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

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

Scallops with Yoghurt and Chorizo Crumbs
Chorizo / Coriander / Fennel / Lemon / Lime / Lunch / Savoury / Scallop / Seafood / Shellfish / Soy Sauce / Spring Onions / Tamari / Yoghurt

Scallops with Yoghurt and Chorizo Crumbs

Scallops are beautiful little things, don’t you think? So summery, light and go so well with so many different flavours, ingredients and styles of cooking. The pub classic ‘surf and turf’ style meals always seem to have a revival in the warmer days of summer, which is wonderful! Who doesn’t love sitting down to a … Continue reading

Fresh Ricotta Ice cream with Watermelon, Mint + Lemon Syrup
Breakfast / Cheese / Fruit / Honey / Lemon / Milk / Palm Sugar / Quinoa / Rice Milk / Ricotta / Sweet / Vanilla / Watermelon

Fresh Ricotta Ice cream with Watermelon, Mint + Lemon Syrup

Cool, refreshing, and light, this ricotta ice cream recipe makes a tub full of goodness that tastes as good as it looks. The addition of honey, vanilla, and rice milk gives it a richness and depth of flavour that sings all the way from the tip of your tongue to the bottom of your belly. … Continue reading

Crispy Whitebait with Young Coconut Salad
Baking / Basil / Breakfast / Chilli / Coconut / Coconut Water / Coriander / Fish Sauce / Lime / Lunch / Mint / Palm Sugar / Savoury / Seafood

Crispy Whitebait with Young Coconut Salad

Here we are again…For us here in the ‘bottom half’ of the world it is almost time to dust off the flip-flops and sun loungers, squeeze our winter-padded selves back into itsy-bitsy bikinis and embrace the smell of sunscreen and after-sun. It is also time to return to a style of cooking and eating that … 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

Boozy Cherry, Almond + Dark Chocolate Slice
Almonds / Baking / Buckwheat Flour / Cherries / Chocolate / Coconut Flour / Cream / Eggs / Sweet / Vanilla

Boozy Cherry, Almond + Dark Chocolate Slice

I found happiness in a paper bag today – a paper bag full to the brim with seductively sweet, juicy cherries from my favourite fruit man, Joe. They were glossy and deep red in colour, and bursting with flavour. With what was left of the bag-full when I got home – hey, I’m only human … Continue reading

Moroccan Chicken Nuggets
Baking / Beetroot / Chicken / Cinnamon / Coriander / Cumin / Eggs / Lunch / Panko Breadcrumbs / Savoury / Sesame Seeds / Sumac / Wholemeal Flour

Moroccan Chicken Nuggets

One of the tastiest, most interesting dishes I’ve cooked on the fly using up what I had sitting in the fridge and in the pantry. Beetroot-speckled, crispy, tender oven-baked chicken nuggets spiced with cumin, cinnamon, sumac, coriander and white pepper. They bake up fragrant, golden and crunchy and are so good with dollop of spicy … 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

Honey-Soy Salmon, Coconut + Crispy Kale Tacos
Avocado / Coconut / Ginger / Honey / kale / Lunch / Orange / Salmon / Savoury / Tamari

Honey-Soy Salmon, Coconut + Crispy Kale Tacos

Who doesn’t love a soft taco? Really, is there anything as quick, fresh and oh so satisfying as a bunch of fresh and tasty things wrapped up in a soft, warm tortilla? No is the answer. This is my mash-up of a soft taco. Take some Chinese flavours, mix them with Mexican techniques and add … Continue reading