Month: May 2017

RECIPE: Carrot Soup with Charred Walnuts

RECIPE: Carrot Soup with Charred Walnuts

When winter approaches you need an arsenal of soup recipes to hand to get you through! This carrot soup is simple and quick, but best of all it’s warm, nourishing and cheap. Typically one of the cheapest vegetables you can buy, carrots are abundant all […]

SKORDALIA: Greek Mashed Potatoes

SKORDALIA: Greek Mashed Potatoes

Most famous for its connection to a certain Edna Everage, the Melbourne suburb of Moonee Ponds is not the first place you might think of going for traditional Greek food. There is, however, a rare find on Mount Alexander Road worth making the trip for. A rustic […]

Flatbread, Feta and Sabzi – A Persian Breakfast

Flatbread, Feta and Sabzi – A Persian Breakfast

There really isn’t any method to this meal of flatbread and sabzi (herbs). It’s a case of opening packets, slicing the herbs and salad ingredients, and serving on a plate. This quintessential Persian breakfast is what we ate almost everyday on a recent trip to […]

RECIPE: Eggplant Pilaf w/ Saffron Rice

RECIPE: Eggplant Pilaf w/ Saffron Rice

Eaten throughout the Middle East and into Asia, pilaf is a dish of rice and either meat, fish or vegetables, cooked together in stock or water. It’s exact origins are unclear with variations of the word existing in Turkish (pilav), Hindi (pulao), and Greek (pilafi) […]

LAMB WRAPS – No Cooking Required

LAMB WRAPS – No Cooking Required

I’ve said it before, but one of the easiest way to use up leftovers while keeping the week interesting is to think about how different cuisines use the ingredients you’ve got in the fridge. lamb wraps After having a Greek-style roast lamb for our main […]

CHEAT’S PERFECT POACHED EGGS

CHEAT’S PERFECT POACHED EGGS

One of life’s little pleasures is that moment when you run your knife through the white of perfect poached eggs and glistening yellow lava seeps down through your hot buttered toast. I regularly have poached eggs on toast for supper. Sometimes with avocado or tomato […]

Greek Lamb, Chargrilled over Charcoal w/ Skordalia and Salad

Greek Lamb, Chargrilled over Charcoal w/ Skordalia and Salad

This chargrilled lamb recipe is straight forward Greek cooking – simple ingredients cooked well. Charred crispy lamb over a spit, salads, citrus, olive oil and herbs are integral to the Greek cookbook. It is all about getting the best out of your ingredients and putting […]

How to make leftover chicken into a restaurant quality meal

How to make leftover chicken into a restaurant quality meal

This delicious leftover chicken recipe is testament that you don’t have to spend a fortune or use outrageous ingredients to create a restaurant quality meal. These simple, subtle flavours make up a lovely summer supper that you’ll want to eat again and again. Sometimes cooking can […]

RECIPE: Sesame Soy Noodles

RECIPE: Sesame Soy Noodles

These sesame-soy noodles will have been eaten by anyone who attended a summer bbq at my parents’ house in the last thirty years. It’s a classic and something I would always help Dad prepare – measuring and pouring the dressing ingredients into a jar, tracing […]