recipes

ROAST SPINACH CROWNS W/ BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BACON

ROAST SPINACH CROWNS W/ BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BACON

If I’m cooking spinach I prefer the bigger, more robust leaves of English spinach opposed to the delicate salad leaves you can buy pre-packed at the supermarket. The leaves stand up better to heat and, when bought in big bunches, work out to be much […]

BAKED SWEET POTATOES W/ MOROCCAN CHICKEN

BAKED SWEET POTATOES W/ MOROCCAN CHICKEN

It took me a while to decide whether or not I liked sweet potatoes. Seemingly hitting the supermarket shelves out of nowhere in the early 2000s (I swear the potato aisle in the ’90s barely saw anything but a King Edward), the sweet potato is […]

SCRAMBLED EGGS

SCRAMBLED EGGS

GULP! I think I can safely say this is the one dish I learnt entirely from my mother. Yes, it’s quite true. For someone who rarely ate a scrambled egg when I was growing up and for whom cooking is not a beloved pastime, she […]

FAST FOOD: Vegetable Stir-fry

FAST FOOD: Vegetable Stir-fry

A stir fry is one of the quickest dishes to prepare and the easiest way to use up any odds and sods in your fridge. You can throw almost anything into a stir fry and it’ll taste good, as long as there’s plenty of ginger, […]

Tuna Pasta Bake Recipe – An Easy Midweek Meal

Tuna Pasta Bake Recipe – An Easy Midweek Meal

This tuna pasta bake is one of my favourite go-to meals when I don’t want to have to think too hard about cooking. Midweek meals are often a stumbling block when you’re trying to eat conservatively. You get home from work, you’re tired and hungry […]

Crispy Smoked Trout and Salmon Fishcakes

Crispy Smoked Trout and Salmon Fishcakes

These crispy salmon fishcakes are good old straightforward grub. Nothing fancy. A real British classic which has stayed on plates in UK households for generations, and with good reason. Often made with smoked haddock, the traditional British fishcake can be found up and down the […]

RECIPE: Chicken and Sweetcorn Chowder

RECIPE: Chicken and Sweetcorn Chowder

When I think of chowder I imagine the cold New England coastline and old village harbours nestling in its clefts. I think of grey seas, pebbled shores and weatherboard seafood shacks with oily fisherman at their counters, inhaling big bowls of hot soup. This historical stretch of North […]

Salmon Bowl w/ Crunchy Salad and Japanese Dressing

Salmon Bowl w/ Crunchy Salad and Japanese Dressing

Cold salmon is one of life’s great pleasures. For me, it conjures up English summer garden parties where champagne is served in tall flutes on silver trays, and party-goers in wide brimmed hats and polka-dot dresses gather in groups on the lawn – cardigans draped […]

Homemade Spicy Pot Noodle

Homemade Spicy Pot Noodle

The pot noodle, super noodles, and noodle bowls all remind me of boarding school and the time I discovered these instant wonders. My friends and I would walk to the local supermarket on Tuesday afternoons, stopping only to buy obligatory custard bomper buns from the […]

Confit Salmon w/ Egg Noodles and Ginger Dressing

Confit Salmon w/ Egg Noodles and Ginger Dressing

I love reading recipe books and have a growing collection that sits on my desk overlooking our little Coburg North garden. I often lose an hour or two just flicking through pages, reading recipes and gathering ideas for dishes to incorporate into my leftovers meal […]