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

Smoked Salmon, Corn + Zucchini Open-faced Pitas
Bread / Breakfast / Chilli / Corn / Lemon / Lunch / Salmon / Savoury / Wholemeal Flour / Zucchini

Smoked Salmon, Corn + Zucchini Open-faced Pitas

Embrace the spirit of eating simply and cleanly with these open-faced wholemeal pitas with hot-smoked salmon, sweet BBQ corn, zucchini, and a punchy lemon and chilli oil. Whether you’re off to the beach, lounging in the park, making lunchboxes for the kids, or putting together a home-made lunch for the office, these pitas add up … Continue reading

Sticky Pumpkin + Quinoa Steamed Buns with Avocado, Pistachio + Celery Leaves
Avocado / Bread / Breakfast / Honey / Lemon / Lunch / Pistachio / pumpkin / Quinoa / Savoury

Sticky Pumpkin + Quinoa Steamed Buns with Avocado, Pistachio + Celery Leaves

I’m lucky enough to work around people who absolutely love creating exciting new things to put into your mouth. From one-bite wonders to substantial meals, it’s hard not to be inspired by the enthusiasm for flavour, produce and style of the Bright Young Things. A current bite loved by all is the BYT take on … Continue reading

Roasted Eggplant, Chilli + Purple Carrot Pizza with Sweet Tahini + Pickled Zucchini
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Carrot / Chili / Chilli / Eggplant / Lunch / Savoury / Tahini / Walnuts / Yoghurt / Zucchini

Roasted Eggplant, Chilli + Purple Carrot Pizza with Sweet Tahini + Pickled Zucchini

This particular recipe came together in a moment of inspiration at the local grocer in Balnarring, Victoria. Faced with an abundance of fresh, seasonal vegetables and ingredients, I couldn’t help but pick up a few Japanese eggplants and purple carrots, along with some beautiful organic tahini. What came next was a whimsical summer-style flatbread pizza … Continue reading

Balmain Bug Brioche with Coconut Mayo + Green Apple Slaw
Apples / Bread / Breakfast / Coconut / Coconut Milk / Coconut Oil / Eggs / Fennel / Lemon / Lunch / Mayonnaise / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish

Balmain Bug Brioche with Coconut Mayo + Green Apple Slaw

For a slightly more lavish picnic fare try these brioche rolls. Adding a touch of Finger, Fork & Knife to the classic New England Lobster Roll, I’ve used sweet, delicate Balmain Bug meat, and lightened things up a little by making my own mayonnaise – that has a summery coconut kick. Dusted with a little … Continue reading

Cold Smoked Ocean Trout + Peas with Minty Crème Fraiche
Breakfast / Chilli / Creme Fraiche / Lemon / Lunch / Mint / Peas / Pinenuts / Rocket / Salmon / Savoury / Seafood / Seaweed / Trout

Cold Smoked Ocean Trout + Peas with Minty Crème Fraiche

When it’s warm outside it’s natural to crave lighter, fresher tasting foods. On days when the mercury has risen beyond my comfort level, cold-smoked fish is my go-to for a fast, healthy lunch or light dinner that is both nourishing and satisfying. Trout, like salmon, mackerel, sardines, dark green veggies, walnuts and linseed, is chock-full … 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

Yoghurt with Toasted Buckwheat, Mint, Berry + Pomegranate Salad
Almonds / Berries / Blueberries / Breakfast / Buckwheat / Coconut / Fruit / Honey / Lemon / Mint / Pistachio / Sweet / Walnuts / Yoghurt

Yoghurt with Toasted Buckwheat, Mint, Berry + Pomegranate Salad

As somebody who needs breakfast in order to have any chance of functioning properly throughout the day, I always make sure I give myself time to sit down and enjoy whatever it is I’m eating. What exactly I eat for breakfast all depends on how I feel, the weather, and what fruit and vegetables are … Continue reading

Salmon Sliders with Pickled Fennel, Pomelo + Wasabi
Bread / Breakfast / Fennel / Goat's Cheese / Lime / Lunch / Salmon / Savoury / Seafood

Salmon Sliders with Pickled Fennel, Pomelo + Wasabi

The prettiest three bites you will take this summer. Little pieces of salmon are quickly flashed in the pan, topped with my go-to quick pickled fennel, and sit on a bed of wasabi-spiked goat’s cheese. Given a pop of added colour and tartness from pink pomelo and sandwiched between buttery brioche buns, these mini morsels … Continue reading

Lime + Coriander Sticky Beef Hash with Sunny Side Egg
Beef / Breakfast / Chilli / Coriander / Eggs / Lime / Lunch / Mirin / Savoury / Soy Sauce / Spring Onions / Tamari / Tomato

Lime + Coriander Sticky Beef Hash with Sunny Side Egg

A lime and chilli spiked Asian style beef hash recipe that delivers layer after layer of flavour. Thin strips of fillet steak are wok-tossed in a marinade of soy, mirin, tomato chutney, chilli, and coriander. Crunchy green broccolini and spring onions add colour and texture, and a perfectly sunny-side-up egg nestled on top finishes things … Continue reading

Sweet Potato + Goat’s Curd Tart with Sticky Sweet Onions
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Cheese / Eggs / Goat's Cheese / Honey / Lunch / Potato / Puff Pastry / Savoury / Sweet Potato / Thyme

Sweet Potato + Goat’s Curd Tart with Sticky Sweet Onions

This flaky tart is the perfect picnic fare. Served best at room temperature, straight from the basket, on a picnic rug, in the sunshine, with your nearest and dearest. 1 x sheet good quality all-butter puff pastry 3 x medium potatoes 1 x large sweet potato ½ cup goat’s curd, coarsely crumbled 4 x thyme … Continue reading

Green Eggs
Baking / Breakfast / Coriander / Edamame / Eggs / Goat's Cheese / Kaffir Lime / Lime / Lunch / Panko Breadcrumbs / Peas / Savoury / Spelt Flour / Wholemeal Flour

Green Eggs

I think eggs are great. They are nutrient-packed little health bombs that satisfy and delight whatever hour of the day. They can also be eaten very simply or tarted up in a number of different ways. This recipe is a cheeky vegetarian riff on the British classic, the Scotch Egg. Traditionally, the egg is hard-boiled, … Continue reading