What's For Dinner: Winter Steak, Soul Food, and Casserole

This week on What’s For Dinner? we’ve put a winter twist on a Tuscan classic, served up some soul food, and looked at the immunity boosting value of beef and lamb.

A Twist On A Tuscan Classic

We've had another cold week and that means we've leaned into some of the heartier recipes on our website, such as our recipe of the week, this amazing Steak and Winter Pumpkin Panzanella. The recipe looks to give the classic Italian Panzanella, or bread salad, a winter makeover by swapping out tomato for roast pumpkins. It's packed full of flavour and makes a great dinner or lunch. If you're looking to pack some extra flavour into the recipe we'd recommend adding 1/4 a cup of pitted olives, 1 tablespoon drained capers and 2-3 chopped anchovy fillets.

Soul Food Month

Soul food was born from the concept of creativity; doing the best that you can with what you have, and June is Soul Food Month! Therefore, this month we are embracing the rich, flavoursome and comforting American culinary heritage by using our New Zealand beef and lamb to make and recreate some of our favourite Soul Food dishes. From hearty stews to southern spiced kebabs these recipes are sure to satisfy the soul. Check out the recipes here

Food or supplements: how would you like to get your immunity boost?

Kiwis are spending $1 billion dollars a year on supplements... yikes. We reckon it’s a lot tastier and cheaper eating our immunity boosting dishes packed full of Zinc, Iron, and antioxidant vitamins such as A, C and E, along with B6 & B12. You can learn more here


Recipes like this Italian Beef Casserole are a perfect immunity booster thanks to its high levels of Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, & Zinc. Capsicums are high in vitamin C and included in a casserole such as this, helps to boost iron absorption from beef or lamb.

Advice for aspiring chefs

Ever dreamed of becoming a chef? Maybe you're starting out as a kitchen hand, studying at a culinary school and dreaming of owning our own restaurant, or whipping something up at home after feeling inspired after the latest episode of Chef's Table. Hear what our ambassador chefs have to say about making it in the industry.


The Quality Mark

How do you know if the meat that you're putting in your shopping trolley is good quality? If you want to buy beef and lamb with a guaranteed level of quality and welfare standards look for the Quality Mark. Learn more here