Spanish Baked Eggs

Spanish Baked Eggs

These Spanish Baked Eggs were a spin off of one of my favourite brunch dishes, Shakshouka.  Perfectly cooked eggs immersed in a chorizo and veggie laden, spiced tomato sauce and topped with a refreshing, crunchy radish salad.  I chargrilled some Lime and Chilli...
Tonkatsu Pork Cutlet with Japanese Slaw

Tonkatsu Pork Cutlet with Japanese Slaw

I had been thinking about making a Japanese Tonkatsu Pork Cutlet for a while.  I’m so glad I thought long and hard because this Miso Infused Pork Cutlet was the total bomb.  Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, infused with organic white Miso paste...
Potato Gnocchi with Blistered Tomato Sauce

Potato Gnocchi with Blistered Tomato Sauce

You may not believe me but this was my first time making Potato Gnocchi.  I’m not sure why but I’ve always put it in the too hard basket and truth be told, it is not something I normally order or crave.  It is a bit touch and go in restaurants as sometimes...
Korean Fried Chicken with Gochujang Sauce

Korean Fried Chicken with Gochujang Sauce

If Korean Fried Chicken is on the menu in a restaurant, I find it very difficult to ignore.  It is the same story with the rest of the family, so usually we will order a serve of those delightfully crunchy, sticky, spicy, tasty little morsels to share before we hit...
Beef Cheek & Porcini Pasta Bake

Beef Cheek & Porcini Pasta Bake

This Beef Cheek & Porcini Pasta Bake was a sensational meal for a large family or a bunch of mates.  I made it in my pressure cooker, so it was a set and forget kind of meal and can easily be made ahead of time so that when your guests arrive, you can just whack...
Yellow Curry Pork with Rice Noodles

Yellow Curry Pork with Rice Noodles

Many of my recipes are devised by my imagination and often don’t really come into fruition until I am cooking them.  I guess I am just lucky in that way and have really found my true calling…..recipe creation.  This Yellow Curry Pork dish was exactly one...
Chicken, Wonton & Noodle Soup

Chicken, Wonton & Noodle Soup

This is my new favourite ‘Fakeaway’!  I absolutely love a Chicken, Wonton & Noodle Soup when I visit our local shopping mall as it never feels like fast food.  I think I like this version even better as I know exactly what is in it and it did feel a...
Lamb & Lentil Curry

Lamb & Lentil Curry

This Lamb & Lentil Curry was an absolute triumph.  Using whole and ground spices, it was fragrant, tender and delicious.  The best thing?  A total one pot wonder.  No rice needed with this one, just some warmed roti to scoop up the goodness, although to make the...
Slow Cooked Pork & Pepper Goulash

Slow Cooked Pork & Pepper Goulash

I had me a serious hankering for slow cooked pork last week and this jogged my memory of a Jamie Oliver recipe I cooked many years ago.  I did a little investigating, only to find that it was no longer on his website but I did find many renditions of it, cooked by...
Mexican Meatball & Black Bean Soup with Jalapeno Cream

Mexican Meatball & Black Bean Soup with Jalapeno Cream

Soup season is upon us and that makes me excited!  I just love a good hearty soup full of meat & veg and the options are endless. This Mexican Meatball & Black Bean version is no exception and is deemed to be a family winter favourite.  The tender spiced...
Sumac Lamb, Baba Ganoush & Cauliflower Salad

Sumac Lamb, Baba Ganoush & Cauliflower Salad

Sumac Lamb is always a winning combination and can be paired with any number of ingredients, Hummus being a typical match.  I wanted to take this simple Sumac Lamb to new heights so paired it instead with a Middle Eastern favourite, Baba Ganoush.  Smoky eggplant...
Chicken Provencal

Chicken Provencal

There are so many variations of this rustic and hearty French Classic, Chicken Provencal.  It can be adapted to all seasons depending on the produce available and served with any number of sides.  Mash, Rice, Quinoa or Crusty Bread to mop up the delicious, comforting...
Eggplant Lasagne with Lentils, Mushrooms & Artichokes

Eggplant Lasagne with Lentils, Mushrooms & Artichokes

I just love me a good, healthy, low carb meal that is easy to make and tastes sensational.  This Eggplant Lasagne ticked absolutely every box and it makes a large lasagne so we had lunch the next day and even some left over to freeze.  You seriously do not miss the...
Peking Chicken with Shallot & Ginger Dressing

Peking Chicken with Shallot & Ginger Dressing

I recently saw a version of this delectable Peking Chicken dish on Instagram and new instantly that I had to cook it. What I love about this dish is that being chicken, it is way more accessible to the average Joe than the traditional Peking Duck.  Duck is harder to...
Homemade Yoghurt Flatbreads

Homemade Yoghurt Flatbreads

If you have never made bread before then this is the recipe for you.  There are hundreds of Homemade Yoghurt Flatbread recipes out there but I found Jamie Oliver’s to be the simplest and the most successful.  Although the dough is slightly sticky and flour goes...
Miso Chicken & Bean Stir Fry

