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

Cucumber, Mint + Lemon Frozen Yoghurt Sandwiches
Baking / Cheap + Cheerful / Cucumber / Dessert / Lemon / Meals + Courses / Mint / Special Diets / Vegetarian / Wholemeal Flour / Yoghurt

Cucumber, Mint + Lemon Frozen Yoghurt Sandwiches

This tzatziki-inspired warm weather treat has to be one of the prettiest recipes in my repertoire. Chunks of cucumber are frozen then whizzed up in a food processor with natural yoghurt, lemon, and lots of fresh mint. The fresh and zesty frozen yoghurt is sandwiched between two gorgeously chewy brown butter biscuits to create the … Continue reading

Roast Pumpkin, Spinach + Ricotta Cannelloni with Cauliflower Sauce
Baking / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Lemon / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Pasta / pumpkin / Ricotta / Savoury / Special Diets / Spinach / Vegetarian

Roast Pumpkin, Spinach + Ricotta Cannelloni with Cauliflower Sauce

Pasta based dishes are great when you’re cooking for a hungry crowd. Quick, filling, inexpensive, and the perfect black canvas to build on, lasagne sheets can be rolled, filled, and baked to create stuffed-tubes of pure deliciousness. Since it is winter here in Australia, I gave this traditional Italian dish a seasonal twist and filled … Continue reading

Chicken, Date + Rosemary Balls on Pear + Parsnip Mash
Baking / Cauliflower / Chicken / Creme Fraiche / Dates / Goat's Cheese / Hazelnuts / Lemon / Lunch / Parsnip / Pears / Rosemary / Savoury

Chicken, Date + Rosemary Balls on Pear + Parsnip Mash

Sweet, herby, and comforting, this is an incredibly heart warming and satisfying dish. Balls of beautiful free-range, organic chicken mince, hazelnuts, dates, garlic, and lots of rosemary, sit on top of a heavier-than-it-looks mash of new seasons pears, parsnip, and cauliflower. Finished simply with a crumbling of my favourite goats cheese and drizzle of extra … Continue reading

Chicken, Roast Pumpkin + Greens with Tri-Coloured Quinoa, Yoghurt Dressing
Almonds / Avocado / Basil / Chicken / Lemon / Lunch / pumpkin / Quinoa / Rocket / Savoury / Spinach / Yoghurt

Chicken, Roast Pumpkin + Greens with Tri-Coloured Quinoa, Yoghurt Dressing

As we creep ever closer to the middle of February many of those promises made to ourselves at one-past midnight on the first of January have somehow fallen victim to the quirks of everyday life. I thought it would be fitting to write a recipe that is full to the brim of flavour and goodness. … Continue reading

Cold Smoked Ocean Trout + Peas with Minty Crème Fraiche
Breakfast / Chilli / Creme Fraiche / Lemon / Lunch / Mint / Peas / Pinenuts / Rocket / Salmon / Savoury / Seafood / Seaweed / Trout

Cold Smoked Ocean Trout + Peas with Minty Crème Fraiche

When it’s warm outside it’s natural to crave lighter, fresher tasting foods. On days when the mercury has risen beyond my comfort level, cold-smoked fish is my go-to for a fast, healthy lunch or light dinner that is both nourishing and satisfying. Trout, like salmon, mackerel, sardines, dark green veggies, walnuts and linseed, is chock-full … 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

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

Seared Orange Pepper Kangaroo Fillet with Spring Couscous
Basil / Beef / Beetroot / Cauliflower / Cumin / Kangaroo / Lemon / Lunch / Mint / Orange / Red Onion / Rose Water / Savoury / Tomato

Seared Orange Pepper Kangaroo Fillet with Spring Couscous

Kangaroo is a great source of protein and a good low-fat red meat to include as part of a healthy diet. It’s also a very affordable option when pennies are tight. Rubbed with a bright blend of orange zest, cumin, olive oil, salt and pepper and seared ever-so-quickly in a hot pan, the fillets caramalise … 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

Salted Dark Chocolate + Vanilla Bean Cookies
Baking / Breakfast / Chocolate / Coconut Flour / Eggs / Sweet / Vanilla / Wholegrains / Wholemeal Flour

Salted Dark Chocolate + Vanilla Bean Cookies

I don’t think much needs to be said here. Big gooey chunks of dark chocolate, soft vanilla salt-flecked dough, rolled into rounds and baked in the oven for less time than it takes to fiddle around trying to open a packet of biscuits from the shops. I’m not a big-time cookie lover, rarely do I … Continue reading