Sardine, cherry tomato and lemon pasta

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Blog, Main meals, Recipes | 2 Comments
Sardine, cherry tomato and lemon pasta

The sardine… a fish that divides people. I used to turn my nose up at the thought of sardines. I am not sure of whether it was their strong smell, their small (edible) bones or how some tinned varieties feel a little too slippery on the tongue for my liking. A believer in trying all […]

Fig and walnut oat cookies

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Blog, Latest News, Recipes, Snacks, Sweets | 2 Comments
Fig and walnut oat cookies

I am so happy I am clicking my heels together in glee. Why? I am the proud owner of a brand spanking new kitchen – complete with a new, massive, electric oven and gas cooktop! Yippee! Whilst the rest of the house renovations are not yet complete – I still have plywood and a classy […]

Power Porrij – Product Review

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Blog, Breakfast, Latest News, Product Reviews | One Comment
Power Porrij – Product Review

When I grew up, my dad would make us kids porridge for breakfast now and then in winter. It came in one form only – made with traditional rolled oats and full cream milk (my family were late starters on the reduced fat milk bandwagon!) topped with a smattering of soft brown sugar on top […]

Zucchini, pea and ricotta salata on sourdough with a soft-boiled egg

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Blog, Main meals, Recipes | 2 Comments
Zucchini, pea and ricotta salata on sourdough with a soft-boiled egg

This is one of my favourite ‘I’m-in-a-bit-of-a-hurry-but-I-want-something-warm-healthy-and-delicious’ meals. I made this when it was pouring rain all day (as it tends to do here lately) and it really hit the spot. The combination of sauteed shallot, zucchini, peas, mint and grated ricotta salata is also one of my favourite side dishes to serve with roast […]

Better the devil you know – Home-made peanut butter & muesli slice

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 in Blog, Recipes, Snacks, Sweets | 3 Comments
Better the devil you know – Home-made peanut butter & muesli slice

The idea for this post came from a discussion I had with a friend at a BBQ the other day. My friend, who has a young daughter, was telling me of the conundrum she has deciding what goes into the school lunchbox. She really wants to do the best by her little one, but is […]

Lamb kofte with tahini yoghurt sauce

Posted by on Apr 8, 2012 in Blog, Main meals, Recipes | One Comment
Lamb kofte with tahini yoghurt sauce

It has been hot here – the summer-kind-of-hot that brings smiles to beach-goers faces, melts Easter eggs and is perfect for barbecues. This recipe is a humdinger of a barbie recipe…  a touch exotic but not too out there to scare off less adventurous palates. The lamb kofte are flavoured with an intense mixture of spices that are […]

My Vietnam food adventure and a Vietnamese-inspired tofu noodle salad

Posted by on Mar 24, 2012 in Blog, Latest News, Recipes, Salads | One Comment
My Vietnam food adventure and a Vietnamese-inspired tofu noodle salad

I fell in love with Vietnamese food as a young uni student in Sydney. One of my besties introduced me to Pho Bo (rare beef rice noodle soup) and I was hooked.  A couple of years ago the same friend and I went on a food tour of Cabramatta – Sydney’s Little Vietnam – with […]

Fresh green harissa

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Blog, Latest News, Recipes, Sauces and condiments | One Comment
Fresh green harissa

If you like your food hot, spicy and a little exotic then this is just the thing for you. Fiery chilli-laden harissa is one of my favourite condiments to make. At this time of year when the sun is out and BBQ season is in full swing, I use it to spice up barbecued meats, […]

Wholemeal berry muffins

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in Latest News | One Comment
Wholemeal berry muffins

I like baking. I like measuring the ingredients. Sifting. Mixing. Pouring. And licking the bowl – that’s the best bit. I remember when I was in primary school we got to do Home Economics every second week for an hour or so with a lovely lady named Mrs. Carrick. As a kid, Mrs. Carrick seemed […]

Corn coriander rainbow salad

Posted by on Jan 21, 2012 in Gluten free, Latest News, Recipes, Salads | 4 Comments
Corn coriander rainbow salad

Did you know that you can eat corn raw? I remember finding that out only a few years ago when I saw a girl at uni munching her way through a raw corn cob as she kicked back on the grass. What a revelation! I grew up eating corn cobs that went from the bag […]