Green Chicken + Lemongrass Curry with Black Quinoa + Broccolini
Broccolini / Cheap + Cheerful / Chicken / Chilli / Coconut / Coconut Water / Coriander / Dairy-Free / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Quinoa / Special Diets

Green Chicken + Lemongrass Curry with Black Quinoa + Broccolini

  A breezy summer-is-on-it’s-way spirited green curry that features fresh coconut water, lemongrass, coriander root, and green chillies. The punchy green paste is whizzed up in no time at all in a food processor and serves as a beautiful light, spicy and slightly sweet broth in which the chicken gently poaches. Served up on a … Continue reading

Smashed Edamame + Baby Beet Orecchiette
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Smashed Edamame + Baby Beet Orecchiette

As the weather starts to warm up I turn to simple, clean flavours to power me through the day. The fabulous thing about this recipe is that it is as delicious served cold as it is served right away. This means it makes for the perfect packed lunch. Beets and edamame (soy) beans are packed … Continue reading

Steamed Nori Chicken with Tamari + Ginger Mushrooms
Broccolini / Cheap + Cheerful / Chicken / Chilli / Coriander / Dairy-Free / Ginger / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Mushroom / Savoury / Special Diets / Spring Onions

Steamed Nori Chicken with Tamari + Ginger Mushrooms

A great way to add a bit of interest and style to steamed chicken. Free-range chicken breasts are stuffed with stir-fried mushrooms with ginger, a mixture of tamari, oyster sauce, mirin, sesame oil, and a kiss of chilli. Everything is rolled up in sheets of nori and steamed in a bamboo basket. This method allows … Continue reading

Kingfish, Lime + Chilli Ceviche with Sweet Potato Chips
Cheap + Cheerful / Chilli / Coriander / Cucumber / Light Meals / Lime / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Red Onion / Savoury / Seafood

Kingfish, Lime + Chilli Ceviche with Sweet Potato Chips

A big, bright, spanking fresh fish dish that brings all your senses to life. Raw kingfish is tossed in lime juice, chilli, and coriander and gently ‘cooked’ by the acid in the marinade. It’s fast, a treat for the eyes, and a party for the taste buds. It’s the perfect dish to add a touch … Continue reading

Walnut-Crusted Barramundi with Noodles
Baking / Chilli / Coriander / Dairy-Free / Honey / Lemon / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Savoury / Seafood / Seaweed / Soy Sauce / Special Diets / Uncategorized / Walnuts

Walnut-Crusted Barramundi with Noodles

A dish inspired by the Fridays of my childhood. We lived in a little street at the top of very steep hill in Sydney’s northern suburbs. At the bottom of the street was the local fish and chip shop that cooked up the crispiest, freshest fish and the most perfectly fried golden chips. On Fridays … 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

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

Scallops with Yoghurt and Chorizo Crumbs
Chorizo / Coriander / Fennel / Lemon / Lime / Lunch / Savoury / Scallop / Seafood / Shellfish / Soy Sauce / Spring Onions / Tamari / Yoghurt

Scallops with Yoghurt and Chorizo Crumbs

Scallops are beautiful little things, don’t you think? So summery, light and go so well with so many different flavours, ingredients and styles of cooking. The pub classic ‘surf and turf’ style meals always seem to have a revival in the warmer days of summer, which is wonderful! Who doesn’t love sitting down to a … Continue reading

Lime + Coriander Sticky Beef Hash with Sunny Side Egg
Beef / Breakfast / Chilli / Coriander / Eggs / Lime / Lunch / Mirin / Savoury / Soy Sauce / Spring Onions / Tamari / Tomato

Lime + Coriander Sticky Beef Hash with Sunny Side Egg

A lime and chilli spiked Asian style beef hash recipe that delivers layer after layer of flavour. Thin strips of fillet steak are wok-tossed in a marinade of soy, mirin, tomato chutney, chilli, and coriander. Crunchy green broccolini and spring onions add colour and texture, and a perfectly sunny-side-up egg nestled on top finishes things … Continue reading

Green Eggs
Baking / Breakfast / Coriander / Edamame / Eggs / Goat's Cheese / Kaffir Lime / Lime / Lunch / Panko Breadcrumbs / Peas / Savoury / Spelt Flour / Wholemeal Flour

Green Eggs

I think eggs are great. They are nutrient-packed little health bombs that satisfy and delight whatever hour of the day. They can also be eaten very simply or tarted up in a number of different ways. This recipe is a cheeky vegetarian riff on the British classic, the Scotch Egg. Traditionally, the egg is hard-boiled, … 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

Curry-Spiced + Coconut Lentil Hot Pot with Smashed Honey Potatoes
Baking / Cardomom / Chilli / Cinnamon / Coconut / Coconut Milk / Coconut Oil / Coriander / Ginger / Honey / Lemon / Lentils / Lunch / Savoury / Sweet Potato / Tomato

Curry-Spiced + Coconut Lentil Hot Pot with Smashed Honey Potatoes

A hearty yet healthy lentil recipe that is filling, delicious, and has the added bonus of delivering plenty of goodness to my body. My Curry-Spiced + Coconut Lentil Hot Pot is my take on a classic – Shepherd’s Pie. Puy lentils are gently simmered in a curry-spiced and ginger-kissed coconut broth, and are given layers … Continue reading