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

Quinoa with Fennel, Tangelo, Avocado + Herbs
Avocado / Brussel Sprouts / Cheap + Cheerful / Dairy-Free / Fruit / Honey / Light Meals / Lunch / Meals + Courses / Orange / Quinoa / Savoury / Sides / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Quinoa with Fennel, Tangelo, Avocado + Herbs

When it comes to salads I have one rule – don’t be shy. The possibilities with salads are only limited by your imagination, so if you find yourself with a bowl of limp garden greens I’m awfully sorry but you only have yourself to blame. A great salad has a mixture of textures, a punchy … Continue reading

Lemon Marmalade, Pistachio + Meringue Biscuits
Baking / Dessert / Eggs / Honey / Lemon / Meals + Courses / Pistachio / Special Diets / Sweet / Vegetarian / Wholemeal Flour

Lemon Marmalade, Pistachio + Meringue Biscuits

Ever since I can remember I have been strangely addicted to the sweet and tangy flavour of lime marmalade. I think this wonderful obsession began when my dad would make toast in the morning – thick slices of bread toasted until golden then slathered with far too much butter and bitter, chunky, and sticky marmalade. … Continue reading

Coffee Granola Bowl with Yoghurt, Blood Orange + Avocado
Avocado / Baking / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Coconut / Fruit / Honey / Meals + Courses / Oats / Orange / Yoghurt

Coffee Granola Bowl with Yoghurt, Blood Orange + Avocado

Take a big breath in, hold it, relax, and breathe out. You’ve made it halfway through the working week. Well done you. To give you that extra little energy you need to get you through the last few days before Friday wind-down drinks and that long lazy weekend you’ve been wishing for since 9am Monday, … 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

Prosciutto, Blue Cheese, Honeycomb + Walnuts
Cheap + Cheerful / Honey / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Prosciutto / Rocket / Savoury / Sides / Walnuts

Prosciutto, Blue Cheese, Honeycomb + Walnuts

A beautiful winter salad made with whisper thin slices of prosciutto, sticky sweet honeycomb, lots of walnuts, and chunks of crumbly blue cheese. Finished with peppery rocket leaves and a champagne vinegar dressing, serve it up sharing-style on a big platter for a dinner party or picnic – it holds up perfectly at room temperature. … Continue reading

Sticky Bombay Meatballs with Purple Cabbage Slaw + Poppadoms
Baking / Chicken / Coconut / Honey / Lemon / Lunch / Savoury / Turmeric

Sticky Bombay Meatballs with Purple Cabbage Slaw + Poppadoms

My everyday eating is for the most part fairly frugal. I do like to buy the best ingredients and produce I can afford but rarely use such ingredients in an extravagant manner. Instead, I like to use things like beautiful cheeses, gourmet chutneys and the best quality meat and fish in an economical fashion, used … Continue reading

Honey-Grilled Grapefruit with Yoghurt, Pistachios + Cacao Nibs
Cacao / Grapefruit / Honey / Pistachio / Quinoa / Savoury / Sweet / Yoghurt

Honey-Grilled Grapefruit with Yoghurt, Pistachios + Cacao Nibs

  Following on from my citrus-centric recipe last week – the highly addictive and delicious Lemon Curd Croissants – I thought I’d share one of my favourite breakfasts featuring the Queen of the Citrus, the beautiful and bittersweet ruby red grapefruit. In the chilly months of winter I tend to gravitate towards big warming brekkies … 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

Lamb Chops with Chunky Plum Sauce + Crème Fraiche
Baking / Creme Fraiche / Fruit / Honey / Lamb / Lemon / Lunch / Plums / Savoury

Lamb Chops with Chunky Plum Sauce + Crème Fraiche

Lamb chops were a childhood favourite of mine. It was smiles all round when Mum would emerge from the kitchen with her bone-nibbling good mint-glazed lamb chops served with the most golden roast potatoes you have ever seen and a big green salad. God it was good. There’s no point for me to even try … 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

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