Scallops with Yoghurt and Chorizo Crumbs
Chorizo / Coriander / Fennel / Lemon / Lime / Lunch / Savoury / Scallop / Seafood / Shellfish / Soy Sauce / Spring Onions / Tamari / Yoghurt

Scallops with Yoghurt and Chorizo Crumbs

Scallops are beautiful little things, don’t you think? So summery, light and go so well with so many different flavours, ingredients and styles of cooking. The pub classic ‘surf and turf’ style meals always seem to have a revival in the warmer days of summer, which is wonderful! Who doesn’t love sitting down to a … Continue reading

Lime + Coriander Sticky Beef Hash with Sunny Side Egg
Beef / Breakfast / Chilli / Coriander / Eggs / Lime / Lunch / Mirin / Savoury / Soy Sauce / Spring Onions / Tamari / Tomato

Lime + Coriander Sticky Beef Hash with Sunny Side Egg

A lime and chilli spiked Asian style beef hash recipe that delivers layer after layer of flavour. Thin strips of fillet steak are wok-tossed in a marinade of soy, mirin, tomato chutney, chilli, and coriander. Crunchy green broccolini and spring onions add colour and texture, and a perfectly sunny-side-up egg nestled on top finishes things … 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

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

Spring Onion Pancakes with Buddha Belly Beans
Baking / Beans / Black Eyed Peas / Bread / Breakfast / Broccolini / Leek / Lunch / Palm Sugar / Savoury / Soy Sauce / Spring Onions / Tamari / Wholemeal Flour

Spring Onion Pancakes with Buddha Belly Beans

There’s a man with a cart not too far from where I am staying in Beijing. He pedals to the same spot every morning – the clang of the old spokes on the footpath a distinctly Beijing version of the ice cream truck jingle. But ice cream is not what he is selling. He makes … Continue reading

Seed-Flecked Salmon + Spinach Burgers with Cucumber + Snow Pea Shoots
Beetroot / Bread / Ginger / Lemon / Lunch / Millet / Panko Breadcrumbs / Pepitas / Polenta / Salmon / Savoury / Seafood / Sesame Seeds / Soy Sauce / Spinach / Tamari / Wholegrains

Seed-Flecked Salmon + Spinach Burgers with Cucumber + Snow Pea Shoots

A beautiful light salmon burger made with lots of coral-coloured salmon, baby spinach, millet and seeds. Seasoned with a splash of tamari, lemon juice and ginger, and all held together with Japanese panko breadcrumbs, they are pan-fried until golden. My Seed-flecked Salmon and Spinach Burgers with Cucumber and Snow Pea Shoots are nutritious, tasty and … Continue reading

Honey-Soy Salmon, Coconut + Crispy Kale Tacos
Avocado / Coconut / Ginger / Honey / kale / Lunch / Orange / Salmon / Savoury / Tamari

Honey-Soy Salmon, Coconut + Crispy Kale Tacos

Who doesn’t love a soft taco? Really, is there anything as quick, fresh and oh so satisfying as a bunch of fresh and tasty things wrapped up in a soft, warm tortilla? No is the answer. This is my mash-up of a soft taco. Take some Chinese flavours, mix them with Mexican techniques and add … Continue reading

Grilled Chilli Soy Prawns + Avocado Citrus Salad
Avocado / Chilli / Coriander / Fish Sauce / Lime / Lunch / Orange / Palm Sugar / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish / Soy Sauce / Tamari

Grilled Chilli Soy Prawns + Avocado Citrus Salad

My love for anything prawn is real and true. No matter how it is prepared and cooked it is sure to make me smile. My Grilled Chilli Soy Prawns + Avocado Citrus Salad are definitely ear-to-ear smile worthy. Imagine big, juicy prawns in their shells char-grilled with fragrant garlic, soy and chillies. Paired with a … Continue reading

Zesty Crab, Chilli and Kaffir Lime on Betel Leaves
Carrot / Chilli / Fish Sauce / Lunch / Peanuts / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish / Tamari

Zesty Crab, Chilli and Kaffir Lime on Betel Leaves

These exciting, flavour-packed little parcels are perfect for getting the party started. Lime, chilli, coconut, carrot, roasted peanuts, and crab meat make these leaves sweet and salty, rich with texture, flavour and colour. They are the quintessential summer nibble. 2 tsp tamarind paste 1 tbsp palm sugar, grated ½ tbsp lime juice 1 tsp fish … Continue reading

Thai-style Chicken, Coconut and Vermicelli Salad
Carrot / Chicken / Chilli / Coconut / Cucumber / Fish Sauce / Lunch / Peanuts / Savoury / Tamari / Vermicelli Noodles

Thai-style Chicken, Coconut and Vermicelli Salad

The weather is warming up, the days are getting a little longer and the wine bar down the road has set up their outdoor tables and chairs – this can only mean one thing… summer. To me summer means freshness, lightness and happiness. If those three things could take a foodie-form it would be this … Continue reading

Vegetarian Fried Freekah
Carrot / Chilli / Coconut Oil / Eggs / Freekah / Ginger / Lunch / Mushroom / Savoury / Tamari / Wholegrains

Vegetarian Fried Freekah

 Inspired by one of those ‘I really don’t feel like cooking’ nights, my Vegetarian Fried Freekah celebrates the versatility of the comforting Chinese classic we all know and love. Fresh stir-fried seasonal vegies alongside coriander, ginger, tamari and plenty of plump, chewy freekah this recipe is fast to make and even faster to eat. Perfect for … Continue reading