Tomato Soup with Roast Kipfler Potatoes + Kale Pesto
Almond Milk / Almonds / Baking / Basil / Cheese / Coconut Milk / kale / Lunch / Milk / Parmesan / Pinenuts / Potato / Savoury / Tomato

Tomato Soup with Roast Kipfler Potatoes + Kale Pesto

An honest, simple tomato soup recipe with nothing to hide. Pantry cupboard favourites, tinned tomatoes, garlic, and balsamic vinegar are rounded out with a splash of milk and fresh basil. Roasted kipfler potatoes and a beautiful nutrient-packed kale and mixed nut and seed pesto take this simple tomato soup to the next level. This is … Continue reading

Gnocchi with Beef and Basil Sausage, Radicchio + Ricotta
Basil / Beef / Cheese / Pasta / Radicchio / Savoury / Uncategorized

Gnocchi with Beef and Basil Sausage, Radicchio + Ricotta

Simple and laid back this recipe imbues a wintery evening with warmth and happiness. Little pillows of potato gnocchi are tossed in a pan with olive oil, basil, radicchio, lemon, and itty-bitty beef and basil meatballs. Finished with lemon zest and beautiful fresh ricotta and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. This dish is … 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

Seared Orange Pepper Kangaroo Fillet with Spring Couscous
Basil / Beef / Beetroot / Cauliflower / Cumin / Kangaroo / Lemon / Lunch / Mint / Orange / Red Onion / Rose Water / Savoury / Tomato

Seared Orange Pepper Kangaroo Fillet with Spring Couscous

Kangaroo is a great source of protein and a good low-fat red meat to include as part of a healthy diet. It’s also a very affordable option when pennies are tight. Rubbed with a bright blend of orange zest, cumin, olive oil, salt and pepper and seared ever-so-quickly in a hot pan, the fillets caramalise … Continue reading

Crispy Whitebait with Young Coconut Salad
Baking / Basil / Breakfast / Chilli / Coconut / Coconut Water / Coriander / Fish Sauce / Lime / Lunch / Mint / Palm Sugar / Savoury / Seafood

Crispy Whitebait with Young Coconut Salad

Here we are again…For us here in the ‘bottom half’ of the world it is almost time to dust off the flip-flops and sun loungers, squeeze our winter-padded selves back into itsy-bitsy bikinis and embrace the smell of sunscreen and after-sun. It is also time to return to a style of cooking and eating that … Continue reading

Caprese Potstickers with Basil + Balsamic
Baking / Basil / Breakfast / Cheese / Lunch / Mozzarella / Pasta / Rice Paper / Savoury / Tomato

Caprese Potstickers with Basil + Balsamic

In a quirky blend of Asian and Italian cuisines, my Caprese Potstickers with Basil and Balsamic are ideal as the nights begin to draw out and we start looking for things to nibble on as wine is sipped under the lazy sun. These bite-sized parcels are wonderfully simple. A classic combination of mozzarella, tomatoes and … Continue reading

Blood Orange + Chocolate Tart
Arrowroot / Baking / Basil / Blood Orange / Breakfast / Buckwheat Flour / Cacao / Chocolate / Eggs / Lemon / Lunch / Maple Syrup / Milk / Orange / Sweet / Wholemeal Flour / Yoghurt

Blood Orange + Chocolate Tart

My Blood Orange and Chocolate Tart is an ode to all things fresh, lovely and carefree. Seeing a pyramid of deep red, shiny-skinned blood oranges at the market the other day I couldn’t help but swoon. The smell, the texture, the colour – it was pure sensory overload and I had to, I just had … Continue reading

Beach Bum Sliders – Prawn + Coconut Patties with Caramalised Pineapple + Minty Avocado Mayo
Avocado / Baking / Basil / Bread / Coconut / Coconut Milk / Coriander / Eggs / Ginger / Honey / Lemon / Lime / Lunch / Mint / Panko Breadcrumbs / Pineapple / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish / Spring Onions / Yoghurt

Beach Bum Sliders – Prawn + Coconut Patties with Caramalised Pineapple + Minty Avocado Mayo

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must lie back, tip the brim of their hat over their eyes, take a sip of something fruity, a bite of something light and delicious, and do nothing else but soak up the sun. The unfortunate reality is this kind of do-nothing situation is something of … Continue reading

Tri-coloured Quinoa, Spinach, Ricotta + Butternut Pumpkin
Baking / Basil / Bread / Cheese / Eggs / Leek / Lemon / Lunch / Parmesan / pumpkin / Quinoa / Ricotta / Savoury / Spinach / Wholegrains

Tri-coloured Quinoa, Spinach, Ricotta + Butternut Pumpkin

Because I can’t seem to get enough of pumpkin and ricotta lately – a light early spring lunch made from quinoa, plump, roasted butternut pumpkin, tender leeks, spinach, plenty of crumbled goats cheese, fresh herbs and ricotta, and topped with crunchy wholegrain breadcrumbs. Baked until the cheese is bubbly and the top is golden and … Continue reading

Giant Rigatoni, Heirloom Carrot + White Cabbage Bake
Baking / Basil / Carrot / Lemon / Lunch / Pasta / Red Onion / Savoury / Spinach / Yoghurt

Giant Rigatoni, Heirloom Carrot + White Cabbage Bake

Baked pasta dishes almost always follow the same script. They usually feature pasta, some sort of filling, and more cheese than any one person should consume in one sitting. I know, I know…the cheese is what makes you want to dive right back in for seconds, but really, who wants to eat something so heavy … Continue reading

Baby Pea, Edamame, Basil + Feta Tarts
Baking / Basil / Cheese / Cucumber / Goat's Cheese / Lunch / Peas / Puff Pastry / Savoury

Baby Pea, Edamame, Basil + Feta Tarts

If you’re searching for something to munch on that is bright, light, invigorating, fresh and cheesy, these lovely Baby Pea, Edamame, Basil + Feta Tarts are just the thing. Shockingly green and sweet baby peas, edamame beans, basil and little white nuggets of salty feta are delicious piled on top of crisp puff pastry. A … Continue reading

Honey Roasted Chickpea and Pearl Couscous Patties
Avocado / Baking / Basil / Chickpeas / Chilli / Couscous / Cucumber / Eggs / Lemon / Lunch / Pomegranate / Red Onion / Savoury / Spinach / Wholegrains

Honey Roasted Chickpea and Pearl Couscous Patties

A Middle-Eastern inspired riff on veggie burgers: beautiful, garlicky honey roasted chickpeas, fresh basil, chilli, cumin, and little tender orbs of lemon-spiked couscous come together to form the perfect DIY veggie burger. Tasty, quick and wholesome, it’s a great way to use up left over couscous and those cans of chickpeas sitting in the pantry. … Continue reading