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

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

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

Quinoa Porridge with Almond Milk, Rhubarb, Apple, Nuts + Coconut
Almond Milk / Apples / Baking / Breakfast / Cinnamon / Coconut / Fruit / Ginger / Honey / Orange / Quinoa / Rhubarb / Vanilla / Walnuts / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Quinoa Porridge with Almond Milk, Rhubarb, Apple, Nuts + Coconut

As life seems to hurry by we often forget to nurture and nourish ourselves properly. Yes, you can pep yourself up with multi-vitamins and relieve cold and flu symptoms with paracetamol but I don’t believe there to be anything more powerful for the promotion of health than what you put into your mouth. The kitchen … Continue reading

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

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

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

Blood Orange + Chocolate Tart
Arrowroot / Baking / Basil / Blood Orange / Breakfast / Buckwheat Flour / Cacao / Chocolate / Eggs / Lemon / Lunch / Maple Syrup / Milk / Orange / Sweet / Wholemeal Flour / Yoghurt

Blood Orange + Chocolate Tart

My Blood Orange and Chocolate Tart is an ode to all things fresh, lovely and carefree. Seeing a pyramid of deep red, shiny-skinned blood oranges at the market the other day I couldn’t help but swoon. The smell, the texture, the colour – it was pure sensory overload and I had to, I just had … Continue reading

Forbidden Rice Salad with Spring Vegies, Green Apple, Blood Orange + Tofu
Apples / Black Rice / Blood Orange / Brussel Sprouts / Fennel / Lunch / Orange / Pepitas / Radish / Savoury / Soy Sauce / Tamari / Tofu / Wholegrains

Forbidden Rice Salad with Spring Vegies, Green Apple, Blood Orange + Tofu

A bejewelled salad of black ‘Forbidden’ rice, fresh green apple, fennel, radish, little cubes of tofu, and unbelievably juicy blood oranges. Fresh and crunchy with toasted tamari pepitas, crispy brussel sprout leaves and baby sorrel, and tossed with a simple blood orange and olive oil dressing. I don’t know about you, but my tastebuds are … Continue reading

Baked Silken Chocolate Jam-Jar Cheesecakes with Vanilla Spiked Yoghurt + Candied Orange
Almonds / Arrowroot / Baking / Brazil Nuts / Buckwheat Flour / Cacao / Chocolate / Maple Syrup / Orange / Sweet / Tofu / Vanilla / Wholemeal Flour / Yoghurt

Baked Silken Chocolate Jam-Jar Cheesecakes with Vanilla Spiked Yoghurt + Candied Orange

Charming little individual chocolate cheesecake jam-jars made with all-natural ingredients and are completely butter-free, egg-free, and refined white sugar-free. Each jar is layered with a maple-sweetened brazil nut base, a beautiful light and silky chocolate ‘cheesecake’ filling featuring silken tofu, dark organic chocolate, orange zest, and almond butter, and topped with vanilla-spiked yoghurt. Garnished with … Continue reading

Udon Noodle Bowl with Miso-Honey Glazed Salmon, Avocado + Crispy Kale
Avocado / Broccolini / Honey / kale / Lemon / Lunch / Mirin / Miso / Orange / Palm Sugar / Salmon / Savoury / Seafood / Sesame Seeds / Soy Sauce / Tamari / Udon Noodles

Udon Noodle Bowl with Miso-Honey Glazed Salmon, Avocado + Crispy Kale

I’ve prepared and cooked a lot of salmon dishes in my life. Actually, to say ‘a lot’ is an understatement. Salmon is my go-to dinner staple. I love its natural buttery-ness, its texture, and the way it can stand up to so many different flavours and cooking styles. Having said this however, I have only … Continue reading

Roasted Cherry, Sticky Stem Ginger + Goats Cheese Tartines
Baking / Berries / Blueberries / Bread / Breakfast / Ginger / Goat's Cheese / Lunch / Orange / Savoury / Stem Ginger / Sweet

Roasted Cherry, Sticky Stem Ginger + Goats Cheese Tartines

As winter rolls around we seem to fall into a completely new rhythm. The days are shorter and we seek out foods that warm the heart as well as body. These foods are often indulgent, hearty and cooked using heavy bottomed pots and slow-cookers. I am never without an appetite in the chilly months but … Continue reading