Smashed Edamame + Baby Beet Orecchiette
Beetroot / Coriander / Edamame / Goat's Cheese / Lemon / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Pasta

Smashed Edamame + Baby Beet Orecchiette

As the weather starts to warm up I turn to simple, clean flavours to power me through the day. The fabulous thing about this recipe is that it is as delicious served cold as it is served right away. This means it makes for the perfect packed lunch. Beets and edamame (soy) beans are packed … Continue reading

Pea, Edamame + Green Tomato Freekeh with Smoked Salmon + Poached Egg
Beans / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Edamame / Eggs / Freekah / Lemon / Light Meals / Meals + Courses / Peas / Savoury / Wholegrains

Pea, Edamame + Green Tomato Freekeh with Smoked Salmon + Poached Egg

Gone are the days of boring breakfasts and lacklustre lunches. There is no reason to reach for the white bread and peanut butter come midday when, with a little thought and preparation, you can have a healthy, nourishing meal that makes you feel good inside and out. I know a lot of you are busy … Continue reading

Champagne Clams with Chilli, Almonds + Zucchini
Almonds / Beans / Cheap + Cheerful / Chilli / Dairy-Free / Light Meals / Lunch / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Orange / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish / Sides / Special Diets / Zucchini

Champagne Clams with Chilli, Almonds + Zucchini

A quick and flavour-packed clam dish and accompanying side salad of white beans, sweet peas, and goats cheese. Beautiful ivory-shelled clams are steamed until tender and fragrant in a broth of champagne, chilli, shallot, and garlic. Simple, clean and best eaten with your fingers, this dish is a wonderful excuse to put on a garden … Continue reading

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

Cauliflower Steaks with Cherry, Fennel + Caper Slaw
Capers / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Cherries / Fennel / Goat's Cheese / Lemon / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Savoury / Sides / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Cauliflower Steaks with Cherry, Fennel + Caper Slaw

Who doesn’t love the sizzle and smell of a lovely thick piece of eye fillet steak doing its thing on a hot grill? More people than you might think. Once bland and uninspired, vegetarian cooking is enjoying an exciting new look, prompting meat-eaters to put down their steak knives and get better acquainted with pulses, … Continue reading

Sticky Bombay Meatballs with Purple Cabbage Slaw + Poppadoms
Baking / Chicken / Coconut / Honey / Lemon / Lunch / Savoury / Turmeric

Sticky Bombay Meatballs with Purple Cabbage Slaw + Poppadoms

My everyday eating is for the most part fairly frugal. I do like to buy the best ingredients and produce I can afford but rarely use such ingredients in an extravagant manner. Instead, I like to use things like beautiful cheeses, gourmet chutneys and the best quality meat and fish in an economical fashion, used … Continue reading

Pumpkin + Pancetta Brown Rice Risotto with Water Buffalo Yoghurt
Baking / Cheese / Creme Fraiche / Leek / Lemon / Lunch / Parmesan / Prosciutto / pumpkin / Savoury / Yoghurt

Pumpkin + Pancetta Brown Rice Risotto with Water Buffalo Yoghurt

There is nothing more lovely and lulling than gently stirring a big pot of nourishing, oozy risotto, watching the little grains of rice swell up and get gorgeously plump. Another one of my favourite winter things is the combination of sweet roasted pumpkin, smoky pancetta or bacon with parsley and lemon. It is a flavour … Continue reading

Tea-smoked Garlic + Celeriac Soup with Purple Kale + Rye
Almonds / Celeriac / Cream / kale / Leek / Lunch / Rye / Savoury

Tea-smoked Garlic + Celeriac Soup with Purple Kale + Rye

Jamie Oliver is one of those guys you just can’t help but adore. He’s cheeky, passionate and committed to real food and food education. As part of his quest to change the way we think about food he has pioneered a Global Food Revolution Day that hopes to encourage people to come together to cook, … 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

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

Turmeric-Spiced Eggplant with Israeli Couscous
Baking / Chilli / Cinnamon / Couscous / Eggplant / Hazelnuts / Lemon / Lunch / Savoury / Tahini / Turmeric / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Turmeric-Spiced Eggplant with Israeli Couscous

Autumn sniffs and sore throats seem to be everywhere at the moment. After a long, hot summer, most of us are struggling to make the transition to shorter days and cooler nights. Following the natural health route, I believe that what we choose to put in our mouths affects how we feel. This recipe is … Continue reading