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

Roast Pumpkin, Spinach + Ricotta Cannelloni with Cauliflower Sauce
Baking / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Lemon / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Pasta / pumpkin / Ricotta / Savoury / Special Diets / Spinach / Vegetarian

Roast Pumpkin, Spinach + Ricotta Cannelloni with Cauliflower Sauce

Pasta based dishes are great when you’re cooking for a hungry crowd. Quick, filling, inexpensive, and the perfect black canvas to build on, lasagne sheets can be rolled, filled, and baked to create stuffed-tubes of pure deliciousness. Since it is winter here in Australia, I gave this traditional Italian dish a seasonal twist and filled … Continue reading

Gnocchi with Beef and Basil Sausage, Radicchio + Ricotta
Basil / Beef / Cheese / Pasta / Radicchio / Savoury / Uncategorized

Gnocchi with Beef and Basil Sausage, Radicchio + Ricotta

Simple and laid back this recipe imbues a wintery evening with warmth and happiness. Little pillows of potato gnocchi are tossed in a pan with olive oil, basil, radicchio, lemon, and itty-bitty beef and basil meatballs. Finished with lemon zest and beautiful fresh ricotta and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. This dish is … Continue reading

Mixed Mushroom, Pancetta, Thyme + Spinach with Pappadelle
Cinnamon / Cream / Lemon / Lunch / Mushroom / Parmesan / Pasta / Savoury / Spinach

Mixed Mushroom, Pancetta, Thyme + Spinach with Pappadelle

The earthy combination of smoky pancetta, mixed wild mushrooms with a touch of cream, thyme and fresh egg pasta makes for a beautiful heart and belly-warming dish for a chilly evening. As we begin to store away our summer dresses, shorts, and sandals and pull out autumn knits, socks, and boots, this recipe is a … Continue reading

Scallop + Fennel Fettuccine with Roasted Grapes, Kale + Macadamia Nuts
Cheese / Fennel / Grapes / Hazelnuts / kale / Lemon / Lunch / Pasta / Savoury / Scallop / Seafood

Scallop + Fennel Fettuccine with Roasted Grapes, Kale + Macadamia Nuts

Sometimes a comforting bowl of pasta is all you need to make you smile. While I don’t eat a lot of pasta myself, there are times when I enjoy using pasta as a sort of blank canvas that allows me to get creative with new flavours and textures. That’s what I did today and it … Continue reading

Hot Pink Pasta with Blood Orange, Mint + Ricotta
Beetroot / Blood Orange / Lemon / Lunch / Pasta / Poppy Seeds / Ricotta / Savoury

Hot Pink Pasta with Blood Orange, Mint + Ricotta

  A vibrant, fun, and slightly ridiculous pasta recipe. Beetroot puree is tossed with tubes of semolina pasta, turning it shockingly pink. Poppy seeds, blood orange, lemon zest, mint and ricotta round out the flavours of this dish. Perfect for any hungry soul looking for a little colour in their life! Pasta of your choice … Continue reading

Caprese Potstickers with Basil + Balsamic
Baking / Basil / Breakfast / Cheese / Lunch / Mozzarella / Pasta / Rice Paper / Savoury / Tomato

Caprese Potstickers with Basil + Balsamic

In a quirky blend of Asian and Italian cuisines, my Caprese Potstickers with Basil and Balsamic are ideal as the nights begin to draw out and we start looking for things to nibble on as wine is sipped under the lazy sun. These bite-sized parcels are wonderfully simple. A classic combination of mozzarella, tomatoes and … Continue reading

Lemon Ricotta + Swiss Chard Pappadelle with Oozy Crumbed Egg
Baking / Capers / Chilli / Eggs / Lemon / Lunch / Parmesan / Pasta / Ricotta / Savoury / Walnuts

Lemon Ricotta + Swiss Chard Pappadelle with Oozy Crumbed Egg

Wednesday ‘Hump Day’ problem – what to cook when your fridge looks as about as inspiring as the lyrics to Justin Bieber song? The solution tonight, tender Swiss chard, creamy ricotta cheese, a hint of chilli and lemon tousled with fresh egg pappadelle pasta, plenty of crunchy golden breadcrumbs and a sprinkling of crispy fried … Continue reading

Crispy, Golden Sweet Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi with Peas & Blistered Tomatoes
Cheese / Eggs / Goat's Cheese / Lunch / Parmesan / Pasta / Peas / Potato / Ricotta / Savoury / Spinach / Sun-dried Tomatoes / Sweet Potato / Tomato / Wholemeal Flour

Crispy, Golden Sweet Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi with Peas & Blistered Tomatoes

Not much has changed since my last post, the days are still biting cold and the skies are still flint grey, and I still have a raging appetite for foods that induce cosiness, warmth and savoury satisfaction. Perhaps one of the positives of the wintery bleakness is the attraction of the kitchen and the time … Continue reading

Giant Rigatoni, Heirloom Carrot + White Cabbage Bake
Baking / Basil / Carrot / Lemon / Lunch / Pasta / Red Onion / Savoury / Spinach / Yoghurt

Giant Rigatoni, Heirloom Carrot + White Cabbage Bake

Baked pasta dishes almost always follow the same script. They usually feature pasta, some sort of filling, and more cheese than any one person should consume in one sitting. I know, I know…the cheese is what makes you want to dive right back in for seconds, but really, who wants to eat something so heavy … Continue reading

Roasted Green Bean, Sage + Almond Pasta
Almonds / Baking / Beans / Lunch / Pasta / Sage / Savoury

Roasted Green Bean, Sage + Almond Pasta

This could very well be my new favourite autumn pasta recipe. Don’t be fooled by the modest list of ingredients – this dish is full of flavour. Green beans, sage, and almonds are roasted together in what becomes a special olive oil dappled sauce. Tossed with hearty little tubes of strozzpreti pasta, it’s a delicious, … Continue reading

Broccolini and Pumpkin Mac+Cheese
Baking / Broccolini / Cheese / Goat's Cheese / Lemon / Lunch / Pasta / pumpkin / Savoury / Tomato / Yoghurt

Broccolini and Pumpkin Mac+Cheese

A wholesome bowl of pasta featuring sturdy little orecchiette ears enveloped in a light two-cheese yoghurt sauce, and flecked with a medley of mustard seeds, nuggets of roasted pumpkin, cherry tomatoes and lemon zest. Topped with a crunchy crust made from sourdough bread, broccolini and parsley whizzed in a processor with a lug of olive … Continue reading