Turmeric-Spiced Eggplant with Israeli Couscous
Baking / Chilli / Cinnamon / Couscous / Eggplant / Hazelnuts / Lemon / Lunch / Savoury / Tahini / Turmeric / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Turmeric-Spiced Eggplant with Israeli Couscous

Autumn sniffs and sore throats seem to be everywhere at the moment. After a long, hot summer, most of us are struggling to make the transition to shorter days and cooler nights. Following the natural health route, I believe that what we choose to put in our mouths affects how we feel. This recipe is … Continue reading

Banana + Crunchy Nut Cheesecake
Almonds / Baking / Banana / Buckwheat / Cinnamon / Coconut Oil / Cream / Creme Fraiche / Hazelnuts / Honey / Oats / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Banana + Crunchy Nut Cheesecake

Cheesecake and banoffee pie – two wonderful and decadent treats that rarely fail in making people sit back, smile, and pat their bellies with delight. While nothing can beat a classic ‘just-like-grandma’ makes it cheesecake, this recipe takes the idea and basic flavours and lightens things up a little. Organic rolled oats, rye and spelt … Continue reading

Chicken, Date + Rosemary Balls on Pear + Parsnip Mash
Baking / Cauliflower / Chicken / Creme Fraiche / Dates / Goat's Cheese / Hazelnuts / Lemon / Lunch / Parsnip / Pears / Rosemary / Savoury

Chicken, Date + Rosemary Balls on Pear + Parsnip Mash

Sweet, herby, and comforting, this is an incredibly heart warming and satisfying dish. Balls of beautiful free-range, organic chicken mince, hazelnuts, dates, garlic, and lots of rosemary, sit on top of a heavier-than-it-looks mash of new seasons pears, parsnip, and cauliflower. Finished simply with a crumbling of my favourite goats cheese and drizzle of extra … Continue reading

Buttermilk Pumpkin + Cacao Nib Little Loaves
Almonds / Baking / Breakfast / Buttermilk / Cacao / Chocolate / Cinnamon / Eggs / Hazelnuts / Lunch / Milk / Orange / pumpkin / Spelt Flour / Sweet / Walnuts / Wholemeal Flour

Buttermilk Pumpkin + Cacao Nib Little Loaves

These little buttermilk loaves are pumpkin-spiced and riddled with walnuts, pumpkin kernels, hazelnuts, and cacao nibs. All natural and relatively healthy, they are sweetened with mashed roasted pumpkin and applesauce, and given warmth and earthiness from a mixture of cinnamon and clove. Topped with a simple cream cheese and orange icing and a scattering of … 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

Chocolate + Coconut Mud Cake
Avocado / Baking / Cacao / Chocolate / Coconut / Coconut Flour / Cream / Eggs / Hazelnuts / Honey / Milk / Rhubarb / Sweet / Walnuts

Chocolate + Coconut Mud Cake

Natasha Mason is one of those incredibly talented, positive and enthusiastic people I feel lucky to know. It has been a few years since she was yelling stroke numbers from the riverbank as I pulled the oars through the water but I’m happy to say she is still cheering me on. She’s an inspired cook … Continue reading

Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Hazelnut Praline + Honeycomb Shards
Baking / Chocolate / Hazelnuts / Sweet

Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Hazelnut Praline + Honeycomb Shards

There are no words. Just chocolate. Enjoy. Chocolate short crust pastry – I used a good quality store bought pastry Ganache: 160ml pouring cream – organic if possible 200gm dark chocolate, finely chopped – I used 75% cocoa solids ¼ tsp pink Himalayan sea salt Chocolate and Hazelnut Filling: 150gm hazelnuts, roasted 170g muscavado sugar … Continue reading

Chocolate + Hazelnut Praline French Toast w/ Coffee Icecream
Baking / Breakfast / Chocolate / Coffee / Eggs / Hazelnuts / Sweet

Chocolate + Hazelnut Praline French Toast w/ Coffee Icecream

Certainly not the most virtuous recipe that I’ve ever shared on Finger, Fork & Knife – but is so right in so many other ways. Imagine rich, creamy bittersweet chocolate and roasted hazelnuts melted together and sandwiched between two slices of sweet eggy sourdough bread and cooked until golden and crunchy on the outside and … Continue reading

Sweet Bread Pudding with Blackberries, Mandarin + Rose
Baking / Berries / Breakfast / Buckwheat / Cinnamon / Cream / Eggs / Hazelnuts / Mandarin / Maple Syrup / Orange / Poppy Seeds / Rose Water / Sweet / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Sweet Bread Pudding with Blackberries, Mandarin + Rose

Bread puddings are something that people often associate with being a stodgy, heavy and uninspiring dessert. The sweet bread puddings that I have made here are exactly the opposite. Crusty, wholesome, nut and seed-studded sourdough bread is tossed with tangy blackberries and a lightened-up custard featuring the flavours of Morocco – citrus, cardamom, rose water … Continue reading