Miso Chicken & Bean Stir Fry

I received a couple of Jars of Organic Miso Paste from my friends at Umami Pantry. The Miso, among other products are all Australian made, certified organic and vegan.  They asked me to cook with their Miso products and truth be told, I haven’t had loads of...
Hot Smoked Salmon, Asparagus & Dill Fritters

Hot Smoked Salmon, Asparagus & Dill Fritters

Brunch would have to be one of my favourite meals as the options are endless.  While I love going out for brunch, I love nothing more than going to the fridge and getting my creative food brain going with the ingredients that I have on stand by.  Hot Smoked Salmon is...
Roast Chicken, Carrot & Orange Tray Bake

Roast Chicken, Carrot & Orange Tray Bake

I am always sprouting on about just how much I love food but after eating this plate of pure Roast Chicken Heaven, I really don’t think I can reiterate just how much.  This was so simple, so delightful and so comforting that I was salivating the next day, just...
Spiced Lamb with Preserved Lemon Salsa Verde

Spiced Lamb with Preserved Lemon Salsa Verde

I am always looking for new, easy recipes for entertaining that can be largely made ahead, look super impressive on the plate and taste amazing.  This Spiced Lamb with Preserved Lemon Salsa Verde ticked all of those boxes and more except that every time I have cooked...
Steak with Creamy Miso Mushrooms

Steak with Creamy Miso Mushrooms

I have been thinking about cooking Steak with Miso for ages.  I did a little attempt a while ago but found the miso to be a bit too over powering and way too salty.  I did some research and found a recipe on Delicious that ticked most of the boxes but I really wanted...
Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Bowls

Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Bowls

This glorious Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Bowls recipe just screams of summer and the way that I like to serve it, perfect for a small crowd.  I marinate succulent and tender thigh pieces in a fragrant and tangy lemongrass infused marinade (for at least four hours for...
Chinese BBQ Duck, Mushroom & Noodle Soup

Chinese BBQ Duck, Mushroom & Noodle Soup

One of the fast foods I love and crave the most is a good Asian style noodle soup. We have a local place at two locations within a 10km radius and if I am hungover, cold, hot, happy, sad or all these combined, I make a beeline and order either the Chinese BBQ Duck...
Coffee Spiced Pork Belly, Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Coffee Spiced Pork Belly, Grilled Pineapple Salsa

This is a sponsored post Something really quite exciting happened to me the other day. I was approached by my Friends Australian Pork to collaborate with not just them, but Australia’s Number 1 Organic Coffee Company, Republica Organic to produce a recipe...
Tomato & Sumac Onion Salad

Tomato & Sumac Onion Salad

I had a little Middle Eastern inspired dinner party last weekend and true to form, I had too many bubbles and forgot to photograph the main event. It happens Every. Single. Time. I will be making the main event again as it was a divine Spiced Lamb Backstrap with...
Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls

Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls

This is a brilliant pulled pork recipe showcasing the unsung hero of the pork community in my book, pork shoulder. I threw this in the pressure cooker for an hour and out it came, literally falling apart, ready to be paired with any Mexican style...
Vegan Cauliflower Taco’s

Vegan Cauliflower Taco’s

Woah, woah, woah, these Cauliflower Taco’s have totally bowled me over. I am not Vegan but occasionally like to dabble in creating some Vegan recipes. I see it as a bit of challenge and Vegan food is undeniably healthy. For me it is all about balance and these...
Cob Dip with Charred Corn, Cheddar & Jalapeno’s

Cob Dip with Charred Corn, Cheddar & Jalapeno’s

I have always wanted to make a Cob Dip but truth be told, they scare me. Once I get my hands on that cheesy goodness and gloriously crusty bread, I fear I won’t be able to stop and as it turns out, I was right. I searched the internet high and low for the right...
Greek Beef, Oregano & Halloumi Meatballs

Greek Beef, Oregano & Halloumi Meatballs

I love Meatballs. I feel like that is all I need to say except it is probably not enough. Meatballs are genius. You can load them up with pretty much anything, have them on a burger, in a sauce or soup. They can be inspired by so many different cuisines…..Greek...
Quinoa Kiev, Pea Puree, Spring Salad

Quinoa Kiev, Pea Puree, Spring Salad

We often look at meals with lots of butter as naughty, particularly if they are covered in bread crumbs and accompanied by mashed potato. As much as I love a naughty meal every now and then, I like to look at new ways of cooking them with a little less naughtiness as...
Vietnamese Beef Noodle Bowls

Vietnamese Beef Noodle Bowls

These Vietnamese Beef Noodle Bowls are the absolute epitome of a healthy summer meal. Full of protein, loaded with fresh, healthy vegetables, a small amount of fat, a few nuts, a few carbs in the form of a rice noodle, a zesty, sharp dressing and a load of punchy...
Easy Chicken & Chickpea Curry

