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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 […]

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 […]

RECIPE: Carrot Soup with Charred Walnuts

RECIPE: Carrot Soup with Charred Walnuts

When winter approaches you need an arsenal of soup recipes to hand to get you through! This carrot soup is simple and quick, but best of all it’s warm, nourishing and cheap. Typically one of the cheapest vegetables you can buy, carrots are abundant all […]

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 […]

Frittata with Herbs: Easy Mid-week Recipe

Frittata with Herbs: Easy Mid-week Recipe

Having a decent frittata recipe in your repertoire makes using up leftovers and cooking quick easy mid-week meals all the better. Frittatas require virtually no cooking skills and are the perfect vehicle for leftover meats, vegetables and cheese. This deliciously fragrant recipe uses up the […]

LEFTOVER RECIPE: Penne Pasta with Anchovies, Garlic and Wilted Beetroot Greens

LEFTOVER RECIPE: Penne Pasta with Anchovies, Garlic and Wilted Beetroot Greens

I can honestly say this penne dish is one of my all time favourite leftover pasta recipes. Using up the awkward bits of vegetables that we usually throw away – in this case beetroot stalks and leaves –¬†forces us to get creative in the kitchen […]

RECIPE: Vegetarian Thai Green Curry

RECIPE: Vegetarian Thai Green Curry

When I’m cooking Thai curry the house comes alive with the fragrant smells of lemongrass, ginger and coconut. It’s wonderful, especially on a hot day when all the windows and doors are open and a warm breeze filters through the house, picking up the delicious […]

Silverbeet Pumpkin Parcels – A Delicious Vegetarian Recipe

Silverbeet Pumpkin Parcels – A Delicious Vegetarian Recipe

When constructing meal plans I like to include as many vegetarian options into the weeks as possible to offset the meaty recipes. Not only does this help to cut costs but by eating vegetarian food in between meals of leftover meat, it is easier to […]

TUNISIAN BRIK: Sweet Capsicum and Tuna stuffed Filo

TUNISIAN BRIK: Sweet Capsicum and Tuna stuffed Filo

This recipe evolved out of reading recipes for Tunisian Brik – a delicious North African filo pie traditionally stuffed with raw egg and spices, and then deep fried. With many brik recipes out there, including Jamie Oliver’s use of sweet potato and others containing capers […]