Lamb with Cauliflower, Mint, Kale + Pistachio Salad
Beef / Cauliflower / Chilli / kale / Lamb / Lemon / Mint / Pistachio / Savoury

Lamb with Cauliflower, Mint, Kale + Pistachio Salad

  There are a handful of ingredients that are essential to my kitchen kit. Chilli, flaky sea salt, herbs, and olive oil all play a key role in ‘waking up’ humble ingredients and adding character and flavour to a whole range of dishes – a fresh seasonal salad, a big tray of roasted root veggies, … 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

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

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

Tomato Soup with Roast Kipfler Potatoes + Kale Pesto
Almond Milk / Almonds / Baking / Basil / Cheese / Coconut Milk / kale / Lunch / Milk / Parmesan / Pinenuts / Potato / Savoury / Tomato

Tomato Soup with Roast Kipfler Potatoes + Kale Pesto

An honest, simple tomato soup recipe with nothing to hide. Pantry cupboard favourites, tinned tomatoes, garlic, and balsamic vinegar are rounded out with a splash of milk and fresh basil. Roasted kipfler potatoes and a beautiful nutrient-packed kale and mixed nut and seed pesto take this simple tomato soup to the next level. This is … Continue reading

Gnocchi with Beef and Basil Sausage, Radicchio + Ricotta
Basil / Beef / Cheese / Pasta / Radicchio / Savoury / Uncategorized

Gnocchi with Beef and Basil Sausage, Radicchio + Ricotta

Simple and laid back this recipe imbues a wintery evening with warmth and happiness. Little pillows of potato gnocchi are tossed in a pan with olive oil, basil, radicchio, lemon, and itty-bitty beef and basil meatballs. Finished with lemon zest and beautiful fresh ricotta and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. This dish is … 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

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

Crispy Duck, Walnut + Pear Radicchio Cups
Duck / Fennel / Freekah / Lime / Lunch / Radicchio / Rice / Savoury / Spring Onions

Crispy Duck, Walnut + Pear Radicchio Cups

I love a duck, don’t you? This is a bit of a crowd pleaser – I cook up some freekeh or use up any left over brown rice from last night’s dinner, chop up some fennel and spring onion. Toss this with some beautiful crispy roast duck, toasted walnuts, sesame seeds, and spoon into perfect … Continue reading

Cock-a-Leekie Bánh mì
Bread / Chicken / Chilli / Coconut Oil / Ginger / Leek / Lemon / Lemongrass / Lunch / Mayonnaise / Savoury

Cock-a-Leekie Bánh mì

 For those of you who regularly follow the blog you might have picked up on my love for light, fresh, Asian-inspired flavours and styles of cooking. Continuing this theme, in this recipe I combine a classic combination of chicken and leek, made famous by the Scots and their Cock-a-Leekie Soup, and a street food favourite, … Continue reading