recipes

Christmas Dinner Party Entree: Home Cured Gravlax with a Dill Mustard Sauce

Christmas Dinner Party Entree: Home Cured Gravlax with a Dill Mustard Sauce

There is much contention around the correct making of a gravlax – too much salt, too little sugar, never use steaks and what about the vodka? In actual fact it’s up to personal taste how much or little of each you add to your cure […]

Christmas Dinner Party Dessert: Pumpernickel Ice-Cream

Christmas Dinner Party Dessert: Pumpernickel Ice-Cream

The first time I had a version of pumpernickel ice-cream was at the old Crimean Restaurant in North Melbourne. Now sadly closed, the Queensberry street corner pub boasted a delicious menu of all things east European, serving crucial smoked, pickled and cured delicacies with obligatory […]

Christmas Dinner Party Main Course: Caramelised Onion Tartlets with Roast Chicken

Christmas Dinner Party Main Course: Caramelised Onion Tartlets with Roast Chicken

It’s that time of year again – the cork is permanently out of the sherry bottle, the old biscuit tin of mince pies is at varying stages of full and the string around the edge of the sitting room is overflowing with Christmas cards. As […]

COMFORT FOOD: Cauliflower Pangratatto Spaghetti

COMFORT FOOD: Cauliflower Pangratatto Spaghetti

Quite at home on the menu of a slightly upmarket Italian restaurant, this cauliflower spaghetti dish is a lovely meal to share with friends over a couple of bottles of good plonk. Cook it up in a big saucepan, place in the middle of the […]

CAULIFLOWER RICE SALAD

CAULIFLOWER RICE SALAD

Cauliflower rice is the perfect substitute for regular white rice, cous cous or pasta. In fact, it has a more interesting texture and flavour than ordinary carbs. and makes a nice alternative if you want to try something different. For me, this sort of recipe […]

CAULIFLOWER PIZZA

CAULIFLOWER PIZZA

I have seen versions of cauliflower pizza floating around the internet for some time. I simultaneously thought ‘delicious’ and ‘oh God, why to people have to mess around with ingredients so much’. Of course, being me, I ignored my inner food politician and overrode it […]

CHILI AND GARLIC ROASTED BROCCOLI

CHILI AND GARLIC ROASTED BROCCOLI

This chili and garlic roasted broccoli recipe is for those days when you are fully committed to being healthy. You’re avoiding alcohol and sugar, you’re exercising regularly and you want something light, nourishing and tasty so you can binge on chocolate later to help you […]

QUICK MEAL: Chili and Spinach Noodles

QUICK MEAL: Chili and Spinach Noodles

For anyone who’s been out on the lash and had one too many libations, these chili spinach noodles are the perfect hangover breakfast. They take minutes to whip up, require zero brain activity to prepare, and will nicely soak up any excess booze. I recently […]

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI W/ BACON BITS

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI W/ BACON BITS

Pumpkin and ricotta is the ultimate ravioli filling combination. The delicious creaminess from the cheese and the sweet, slightly bitter roasted flesh of the butternut pumpkin is quite the delight. Top with crispy bacon pieces and you have a winning dish. This being leftoversfortwo, however, […]

RECIPE: Crispy Fried Chicken Wontons w/ Ginger

RECIPE: Crispy Fried Chicken Wontons w/ Ginger

The wonton is one of food’s greatest triumphs. Steamed, boiled or fried they are one of the most popular street food snacks in China, as well as in the West, and it’s not hard to see why. We are lucky enough in Melbourne to have […]