Pearl Barley + Almond Milk Porridge with Spiced Poached Pears
Almond Milk / Almonds / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Coconut Milk / Dairy-Free / Fruit / Ginger / Maple Syrup / Meals + Courses / Pearl Barley / Pears / Pomegranate / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Wholegrains

Pearl Barley + Almond Milk Porridge with Spiced Poached Pears

  It’s easy these days to get carried away with what’s new and exciting – especially in the world of food. We are constantly bombarded with marketing ploys and colourful packaging that claim ‘superfood’ status and optimum nutrition. I’m certainly not suggesting that I don’t occasionally ride the wave of the latest ‘trendy’ ingredient – … Continue reading

Easy Clean Pancakes with Blueberry Yoghurt, Coconut + Bee Pollen
Almonds / Baking / Banana / Blueberries / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Coconut / Eggs / Meals + Courses / Yoghurt

Easy Clean Pancakes with Blueberry Yoghurt, Coconut + Bee Pollen

Could not be simpler. Could not be better for you. These simple pancakes are perfect for a special weekend breakfast. Use the pancake recipe as your base and add your own touch by playing around with add-ins and toppings. I love the combination of fresh blueberries, yoghurt, cinnamon and coconut for a healthy breakfast treat … Continue reading

Cardamom Pistachio Sugar Pavlova with Peaches, Blueberries + Oat Crumble
Baking / Berries / Blueberries / Dessert / Eggs / Meals + Courses / Peach / Pistachio / Special Diets / Sweet / Vegetarian / Yoghurt

Cardamom Pistachio Sugar Pavlova with Peaches, Blueberries + Oat Crumble

As spring plays hide and seek with us I have put together a special Finger, Fork & Knife pavlova that sings of warmer days and longer nights. The crisp and chewy cardamom and pistachio meringue base, rich in spice and little green nuggets of chopped pistachios, provides and cloud-like layer beneath the creamy lemon-spiked filling, … 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

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

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

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

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

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