Mixed Mushroom, Pancetta, Thyme + Spinach with Pappadelle
Cinnamon / Cream / Lemon / Lunch / Mushroom / Parmesan / Pasta / Savoury / Spinach

Mixed Mushroom, Pancetta, Thyme + Spinach with Pappadelle

The earthy combination of smoky pancetta, mixed wild mushrooms with a touch of cream, thyme and fresh egg pasta makes for a beautiful heart and belly-warming dish for a chilly evening. As we begin to store away our summer dresses, shorts, and sandals and pull out autumn knits, socks, and boots, this recipe is a … Continue reading

Smoked Salmon, Corn + Zucchini Open-faced Pitas
Bread / Breakfast / Chilli / Corn / Lemon / Lunch / Salmon / Savoury / Wholemeal Flour / Zucchini

Smoked Salmon, Corn + Zucchini Open-faced Pitas

Embrace the spirit of eating simply and cleanly with these open-faced wholemeal pitas with hot-smoked salmon, sweet BBQ corn, zucchini, and a punchy lemon and chilli oil. Whether you’re off to the beach, lounging in the park, making lunchboxes for the kids, or putting together a home-made lunch for the office, these pitas add up … Continue reading

Cock-a-Leekie Bánh mì
Bread / Chicken / Chilli / Coconut Oil / Ginger / Leek / Lemon / Lemongrass / Lunch / Mayonnaise / Savoury

Cock-a-Leekie Bánh mì

 For those of you who regularly follow the blog you might have picked up on my love for light, fresh, Asian-inspired flavours and styles of cooking. Continuing this theme, in this recipe I combine a classic combination of chicken and leek, made famous by the Scots and their Cock-a-Leekie Soup, and a street food favourite, … Continue reading

Sticky Pumpkin + Quinoa Steamed Buns with Avocado, Pistachio + Celery Leaves
Avocado / Bread / Breakfast / Honey / Lemon / Lunch / Pistachio / pumpkin / Quinoa / Savoury

Sticky Pumpkin + Quinoa Steamed Buns with Avocado, Pistachio + Celery Leaves

I’m lucky enough to work around people who absolutely love creating exciting new things to put into your mouth. From one-bite wonders to substantial meals, it’s hard not to be inspired by the enthusiasm for flavour, produce and style of the Bright Young Things. A current bite loved by all is the BYT take on … Continue reading

Chicken, Roast Pumpkin + Greens with Tri-Coloured Quinoa, Yoghurt Dressing
Almonds / Avocado / Basil / Chicken / Lemon / Lunch / pumpkin / Quinoa / Rocket / Savoury / Spinach / Yoghurt

Chicken, Roast Pumpkin + Greens with Tri-Coloured Quinoa, Yoghurt Dressing

As we creep ever closer to the middle of February many of those promises made to ourselves at one-past midnight on the first of January have somehow fallen victim to the quirks of everyday life. I thought it would be fitting to write a recipe that is full to the brim of flavour and goodness. … Continue reading

Crispy Skinned Blue Eye, Grilled Octopus with Smoked Tomato + Squid Ink Linguine
Creme Fraiche / Lemon / Lunch / Parsnip / Savoury / Seafood

Crispy Skinned Blue Eye, Grilled Octopus with Smoked Tomato + Squid Ink Linguine

2 x 200gm Blue-Eye Trevalla fillets – or another firm fleshed white fish such as Barramundi Olive oil Sea salt 100g dried squid ink linguine 1 octopus tentacle 2 cups good quality organic tomato soup 2 tbsp liquid hickory smoke 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 medium parsnip, chopped into … Continue reading

Balmain Bug Brioche with Coconut Mayo + Green Apple Slaw
Apples / Bread / Breakfast / Coconut / Coconut Milk / Coconut Oil / Eggs / Fennel / Lemon / Lunch / Mayonnaise / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish

Balmain Bug Brioche with Coconut Mayo + Green Apple Slaw

For a slightly more lavish picnic fare try these brioche rolls. Adding a touch of Finger, Fork & Knife to the classic New England Lobster Roll, I’ve used sweet, delicate Balmain Bug meat, and lightened things up a little by making my own mayonnaise – that has a summery coconut kick. Dusted with a little … Continue reading

Scallop + Fennel Fettuccine with Roasted Grapes, Kale + Macadamia Nuts
Cheese / Fennel / Grapes / Hazelnuts / kale / Lemon / Lunch / Pasta / Savoury / Scallop / Seafood

Scallop + Fennel Fettuccine with Roasted Grapes, Kale + Macadamia Nuts

Sometimes a comforting bowl of pasta is all you need to make you smile. While I don’t eat a lot of pasta myself, there are times when I enjoy using pasta as a sort of blank canvas that allows me to get creative with new flavours and textures. That’s what I did today and it … Continue reading

Cold Smoked Ocean Trout + Peas with Minty Crème Fraiche
Breakfast / Chilli / Creme Fraiche / Lemon / Lunch / Mint / Peas / Pinenuts / Rocket / Salmon / Savoury / Seafood / Seaweed / Trout

Cold Smoked Ocean Trout + Peas with Minty Crème Fraiche

When it’s warm outside it’s natural to crave lighter, fresher tasting foods. On days when the mercury has risen beyond my comfort level, cold-smoked fish is my go-to for a fast, healthy lunch or light dinner that is both nourishing and satisfying. Trout, like salmon, mackerel, sardines, dark green veggies, walnuts and linseed, is chock-full … Continue reading

Grilled Nectarine + Haloumi Soft Shell Tacos with Mint + Dukkah
Avocado / Breakfast / Cardomom / Cheese / Chilli / Coconut Oil / Coriander / Cucumber / Cumin / Ginger / Hazelnuts / Honey / Lemon / Lunch / Mint / Peach / Savoury

Grilled Nectarine + Haloumi Soft Shell Tacos with Mint + Dukkah

After spending some time over the festive period with friends and family in Beijing, where temperatures dropped to -16C some days, I am truly enjoying the warmer summer days back home in Australia. For me, Summer is a season that allows us all the chance to take a step back, relax, cut the nasties from … Continue reading

Yoghurt with Toasted Buckwheat, Mint, Berry + Pomegranate Salad
Almonds / Berries / Blueberries / Breakfast / Buckwheat / Coconut / Fruit / Honey / Lemon / Mint / Pistachio / Sweet / Walnuts / Yoghurt

Yoghurt with Toasted Buckwheat, Mint, Berry + Pomegranate Salad

As somebody who needs breakfast in order to have any chance of functioning properly throughout the day, I always make sure I give myself time to sit down and enjoy whatever it is I’m eating. What exactly I eat for breakfast all depends on how I feel, the weather, and what fruit and vegetables are … Continue reading

Chicken Roulade with Spicy Chorizo Stuffing and Chickpea Smash
Baking / Chicken / Chickpeas / Chilli / Chorizo / Legumes / Lemon / Lunch / Paprika / Pork / Prosciutto / Savoury / Sun-dried Tomatoes

Chicken Roulade with Spicy Chorizo Stuffing and Chickpea Smash

Rejoice. As soon as December hits I seem to crave meats stuffed with all kinds of goodies, from different varieties of nuts, dried fruits and grains such as barley, to other kinds of meat and spices. I blame tradition for these cravings, and its formidable ability to make me feel that if I don’t follow … Continue reading