Tag: dinner ideas

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Warm Roast Capsicum Salad

Warm Roast Capsicum Salad

This warm roast capsicum salad is a quick and easy midweek meal. Perfect for spring/summer it’s a healthy, zesty option with plenty of scope for adaptation (see delicious additions below). While we were at university my husband used to joke that we ate capsicum in […]