Tag: chicken

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Satay Chicken Wraps

Satay Chicken Wraps

Who doesn’t love satay chicken!? There’s something distinctly exotic about the smell of crushed kaffir lime leaves, ginger and lemongrass. Perhaps it’s because I’m just a country girl from England’s back of beyond, but like the sight of a palm tree in my back garden, […]

Mushroom Ravioli in Chicken Broth

Mushroom Ravioli in Chicken Broth

While at university I would often make the short walk to Melbourne’s Italian district to have lunch at my favourite little trattoria. Through the narrow front door to Tiamo  you will find a restaurant untouched by modern fittings and fancy pants food. The old wooden […]

CHICKEN KORMA w/ SPINACH

CHICKEN KORMA w/ SPINACH

I miss a good chicken korma from my local Indian restaurant back in England! It’s usually sweet and almondy with soft pieces of chicken, virtually no vegetables and no spice. So when I make my own at home I add in all the things I […]

Poached Chicken Salad with Miso glazed Chicken Skin

Poached Chicken Salad with Miso glazed Chicken Skin

I know, I know, it’s Winter and I’m preparing salad!! This week I had a friend round for supper and wanted to prepare something light, super healthy and a tad refined. Mwah. This little salad fitted the bill perfectly – it packs loads of flavour […]

Chinese Chicken Broth

Chinese Chicken Broth

When I first moved to Melbourne I had no idea about the variety of Asian cuisine that was available here. Coming from England, where we have some of the best Chinese and Indian food outside of their respective countries, I was largely oblivious to other […]