Cavolo Nero, Mushroom + Ricotta Pie
Baking / Capers / Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Filo Pastry / Lemon / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Mushroom / Ricotta

Cavolo Nero, Mushroom + Ricotta Pie

The thing I love about filo pastry is that its uses are endless. Savoury, sweet, dinner-party worthy or casual afternoon tea, filo is a wonderful ingredient to have on hand. This recipe is my play on the traditional Greek favourite, spanakopita. It combines the earthy flavour of a mish-mash of market mushrooms with chopped cavolo … 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

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

Honey-Grilled Grapefruit with Yoghurt, Pistachios + Cacao Nibs
Cacao / Grapefruit / Honey / Pistachio / Quinoa / Savoury / Sweet / Yoghurt

Honey-Grilled Grapefruit with Yoghurt, Pistachios + Cacao Nibs

  Following on from my citrus-centric recipe last week – the highly addictive and delicious Lemon Curd Croissants – I thought I’d share one of my favourite breakfasts featuring the Queen of the Citrus, the beautiful and bittersweet ruby red grapefruit. In the chilly months of winter I tend to gravitate towards big warming brekkies … Continue reading

Quinoa Porridge with Almond Milk, Rhubarb, Apple, Nuts + Coconut
Almond Milk / Apples / Baking / Breakfast / Cinnamon / Coconut / Fruit / Ginger / Honey / Orange / Quinoa / Rhubarb / Vanilla / Walnuts / Wholegrains / Yoghurt

Quinoa Porridge with Almond Milk, Rhubarb, Apple, Nuts + Coconut

As life seems to hurry by we often forget to nurture and nourish ourselves properly. Yes, you can pep yourself up with multi-vitamins and relieve cold and flu symptoms with paracetamol but I don’t believe there to be anything more powerful for the promotion of health than what you put into your mouth. The kitchen … 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

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

Sticky Pumpkin + Quinoa Steamed Buns with Avocado, Pistachio + Celery Leaves
Avocado / Bread / Breakfast / Honey / Lemon / Lunch / Pistachio / pumpkin / Quinoa / Savoury

Sticky Pumpkin + Quinoa Steamed Buns with Avocado, Pistachio + Celery Leaves

I’m lucky enough to work around people who absolutely love creating exciting new things to put into your mouth. From one-bite wonders to substantial meals, it’s hard not to be inspired by the enthusiasm for flavour, produce and style of the Bright Young Things. A current bite loved by all is the BYT take on … 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