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LEMON, COCONUT & FAIRY FLOSS CELEBRATION CAKE

Here’s a wee pink number I recently made for my niece’s third birthday. I also made it for mum’s 70th (sans the floss) and boy was it a hit. It’s so simple, everything is just whizzed together in a food processor. I’ve adapted it from…

August 1, 2017
Mains

LAMB, MINT & ALMOND KÖFTE WITH SMOKEY ALMOND YOGHURT

You’ll have guests coming back for thirds when serving up these beauties. These simple, richly spiced little morsels can be whipped together in 15 minutes but taste rather fancy. The subtly spiced almond yoghurt truly takes them to the next level. I make a batch…

July 16, 2017
Baking

THE ULTIMATE COCONUT ROUGH BANANA BREAD (GF,DF)

This is the best banana loaf I’ve made hands down – gluten-free or regular. I make it every week (sometimes twice!) for lunchboxes and mid-afternoon snacks. Packed with coconut, it’s super moist, with the lightness of 4 eggs and almond meal. Although it’s not overly sweet, it doesn’t…

June 26, 2017
Brunch Mains

CAULIFLOWER & CUMIN FRITTERS WITH A POACHED EGG

My husband Blair is the best fritter maker in our little household (at least that what I tell him to keep ’em coming). We devoured these Saturday morning to soak up a birthday evening of overindulgence. We’ve been making them for years and adapted them…

May 29, 2017
Mains

BEE-STUNG FRIED CHICKEN SUSHI BOWL WITH WASABI AVOCADO CREAM

The sushi bowl strikes again! This time with spicy fried chicken and sharp avocado cream. Here, I’ve partnered with the lovely people at Bostock’s Organic who produce my favourite chicken which is organic, antibiotic-free and grown naturally equalling happy hens and superior tasting meat. Although this looks detailed, the steps…

May 8, 2017
Baking Dessert

CHOCOLATE COURGETTE CAKE WITH JAFFA AVOCADO GANACHE

I’m trying (at times!) to really limit my gluten intake to combat some thyroid issues. I’ve been experimenting a lot with different flours to make sure my cakes are still light and fluffy. Don’t worry there’ll still be plenty of decadent goodness coming your…

May 2, 2017
Mains

REUBEN BURGERS WITH GRUYERE & PICKLES

Here’s one for ANZAC Day – my take on this classic New York deli sandwich which is traditionally made by stuffing toasted rye bread with corned beef, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing. I like to keep burger patties nice and simple with…

April 24, 2017
Mains

QUICK SUSHI BOWL WITH BROWN RICE & BLACK SESAME TUNA

Sushi bowls are my answer to an easy lunch or dinner that’ll have everyone think you’ve been slaving away for hours. My husband said this is his favourite meal of all time (of course anything would be with Kewpie mayonnaise!). We have a version of…

April 12, 2017
Baking

CHEWY LIME & WHITE CHOC COOKIES (GF)

Thank goodness limes have come down in price! We’ve planted a tree but I think we’ll need to wait another season for fruit (annoyingly) I adore limes for their sharp flavour and versitility for both sweet and savoury dishes. These chewy little morsels are…

April 4, 2017