Vegetarian Pine Mushroom “Minced Pork” and Beans

Okay, I admit that vegetarian minced pork sounds a lot like an oxymoron or fib. But believe me when I say IT IS GOOD with no fake or soy meats in sight. Made with the currently in-season saffron milkcaps (red pines), it’s a meaty mushroom rendition of one of my […]

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Beetroot and Fennel Risotto for Nourish Magazine

The following Beetroot and Fennel Risotto recipe graces the pages of the May-June issue of Nourish magazine in my Healthy on a Shoestring column. Plus there are 5 more delish recipes to try.

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How to Cook the Perfect Roast Chicken and 7 Ideas for Using Leftovers

Roasted chickens are a delicacy and a part of the Sunday lunch menu in many homes. Here are 5 tips that will ensure juicy meat and extend the use of the chicken well beyond the first day. Some of the tips apply to store-bought rotisserie chickens as well. They are […]

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Speedy One Pot Vegetable and Meatball Soup (with Soba noodles)

A veggie-packed dinner that the whole family loves, cooked in one pot and served in 20? Oh yes, with requests for seconds that follow.

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Imperfect Zucchini, Asparagus and Eggplant Dip Tarts

So, you might ask, what’s imperfect about these tarts? Well, the imperfection here stems from the veggies themselves. Deemed too ugly by the major chains and otherwise destined for the scrap heap, they are being rescued. They still taste great, are cheaper and just as versatile. Want to know how?

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Banh Cuon for a Vietnamese Feature in Nourish Magazine

Banh Cuon or Pork and Mushroom stuffed Rice Noodle Rolls are one of my favourite Vietnamese dishes. It wasn’t actually until I was asked to write and shoot this feature for Nourish that I realised just how easy this dish is to make at home. Gluten and Dairy free.

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Gluten and Dairy-free Corn Fritters

These gluten- and dairy-free Corn Fritters are an absolute breeze to make and oh so good to eat. Adapted from Lorna Jane’s new book, Nourish, they are sure to become a family favourite. Stay tuned for a signed copy Nourish giveaway soon!

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How to Make the Perfect Risotto PLUS My Fennel, Mushroom and Truffle Oil Risotto

Risotto, when done right can be a truly comforting dish and is one of Matt’s favourites. Truffles? Don’t even get me started… Check out my tips for making the perfect risotto and an indulgent fennel, mushroom and truffle version to boot!

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