Cauliflower, Goat’s Cheese + Smashed Pea Frittata
Baking / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Coconut / Eggs / Lemon / Light Meals / Lunch / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Peas / Savoury / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Cauliflower, Goat’s Cheese + Smashed Pea Frittata

A beautiful frittata made from golden-yolked eggs from free-range chooks, cauliflower, peas that have been pounded with lemon and dill, and crumbly goat’s cheese. This is a great alternative to heavy, cheesy omelette recipes, and perfect tomorrow’s lunch – served hot or cold with a big green salad… eggy heaven.   5 eggs ¼ cup … Continue reading

Blood Orange, Chocolate + Salted Pistachio Bread Pudding
Almond Milk / Baking / Blood Orange / Cheap + Cheerful / Chocolate / Creme Fraiche / Dessert / Eggs / Meals + Courses / Milk / Pistachio / Rye / Vegetarian

Blood Orange, Chocolate + Salted Pistachio Bread Pudding

Whatever you do don’t throw out that loaf of days-old bread that’s sitting in your cupboard. This recipe makes a mature, crusty old hunk of bread the star of the show in a dish that is both dinner party worthy and won’t break the bank. Layers of chunky torn bits of sourdough rye are slathered … Continue reading

Cavolo Nero, Mushroom + Ricotta Pie
Baking / Capers / Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Filo Pastry / Lemon / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Mushroom / Ricotta

Cavolo Nero, Mushroom + Ricotta Pie

The thing I love about filo pastry is that its uses are endless. Savoury, sweet, dinner-party worthy or casual afternoon tea, filo is a wonderful ingredient to have on hand. This recipe is my play on the traditional Greek favourite, spanakopita. It combines the earthy flavour of a mish-mash of market mushrooms with chopped cavolo … Continue reading

Cucumber, Mint + Lemon Frozen Yoghurt Sandwiches
Baking / Cheap + Cheerful / Cucumber / Dessert / Lemon / Meals + Courses / Mint / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Wholemeal Flour / Yoghurt

Cucumber, Mint + Lemon Frozen Yoghurt Sandwiches

This tzatziki-inspired warm weather treat has to be one of the prettiest recipes in my repertoire. Chunks of cucumber are frozen then whizzed up in a food processor with natural yoghurt, lemon, and lots of fresh mint. The fresh and zesty frozen yoghurt is sandwiched between two gorgeously chewy brown butter biscuits to create the … Continue reading

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

Dark Chocolate + Peanut Caramel ‘SNICKERS’ Éclairs
Baking / Chocolate / Dessert / Eggs / Peanuts / Sweet / Vegetarian

Dark Chocolate + Peanut Caramel ‘SNICKERS’ Éclairs

Forgive me waistline, but there is something about the sweet and salty combination of chocolate, caramel, and salted peanuts that some days I just can’t deny. If you are a regular reader of my recipes you might find this as a bit of departure from the usual light and healthy fare that features of Finger, … 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

Chocolate Truffle Tart with Frosted Blueberries
Almond Milk / Almonds / Baking / Berries / Blueberries / Cacao / Chocolate / Coconut Milk / Creme Fraiche / Eggs

Chocolate Truffle Tart with Frosted Blueberries

Stripping back a traditional recipe and giving it a new a look, taste, and feel is something I particularly enjoy, not least this simple and elegant tart, which took me a number of weeks and over 10 blocks of premium dark chocolate to get just right. This is not like your typical chocolate truffle tart … 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

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