Hot-Smoked Trout, Goats Cheese + Asparagus Frittata
Asparagus / Baking / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Eggs / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Tomato / Trout

Hot-Smoked Trout, Goats Cheese + Asparagus Frittata

Last week I received a pretty special delivery of freshly packed Huon Tasmanian Salmon and Ocean Trout. Immediately my mind went into overdrive thinking about what I could create with such beautiful products. Before I get into what I decided to make and adhering to full disclosure, I was asked by the team at Huon … Continue reading

Apple + Millet Crumble Cake
Apples / Baking / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Dessert / Meals + Courses / Millet / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Wholegrains

Apple + Millet Crumble Cake

A rustic, apple-packed, buttery millet crumble-topped, rosemary scented afternoon tea cake. Beauty in simplicity.   ___________________________________________ FOR APPLE CAKE 4 cooking apples – we used Bramley, peeled, cored and cut into 8-10 chunks 5 tbsp plain flour, sifted 4 tbsp caster sugar 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp baking powder 2 free range eggs … Continue reading

Tomato + Parmesan Crostata with Cumin + Oregano
Baking / Cheap + Cheerful / Cumin / Light Meals / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Tomato / Vegetarian

Tomato + Parmesan Crostata with Cumin + Oregano

A simple free-form tomato tart – sweet baby tomatoes, cumin seeds, goats cheese and oregano nestled on top of an easy, crumbly no-knead parmesan pastry. Served warm with a dusting of cumin-spiced icing sugar, this crostata is a real treat and the perfect light bite. ___________________________________________ FOR THE PARMESAN PASTRY 200 g plain flour 150 … Continue reading

Rare Beef Salad with Watermelon + Raw Zucchini Noodles
Beef / Cheap + Cheerful / Chilli / Coconut Oil / Cucumber / Dairy-Free / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Mint / Radish / Special Diets / Watermelon

Rare Beef Salad with Watermelon + Raw Zucchini Noodles

I love this style of food. It’s fast, fresh, light, and packs a punch. This salad has it all. It has crunch from the raw cucumber and garden radish, heat from the red chilli, sweetness from the watermelon, and all-important protein from the beef. A great way to stave off an afternoon sugar-craving meltdown. Enjoy! … Continue reading

Pavlova with Rosemary Poached Rhubarb, Mango + Passionfruit
Baking / Cheap + Cheerful / Cream / Dessert / Mango / Meals + Courses / Passionfruit / Rhubarb / Special Diets / Sweet / Vegetarian

Pavlova with Rosemary Poached Rhubarb, Mango + Passionfruit

Pavlova is one of my favourite things, so naturally it is the dessert I opt for when I’m feeling particularly happy or when I’m in need of something to haul me out of the doldrums brought about by a bad day, a creative block or something as silly as burning my coffee in the morning … Continue reading

Cauliflower, Kale + Apple Tabbouleh with Blueberries, Cherries + Seeds
Apples / Blueberries / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Cherries / Coconut Oil / Dairy-Free / kale / Light Meals / Meals + Courses / Sides / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Cauliflower, Kale + Apple Tabbouleh with Blueberries, Cherries + Seeds

This cheeky, fresh new take on Tabbouleh will blow your little super-foodie minds. Completely raw, vegan, and piled high with ingredients that are guaranteed to have you bouncing off the walls and ready for anything the day has planned for you. Cauliflower and apple are grated and tossed together with purple kale, parsley, plump goji … Continue reading

Lemongrass, Coconut + Mango Lassi
Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Coconut Milk / Dessert / Lemongrass / Light Meals / Mango / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Yoghurt

Lemongrass, Coconut + Mango Lassi

As we charge through life working hard, moving house, coupling up, socialising with friends, raising little bubs, weeding the front garden, paying bills, and doing all the other little things that make up our extraordinary-ordinary everyday lives, it’s very easy to discount the importance of the foods we choose to nourish our bodies. I consider … Continue reading

Sea Salt, Pistachio + Turkish Delight Chocolate Snaps
Baking / Cheap + Cheerful / Chocolate / Dessert / Meals + Courses / Pistachio / Special Diets / Sweet / Vegetarian

Sea Salt, Pistachio + Turkish Delight Chocolate Snaps

  This is one of the simplest treats I know how to make. Rich, dark and just-the-right-amount-of-bitterness chocolate is melted above gently simmering water and then spooned into whisper-thin rounds, dotted with sugared-hazelnuts, pistachios, rose turkish delight and sea salt. These little chocolate snaps are the perfect after-dinner sweet to end the night with.   … Continue reading

Honey + Thyme Marinated Halloumi with Pickled Fennel + a Pomegranate, Pistachio Salsa
Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Fennel / Ginger / Honey / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Thyme / Vegetarian

Honey + Thyme Marinated Halloumi with Pickled Fennel + a Pomegranate, Pistachio Salsa

Say cheese! Nothing, and I mean nothing can beat a good-quality cheese. Soft, crumbly, creamy, oozy, smelly, hard, sharp or mild, cheese is at the heart and soul of many food cultures and cuisines around the world. For me, pure joy comes from finding the right pairing of cheese and accompaniments. It could be as … Continue reading

Hapuka Ceviche with Sunshine Citrus Salt + Apple, Beet Crisps
Apples / Avocado / Beetroot / Chilli / Dairy-Free / Light Meals / Lime / Meals + Courses / Savoury / Seafood / Special Diets

Hapuka Ceviche with Sunshine Citrus Salt + Apple, Beet Crisps

This is a crowd-pleasing glamour dish that you should absolutely make as the weather starts to warm up and you start looking for fresh, summer-spirited food to fill your belly with. Apart from being a beautiful tasting dish, it also couldn’t be simpler to throw together. The little cubes of super-fresh fish are tossed in … Continue reading