Month: August 2016

Australian Communities are Fighting Food Waste with Circular Economies

Australian Communities are Fighting Food Waste with Circular Economies

BY BERNADETTE McCABE for THE CONVERSATION August 29th 2016 Around 4 million tonnes of food reaches landfill in Australia each year. This forms part of Australia’s organic waste, the country’s largest unrecovered stream of waste that goes into landfill. There’s a missed opportunity here to […]

Delicious Fish Pie Recipe

Delicious Fish Pie Recipe

This meal has my mother’s name written all over it. She was a busy woman when we were growing up and had neither the time nor the inclination to put hours into cooking for us children five nights a week. Fish pie, however, was her […]

Roast Vegetable Tart

Roast Vegetable Tart

If you put enough cheese on this vegetable tart, it is reasonable to get away with calling it pizza – which is how I sold this meal to my husband. I can only imagine the same lies work on children too!? This is a perfect […]

Braised Beef Toastie

Braised Beef Toastie

Every now and then a toasted sandwich just fits the bill. For me, they are every bit a reminder of living in a small country town, and popping to the pub for a toasted sandwich. It’s almost a sacred English ritual to eat these little […]

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

When I used to work in at The Admiral Codrington pub in London we would frequently have broccoli and blue cheese veloute on as a soup of the day. A real crowd pleaser, it would fly out of the door during busy lunch services, feeding […]

RECIPE: Braised Beef Hotpot w/ Stout

RECIPE: Braised Beef Hotpot w/ Stout

Nothing says home to me like a braised beef hotpot. It’s the sort of dish Dad would cook on a Sunday between dog walks, rugby matches and lighting the fire. The house would slowly fill with the delicious aromas of braising beef and I was […]

RECIPE: Vegetarian Spaghetti

RECIPE: Vegetarian Spaghetti

Sometimes the lure of a greasy takeaway can be tempting when you get home from work late and you’re exhausted. But it’s never worth it. I always feel overfed and vitaminless afterwards and wish I had just bothered to cook. This recipe will be ready […]

Beef Chuck Steak Burgers

Beef Chuck Steak Burgers

Nothing beats delicious home made burgers, made with fresh ground beef mince. So often these days the mince you buy in the supermarkets is stringy, chewy and often weirdly grey. I find patties made from this stick to the pan, shrink, and gather an oily film […]

Ultimate pulled pork wraps

Ultimate pulled pork wraps

You couldn’t go anywhere in 2014 without seeing some version of the pulled pork slider on a menu. ‘Dude food’ was at peak explosion, taking over Melbourne and saturating menus with the likes of sticky coca cola chicken wings and triple tier cheese burgers. As […]