Cavolo Nero, Mushroom + Ricotta Pie
Baking / Capers / Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Filo Pastry / Lemon / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Mushroom / Ricotta

Cavolo Nero, Mushroom + Ricotta Pie

The thing I love about filo pastry is that its uses are endless. Savoury, sweet, dinner-party worthy or casual afternoon tea, filo is a wonderful ingredient to have on hand. This recipe is my play on the traditional Greek favourite, spanakopita. It combines the earthy flavour of a mish-mash of market mushrooms with chopped cavolo … 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

Beer-braised Bunny + Pesto Pizza
Almonds / Baking / Beer / Bread / Breakfast / Cottage Cheese / Creme Fraiche / Eggs / Lunch / Rabbit / Radish / Ricotta / Savoury / Spinach

Beer-braised Bunny + Pesto Pizza

I don’t usually cook with rabbit and I’m not quite sure why. It’s cheap, sustainable, lean, and very nutritious – not to mention delicious when cooked with care. My Beer-braised Bunny + Pesto Pizza is a great way to introduce more rabbit into you weekly dinner menu. One bunny will yield more than enough meat … Continue reading

Fresh Ricotta Ice cream with Watermelon, Mint + Lemon Syrup
Breakfast / Cheese / Fruit / Honey / Lemon / Milk / Palm Sugar / Quinoa / Rice Milk / Ricotta / Sweet / Vanilla / Watermelon

Fresh Ricotta Ice cream with Watermelon, Mint + Lemon Syrup

Cool, refreshing, and light, this ricotta ice cream recipe makes a tub full of goodness that tastes as good as it looks. The addition of honey, vanilla, and rice milk gives it a richness and depth of flavour that sings all the way from the tip of your tongue to the bottom of your belly. … 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

Tri-coloured Quinoa, Spinach, Ricotta + Butternut Pumpkin
Baking / Basil / Bread / Cheese / Eggs / Leek / Lemon / Lunch / Parmesan / pumpkin / Quinoa / Ricotta / Savoury / Spinach / Wholegrains

Tri-coloured Quinoa, Spinach, Ricotta + Butternut Pumpkin

Because I can’t seem to get enough of pumpkin and ricotta lately – a light early spring lunch made from quinoa, plump, roasted butternut pumpkin, tender leeks, spinach, plenty of crumbled goats cheese, fresh herbs and ricotta, and topped with crunchy wholegrain breadcrumbs. Baked until the cheese is bubbly and the top is golden 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

Passionfruit Scones with Ricotta and Vanilla Roasted Berries
Agave Syrup / Baking / Berries / Breakfast / Buttermilk / Lemon / Passionfruit / Ricotta / Sweet

Passionfruit Scones with Ricotta and Vanilla Roasted Berries

Scones have to be one of the most divisive of teatime topics. Some people like them plain and simple, while others like to experiment with different fruits, nuts, and flours. Some believe that to apply cream to the scone first is nigh on sacrilege while others see jam first as plainly incorrect. I must say, … Continue reading