Hot-Smoked Trout, Goats Cheese + Asparagus Frittata
Asparagus / Baking / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Eggs / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Tomato / Trout

Hot-Smoked Trout, Goats Cheese + Asparagus Frittata

Last week I received a pretty special delivery of freshly packed Huon Tasmanian Salmon and Ocean Trout. Immediately my mind went into overdrive thinking about what I could create with such beautiful products. Before I get into what I decided to make and adhering to full disclosure, I was asked by the team at Huon … Continue reading

Tomato + Parmesan Crostata with Cumin + Oregano
Baking / Cheap + Cheerful / Cumin / Light Meals / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Tomato / Vegetarian

Tomato + Parmesan Crostata with Cumin + Oregano

A simple free-form tomato tart – sweet baby tomatoes, cumin seeds, goats cheese and oregano nestled on top of an easy, crumbly no-knead parmesan pastry. Served warm with a dusting of cumin-spiced icing sugar, this crostata is a real treat and the perfect light bite. ___________________________________________ FOR THE PARMESAN PASTRY 200 g plain flour 150 … Continue reading

Rare Beef Salad with Watermelon + Raw Zucchini Noodles
Beef / Cheap + Cheerful / Chilli / Coconut Oil / Cucumber / Dairy-Free / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Mint / Radish / Special Diets / Watermelon

Rare Beef Salad with Watermelon + Raw Zucchini Noodles

I love this style of food. It’s fast, fresh, light, and packs a punch. This salad has it all. It has crunch from the raw cucumber and garden radish, heat from the red chilli, sweetness from the watermelon, and all-important protein from the beef. A great way to stave off an afternoon sugar-craving meltdown. Enjoy! … Continue reading

Cauliflower, Kale + Apple Tabbouleh with Blueberries, Cherries + Seeds
Apples / Blueberries / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Cherries / Coconut Oil / Dairy-Free / kale / Light Meals / Meals + Courses / Sides / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Cauliflower, Kale + Apple Tabbouleh with Blueberries, Cherries + Seeds

This cheeky, fresh new take on Tabbouleh will blow your little super-foodie minds. Completely raw, vegan, and piled high with ingredients that are guaranteed to have you bouncing off the walls and ready for anything the day has planned for you. Cauliflower and apple are grated and tossed together with purple kale, parsley, plump goji … Continue reading

Lemongrass, Coconut + Mango Lassi
Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Coconut Milk / Dessert / Lemongrass / Light Meals / Mango / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Yoghurt

Lemongrass, Coconut + Mango Lassi

As we charge through life working hard, moving house, coupling up, socialising with friends, raising little bubs, weeding the front garden, paying bills, and doing all the other little things that make up our extraordinary-ordinary everyday lives, it’s very easy to discount the importance of the foods we choose to nourish our bodies. I consider … Continue reading

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

Hapuka Ceviche with Sunshine Citrus Salt + Apple, Beet Crisps
Apples / Avocado / Beetroot / Chilli / Dairy-Free / Light Meals / Lime / Meals + Courses / Savoury / Seafood / Special Diets

Hapuka Ceviche with Sunshine Citrus Salt + Apple, Beet Crisps

This is a crowd-pleasing glamour dish that you should absolutely make as the weather starts to warm up and you start looking for fresh, summer-spirited food to fill your belly with. Apart from being a beautiful tasting dish, it also couldn’t be simpler to throw together. The little cubes of super-fresh fish are tossed in … Continue reading

Green Chicken + Lemongrass Curry with Black Quinoa + Broccolini
Broccolini / Cheap + Cheerful / Chicken / Chilli / Coconut / Coconut Water / Coriander / Dairy-Free / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Quinoa / Special Diets

Green Chicken + Lemongrass Curry with Black Quinoa + Broccolini

  A breezy summer-is-on-it’s-way spirited green curry that features fresh coconut water, lemongrass, coriander root, and green chillies. The punchy green paste is whizzed up in no time at all in a food processor and serves as a beautiful light, spicy and slightly sweet broth in which the chicken gently poaches. Served up on a … Continue reading

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

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

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