mexican rice bowl

To say we like Mexican cuisine in this house is a gross understatement. Tacos, nachos, chilli, burritos, enchiladas, guacamole, quesadillas .. all of it, we loooove it. This Mexican rice bowl is an easy, delicious way to use up leftovers from the Mexican feast the night before or for meal preparation for a busy week…

burst cherry tomato pasta

I have had an abundance of baby bush tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and baby roma tomatoes gifted to me by my Nanny. I would have my own abundance if I had paid more tender loving care and attention to my garden .. but the sun and I have a love~hate relationship and she wants to incinerate…

sexy eggs with chorizo crumb + warm roasted capsicum and kale salsa

Is there anything more beautiful than perfect poached eggs? Maybe.. but it’s up there on the list with fresh truffles, rainy days, the smell of grass, newborn babies, diamonds. It takes a fair few disaster trials before you master the perfect poached eggs, but when you do, you will realize that they pretty much go…

lamb neck, kale and potato pasties

Pasties are one of my favourite comfort foods. I was under the firm belief that my Nanny makes the best pasties, but, sorry Nanny, these may just top them. ** Pre-heat oven to 160*C Ingredients: – 1kg of lamb neck rosettes – 2 tablespoons of plain flour – 2 medium red skinned potatoes, cubed –…

lentil and haloumi salad

Another Summer salad to add to my ever growing collection.. nothing better than a really good wholesome salad in the heat of Summer I reckon. Salad’s are so quick and easy, not to mention fresh and nutritious – it’s an easy way to get a dinner meal out of the way so you aren’t stuck…

sweet potato, spinach, fetta and pinenut salad

It’s Summer season here in Australia. And that means three things : 1. It’s bloody hot. 2. The best seafood is around. 3. It’s salad time. It’s too humid to be sitting around waiting for slow cooked meals and roasts in the oven around this time of year, so simple and delicious┬ásalads are an all…

panzanella salad

I cannot begin to explain how much I love panzanella. If there’s one thing my good friends know about me, it’s that I do not like raw tomatoes. My one exception to this rule that I will eat them pending they are paired with strong robust flavours – and you know what? Panzanella is exactly…

gruyere, goats cheese and caramelized onion tart/quiche

I am so sorry to all the people who I promised this recipe.. It’s been saved in my drafts for ages. Another no meat-monday has rolled around.. and I have goats cheese in the fridge.. and a pie crust in the freezer. This tart (or quiche) is so easy to make and only takes 5minutes…

corn fritters + pico de gallo and quick guacamole

It was another no meat Monday in our house last night.. and all I could think about were the corn fritters I had eaten at Bills with Krys in Sydney. Luckily I found a recipe online… Crisis <averted> Ingredients: – 6 cobs of corn, kernels shaved off – 1/2 red capsicum, diced finely – 1/2…

a warm lentil, spinach and goats cheese salad

I am on another health kick. *Sigh. What I have come to realize is that healthy food doesn’t need to be boring ­čÖé It can be fun, funky and most of all tasty. Ingredients: – 1 can of lentils, drained and double rinsed – 1 large cup of rinsed baby spinach leaves – 60g of…

zucchini pizza

Tonight we had pizzas. I love pizza night. It gives me the opportunity to use up a lot of produce before my next shop. I make my own dough, sauce and use only fresh ingredients, it makes for a more fresher, tastier and more delicious pizza. ** Place pizza stone in the oven and crank…

BLT’s with wasabi lemon mayo

There are some nights in the week where I don’t feel like cooking.. Such as tonight. I was thinking BLT – with a twist.. wasabi mayo ?? Would it be too odd ?? Funnily enough it was a risk I was willing to take and it worked beautifully.. Have a go!!?! Pre-heat oven to 150*C…