Tag: healthy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

RECIPE: Eggplant Pilaf w/ Saffron Rice

RECIPE: Eggplant Pilaf w/ Saffron Rice

Eaten throughout the Middle East and into Asia, pilaf is a dish of rice and either meat, fish or vegetables, cooked together in stock or water. It’s exact origins are unclear with variations of the word existing in Turkish (pilav), Hindi (pulao), and Greek (pilafi) […]

RECIPE: Sesame Soy Noodles

RECIPE: Sesame Soy Noodles

These sesame-soy noodles will have been eaten by anyone who attended a summer bbq at my parents’ house in the last thirty years. It’s a classic and something I would always help Dad prepare – measuring and pouring the dressing ingredients into a jar, tracing […]

HEALTHY SALAD RECIPE: Tuna Nicoise

HEALTHY SALAD RECIPE: Tuna Nicoise

Tuna Nicoise salad epitomises a healthy and balanced meal. It is also, as anyone who knows me well will tell you, one of my absolute favourite meals. It never gets old and I enjoy it every bit as much as I did the first time […]

RECIPE: Butternut Pumpkin Fritters with Poached Egg and Chili Oil

RECIPE: Butternut Pumpkin Fritters with Poached Egg and Chili Oil

I love breakfast for supper. There’s something slightly naughty about it. I’m not talking about having a big bowl crunchy nut cornflakes for your evening meal which would be ludicrous (it’s clearly a dessert), but rather anything you can have with toast and eggs – […]

RECIPE: Roast Pumpkin Salad with Beetroot and Bacon

RECIPE: Roast Pumpkin Salad with Beetroot and Bacon

Living in Melbourne, home to the world’s most ridiculously changeable weather, it can be hard to plan meals effectively. The forecast might say sunny and 25 all week, but come Thursday it’s a cool 17 degrees and I no longer feel like eating the Thai noodle salad […]

SOCCA: Gluten-Free Chickpea Pancakes

SOCCA: Gluten-Free Chickpea Pancakes

This traditional Nicoise type pancake is usually served as an accompaniment to beer in a bar. Made from chickpea flour and then baked in a huge stone pizza oven, socca is served cut into jagged pieces with a drizzle of olive oil and plenty of […]