Apple + Millet Crumble Cake
Apples / Baking / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Dessert / Meals + Courses / Millet / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Wholegrains

Apple + Millet Crumble Cake

A rustic, apple-packed, buttery millet crumble-topped, rosemary scented afternoon tea cake. Beauty in simplicity.   ___________________________________________ FOR APPLE CAKE 4 cooking apples – we used Bramley, peeled, cored and cut into 8-10 chunks 5 tbsp plain flour, sifted 4 tbsp caster sugar 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp baking powder 2 free range eggs … Continue reading

Tomato + Parmesan Crostata with Cumin + Oregano
Baking / Cheap + Cheerful / Cumin / Light Meals / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Tomato / Vegetarian

Tomato + Parmesan Crostata with Cumin + Oregano

A simple free-form tomato tart – sweet baby tomatoes, cumin seeds, goats cheese and oregano nestled on top of an easy, crumbly no-knead parmesan pastry. Served warm with a dusting of cumin-spiced icing sugar, this crostata is a real treat and the perfect light bite. ___________________________________________ FOR THE PARMESAN PASTRY 200 g plain flour 150 … Continue reading

Pavlova with Rosemary Poached Rhubarb, Mango + Passionfruit
Baking / Cheap + Cheerful / Cream / Dessert / Mango / Meals + Courses / Passionfruit / Rhubarb / Special Diets / Sweet / Vegetarian

Pavlova with Rosemary Poached Rhubarb, Mango + Passionfruit

Pavlova is one of my favourite things, so naturally it is the dessert I opt for when I’m feeling particularly happy or when I’m in need of something to haul me out of the doldrums brought about by a bad day, a creative block or something as silly as burning my coffee in the morning … Continue reading

Cauliflower, Kale + Apple Tabbouleh with Blueberries, Cherries + Seeds
Apples / Blueberries / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Cherries / Coconut Oil / Dairy-Free / kale / Light Meals / Meals + Courses / Sides / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Cauliflower, Kale + Apple Tabbouleh with Blueberries, Cherries + Seeds

This cheeky, fresh new take on Tabbouleh will blow your little super-foodie minds. Completely raw, vegan, and piled high with ingredients that are guaranteed to have you bouncing off the walls and ready for anything the day has planned for you. Cauliflower and apple are grated and tossed together with purple kale, parsley, plump goji … Continue reading

Lemongrass, Coconut + Mango Lassi
Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Coconut Milk / Dessert / Lemongrass / Light Meals / Mango / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Yoghurt

Lemongrass, Coconut + Mango Lassi

As we charge through life working hard, moving house, coupling up, socialising with friends, raising little bubs, weeding the front garden, paying bills, and doing all the other little things that make up our extraordinary-ordinary everyday lives, it’s very easy to discount the importance of the foods we choose to nourish our bodies. I consider … Continue reading

Sea Salt, Pistachio + Turkish Delight Chocolate Snaps
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Sea Salt, Pistachio + Turkish Delight Chocolate Snaps

  This is one of the simplest treats I know how to make. Rich, dark and just-the-right-amount-of-bitterness chocolate is melted above gently simmering water and then spooned into whisper-thin rounds, dotted with sugared-hazelnuts, pistachios, rose turkish delight and sea salt. These little chocolate snaps are the perfect after-dinner sweet to end the night with.   … Continue reading

Honey + Thyme Marinated Halloumi with Pickled Fennel + a Pomegranate, Pistachio Salsa
Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Fennel / Ginger / Honey / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Thyme / Vegetarian

Honey + Thyme Marinated Halloumi with Pickled Fennel + a Pomegranate, Pistachio Salsa

Say cheese! Nothing, and I mean nothing can beat a good-quality cheese. Soft, crumbly, creamy, oozy, smelly, hard, sharp or mild, cheese is at the heart and soul of many food cultures and cuisines around the world. For me, pure joy comes from finding the right pairing of cheese and accompaniments. It could be as … Continue reading

Lentil + Beetroot Shepherd’s Pie with Kale + Cauliflower Mash
Baking / Beetroot / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Goat's Cheese / kale / Lemon / Lentils / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Lentil + Beetroot Shepherd’s Pie with Kale + Cauliflower Mash

A good number of you have been asking for the recipe for my offbeat, healthy version of Shepherd’s Pie. Apologies for the late write up! The recipe was inspired by the Shepherd’s Pie my Mum used to make when I was little. I can still remember the smell of cheesy, luscious potato mash wafting around … Continue reading

Pearl Barley + Almond Milk Porridge with Spiced Poached Pears
Almond Milk / Almonds / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Coconut Milk / Dairy-Free / Fruit / Ginger / Maple Syrup / Meals + Courses / Pearl Barley / Pears / Pomegranate / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Wholegrains

Pearl Barley + Almond Milk Porridge with Spiced Poached Pears

  It’s easy these days to get carried away with what’s new and exciting – especially in the world of food. We are constantly bombarded with marketing ploys and colourful packaging that claim ‘superfood’ status and optimum nutrition. I’m certainly not suggesting that I don’t occasionally ride the wave of the latest ‘trendy’ ingredient – … Continue reading

Cardamom Pistachio Sugar Pavlova with Peaches, Blueberries + Oat Crumble
Baking / Berries / Blueberries / Dessert / Eggs / Meals + Courses / Peach / Pistachio / Special Diets / Sweet / Vegetarian / Yoghurt

Cardamom Pistachio Sugar Pavlova with Peaches, Blueberries + Oat Crumble

As spring plays hide and seek with us I have put together a special Finger, Fork & Knife pavlova that sings of warmer days and longer nights. The crisp and chewy cardamom and pistachio meringue base, rich in spice and little green nuggets of chopped pistachios, provides and cloud-like layer beneath the creamy lemon-spiked filling, … Continue reading

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