Lentil + Beetroot Shepherd’s Pie with Kale + Cauliflower Mash
Baking / Beetroot / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Goat's Cheese / kale / Lemon / Lentils / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Lentil + Beetroot Shepherd’s Pie with Kale + Cauliflower Mash

A good number of you have been asking for the recipe for my offbeat, healthy version of Shepherd’s Pie. Apologies for the late write up! The recipe was inspired by the Shepherd’s Pie my Mum used to make when I was little. I can still remember the smell of cheesy, luscious potato mash wafting around … Continue reading

Smashed Edamame + Baby Beet Orecchiette
Beetroot / Coriander / Edamame / Goat's Cheese / Lemon / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Pasta

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

Crispy Duck Sandwich with Lemon Daikon Rémoulade + Beetroot Relish
Beetroot / Bread / Daikon / Dairy-Free / Duck / Eggs / Lemon / Lunch / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Savoury / Special Diets / Wholemeal Flour

Crispy Duck Sandwich with Lemon Daikon Rémoulade + Beetroot Relish

This finger-licking good recipe is sponsored by The Good Guys as part of Voices of 2013 and made possible by the Breville All-In-One Stick Mixer There has been much debate recently about what makes the perfect burger. Is it the density or chewiness of the bun or bread, is it the choice of condiment or … 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

Pea, Edamame + Green Tomato Freekeh with Smoked Salmon + Poached Egg
Beans / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Edamame / Eggs / Freekah / Lemon / Light Meals / Meals + Courses / Peas / Savoury / Wholegrains

Pea, Edamame + Green Tomato Freekeh with Smoked Salmon + Poached Egg

Gone are the days of boring breakfasts and lacklustre lunches. There is no reason to reach for the white bread and peanut butter come midday when, with a little thought and preparation, you can have a healthy, nourishing meal that makes you feel good inside and out. I know a lot of you are busy … Continue reading

Posh Leek, Beet + Spuds
Beetroot / Carrot / Cheap + Cheerful / Leek / Lemon / Light Meals / Main Course / Mayonnaise / Meals + Courses / Potato / Savoury / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Walnuts

Posh Leek, Beet + Spuds

Cooked simply and cleanly, this dish elevates vegetables to the starring role. A punchy mayonnaise flecked with parsley, lemon and cornichons are the hidden base of this veggie delight. Potato and leek that have been cooked and caramalised in a little olive oil and butter are arranged on top, along with wafer thin slices of … 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

Cauliflower, Goat’s Cheese + Smashed Pea Frittata
Baking / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Coconut / Eggs / Lemon / Light Meals / Lunch / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Peas / Savoury / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Cauliflower, Goat’s Cheese + Smashed Pea Frittata

A beautiful frittata made from golden-yolked eggs from free-range chooks, cauliflower, peas that have been pounded with lemon and dill, and crumbly goat’s cheese. This is a great alternative to heavy, cheesy omelette recipes, and perfect tomorrow’s lunch – served hot or cold with a big green salad… eggy heaven.   5 eggs ¼ cup … Continue reading

Cavolo Nero, Mushroom + Ricotta Pie
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Cavolo Nero, Mushroom + Ricotta Pie

The thing I love about filo pastry is that its uses are endless. Savoury, sweet, dinner-party worthy or casual afternoon tea, filo is a wonderful ingredient to have on hand. This recipe is my play on the traditional Greek favourite, spanakopita. It combines the earthy flavour of a mish-mash of market mushrooms with chopped cavolo … Continue reading

Cauliflower Steaks with Cherry, Fennel + Caper Slaw
Capers / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Cherries / Fennel / Goat's Cheese / Lemon / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Savoury / Sides / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Cauliflower Steaks with Cherry, Fennel + Caper Slaw

Who doesn’t love the sizzle and smell of a lovely thick piece of eye fillet steak doing its thing on a hot grill? More people than you might think. Once bland and uninspired, vegetarian cooking is enjoying an exciting new look, prompting meat-eaters to put down their steak knives and get better acquainted with pulses, … 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

Chilled Avocado, Mint + Cucumber Soup with Prawns + Chickpeas
Almond Milk / Avocado / Cheap + Cheerful / Chickpeas / Lemon / Light Meals / Lime / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Mint / Paprika / Shellfish

Chilled Avocado, Mint + Cucumber Soup with Prawns + Chickpeas

A clean, simple, and vibrant green avocado soup inspired by an unseasonably warm winter’s day. This soup is a lovely soft shade of green, fragrant with fresh mint, cucumber, and almond milk. It gets heat from green habanero sauce, and lifted by freshly squeezed lime juice. A final adornment of honey and paprika spiced chickpeas … Continue reading