Scandi-style Salmon and Lemon Myrtle Cream Cheese Platter

Hot-smoked salmon, cream cheese and plump juicy capers are a classic in their own right. Add a good pinch of Australian native lemon myrtle and a little Scandinavian food flair and you’ll have a beautiful dish to serve when entertaining. Leftovers are fab as sandwich filling. Gluten-free.  A couple of […]

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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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Gluten-free Macadamia and Lemon Madelines with Cardamom Custard

Gluten-free Madelines so simple to make you’ll be able to whip a batch in close to no time. Zesty with a delicious crunch of chopped macadamias. Perfect treat for Mum this Mother’s Day. They are also dairy-free, low sugar / sugar-free and almost paleo.

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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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Sugar-free Hot Cross Bun Truffles + Win a $100 Bed Bath N’ Table Gift Card (CLOSED)

Chocolate at Easter time is such a given, as are the traditional hot cross buns. Combining the two in a bite-sized truffle is a fun and indulgent way to enjoy a treat these holidays. Dairy-free,  sugar-free, vegan and Paleo.   A few months ago, as I was brainstorming recipe ideas for […]

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Salted Caramel and Sesame Snaps

Can a low sugar, gluten-free cake be anything special? It’s my birthday next week and I can say with confidence, it sure can! This recipe was first shared on the Kidspot website as part of the Voices of 2014 competition but I could not not share it here. Enjoy!  The kitchen […]

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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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Mixed Mushroom Bruschetta

This ridiculously simple to make Mixed Mushroom Bruschetta, flavoured with a hint of port, is perfect for a little Australia Day entertaining or any other celebration. Full of health benefits you probably didn’t even know about. Gluten-free option included.

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