Rare Beef Salad with Watermelon + Raw Zucchini Noodles
Beef / Cheap + Cheerful / Chilli / Coconut Oil / Cucumber / Dairy-Free / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Mint / Radish / Special Diets / Watermelon

Rare Beef Salad with Watermelon + Raw Zucchini Noodles

I love this style of food. It’s fast, fresh, light, and packs a punch. This salad has it all. It has crunch from the raw cucumber and garden radish, heat from the red chilli, sweetness from the watermelon, and all-important protein from the beef. A great way to stave off an afternoon sugar-craving meltdown. Enjoy! … 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

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

Pimms Tartlets
Baking / Berries / Creme Fraiche / Cucumber / Eggs / Ginger / Mint / Puff Pastry / Stem Ginger / Sweet

Pimms Tartlets

A playful tartlet recipe inspired by the ongoing summer heat and chilled jugs of Pimms on the grass. Using Myrtleford Butter Factory’s divine crème fraiche as the base, sticky sweet stem ginger syrup and orange zest are added to give the filling a Pimms kick. Encased by a mint-sugar puff pastry and topped with thin ribbons … 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

Spiced Calamari, Kale + Purple Potato Chip Bagel with Jicama Salsa + Chipotle Mayo
Avocado / Baking / Bread / Chilli / Coriander / Cucumber / Cumin / Jicama / kale / Lime / Lunch / Mayonnaise / Paprika / Pepitas / Potato / Savoury / Seafood / Sesame Seeds / Shellfish / Spinach / Sweet Potato

Spiced Calamari, Kale + Purple Potato Chip Bagel with Jicama Salsa + Chipotle Mayo

You know that feeling when you just need to break free from the ordinary, the unadorned, the uninspiring? That feeling when a plain old ham, cheese and tomato sandwich isn’t going to cut it for your midday tummy-filler. Don’t get me wrong, a classic HCT can, and has, hit the spot for me on many … Continue reading

Yoghurt-Spiced Kangaroo Kebabs with Chana Chaat
Beef / Cardomom / Chicken / Chickpeas / Chilli / Coriander / Cucumber / Cumin / Ginger / Kangaroo / Lamb / Legumes / Lunch / Pomegranate / Savoury / Yoghurt

Yoghurt-Spiced Kangaroo Kebabs with Chana Chaat

This is a light Indian-spiced dish that celebrates the unique flavour of kangaroo. Tender pieces of roo are marinated in a tangy yoghurt-based sauce, made magic by a host of spices, and given a little kick from fresh ginger and green peppercorns. Cooked on a hot grill, I bring a bit of crunch and interest … Continue reading

Spiced Tofu + Green Bean Curry
Beans / Cashews / Cauliflower / Cinnamon / Coconut / Coriander / Cucumber / kale / Lunch / Red Onion / Savoury / Tofu / Turmeric / Yoghurt

Spiced Tofu + Green Bean Curry

This curry recipe is so unbelievable perfect for this time of year that it would be selfish of me not to share it with you. The coconut sauce spiced with turmeric, cumin, coriander, fennel, cloves and cinnamon is light-bodied, vibrant and nourishing. Swimming in the curry-spiced broth is a medley of tofu, cauliflower, green beans, … 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

Thai-style Chicken, Coconut and Vermicelli Salad
Carrot / Chicken / Chilli / Coconut / Cucumber / Fish Sauce / Lunch / Peanuts / Savoury / Tamari / Vermicelli Noodles

Thai-style Chicken, Coconut and Vermicelli Salad

The weather is warming up, the days are getting a little longer and the wine bar down the road has set up their outdoor tables and chairs – this can only mean one thing… summer. To me summer means freshness, lightness and happiness. If those three things could take a foodie-form it would be this … Continue reading