Hot-Smoked Trout, Goats Cheese + Asparagus Frittata
Asparagus / Baking / Breakfast / Cheap + Cheerful / Eggs / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Tomato / Trout

Hot-Smoked Trout, Goats Cheese + Asparagus Frittata

Last week I received a pretty special delivery of freshly packed Huon Tasmanian Salmon and Ocean Trout. Immediately my mind went into overdrive thinking about what I could create with such beautiful products. Before I get into what I decided to make and adhering to full disclosure, I was asked by the team at Huon … Continue reading

Tomato + Parmesan Crostata with Cumin + Oregano
Baking / Cheap + Cheerful / Cumin / Light Meals / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Tomato / Vegetarian

Tomato + Parmesan Crostata with Cumin + Oregano

A simple free-form tomato tart – sweet baby tomatoes, cumin seeds, goats cheese and oregano nestled on top of an easy, crumbly no-knead parmesan pastry. Served warm with a dusting of cumin-spiced icing sugar, this crostata is a real treat and the perfect light bite. ___________________________________________ FOR THE PARMESAN PASTRY 200 g plain flour 150 … Continue reading

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

Cauliflower, Goat’s Cheese + Smashed Pea Frittata
Baking / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Coconut / Eggs / Lemon / Light Meals / Lunch / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Peas / Savoury / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Cauliflower, Goat’s Cheese + Smashed Pea Frittata

A beautiful frittata made from golden-yolked eggs from free-range chooks, cauliflower, peas that have been pounded with lemon and dill, and crumbly goat’s cheese. This is a great alternative to heavy, cheesy omelette recipes, and perfect tomorrow’s lunch – served hot or cold with a big green salad… eggy heaven.   5 eggs ¼ cup … Continue reading

Pear Tart with Goats Cheese + Honeyed Walnuts
Baking / Breakfast / Cheese / Cream / Creme Fraiche / Goat's Cheese / Honey / Lemon / Lunch / Parsnip / Pears / Puff Pastry / Savoury

Pear Tart with Goats Cheese + Honeyed Walnuts

As a big-time supporter of eating what’s in season, this recipe is a celebration of early autumn pears. Beautiful big-bottomed pears are sliced thinly and layered on a bed of velvety parsnip crème and all-butter puff pastry. Baked until golden and puffed, the tarts are finished with a scattering of honey-walnuts and crumbled goats cheese … 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

Sweet Potato + Goat’s Curd Tart with Sticky Sweet Onions
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Cheese / Eggs / Goat's Cheese / Honey / Lunch / Potato / Puff Pastry / Savoury / Sweet Potato / Thyme

Sweet Potato + Goat’s Curd Tart with Sticky Sweet Onions

This flaky tart is the perfect picnic fare. Served best at room temperature, straight from the basket, on a picnic rug, in the sunshine, with your nearest and dearest. 1 x sheet good quality all-butter puff pastry 3 x medium potatoes 1 x large sweet potato ½ cup goat’s curd, coarsely crumbled 4 x thyme … Continue reading

Blueberry, Goat’s Cheese + Garden Herb Panini
Baking / Berries / Blueberries / Bread / Breakfast / Goat's Cheese / Lunch / Rosemary / Savoury / Sweet / Thyme / Wholegrains

Blueberry, Goat’s Cheese + Garden Herb Panini

1 punnet of (extremely expensive) blueberries, lashings of locally produced goats cheese, nuts and seeds, and herbs from my garden – this is how I tricked out my mid-week lunch. Sandwiched between two thick pieces of wholemeal grainy sourdough, this particular Panini combines the comforting pleasure of a grilled cheese sandwich with a zingy kiss … Continue reading

Tri-coloured Quinoa, Spinach, Ricotta + Butternut Pumpkin
Baking / Basil / Bread / Cheese / Eggs / Leek / Lemon / Lunch / Parmesan / pumpkin / Quinoa / Ricotta / Savoury / Spinach / Wholegrains

Tri-coloured Quinoa, Spinach, Ricotta + Butternut Pumpkin

Because I can’t seem to get enough of pumpkin and ricotta lately – a light early spring lunch made from quinoa, plump, roasted butternut pumpkin, tender leeks, spinach, plenty of crumbled goats cheese, fresh herbs and ricotta, and topped with crunchy wholegrain breadcrumbs. Baked until the cheese is bubbly and the top is golden and … Continue reading

Crispy, Golden Sweet Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi with Peas & Blistered Tomatoes
Cheese / Eggs / Goat's Cheese / Lunch / Parmesan / Pasta / Peas / Potato / Ricotta / Savoury / Spinach / Sun-dried Tomatoes / Sweet Potato / Tomato / Wholemeal Flour

Crispy, Golden Sweet Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi with Peas & Blistered Tomatoes

Not much has changed since my last post, the days are still biting cold and the skies are still flint grey, and I still have a raging appetite for foods that induce cosiness, warmth and savoury satisfaction. Perhaps one of the positives of the wintery bleakness is the attraction of the kitchen and the time … Continue reading

Roasted Cherry, Sticky Stem Ginger + Goats Cheese Tartines
Baking / Berries / Blueberries / Bread / Breakfast / Ginger / Goat's Cheese / Lunch / Orange / Savoury / Stem Ginger / Sweet

Roasted Cherry, Sticky Stem Ginger + Goats Cheese Tartines

As winter rolls around we seem to fall into a completely new rhythm. The days are shorter and we seek out foods that warm the heart as well as body. These foods are often indulgent, hearty and cooked using heavy bottomed pots and slow-cookers. I am never without an appetite in the chilly months but … Continue reading