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

Roast Pumpkin, Spinach + Ricotta Cannelloni with Cauliflower Sauce
Baking / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Lemon / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Pasta / pumpkin / Ricotta / Savoury / Special Diets / Spinach / Vegetarian

Roast Pumpkin, Spinach + Ricotta Cannelloni with Cauliflower Sauce

Pasta based dishes are great when you’re cooking for a hungry crowd. Quick, filling, inexpensive, and the perfect black canvas to build on, lasagne sheets can be rolled, filled, and baked to create stuffed-tubes of pure deliciousness. Since it is winter here in Australia, I gave this traditional Italian dish a seasonal twist and filled … Continue reading

Prosciutto, Blue Cheese, Honeycomb + Walnuts
Cheap + Cheerful / Honey / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Prosciutto / Rocket / Savoury / Sides / Walnuts

Prosciutto, Blue Cheese, Honeycomb + Walnuts

A beautiful winter salad made with whisper thin slices of prosciutto, sticky sweet honeycomb, lots of walnuts, and chunks of crumbly blue cheese. Finished with peppery rocket leaves and a champagne vinegar dressing, serve it up sharing-style on a big platter for a dinner party or picnic – it holds up perfectly at room temperature. … Continue reading

Super Sweet Potato Salad with Sesame Yoghurt Dressing
Avocado / Baking / Chilli / Lemon / Lunch / Savoury / Sweet Potato / Tahini / Yoghurt / Zucchini

Super Sweet Potato Salad with Sesame Yoghurt Dressing

An easy and wonderfully nutritious salad that will keep you full energy all day long, my Super Sweet Potato Salad with Sesame Yoghurt Dressing can be a simple meat free supper or served as part of a grazing style Sunday lunch shared friends. Sweet potato is tossed in olive oil and roasted in a hot … Continue reading

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

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

Pumpkin + Pancetta Brown Rice Risotto with Water Buffalo Yoghurt
Baking / Cheese / Creme Fraiche / Leek / Lemon / Lunch / Parmesan / Prosciutto / pumpkin / Savoury / Yoghurt

Pumpkin + Pancetta Brown Rice Risotto with Water Buffalo Yoghurt

There is nothing more lovely and lulling than gently stirring a big pot of nourishing, oozy risotto, watching the little grains of rice swell up and get gorgeously plump. Another one of my favourite winter things is the combination of sweet roasted pumpkin, smoky pancetta or bacon with parsley and lemon. It is a flavour … 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

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

Lamb Chops with Chunky Plum Sauce + Crème Fraiche
Baking / Creme Fraiche / Fruit / Honey / Lamb / Lemon / Lunch / Plums / Savoury

Lamb Chops with Chunky Plum Sauce + Crème Fraiche

Lamb chops were a childhood favourite of mine. It was smiles all round when Mum would emerge from the kitchen with her bone-nibbling good mint-glazed lamb chops served with the most golden roast potatoes you have ever seen and a big green salad. God it was good. There’s no point for me to even try … Continue reading