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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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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Hidden Goodness Mixed Berry Smoothie

My first ever overflowing smoothie in a jar… I kind of get it, but I absolutely adore the hidden goodness and flavour of this blueberries and cream inspired mixed berry smoothie.

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Teff Porridge Bowl Two Ways

Move over Quinoa, there’s a new kid on the gluten-free grain block and it’s called Teff. Teff is an ancient whole grain native to Ethiopia and like other grains it can be used as a porridge base or ground into flour.

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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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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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Nectarine, Wombok and Fennel Slaw | My Favourite Things Jan 2015

What were some of your favourite January 2015 foodie and otherwise discoveries? Share your top finds in the comments below. Stone fruit. Okay, I know it’s summer only in the Southern Hemisphere… I hope the rest of you, dear readers, are keeping safe from snow storms and blizzards. Stone fruit is what summer is […]

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