Nici Wickes' simple spaghetti

This spaghetti recipe highlights the beauty of simplicity. Pasta needs little more than garlic, lemon and oil to make it into an exquisite meal – just throw plenty of flavour at it and make sure it’s cooked al dente!

New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Aug 12, 2019

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  • Chicken schnitzel with lemon parsley butter

    Compromise on cost, not on flavour with this budget-friendly but oh-so-tasty chicken schnitzel recipe. Pair with our zingy lemon parsley butter and crunchy cabbage slaw for a well-balanced dinner idea.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Aug 12, 2019

  • Red Thai duck curry

    I used to order this curry at a Thai restaurant all the time until I decided to make my own version. It’s the perfect dish for a winter dinner, with the curry paste infusing the duck breast with fiery flavour.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Aug 06, 2019

  • Gluten-free orange drizzle cake

    This gluten-free orange drizzle cake is about as light and fluffy as they come! Enjoy a slice for an indulgent afternoon tea or a sweet-but-not-too-sweet dessert, served generously with that glorious orange syrup.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Aug 06, 2019

  • Slow-braised beef shin

    These short, chilly days are perfect for settling this slow-braised beef shin in the oven in the afternoon so that the aromas waft through the house for the rest of the day, tantalising our taste buds until dinnertime.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 29, 2019

  • Lamb and split peas

    This dish is wonderfully flavourful – and economical as it uses shoulder lamb chops. The lamb and split peas are cooked slowly over two hours, resulting in a beautifully tender and wholesome meal.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 29, 2019

  • Berry crumble for one

    Nici Wickes always has frozen berries on hand so she can whip up a crumble at the drop of a hat - not a bad rule to live by, in our opinion! A crumble is very easily scaled down for one, like in this sweet and simple recipe.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 22, 2019

  • Mug mud cake pudding

    Who doesn’t love a winter pudding to warm up with on a cold night? Cooking for one doesn’t need to be hard either - this mug mud cake pudding is scaled down to suit you, fitting perfectly into one large or two smaller mugs.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 22, 2019

  • Brittany shortbread

    These little biscuits are the French version of shortbread, mainly from the Brittany area, and they are rich, buttery and too delicious! Keep a batch on hand for an irresistible treat when the temptation comes.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 15, 2019

  • Easy chicken fricassee

    This French dish is rustic and simple. The slow-braising technique does all the work for you and results in succulent, flavoursome chicken that goes beautifully with fresh bread and a green salad.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 14, 2019

  • Ham, mushroom and spinach crêpe

    Buckwheat crêpes in France are commonly filled with ham and cheese or mushroom and spinach. Here, Nici crammed it all into one irresistible crêpe, perfect for a nourishing breakfast or brunch!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 14, 2019

  • Mum's sausage and beans

    This is an economical and tasty dish that Mum says originates from Réunion, an island in the Indian Ocean governed by France but widely influenced by Creole and West Indian cuisine. It’s delicious and the mincing of onions is a great idea!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 08, 2019

  • Detox rice and dhal

    In Ayurvedic medicine, this recipe is known as kitchari and is a balancing dish that helps to rest and detoxify your cells. Filled with vegetables and delicious spices, it's a dish that will nourish you from the inside out.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 08, 2019

  • Lamb chop with spinach bean purée

    We truly love how simple winter recipes can get and this one is the perfect case in point – a juicy steak atop a hearty bean and spinach purée. Just divine! It's such an ideal meal to whip up when cooking alone.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 07, 2019