Crispy Duck Sandwich with Lemon Daikon Rémoulade + Beetroot Relish
Beetroot / Bread / Daikon / Dairy-Free / Duck / Eggs / Lemon / Lunch / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Savoury / Special Diets / Wholemeal Flour

Crispy Duck Sandwich with Lemon Daikon Rémoulade + Beetroot Relish

This finger-licking good recipe is sponsored by The Good Guys as part of Voices of 2013 and made possible by the Breville All-In-One Stick Mixer There has been much debate recently about what makes the perfect burger. Is it the density or chewiness of the bun or bread, is it the choice of condiment or … Continue reading

Beer-braised Bunny + Pesto Pizza
Almonds / Baking / Beer / Bread / Breakfast / Cottage Cheese / Creme Fraiche / Eggs / Lunch / Rabbit / Radish / Ricotta / Savoury / Spinach

Beer-braised Bunny + Pesto Pizza

I don’t usually cook with rabbit and I’m not quite sure why. It’s cheap, sustainable, lean, and very nutritious – not to mention delicious when cooked with care. My Beer-braised Bunny + Pesto Pizza is a great way to introduce more rabbit into you weekly dinner menu. One bunny will yield more than enough meat … 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

Roasted Eggplant, Chilli + Purple Carrot Pizza with Sweet Tahini + Pickled Zucchini
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Carrot / Chili / Chilli / Eggplant / Lunch / Savoury / Tahini / Walnuts / Yoghurt / Zucchini

Roasted Eggplant, Chilli + Purple Carrot Pizza with Sweet Tahini + Pickled Zucchini

This particular recipe came together in a moment of inspiration at the local grocer in Balnarring, Victoria. Faced with an abundance of fresh, seasonal vegetables and ingredients, I couldn’t help but pick up a few Japanese eggplants and purple carrots, along with some beautiful organic tahini. What came next was a whimsical summer-style flatbread pizza … Continue reading

The Seagull Burger – Fish, Citrus, Hot Coconut Mayo + Rocket with Brioche
Avocado / Blood Orange / Bread / Chilli / Coconut / Coconut Oil / Fruit / Lime / Lunch / Mayonnaise / Mint / Orange / Red Onion / Savoury / Seafood

The Seagull Burger – Fish, Citrus, Hot Coconut Mayo + Rocket with Brioche

Inspired by one of my favourite summertime tipples, the minty, lime-spiked Mojito, The Seagull has everything you could ever want in a burger. Fillets of Rockling mingle with lime juice and mint in a simple but punchy marinade before being gently pan-fried. Along with the Mojito-happy fish, the soft buttery brioche bun is layered with … 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

Salmon Sliders with Pickled Fennel, Pomelo + Wasabi
Bread / Breakfast / Fennel / Goat's Cheese / Lime / Lunch / Salmon / Savoury / Seafood

Salmon Sliders with Pickled Fennel, Pomelo + Wasabi

The prettiest three bites you will take this summer. Little pieces of salmon are quickly flashed in the pan, topped with my go-to quick pickled fennel, and sit on a bed of wasabi-spiked goat’s cheese. Given a pop of added colour and tartness from pink pomelo and sandwiched between buttery brioche buns, these mini morsels … Continue reading

Sweet Potato + Goat’s Curd Tart with Sticky Sweet Onions
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Cheese / Eggs / Goat's Cheese / Honey / Lunch / Potato / Puff Pastry / Savoury / Sweet Potato / Thyme

Sweet Potato + Goat’s Curd Tart with Sticky Sweet Onions

This flaky tart is the perfect picnic fare. Served best at room temperature, straight from the basket, on a picnic rug, in the sunshine, with your nearest and dearest. 1 x sheet good quality all-butter puff pastry 3 x medium potatoes 1 x large sweet potato ½ cup goat’s curd, coarsely crumbled 4 x thyme … Continue reading

Grilled Avocado + Sprouted Micro Salad
Avocado / Bread / Breakfast / Cheese / Chilli / Goat's Cheese / Legumes / Lemon / Lunch / Savoury / Wholegrains

Grilled Avocado + Sprouted Micro Salad

A favourite 5 minute summer-spirited lunch. Grill an avocado, add a pile of sprouted mung beans, colourful baby herbs, parsley, and pink peppercorns, and finish things off with a burst of lemon juice and some dried chilli flakes. I like to keep things simple and eat this scooped straight from the skin, but if you’re … Continue reading