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Solomon Poi Serves 8


1kg kumara, peeled and grated

1kg pumpkin, peeled and grated

6 large silverbeet leaves, stalks removed

½ cup roasted cashew nuts, chopped

½ cup lite coconut cream

½ cup reduced-fat milk

Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Combine all the ingredients and mix thoroughly
  3. Line a baking dish with tin foil, allowing enough to fold over the top
  4. Place the mixture into the baking dish. Fold over the ends of the tin foil to make a parcel
  5. Bake for 1 hour

Serve with lean meat and steamed vegetables

This meal can be found in the Affordable Eats cook book put out by The Heart Foundation in conjunction with the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. You can download a copy here: