Rare Beef Salad with Watermelon + Raw Zucchini Noodles
Beef / Cheap + Cheerful / Chilli / Coconut Oil / Cucumber / Dairy-Free / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Mint / Radish / Special Diets / Watermelon

Rare Beef Salad with Watermelon + Raw Zucchini Noodles

I love this style of food. It’s fast, fresh, light, and packs a punch. This salad has it all. It has crunch from the raw cucumber and garden radish, heat from the red chilli, sweetness from the watermelon, and all-important protein from the beef. A great way to stave off an afternoon sugar-craving meltdown. Enjoy! … 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

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

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

Wallaby Tartare with Avocado and Fennel
Avocado / Beef / Cumin / Eggs / Fennel / Kangaroo / Lime / Lunch / Savoury / Soy Sauce / Spring Onions / Wallaby

Wallaby Tartare with Avocado and Fennel

Don’t let the first word of this dish put you off. Yes, it does involve wallaby and yes, it does involve the wallaby being raw. At this point I’m going to have a guess and say I’ve lost about three-quarters of you. For those of you that are still with me, wallaby is an extremely … Continue reading

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

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

Fresh Ricotta Ice cream with Watermelon, Mint + Lemon Syrup
Breakfast / Cheese / Fruit / Honey / Lemon / Milk / Palm Sugar / Quinoa / Rice Milk / Ricotta / Sweet / Vanilla / Watermelon

Fresh Ricotta Ice cream with Watermelon, Mint + Lemon Syrup

Cool, refreshing, and light, this ricotta ice cream recipe makes a tub full of goodness that tastes as good as it looks. The addition of honey, vanilla, and rice milk gives it a richness and depth of flavour that sings all the way from the tip of your tongue to the bottom of your belly. … Continue reading

Salted Almond Milk Caramel Brownies
Almond Milk / Almonds / Baking / Buckwheat Flour / Cacao / Cashews / Chocolate / Cinnamon / Coconut / Coconut Flour / Honey / Sweet / Wholegrains

Salted Almond Milk Caramel Brownies

Made using a blend of flours and nut meals, organic dark chocolate and homemade almond milk caramel, this is a naughty but nice, caramel-packed, crusty-edged, chocolate brownie. There is quite a bit of natural cane sugar in this recipe, but hey… we all need a little sweetening up now and again, right? ½ cup natural … Continue reading

White Chocolate & Cherry Almond Meal Muffins
Almonds / Baking / Berries / Breakfast / Cashews / Chocolate / Eggs / Sweet / White Chocolate / Yoghurt

White Chocolate & Cherry Almond Meal Muffins

A sweet little recipe that goes hand in hand with your morning coffee. Moist, nutty, golden-topped, flecked with orange zest, and dotted with big and small white chocolate chunks. Everything you want in a mid-morning treat – with a cherry on top! ½ cup cashew meal 1 ½ cups almond meal ½ tsp sea salt … 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