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

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

Lamb with Cauliflower, Mint, Kale + Pistachio Salad
Beef / Cauliflower / Chilli / kale / Lamb / Lemon / Mint / Pistachio / Savoury

Lamb with Cauliflower, Mint, Kale + Pistachio Salad

  There are a handful of ingredients that are essential to my kitchen kit. Chilli, flaky sea salt, herbs, and olive oil all play a key role in ‘waking up’ humble ingredients and adding character and flavour to a whole range of dishes – a fresh seasonal salad, a big tray of roasted root veggies, … Continue reading

Pomegranate + Cider Kangaroo with Cracked Wheat, Haloumi + Greens
Beef / Brussel Sprouts / Celery / Cheese / Chilli / Cracked Wheat / Cumin / Kangaroo / Lamb / Lemon / Lime / Lunch / Mint / Paprika / Pomegranate / Savoury / Tahini / Tofu / Wallaby / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Pomegranate + Cider Kangaroo with Cracked Wheat, Haloumi + Greens

I’ve featured a couple of recipes on the blog that see kangaroo as the star of the show, and why not? Kangaroo is a beautiful meat not only because of its taste and incredible nutritional properties – it is very lean and packed full of healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids – but it is … Continue reading

Pimms Tartlets
Baking / Berries / Creme Fraiche / Cucumber / Eggs / Ginger / Mint / Puff Pastry / Stem Ginger / Sweet

Pimms Tartlets

A playful tartlet recipe inspired by the ongoing summer heat and chilled jugs of Pimms on the grass. Using Myrtleford Butter Factory’s divine crème fraiche as the base, sticky sweet stem ginger syrup and orange zest are added to give the filling a Pimms kick. Encased by a mint-sugar puff pastry and topped with thin ribbons … Continue reading

The Seagull Burger – Fish, Citrus, Hot Coconut Mayo + Rocket with Brioche
Avocado / Blood Orange / Bread / Chilli / Coconut / Coconut Oil / Fruit / Lime / Lunch / Mayonnaise / Mint / Orange / Red Onion / Savoury / Seafood

The Seagull Burger – Fish, Citrus, Hot Coconut Mayo + Rocket with Brioche

Inspired by one of my favourite summertime tipples, the minty, lime-spiked Mojito, The Seagull has everything you could ever want in a burger. Fillets of Rockling mingle with lime juice and mint in a simple but punchy marinade before being gently pan-fried. Along with the Mojito-happy fish, the soft buttery brioche bun is layered with … 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

Seared Orange Pepper Kangaroo Fillet with Spring Couscous
Basil / Beef / Beetroot / Cauliflower / Cumin / Kangaroo / Lemon / Lunch / Mint / Orange / Red Onion / Rose Water / Savoury / Tomato

Seared Orange Pepper Kangaroo Fillet with Spring Couscous

Kangaroo is a great source of protein and a good low-fat red meat to include as part of a healthy diet. It’s also a very affordable option when pennies are tight. Rubbed with a bright blend of orange zest, cumin, olive oil, salt and pepper and seared ever-so-quickly in a hot pan, the fillets caramalise … Continue reading

Crispy Whitebait with Young Coconut Salad
Baking / Basil / Breakfast / Chilli / Coconut / Coconut Water / Coriander / Fish Sauce / Lime / Lunch / Mint / Palm Sugar / Savoury / Seafood

Crispy Whitebait with Young Coconut Salad

Here we are again…For us here in the ‘bottom half’ of the world it is almost time to dust off the flip-flops and sun loungers, squeeze our winter-padded selves back into itsy-bitsy bikinis and embrace the smell of sunscreen and after-sun. It is also time to return to a style of cooking and eating that … Continue reading