25 Mar 2019

Anna Valentine's kumara curry and tamarillo & quince cheesecake

From Nine To Noon, 11:32 am on 25 March 2019
Anna Valentine.

Anna Valentine. Photo: Supplied

"The quinces and the tamarillos are looking at me from the tree right at the minute," says Anna Valentine from Northland's Veggie Tree Cook School.

She shares with us two plant-based autumn recipes – baked cheesecake with a quince & tamarillo topping and a kumara cauliflower and cashew curry.

Baked cheesecake with a quince & tamarillo topping

Autumn cheesecake with tamarillo and quince

Photo: Anna Valentine

Anna describes the flavour of quince as "musky rose".

"They're just really tasty and beautiful and really under-utilised."

The pureed tamarillo and quince can also be served with cereal or yoghurt.

Anna prefers baked cheesecakes cause they don't contain gelatin.

This one has a base of homemade macadamia shortbread instead of crushed ready-made biscuits

Kumara cauliflower and cashew curry

Kumara, Cashew & Cauliflower Curry with Kashmiri Rice

Photo: Anna Valentine https://www.theveggietree.com

Anna serves this curry with her version of Kashmiri rice made with raisins, coconut and saffron for flavour and texture.

Curry tips:

  • Keep your ingredients fresh

  • Toast your own spices

  • The next day it will taste even better

You can find more of Anna's recipes on her blog and in The Veggie Tree Autumn and Winter Cookbook.