Tag: food

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]