Brown rice salad with sunflower seeds and a honey soy dressing

 Ingredients

3 cups cooked brown rice
4 spring onions, finely chopped
1 red pepper, finely diced
1 green pepper, finely diced
1 yellow pepper, finely diced
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup sunflower seeds toasted in a little oil

dressing:

1/3 cup  oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 heaped tablespoons honey
¼ cup lemon juice
1 small clove garlic, crushed

Method

Mix all salad ingredients in a bowl.
Whisk dressing ingredients and pour over salad.
Garnish with toasted sunflower seeds

Curried Eggs

 Ingredients

15 eggs, hardboiled
2 teaspoons chutney
¼ cup mayonnaise
3/4 teaspoon curry powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Sweet paprika and chopped parsley to garnish

Method

Peel eggs and cut in half lengthways.
Remove yolks and mash with mayonnaise, chutney and curry powder.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Use a piping bag and pipe mixture back into eggs.
Sprinkle with paprika and garnish with parsley.

Tuna & Corn Latkes

Ingredients

185g can tuna, drained and flaked
310g can corn kernels, drained
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup flour
salt to taste
2 cups grated potato
1 cup grated sweet potato
oil

Method
Place all ingredients, except oil, in a large bowl.  Mix until well combined.
Heat oil in large non-stick pan.  Place spoonfuls of mixture into oil and flatten slightly with back of spoon.
Cook each side for 3 minutes, or until golden.
Drain on paper towel and serve.

makes 12

Oatbran, Coconut & Choc chip muffins

Ingredients

3/4 cup bran
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2cup coconut
1 1/4 cups plain flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 medium sized ripe bananas
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 cup chocolate chips
shredded coconut to garnish
canola oil spray

Method

Preheat oven to 180°.
Combine bran, oats, coconut, flour, sugar and bicarbonate soda in a large bowl.
In another mixing bowl, mash bananas really well. Add oil, egg and milk.  Mix well.
Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and fold with a metal fork until just combined.  Add chocolate chips and mix.
Spray a muffin tin with oil and fill with mixture.  Sprinkle with shredded coconut.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Cool slightly in muffin tin and then transfer muffins to a wire rack.

Green Rice

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
100g butter
1 portion of greens, washed, dried and finely chopped (approx 8 large leaves)
4 spring onions, finely chopped
Handful green beans chopped into small pieces
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups long grain rice
3 cups chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped parsley to garnish

Method

Heat oil and butter in a heavy based pot. Add garlic, spring onion and greens.
Cook for 3 minutes. Add rice and keep stirring for 2 minutes until rice is coated.
Add stock and bring to the boil. Turn heat down to low. Cover pot with a lid and cook for 20 minutes.
Once all liquid has evaporated stir in a knob of butter and leave lid on for 5 minutes before serving. Season with salt and pepper.
Garnish with chopped parsley.