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Potato and Jackfruit Rendang Curry

Gluten-free Vegan Potato and Jackfruit Rendang by The Mindful Peanut - Zest Byron BayServes: 4-6


Potatoes, diced
400g pulled jackfruit
175g Zest Rendang Blend*
Coconut milk
Onion, chopped
Garlic, minced
Ginger, grated
Red chilli, sliced
Lemongrass, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste


In a pot, sauté onion, garlic, ginger, chilli, and lemongrass until fragrant. Add potatoes and jackfruit, then sprinkle with Rendang Blend. Pour in coconut milk and simmer until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

*All our products are vegan

Created by : Sara Stremikis Bennett
The Mindful Peanut
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Yellow Curry of Shark

Yellow curry of shark - Chef Sam Gowing - Zest Byron BayServes: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


1 tablespoon Brookfarm macadamia oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled, finely chopped
1 x 2cm piece ginger, peeled, grated
1 stalk lemongrass, trimmed, bruised
6 curry leaves
400 grams shark or other firm white flesh fish
175g Zest Yellow Curry
200 ml / ½ can coconut milk or cream (save other half for the rice)
1 x 1 cm piece turmeric, peeled, grated

To Serve

Native greens – Beach Banana (aka Pig Face aka Karkalla)


  1. In a large heavy based saucepan, heat oil.
  2. Add cloves garlic and ginger, sauté until lightly browned.
  3. Add lemongrass, heat a little to release essential oil and become more fragrant.
  4. Add fish, sear lightly on each side.
  5. Add Zest Yellow Curry and coconut milk or cream. Add turmeric.
  6. Add curry leaves, reduce heat and simmer gently for about 20 minutes on a low heat. Set aside and keep warm.
  7. Serve with coconut rice, watercress and native greens.
Created by: Sam Gowing
Gowings Food Health Wealth
Byron Bay Cooking School
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Moroccan-Tinged Root Veg Tart with Chevre Recipe

Moroccan-Tinged Root Veg Tart w Chevre - Zest Byron BayServes 4-6


Gluten-free shortcrust pastry
1 sml bunch heirloom carrots
5 baby beetroot
110ml Zest Moroccan Spice paste
100-150g Chevre (fresh Goats Cheese)


Cut the carrots lengthways in half and the beetroots into quarters.

Mix with Zest Moroccan Spice Paste and let sit for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile roll the pastry into a rectangle approximately 30cm by 25cm.

Spread the vegetable mix across the pastry leaving a 2cm border. Fold that border over the form sides to the tart and bake in the oven at 180°C for 30 minutes or until the pastry is browned and the vegetables are cooked.

Crumble the chevre over the tart and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

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Vegan Butter “Chicken”

Vegan Butter Chicken recipe from The Mindful Peanut - Zest Byron BayServes: 3-4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins


1 small head cauliflower, florets
2 large carrots, sliced
1 medium potato, cubed
½ yellow onion, chopped
2 tbsp garlic-infused oil
175g Zest Butter Chicken*
1 can light coconut milk


Chop cauliflower and marinate in 4 tbsp Zest Butter Chicken seasoning while you chop the rest of the veggies.

Preheat fry pan on medium, add garlic-infused olive oil chopped onion and sauté until just translucent.

Add chopped carrots, potato, and cauliflower including marinade to pan. Cover and sauté for 3-5 minutes.

Add remainder of Zest Butter Chicken seasoning with 1 can of coconut milk. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes.

Serve with rice, cilantro and naan.

*All our products are vegan

Created by : Sara Stremikis Bennett
The Mindful Peanut