Brown Butter Banana Bread
Baking / Banana / Bread / Breakfast / Buckwheat Flour / Eggs / Honey / Lunch / Sweet / Vanilla / Walnuts / Wholegrains / Wholemeal Flour

Brown Butter Banana Bread

 Moist, nutty, sweet and studded with big chunks of banana – this is my go to banana bread recipe. it bakes up fragrant, golden and moist and is made from a blend of walnut and buckwheat flours, a spoonful of butter, happy eggs, vanilla, honey, and a touch of salt. Given a little kick from … Continue reading

Salted Chocolate, Ginger + Sesame Doughnuts
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Chocolate / Eggs / Ginger / Lunch / Milk / Sweet / Vanilla / Yeast

Salted Chocolate, Ginger + Sesame Doughnuts

Sometimes in life there are moments when a sweet little ring of dough, puffed to light and airy perfection and drizzled with a glaze, or dusted with a simple cinnamon sugar, is just what you need. This is by no means an everyday recipe but one that is made lighter by baking instead of frying. … Continue reading

Avocado, Lemon + Broccolini Pumpernickel Toasties
Almonds / Avocado / Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Broccolini / Chilli / Honey / Lemon / Lunch / Mozzarella / Pepitas / Rye / Savoury

Avocado, Lemon + Broccolini Pumpernickel Toasties

A simple vegetarian springtime lunch – avocado, lemon and broccolini are piled on top of squares of sweet rye bread. Sprinkled with toasted seeds, almonds and torn buffalo mozzarella, warmed under a hot grill for no time at all. I wasn’t kidding when I said it was simple! 4 slices of pumpernickel bread ½ avocado, … Continue reading

Beach Bum Sliders – Prawn + Coconut Patties with Caramalised Pineapple + Minty Avocado Mayo
Avocado / Baking / Basil / Bread / Coconut / Coconut Milk / Coriander / Eggs / Ginger / Honey / Lemon / Lime / Lunch / Mint / Panko Breadcrumbs / Pineapple / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish / Spring Onions / Yoghurt

Beach Bum Sliders – Prawn + Coconut Patties with Caramalised Pineapple + Minty Avocado Mayo

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must lie back, tip the brim of their hat over their eyes, take a sip of something fruity, a bite of something light and delicious, and do nothing else but soak up the sun. The unfortunate reality is this kind of do-nothing situation is something of … 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

Spiced Calamari, Kale + Purple Potato Chip Bagel with Jicama Salsa + Chipotle Mayo
Avocado / Baking / Bread / Chilli / Coriander / Cucumber / Cumin / Jicama / kale / Lime / Lunch / Mayonnaise / Paprika / Pepitas / Potato / Savoury / Seafood / Sesame Seeds / Shellfish / Spinach / Sweet Potato

Spiced Calamari, Kale + Purple Potato Chip Bagel with Jicama Salsa + Chipotle Mayo

You know that feeling when you just need to break free from the ordinary, the unadorned, the uninspiring? That feeling when a plain old ham, cheese and tomato sandwich isn’t going to cut it for your midday tummy-filler. Don’t get me wrong, a classic HCT can, and has, hit the spot for me on many … Continue reading

Spring Onion Pancakes with Buddha Belly Beans
Baking / Beans / Black Eyed Peas / Bread / Breakfast / Broccolini / Leek / Lunch / Palm Sugar / Savoury / Soy Sauce / Spring Onions / Tamari / Wholemeal Flour

Spring Onion Pancakes with Buddha Belly Beans

There’s a man with a cart not too far from where I am staying in Beijing. He pedals to the same spot every morning – the clang of the old spokes on the footpath a distinctly Beijing version of the ice cream truck jingle. But ice cream is not what he is selling. He makes … Continue reading

Sunny Side Egg + Avocado Breakfast Pizza
Avocado / Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Eggs / Lime / Lunch / Savoury / Spelt Flour / Wholegrains

Sunny Side Egg + Avocado Breakfast Pizza

Lately I have been involved in a fairly serious love affair with eggs. Poached, scrambled, hard-boiled, soft-boiled with dippy soldiers, baked, and fried. What’s so wonderful about these perfectly packaged little nutrient-bombs is that they manage to be both filling and exactly what you’d want for a quick, simple, satisfying meal – breakfast, lunch or … Continue reading

Fisherman’s Flatbread – Salmon, Prosciutto, Fennel + Chilli
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Capers / Chilli / Fennel / Lemon / Lunch / Parmesan / Polenta / Prosciutto / Salmon / Savoury / Seafood / Wholegrains / Wholemeal Flour

Fisherman’s Flatbread – Salmon, Prosciutto, Fennel + Chilli

 A lighter, fresher Finger, Fork & Knife take on the pizza I loved as a kid. Every Friday night we would wander down to our little local neighbourhood pizza place where we would sit at the same table and order the same pizza. Not very exciting I know, but it was simply just too good not … Continue reading

Seed-Flecked Salmon + Spinach Burgers with Cucumber + Snow Pea Shoots
Beetroot / Bread / Ginger / Lemon / Lunch / Millet / Panko Breadcrumbs / Pepitas / Polenta / Salmon / Savoury / Seafood / Sesame Seeds / Soy Sauce / Spinach / Tamari / Wholegrains

Seed-Flecked Salmon + Spinach Burgers with Cucumber + Snow Pea Shoots

A beautiful light salmon burger made with lots of coral-coloured salmon, baby spinach, millet and seeds. Seasoned with a splash of tamari, lemon juice and ginger, and all held together with Japanese panko breadcrumbs, they are pan-fried until golden. My Seed-flecked Salmon and Spinach Burgers with Cucumber and Snow Pea Shoots are nutritious, tasty and … 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