Chicken, Date + Rosemary Balls on Pear + Parsnip Mash
Baking / Cauliflower / Chicken / Creme Fraiche / Dates / Goat's Cheese / Hazelnuts / Lemon / Lunch / Parsnip / Pears / Rosemary / Savoury

Chicken, Date + Rosemary Balls on Pear + Parsnip Mash

Sweet, herby, and comforting, this is an incredibly heart warming and satisfying dish. Balls of beautiful free-range, organic chicken mince, hazelnuts, dates, garlic, and lots of rosemary, sit on top of a heavier-than-it-looks mash of new seasons pears, parsnip, and cauliflower. Finished simply with a crumbling of my favourite goats cheese and drizzle of extra … 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

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

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

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