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Spinach Dip
I chose this recipe as a second one to make for one of my team mates in our monthly recipes swaps. This is a super easy dip to make and it has a wonderful end result. I made this on the weekend for a BBQ were I was having 30 people over. It got rave reviews and lots of requests for the recipe. I made it the night before to allow all the flavours to come through and served it with bread, chips and lots of veggies to dip in it. I am the first one to review this and the only change I made was not to add water chestnuts as I did not have any and am not a big fan. To view the original recipe please click here.


10 Ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 1/2 Cups sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 7/8 Ounces Knorr vegetable soup mix
Water chestnut, canned, drained and chopped
3 Green onions, chopped
1 Loaf bread, round


1. Squeeze spinach until dry.

2. In medium bowl stir in spinach, sour cream, mayo, soup mix, chestnuts and onion.

3. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

4. Hollow out bread and put dip in center.

Serve with bread, chips and veggies to dip.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini with Ricotta and Herb Sauce
This is a very quick pasta dish to make that tastes great and makes for a great mid week meal. My son and hubby love this dish, as do I because I can have it on the table in about 20-30 Minutes, which for me is great, when you get in late and do not want to fuss in the kitchen all night.


500g Fresh tortellini (I used spinach and ricotta)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Small onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
50ml White wine
100ml Cream
150g Ricotta
1/2 Cup Gruyere
2 Tablespoons chopped chives
1 Tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
Pepper to taste


1. Boil some salted water add tortellini, cook until just soft (al dente), drain.

2. Heat oil in a pan, add onion and garlic, cook until onion softens, add wine, cook until almost evaporated, add cream, ricotta and gruyere, stir until cheese melts.

3. Stir in herbs and season with pepper, return pasta to pan, toss to coat in sauce and heat through. If sauce is a little thick just add a littl water or extra cream.

Serve immediately sprinkle with extra chives and grated Parmesan if desired.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.