Honey + Thyme Marinated Halloumi with Pickled Fennel + a Pomegranate, Pistachio Salsa
Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Fennel / Ginger / Honey / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Thyme / Vegetarian

Honey + Thyme Marinated Halloumi with Pickled Fennel + a Pomegranate, Pistachio Salsa

Say cheese! Nothing, and I mean nothing can beat a good-quality cheese. Soft, crumbly, creamy, oozy, smelly, hard, sharp or mild, cheese is at the heart and soul of many food cultures and cuisines around the world. For me, pure joy comes from finding the right pairing of cheese and accompaniments. It could be as … Continue reading

Pea, Edamame + Green Tomato Freekeh with Smoked Salmon + Poached Egg
Beans / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Edamame / Eggs / Freekah / Lemon / Light Meals / Meals + Courses / Peas / Savoury / Wholegrains

Pea, Edamame + Green Tomato Freekeh with Smoked Salmon + Poached Egg

Gone are the days of boring breakfasts and lacklustre lunches. There is no reason to reach for the white bread and peanut butter come midday when, with a little thought and preparation, you can have a healthy, nourishing meal that makes you feel good inside and out. I know a lot of you are busy … Continue reading

Grilled Corn with Truffle Oil, Chilli + Parmesan
Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Chilli / Coriander / Corn / Light Meals / Lime / Meals + Courses / Parmesan / Savoury / Sides / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Grilled Corn with Truffle Oil, Chilli + Parmesan

Super fresh corncobs still wrapped in their husks, lightly charred on a hot barbecue and taken to the next level with a coating of rich and gloriously decadent truffle oil, herbs, chilli, and Parmesan. It’s full on…but in the best way. Serve warm from the barbecue with a big squeeze of lime and prepare to … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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