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

Pearl Barley + Almond Milk Porridge with Spiced Poached Pears
Almond Milk / Almonds / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Coconut Milk / Dairy-Free / Fruit / Ginger / Maple Syrup / Meals + Courses / Pearl Barley / Pears / Pomegranate / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Wholegrains

Pearl Barley + Almond Milk Porridge with Spiced Poached Pears

  It’s easy these days to get carried away with what’s new and exciting – especially in the world of food. We are constantly bombarded with marketing ploys and colourful packaging that claim ‘superfood’ status and optimum nutrition. I’m certainly not suggesting that I don’t occasionally ride the wave of the latest ‘trendy’ ingredient – … 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

Pear, Mint + Ginger Crumble
Almonds / Baking / Dessert / Fruit / Ginger / Lemon / Pears / Stem Ginger / Vegetarian / Wholemeal Flour

Pear, Mint + Ginger Crumble

The bright and zesty fragrance of fresh mint and lemon adds a new dimension to a classic winter crumble. Beautiful in-season pears are lightly stewed with medjool dates, lemon, and a few pieces of sticky stem ginger to make a naturally sweet and spiced fruit filling. Fresh mint leaves are stirred in at the last … Continue reading

Quinoa Porridge with Almond Milk, Rhubarb, Apple, Nuts + Coconut
Almond Milk / Apples / Baking / Breakfast / Cinnamon / Coconut / Fruit / Ginger / Honey / Orange / Quinoa / Rhubarb / Vanilla / Walnuts / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Quinoa Porridge with Almond Milk, Rhubarb, Apple, Nuts + Coconut

As life seems to hurry by we often forget to nurture and nourish ourselves properly. Yes, you can pep yourself up with multi-vitamins and relieve cold and flu symptoms with paracetamol but I don’t believe there to be anything more powerful for the promotion of health than what you put into your mouth. The kitchen … 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

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

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

Salted Chocolate, Ginger + Sesame Doughnuts
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Chocolate / Eggs / Ginger / Lunch / Milk / Sweet / Vanilla / Yeast

Salted Chocolate, Ginger + Sesame Doughnuts

Sometimes in life there are moments when a sweet little ring of dough, puffed to light and airy perfection and drizzled with a glaze, or dusted with a simple cinnamon sugar, is just what you need. This is by no means an everyday recipe but one that is made lighter by baking instead of frying. … 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

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