Posh Leek, Beet + Spuds
Beetroot / Carrot / Cheap + Cheerful / Leek / Lemon / Light Meals / Main Course / Mayonnaise / Meals + Courses / Potato / Savoury / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Walnuts

Posh Leek, Beet + Spuds

Cooked simply and cleanly, this dish elevates vegetables to the starring role. A punchy mayonnaise flecked with parsley, lemon and cornichons are the hidden base of this veggie delight. Potato and leek that have been cooked and caramalised in a little olive oil and butter are arranged on top, along with wafer thin slices of … Continue reading

Walnut-Crusted Barramundi with Noodles
Baking / Chilli / Coriander / Dairy-Free / Honey / Lemon / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Savoury / Seafood / Seaweed / Soy Sauce / Special Diets / Uncategorized / Walnuts

Walnut-Crusted Barramundi with Noodles

A dish inspired by the Fridays of my childhood. We lived in a little street at the top of very steep hill in Sydney’s northern suburbs. At the bottom of the street was the local fish and chip shop that cooked up the crispiest, freshest fish and the most perfectly fried golden chips. On Fridays … Continue reading

Prosciutto, Blue Cheese, Honeycomb + Walnuts
Cheap + Cheerful / Honey / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Prosciutto / Rocket / Savoury / Sides / Walnuts

Prosciutto, Blue Cheese, Honeycomb + Walnuts

A beautiful winter salad made with whisper thin slices of prosciutto, sticky sweet honeycomb, lots of walnuts, and chunks of crumbly blue cheese. Finished with peppery rocket leaves and a champagne vinegar dressing, serve it up sharing-style on a big platter for a dinner party or picnic – it holds up perfectly at room temperature. … Continue reading

Quinoa Porridge with Almond Milk, Rhubarb, Apple, Nuts + Coconut
Almond Milk / Apples / Baking / Breakfast / Cinnamon / Coconut / Fruit / Ginger / Honey / Orange / Quinoa / Rhubarb / Vanilla / Walnuts / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Quinoa Porridge with Almond Milk, Rhubarb, Apple, Nuts + Coconut

As life seems to hurry by we often forget to nurture and nourish ourselves properly. Yes, you can pep yourself up with multi-vitamins and relieve cold and flu symptoms with paracetamol but I don’t believe there to be anything more powerful for the promotion of health than what you put into your mouth. The kitchen … Continue reading

Buttermilk Pumpkin + Cacao Nib Little Loaves
Almonds / Baking / Breakfast / Buttermilk / Cacao / Chocolate / Cinnamon / Eggs / Hazelnuts / Lunch / Milk / Orange / pumpkin / Spelt Flour / Sweet / Walnuts / Wholemeal Flour

Buttermilk Pumpkin + Cacao Nib Little Loaves

These little buttermilk loaves are pumpkin-spiced and riddled with walnuts, pumpkin kernels, hazelnuts, and cacao nibs. All natural and relatively healthy, they are sweetened with mashed roasted pumpkin and applesauce, and given warmth and earthiness from a mixture of cinnamon and clove. Topped with a simple cream cheese and orange icing and a scattering of … Continue reading

Roasted Eggplant, Chilli + Purple Carrot Pizza with Sweet Tahini + Pickled Zucchini
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Carrot / Chili / Chilli / Eggplant / Lunch / Savoury / Tahini / Walnuts / Yoghurt / Zucchini

Roasted Eggplant, Chilli + Purple Carrot Pizza with Sweet Tahini + Pickled Zucchini

This particular recipe came together in a moment of inspiration at the local grocer in Balnarring, Victoria. Faced with an abundance of fresh, seasonal vegetables and ingredients, I couldn’t help but pick up a few Japanese eggplants and purple carrots, along with some beautiful organic tahini. What came next was a whimsical summer-style flatbread pizza … Continue reading

Yoghurt with Toasted Buckwheat, Mint, Berry + Pomegranate Salad
Almonds / Berries / Blueberries / Breakfast / Buckwheat / Coconut / Fruit / Honey / Lemon / Mint / Pistachio / Sweet / Walnuts / Yoghurt

Yoghurt with Toasted Buckwheat, Mint, Berry + Pomegranate Salad

As somebody who needs breakfast in order to have any chance of functioning properly throughout the day, I always make sure I give myself time to sit down and enjoy whatever it is I’m eating. What exactly I eat for breakfast all depends on how I feel, the weather, and what fruit and vegetables are … Continue reading

Brown Butter Banana Bread
Baking / Banana / Bread / Breakfast / Buckwheat Flour / Eggs / Honey / Lunch / Sweet / Vanilla / Walnuts / Wholegrains / Wholemeal Flour

Brown Butter Banana Bread

 Moist, nutty, sweet and studded with big chunks of banana – this is my go to banana bread recipe. it bakes up fragrant, golden and moist and is made from a blend of walnut and buckwheat flours, a spoonful of butter, happy eggs, vanilla, honey, and a touch of salt. Given a little kick from … Continue reading

Green Pear + Birdseed Bircher Muesli with Smashed Berries
Almonds / Berries / Breakfast / Cherries / Coconut / Coconut Water / Currents / Milk / Oats / Pistachio / Savoury / Sweet / Walnuts / Yoghurt

Green Pear + Birdseed Bircher Muesli with Smashed Berries

My Green Pear and Coconut Bircher Muesli is a light, healthy and wholesome breakfast bowl brimming with all kinds of good things. Organic rolled oats, grated green pear, and a gorgeous medley of nuts and seeds soften up gently overnight in young coconut water. Served in the morning with a big spoonful of thick natural … Continue reading

Sticky Toffee Apples
Apples / Breakfast / Poppy Seeds / Savoury / Sweet / Walnuts

Sticky Toffee Apples

A lovely lazy day treat made from apples, natural cane sugar, salt and a crunchy coating of seeds and nuts. The toffee-dipped apples have a beautiful, opaque, deeply golden coat that, when rolled in a medley of roasted crushed walnuts, sunflower, sesame and poppy seeds, gives each bite an unforgettable taste and texture. Simple, quick, … 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

Chocolate + Coconut Mud Cake
Avocado / Baking / Cacao / Chocolate / Coconut / Coconut Flour / Cream / Eggs / Hazelnuts / Honey / Milk / Rhubarb / Sweet / Walnuts

Chocolate + Coconut Mud Cake

Natasha Mason is one of those incredibly talented, positive and enthusiastic people I feel lucky to know. It has been a few years since she was yelling stroke numbers from the riverbank as I pulled the oars through the water but I’m happy to say she is still cheering me on. She’s an inspired cook … Continue reading