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

Grilled Corn with Truffle Oil, Chilli + Parmesan
Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Chilli / Coriander / Corn / Light Meals / Lime / Meals + Courses / Parmesan / Savoury / Sides / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Grilled Corn with Truffle Oil, Chilli + Parmesan

Super fresh corncobs still wrapped in their husks, lightly charred on a hot barbecue and taken to the next level with a coating of rich and gloriously decadent truffle oil, herbs, chilli, and Parmesan. It’s full on…but in the best way. Serve warm from the barbecue with a big squeeze of lime and prepare to … Continue reading

Lamb Chops with Chunky Plum Sauce + Crème Fraiche
Baking / Creme Fraiche / Fruit / Honey / Lamb / Lemon / Lunch / Plums / Savoury

Lamb Chops with Chunky Plum Sauce + Crème Fraiche

Lamb chops were a childhood favourite of mine. It was smiles all round when Mum would emerge from the kitchen with her bone-nibbling good mint-glazed lamb chops served with the most golden roast potatoes you have ever seen and a big green salad. God it was good. There’s no point for me to even try … Continue reading

Smoked Salmon, Corn + Zucchini Open-faced Pitas
Bread / Breakfast / Chilli / Corn / Lemon / Lunch / Salmon / Savoury / Wholemeal Flour / Zucchini

Smoked Salmon, Corn + Zucchini Open-faced Pitas

Embrace the spirit of eating simply and cleanly with these open-faced wholemeal pitas with hot-smoked salmon, sweet BBQ corn, zucchini, and a punchy lemon and chilli oil. Whether you’re off to the beach, lounging in the park, making lunchboxes for the kids, or putting together a home-made lunch for the office, these pitas add up … Continue reading

Grilled Avocado + Sprouted Micro Salad
Avocado / Bread / Breakfast / Cheese / Chilli / Goat's Cheese / Legumes / Lemon / Lunch / Savoury / Wholegrains

Grilled Avocado + Sprouted Micro Salad

A favourite 5 minute summer-spirited lunch. Grill an avocado, add a pile of sprouted mung beans, colourful baby herbs, parsley, and pink peppercorns, and finish things off with a burst of lemon juice and some dried chilli flakes. I like to keep things simple and eat this scooped straight from the skin, but if you’re … Continue reading

Beach Bum Sliders – Prawn + Coconut Patties with Caramalised Pineapple + Minty Avocado Mayo
Avocado / Baking / Basil / Bread / Coconut / Coconut Milk / Coriander / Eggs / Ginger / Honey / Lemon / Lime / Lunch / Mint / Panko Breadcrumbs / Pineapple / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish / Spring Onions / Yoghurt

Beach Bum Sliders – Prawn + Coconut Patties with Caramalised Pineapple + Minty Avocado Mayo

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must lie back, tip the brim of their hat over their eyes, take a sip of something fruity, a bite of something light and delicious, and do nothing else but soak up the sun. The unfortunate reality is this kind of do-nothing situation is something of … Continue reading

Yoghurt-Spiced Kangaroo Kebabs with Chana Chaat
Beef / Cardomom / Chicken / Chickpeas / Chilli / Coriander / Cucumber / Cumin / Ginger / Kangaroo / Lamb / Legumes / Lunch / Pomegranate / Savoury / Yoghurt

Yoghurt-Spiced Kangaroo Kebabs with Chana Chaat

This is a light Indian-spiced dish that celebrates the unique flavour of kangaroo. Tender pieces of roo are marinated in a tangy yoghurt-based sauce, made magic by a host of spices, and given a little kick from fresh ginger and green peppercorns. Cooked on a hot grill, I bring a bit of crunch and interest … 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

Grilled TLT
Avocado / Lunch / Peas / Savoury / Tofu / Tomato / Wholegrains

Grilled TLT

 A simple and delicious midday-munchie. A vegetarian twist on the classic BLT sandwich, my Grilled TLT includes sweet and spicy marinated tofu alongside slow-roasted grape tomatoes, spring leaves, tomato-chilli chutney, and a generous spreading of lime-peppered avocado and pea puree on two slices of grainy sourdough bread. Fantastically simple to prepare and perfect for those … Continue reading

Grilled Sardines with Fig-glazed Jamon and Fresh Pea Remoulade
Buckwheat / Grapes / Lunch / Peas / Prosciutto / Savoury / Seafood

Grilled Sardines with Fig-glazed Jamon and Fresh Pea Remoulade

I like fish. No, that’s wrong. I love fish. So, given my ardent affection for water-dwelling creatures I thought I’d make the most of the fresh sardines at my local market. My Grilled Sardines with Fig-glazed Jamon and Fresh Pea Remoulade recipe is simple, delicious, fresh and embarrassingly easy to prepare. Grilled at a very … Continue reading