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

Crispy Duck Sandwich with Lemon Daikon Rémoulade + Beetroot Relish
Beetroot / Bread / Daikon / Dairy-Free / Duck / Eggs / Lemon / Lunch / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Savoury / Special Diets / Wholemeal Flour

Crispy Duck Sandwich with Lemon Daikon Rémoulade + Beetroot Relish

This finger-licking good recipe is sponsored by The Good Guys as part of Voices of 2013 and made possible by the Breville All-In-One Stick Mixer There has been much debate recently about what makes the perfect burger. Is it the density or chewiness of the bun or bread, is it the choice of condiment or … 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

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

Grilled Corn with Truffle Oil, Chilli + Parmesan
Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Chilli / Coriander / Corn / Light Meals / Lime / Meals + Courses / Parmesan / Savoury / Sides / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Grilled Corn with Truffle Oil, Chilli + Parmesan

Super fresh corncobs still wrapped in their husks, lightly charred on a hot barbecue and taken to the next level with a coating of rich and gloriously decadent truffle oil, herbs, chilli, and Parmesan. It’s full on…but in the best way. Serve warm from the barbecue with a big squeeze of lime and prepare to … 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

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

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

Roasted Eggplant, Chilli + Purple Carrot Pizza with Sweet Tahini + Pickled Zucchini
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Carrot / Chili / Chilli / Eggplant / Lunch / Savoury / Tahini / Walnuts / Yoghurt / Zucchini

Roasted Eggplant, Chilli + Purple Carrot Pizza with Sweet Tahini + Pickled Zucchini

This particular recipe came together in a moment of inspiration at the local grocer in Balnarring, Victoria. Faced with an abundance of fresh, seasonal vegetables and ingredients, I couldn’t help but pick up a few Japanese eggplants and purple carrots, along with some beautiful organic tahini. What came next was a whimsical summer-style flatbread pizza … Continue reading

Grilled Nectarine + Haloumi Soft Shell Tacos with Mint + Dukkah
Avocado / Breakfast / Cardomom / Cheese / Chilli / Coconut Oil / Coriander / Cucumber / Cumin / Ginger / Hazelnuts / Honey / Lemon / Lunch / Mint / Peach / Savoury

Grilled Nectarine + Haloumi Soft Shell Tacos with Mint + Dukkah

After spending some time over the festive period with friends and family in Beijing, where temperatures dropped to -16C some days, I am truly enjoying the warmer summer days back home in Australia. For me, Summer is a season that allows us all the chance to take a step back, relax, cut the nasties from … Continue reading