Vitenamese Salad Rolls – Bánh Mì

Banh Mi (bun me) is a popular Vietnamese baguette roll stuffed with all manner of salad – think of it as the more flavourful cousin of the classic that’s salad sandwich. I have long been enjoying Banh Mis as my “fast food” of choice when out running errands and they’ve become my […]

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One Pot Paella-style Basmati & Meatballs

It’s taken me 8 years to make Paella-style anything at home and I am so glad I did! Can you believe we are already at the end of April? It feels like only yesterday it was Liana’s first day of high-school and now April holidays are almost over. Where does the time go? […]

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Baked John Dory with Lemon Caper Dressing | Postcards from Italy, France and Ireland

During the two weeks we spent in Italy, France and Ireland I quickly discovered that it was almost impossible to eat badly while away. We even found that Italy caters exceptionally well to both gluten and dairy intolerances, as does Ireland. Now that we are back, I am keen to […]

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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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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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Coffee Cream Eclairs and the Only Choux Pastry Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Eclairs, profiteroles, Paris-Brest, cream puffs… whatever you like to call them and whatever shape, they are my go-to indulgence every time. Low in sugar (really) and with opulent waves of fresh, whipped coffee cream in the middle and a chocolate ganache glaze on top.

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Leftover Mash Potato Breakfast Waffles

Made with leftover mash potato, these Breakfast Waffles are a fancy alternative to a more traditional potato hash. Inspired by a similar dish we had at Cumulus Inc in Melbourne, and why we didn’t share it.

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5 Ingredients: Coconut and Edamame Samosas

These 5 Ingredient Coconut and Edamame Samosas are a healthy and tasty alternative to the traditional pastry triangles. Inspired by a visit to Yullis, my version is made with rice syrup and baked until crisp under the oven grill. Perfect for an afternoon snack, an out-of-the-ordinary starter or even dessert!

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