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

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

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

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

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

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

Kingfish, Lime + Chilli Ceviche with Sweet Potato Chips
Cheap + Cheerful / Chilli / Coriander / Cucumber / Light Meals / Lime / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Red Onion / Savoury / Seafood

Kingfish, Lime + Chilli Ceviche with Sweet Potato Chips

A big, bright, spanking fresh fish dish that brings all your senses to life. Raw kingfish is tossed in lime juice, chilli, and coriander and gently ‘cooked’ by the acid in the marinade. It’s fast, a treat for the eyes, and a party for the taste buds. It’s the perfect dish to add a touch … 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

Champagne Clams with Chilli, Almonds + Zucchini
Almonds / Beans / Cheap + Cheerful / Chilli / Dairy-Free / Light Meals / Lunch / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Orange / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish / Sides / Special Diets / Zucchini

Champagne Clams with Chilli, Almonds + Zucchini

A quick and flavour-packed clam dish and accompanying side salad of white beans, sweet peas, and goats cheese. Beautiful ivory-shelled clams are steamed until tender and fragrant in a broth of champagne, chilli, shallot, and garlic. Simple, clean and best eaten with your fingers, this dish is a wonderful excuse to put on a garden … 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