Easy Chicken & Chickpea Curry

This Easy Chicken & Chickpea Curry was just that. Easy for the cook, easy on the purse strings and easy on the waist line. I counted 11 chicken curries on the website and it really goes to show how versatile curry can be. Although they often have similar...
Beef Sausages with Beer, Bacon & Onion Gravy

Beef Sausages with Beer, Bacon & Onion Gravy

I know I keep banging on about the weather and I am super happy to see the warmer weather, but I won’t lie. I was not too disappointed to get that last cold snap so that I could happily eat these mind blowingly good Beef Sausages with an epic beer, bacon and...
Steamed Salmon with Ginger & Shiitake

Steamed Salmon with Ginger & Shiitake

With the onset of Spring it is time to eat a little lighter. This simple Steamed Salmon with Ginger & Shiitake Mushrooms certainly hit the brief. Low fat, full of flavour and deliciously fragrant, it was a breeze to make, even the most basic of cooks could knock...
Roast Pork Loin with Baked Pears & Onions

Roast Pork Loin with Baked Pears & Onions

So with winter coming to an end, as much as I am looking forward to eating fresh, light and often exciting Summer food, I go into a bit of a panic mode and feel the need to cook just one more roast, or stew, or ragu. Almost like it is my last meal (God forbid) and I...
Thai Pork & Peanut Curry

Thai Pork & Peanut Curry

There is a really old recipe on the website that I have been making for years, Thai Peanut Chicken with Coconut Rice. It is one of my Son, Jake’s favourites and is super easy and perfect for busy weeknights. Whenever I make it , there is enough paste to freeze...
Italian Chicken Stew

Italian Chicken Stew

Ok, I am calling this dish Italian Chicken Stew. It really is a version of Chicken Cacciatore but I have a recipe for that already on the website. This one does differ in many ways, but I know that people cook the other version so I need to differentiate. Truth be...
Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Salad

Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Salad

I had both my boys home for dinner the other day and I always like to make a bit of a fuss when we are all together. I had an abundance of Mediterranean vegetables in the fridge (fennel, zucchini, red & yellow capsicum) that I thought would pair really well with...
Duck Ragu with Pappardelle

Duck Ragu with Pappardelle

I was doing the groceries at Harris Farm Markets a couple of weeks ago and I don’t know about you, but when I shop there I tend to walk out with way more items than intended. Not only do I never take enough bags in, my credit card also cops a slight beating as I...
Barramundi with Tomato, Olive & Caper Salsa

Barramundi with Tomato, Olive & Caper Salsa

We do not eat enough fish. I’m not sure why as I absolutely adore it and every time I cook it I vow to do it more often. I am a huge fan of fish with Mediterranean flavours as I just think they compliment each other beautifully. Salty capers and olives with...
Steak, Beans & Mushrooms

Steak, Beans & Mushrooms

This is one of my favourite foodies, Jamie Oliver’s Epic Steak recipe from his 5 Ingredients cook book. The recipes are so good and super simple, perfect for busy people and those that find cooking a bit of a task. For those that love cooking like myself, I like...
Pasta with Sausage, Mushroom & Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

Pasta with Sausage, Mushroom & Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

I am a total pasta lover. For me, it is the epitome of comfort on a plate. It is a weekly staple in our house and almost always on a Monday night. This is for two reasons. After a celebratory weekend I feel the need for carbohydrates (even though Monday is always...
Beef Kofta, Chickpea & Cauliflower Bake

Beef Kofta, Chickpea & Cauliflower Bake

Well, well, well. Just when I think I am recipe’d out, my wine soaked brain does incredible things and conjures up a delectable feast such as this. I was feeling so darn uninspired when I went to the supermarket and was totally thinking along the lines of...
Quick Chicken Laksa

Quick Chicken Laksa

I call this my ‘Quick’ Chicken Laksa as it is a cheats version of what I would normally make, as I try as often as possible to make my own paste. In reality, sometimes I just don’t have the time, or the ingredients to make my own and I always keep a...
Shepherds Pie

Shepherds Pie

Who doesn’t love a good old Shepherds Pie? Traditionally made with leftover roast lamb which is quite funny as there is rarely leftover roast lamb in our house. This version is rich and satisfying, made with finely minced lamb and a gravy, laden with red wine...
Beef Barbacoa Tacos

Beef Barbacoa Tacos

When the kids were little Old El Paso Beef Tacos were a permanent fixture on our menu. You know the type? Beef mince with shredded iceberg, chopped tomatoes, tasty cheese and a bit of bottled salsa thrown in. Grated carrot sometimes had a look in if I was feeling...
Irish Lamb Shanks with Kalecannon Mash

Irish Lamb Shanks with Kalecannon Mash

I’m not sure if you saw my recent instagram post about this Irish Lamb Shank dish but it was one of those recipes that evolved from what I had originally planned. It was a cold day and I went to the supermarket with a bit of an idea that I would be making a stew...
Pork Mee Goreng

Pork Mee Goreng

I am a firm believer that adapting a recipe from its traditional version is what cooking is all about. It is how food evolves and improves and while there is nothing quite like the original, a new take is always a welcome change. Change is good. My version of Pork Mee...

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