Parsnip and Haloumi Rosti with Braised Red Cabbage and Pork

Another classic winter vegetable is parsnip, and with its sweet and nutty flavour it deserves more than simply roasting. Parsnips are a part of the carrot family, and provide us with a wide range of nutrients that include potassium, vitamin C and fibre, therefore a perfect reason to add more variety to your diet. Find all the ingredients for this recipe in store at Raeward fresh!

 

Parsnip and Haloumi Rosti with Braised Red Cabbage and Pork

Serves 4
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (+ extra drizzle for the pork)
  • 1/4 red cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar (+ extra drizzle for the pork)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cups grated parsnips (roughly two medium sized parsnips)
  • 200g packet of haloumi (grated)
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper to season
  • olive oil
  • 400g lean pork steaks

Directions

1. Thinly slice the red onion and apple into long strips. In a thick bottomed pan heat the oil over a medium heat, and add the onion and apple. Cook, stirring, until the onions are soft.
2. Thinly slice the red cabbage and add to the onion and apple mix, along with the vinegar, honey and water, and season. Bring to the boil and reduce to simmer until the cabbage is tender, roughly 20 minutes.
3. Grate the parsnips and place in a bowl along with the grated haloumi and eggs. Season and thoroughly mix together.
4. Heat the oil in a pan. Divide the parsnip mix into eight equal portions. Using your hands squeeze the rostis together and immediately place on the heat. Cook for 10 minutes on a low heat, then turn over and cook for a further ten minutes until both sides are golden.
5. Whilst the rostis are cooking, heat a pan to high, drizzle the pork with the red wine vinegar and olive oil and season, cook on high for 4 minutes on each side.
6. Assemble your plate by adding a generous serve of red cabbage, 2 rosti each, and your pan fried pork.

Honeyed Yam and Buckwheat Salad

Winter is definitely here, which also signals the arrival of different seasonal vegetables.  It is always best to seek variety in our diets, and yams are a good one to snap up whilst we have the chance. They are from the tuber family and add a good crunch and sweetness to any meal. Try this delicious wintery roasted salad when you’re looking for a meat free meal and still want something hearty. Find all the ingredients for this delicious salad at Raeward Fresh!

Honeyed Yam and Buckwheat Salad

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buckwheat
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 Large yams
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cups chopped orange kumara
  • 1 red onion (sliced into 8 pieces length ways)
  • 1 orange
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 handfuls rocket
  • 1 Small bunch fresh chopped mint

Directions

1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees C and put a saucepan full of water on to boil for the eggs.
2. Place the buckwheat and water in a large saucepan, cover and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes until just tender.
3. Once the buckwheat is cooked, zest and juice the orange, then add along with the vinegar and oil to the buckwheat, season, cover, and set aside.
4. Meanwhile, slice the yams diagonally about an inch thick, drizzle with oil and place on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Scrub the kumara, but leave the skin on, then cut into similar sized pieces and place in another lined tray along with the sliced onion. Place both trays in the oven.
5. Bake the yams for 15 mins, then coat with the honey, and return to the oven for a further five minutes. Remove both trays of vegetables once cooked through.
6. Whilst the buckwheat and vegetables are cooking, put the eggs in the pan of boiling water and cook for ten minutes until they are hard boiled. Remove the eggs from the pan, cool them in a bowl of cold water and remove the shells.
7. Once all the elements are ready, assemble by tossing the rocket, chopped mint and vegetables through the buckwheat. Slice the eggs into long quarters and arrange on top.

Banana and Date Muffins

These muffins rely on the natural sweetness of bananas and dates instead of any added sugar.  You will be getting a good amount of fibre from the fruit and the weet-bix, but try and choose fortified Weet-bix for extra iron and vitamin Bs.

Banana, Date and Weet-bix Muffins

Serves 12
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 14 minutes
Total time 24 minutes
Meal type Snack

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • 1/3 cup Pitted dates
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Self-raising flour
  • 3 Weet-bix
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Oil

Directions

1. Cut up the dates and banana finely and tip them into the milk
2. Combine the flour and salt and crumble in the weet-bix
3. Whisk up the egg whilst slowly pouring in the oil
4. Add the egg and the milk mixtures to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined
5. Divide into an oiled muffin tray
6. Bake at 210°C for 14 minutes or until golden and springy