if we use it, we will acknowledge you/the source and send you a taonga from Toi Tangata.

Kedgeree is a fish and rice dish that can be eaten hot or cold. This is an easy, tasty, and cheap version of kedgeree that my family loves! Serves 4 Ingredients 3 x celery stalks chopped 1 x large onion, diced 5 x eggs 1......

This easy to make hummus is an excellent all rounder, made with chickpeas which are full of protein and fibre. It is great as a dip with crackers and vegetable sticks, pizza topping, kids sandwiches and in burgers.  A perfect addition to your Summer BBQ......

As a result of a meeting in Invercargill earlier this month with our mates at Healthy Families, our CEO Leonie was met with an exceptional display of hospitality. Leonie came away from the meeting with rekindled relationships, a briefcase in one hand and a bucket......

Winter, I have heard so much about how refreshing it is to see snow, see frost and how everyone loves wearing their favourite jackets. Somehow my body misses the point of winter, and my mind is also a bit slower at thawing out. On the......

It’s the time of year to get your crock-pots out. This is a lovely winter warmer that you can start early in the day and leave until dinner time. Summary Prep Time: 20 minutes preparation, 8 hours cooking (on low) Yield: 6 Ingredients 1 bacon......

With colder months around the corner, this easy and quick chicken loaf is ideal for whānau. You can substitute ground beef in this meatloaf recipe if you wish, but you save the calories by using ground chicken. This recipe has a great flavour, texture, and......

A quick and easy, delicious kūtai dish. INGREDIENTS 24 kūtai 1 Tbsp oil 1 clove garlic, diced 1 onion, diced 1 Tbsp curry powder 2 rīwai, peeled and grated 1 cup fish or vegetable stock 1 cup light evaporated milk handful parsley, chopped METHOD Steam......

Good for warming those cold winter nights. You can even do this one in the crock-pot. SUMMARY Prep time: 30 minutes preparation, 2 1/2 hours cooking INGREDIENTS 650-750g Quality Mark beef chuck/blade/rump steak, trimmed and cut into large chunks 1 onion, peeled and chopped 2 cloves......

When using mince, dry fry in the pan first and drain off any fat. Alternatively, boil mince in hot water, then drain and discard the fat and water. Summary Yield: 4-6 servings Source: Ngā Miti: He Kai Reka! Prep time: 20 minutes preparation, 20 minutes cooking......

This recipe needs a batch of Easy Mince to get you started. Summary Source: Ngā Miti: He Kai Reka! Prep time: 20 minutes preparation, 1 hour cooking Ingredients 1 batch Easy Mince 1 egg, beaten 1 medium kūmara or large potato 1 medium carrot, grated 1......

Salsa is a great topping for a piece of fish or chicken. A good salsa is packed with colours and flavours that bring food alive. Where there are lots of natural fresh colourful fruits and vegetables in a meal, as in a salsa, there are......

The next closest thing to an actual hangi, great tasting and easy to make and share with the whānau. Summary Servings: 6 Source: Nga Miti He Kai Reka Prep time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1 kg Boneless brisket 4 Lamb shoulder chops 2 Celery stalks (diced) 1/4 Pumpkin......

Pie is simple and tasty as! I made this into two dishes. One for the vegetarian in my life and the other for me. It was sooo good the vegetarian was trying to eat my bigger pie. Highly recommend pairing this with a fresh salad......