Roast Pumpkin, Spinach + Ricotta Cannelloni with Cauliflower Sauce
Baking / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Lemon / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Pasta / pumpkin / Ricotta / Savoury / Special Diets / Spinach / Vegetarian

Roast Pumpkin, Spinach + Ricotta Cannelloni with Cauliflower Sauce

Pasta based dishes are great when you’re cooking for a hungry crowd. Quick, filling, inexpensive, and the perfect black canvas to build on, lasagne sheets can be rolled, filled, and baked to create stuffed-tubes of pure deliciousness. Since it is winter here in Australia, I gave this traditional Italian dish a seasonal twist and filled … Continue reading

Pear, Mint + Ginger Crumble
Almonds / Baking / Dessert / Fruit / Ginger / Lemon / Pears / Stem Ginger / Vegetarian / Wholemeal Flour

Pear, Mint + Ginger Crumble

The bright and zesty fragrance of fresh mint and lemon adds a new dimension to a classic winter crumble. Beautiful in-season pears are lightly stewed with medjool dates, lemon, and a few pieces of sticky stem ginger to make a naturally sweet and spiced fruit filling. Fresh mint leaves are stirred in at the last … Continue reading

Super Sweet Potato Salad with Sesame Yoghurt Dressing
Avocado / Baking / Chilli / Lemon / Lunch / Savoury / Sweet Potato / Tahini / Yoghurt / Zucchini

Super Sweet Potato Salad with Sesame Yoghurt Dressing

An easy and wonderfully nutritious salad that will keep you full energy all day long, my Super Sweet Potato Salad with Sesame Yoghurt Dressing can be a simple meat free supper or served as part of a grazing style Sunday lunch shared friends. Sweet potato is tossed in olive oil and roasted in a hot … Continue reading

Lamb with Cauliflower, Mint, Kale + Pistachio Salad
Beef / Cauliflower / Chilli / kale / Lamb / Lemon / Mint / Pistachio / Savoury

Lamb with Cauliflower, Mint, Kale + Pistachio Salad

  There are a handful of ingredients that are essential to my kitchen kit. Chilli, flaky sea salt, herbs, and olive oil all play a key role in ‘waking up’ humble ingredients and adding character and flavour to a whole range of dishes – a fresh seasonal salad, a big tray of roasted root veggies, … Continue reading

Sticky Bombay Meatballs with Purple Cabbage Slaw + Poppadoms
Baking / Chicken / Coconut / Honey / Lemon / Lunch / Savoury / Turmeric

Sticky Bombay Meatballs with Purple Cabbage Slaw + Poppadoms

My everyday eating is for the most part fairly frugal. I do like to buy the best ingredients and produce I can afford but rarely use such ingredients in an extravagant manner. Instead, I like to use things like beautiful cheeses, gourmet chutneys and the best quality meat and fish in an economical fashion, used … Continue reading

Pumpkin + Pancetta Brown Rice Risotto with Water Buffalo Yoghurt
Baking / Cheese / Creme Fraiche / Leek / Lemon / Lunch / Parmesan / Prosciutto / pumpkin / Savoury / Yoghurt

Pumpkin + Pancetta Brown Rice Risotto with Water Buffalo Yoghurt

There is nothing more lovely and lulling than gently stirring a big pot of nourishing, oozy risotto, watching the little grains of rice swell up and get gorgeously plump. Another one of my favourite winter things is the combination of sweet roasted pumpkin, smoky pancetta or bacon with parsley and lemon. It is a flavour … Continue reading

Lamb Chops with Chunky Plum Sauce + Crème Fraiche
Baking / Creme Fraiche / Fruit / Honey / Lamb / Lemon / Lunch / Plums / Savoury

Lamb Chops with Chunky Plum Sauce + Crème Fraiche

Lamb chops were a childhood favourite of mine. It was smiles all round when Mum would emerge from the kitchen with her bone-nibbling good mint-glazed lamb chops served with the most golden roast potatoes you have ever seen and a big green salad. God it was good. There’s no point for me to even try … Continue reading

Turmeric-Spiced Eggplant with Israeli Couscous
Baking / Chilli / Cinnamon / Couscous / Eggplant / Hazelnuts / Lemon / Lunch / Savoury / Tahini / Turmeric / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Turmeric-Spiced Eggplant with Israeli Couscous

Autumn sniffs and sore throats seem to be everywhere at the moment. After a long, hot summer, most of us are struggling to make the transition to shorter days and cooler nights. Following the natural health route, I believe that what we choose to put in our mouths affects how we feel. This recipe is … Continue reading

Pear Tart with Goats Cheese + Honeyed Walnuts
Baking / Breakfast / Cheese / Cream / Creme Fraiche / Goat's Cheese / Honey / Lemon / Lunch / Parsnip / Pears / Puff Pastry / Savoury

Pear Tart with Goats Cheese + Honeyed Walnuts

As a big-time supporter of eating what’s in season, this recipe is a celebration of early autumn pears. Beautiful big-bottomed pears are sliced thinly and layered on a bed of velvety parsnip crème and all-butter puff pastry. Baked until golden and puffed, the tarts are finished with a scattering of honey-walnuts and crumbled goats cheese … Continue reading

Chicken, Date + Rosemary Balls on Pear + Parsnip Mash
Baking / Cauliflower / Chicken / Creme Fraiche / Dates / Goat's Cheese / Hazelnuts / Lemon / Lunch / Parsnip / Pears / Rosemary / Savoury

Chicken, Date + Rosemary Balls on Pear + Parsnip Mash

Sweet, herby, and comforting, this is an incredibly heart warming and satisfying dish. Balls of beautiful free-range, organic chicken mince, hazelnuts, dates, garlic, and lots of rosemary, sit on top of a heavier-than-it-looks mash of new seasons pears, parsnip, and cauliflower. Finished simply with a crumbling of my favourite goats cheese and drizzle of extra … Continue reading

Pomegranate + Cider Kangaroo with Cracked Wheat, Haloumi + Greens
Beef / Brussel Sprouts / Celery / Cheese / Chilli / Cracked Wheat / Cumin / Kangaroo / Lamb / Lemon / Lime / Lunch / Mint / Paprika / Pomegranate / Savoury / Tahini / Tofu / Wallaby / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Pomegranate + Cider Kangaroo with Cracked Wheat, Haloumi + Greens

I’ve featured a couple of recipes on the blog that see kangaroo as the star of the show, and why not? Kangaroo is a beautiful meat not only because of its taste and incredible nutritional properties – it is very lean and packed full of healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids – but it is … Continue reading