trinidad slaw

I served this with my jerk chicken and rice salad, and I tell ya what .. it went down a real treat for my tribe. I find whenever I have chicken that requires hands – like wings and drumsticks – I need ‘slaw to go with it. By the way, there’s nothing remotely about this…

carribean-style rice salad

This is a total spin on something traditionally called ‘rice and beans’, usually served hot as a side to many chicken, goat or game meat curries or main dishes. It’s so hot here in Brisbane at the moment, so I need to create something refreshing to go with my Jerk Chicken and ‘tatoes – something…

jamaican jerk chicken

This has to be in my top 10 favourite foods of all time. Legit. It’s hot, it’s spicy, it’s colourful, it’s bold .. all in all, there is something super sexy about jerk chicken. It’s taken me a while of trial and error to get this recipe to where it is now, many successes and…

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 –…

50 cloves of garlic – soup

Who doesn’t loooove garlic ? No, seriously, who ? Garlic is pretty special if you ask me. It’s considered as one of natures original wonder drugs šŸ˜€ and this is due to an active compound called allicin. According to online healthy life ambassadors ‘Natural Society’ dot com “A mere one milligram of allicin is nearly…

strawberry tart – tarte aux fraises

Strawberries are back people – and they are so cheap – I picked up 500g yesterday for $2.00. They were sweet and delicious with the lush red skin and soft flesh, not sour and tasteless. It’s ideal to use fresh berries for this, at their most ripe too ! One of my favourite flavour combos…

hot cakes

I have always admired fluffy hot cakes, similar to the ones they serve at McDonald’sĀ (eek). But these are even better. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of full cream milk 3 tablespoons of sugar 1 1/2 cups of self-raising flour /4 baking powder 1 large egg your desired amount of vanilla essence or vanilla bean paste 1….

Cheeky Bacon Doughnuts

A naughty breakfast treat!! Smokey Bacon Sugar – 250g of good quallity smokey streaky bacon, cut into thin strips – 1 cup of caster sugar – sprinkle of cinnamon Doughnut Batter – 350g self raising flour – 100g of bacon sugar – 1 whole large egg + 2 egg whites – 1 cup of milk…

no meat monday: kinda pad thai with spicy peanut sauce

A really simple cheat version of pad thai. Easy for weeknight dinners, and makes enough to have left overs for lunch and dinner šŸ˜€ Ingredients: – 300g rice noodles – 1 cup raw snow peas, cut on the diagonal – 1 cup of bean sprouts – 3/4 cup of toasted peanuts – 1 long red…