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

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

Chicken Roulade with Spicy Chorizo Stuffing and Chickpea Smash
Baking / Chicken / Chickpeas / Chilli / Chorizo / Legumes / Lemon / Lunch / Paprika / Pork / Prosciutto / Savoury / Sun-dried Tomatoes

Chicken Roulade with Spicy Chorizo Stuffing and Chickpea Smash

Rejoice. As soon as December hits I seem to crave meats stuffed with all kinds of goodies, from different varieties of nuts, dried fruits and grains such as barley, to other kinds of meat and spices. I blame tradition for these cravings, and its formidable ability to make me feel that if I don’t follow … Continue reading

Spiced Calamari, Kale + Purple Potato Chip Bagel with Jicama Salsa + Chipotle Mayo
Avocado / Baking / Bread / Chilli / Coriander / Cucumber / Cumin / Jicama / kale / Lime / Lunch / Mayonnaise / Paprika / Pepitas / Potato / Savoury / Seafood / Sesame Seeds / Shellfish / Spinach / Sweet Potato

Spiced Calamari, Kale + Purple Potato Chip Bagel with Jicama Salsa + Chipotle Mayo

You know that feeling when you just need to break free from the ordinary, the unadorned, the uninspiring? That feeling when a plain old ham, cheese and tomato sandwich isn’t going to cut it for your midday tummy-filler. Don’t get me wrong, a classic HCT can, and has, hit the spot for me on many … Continue reading

Moroccan Beef Tagine with Figs + Almonds
Almonds / Beef / Chilli / Cinnamon / Coriander / Ginger / Harissa / Leek / Lemon / Lunch / Paprika / Quinoa / Savoury / Sweet Potato / Tomato / Turmeric / Wholegrains

Moroccan Beef Tagine with Figs + Almonds

When it’s cold and dreary outside there is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of something wholesome, sweet, and a little spicy. My Moroccan Beef Tagine with Figs and Almonds is healthy, beautifully textured, and miraculously delicious when you are suffering from the end-of-summer blues. Cumin and turmeric keeps things grounded, and the addition … Continue reading

Apple and Manchego Tarts with Thyme & Honey Glaze
Baking / Cheese / Coffee / Honey / Lemon / Lunch / Manchego Cheese / Paprika / Puff Pastry / Savoury

Apple and Manchego Tarts with Thyme & Honey Glaze

 Golden flaky rounds of puff pastry serves as the delicious canvas for this simple but incredibly moorish apple and manchego tart. Honey-glazed, flecked with freshly ground coffee beans and sweet, smoky paprika, it’s sweet and salty, and a little offbeat. 1 apple – I used pink lady 2 sheets frozen good quality puff pastry 4 … Continue reading

Beef and Wild Mushroom Stroganoff
Beef / Lemon / Mushroom / Paprika / Pasta / Savoury / Sour Cream / Wholegrains

Beef and Wild Mushroom Stroganoff

A hearty supper dish made with wholewheat spaghetti, plenty of market mushrooms and tender strips of beef draped in a creamy, garlic and paprika-charged sauce. It might not be as good as your Gran’s, but it sure comes close. This one’s for you Dad. 2 x 800g rump steaks organic beef if possible 2 tbsp … Continue reading

Spinach and Pumpkin Quiche with a Sesame and Wholewheat Crust
Baking / Chilli / Goat's Cheese / Lunch / Oats / Paprika / pumpkin / Savoury / Spinach / Tofu

Spinach and Pumpkin Quiche with a Sesame and Wholewheat Crust

A quiche recipe that features no dairy, no eggs, and no butter – I know what you’re thinking… bland, tasteless hippy-food. Given the chance, I think you’ll be surprised how flavourful and filling my Spinach and Pumpkin Quiche is. Give it a go and see for yourself that healthier doesn’t (always) have to go hand-in-hand … Continue reading

Roasted Portobello Mushroom & Friends
Freekah / Goat's Cheese / Mushroom / Paprika / Savoury / Uncategorized / Walnuts / Wholegrains

Roasted Portobello Mushroom & Friends

I have only recently discovered the many qualities of freekah. This ancient variety of wheat, when combined with strong flavours, has a unique texture and taste that offers a nice change to the ‘sexy grains of the moment’ like quinoa and buckwheat. The recipe for my sunflower seed and goat’s cheese-flecked pumpkin and mushroom salad … Continue reading