On a recent trip to Melbourne, my husband and I stopped in at Pony Fish Island for a glass of mulled wine. We sat and read our books, looked out at the beautiful city across the river and sipped delicious warming cups of spiced wine. I, of course, took notes on the flavours I was…
A list of my five top flavour families that will become your new go-to for cooking. Simply mix and match flavours with your choice of meat, vegetables or salad and you can be confidently creative.
You’ll amaze yourself with this recipe for slow cooked red wine beef cheeks. They are absolutely delicious. Cooked in a slow cooker means you can prepare in advance making it a great recipe for entertaining or as an out of this word mid week meal.
Nothing beats an apple crumble made from scratch. I’ve been known to make a quick apple crumble using tinned apples before, but once you make a crumble using fresh seasonal apples you’ll know it’s totally worth it.
‘Waste not want not.’ ‘Waste not want not’ is a proverbial saying first recorded in 1772. Wilful waste makes woeful want is an even more alliterative version recorded earlier in 1576.
Adding Spiced pears to a cheese platter will instantly bring a level of elegance and a personal touch. This gorgeous recipe is quick and easy to make but it looks so great you’ll impress yourself. Enjoy over the Christmas season or anytime really.
Welcome the Christmas season in a healthy and delicious way with this sugar free pumpkin pie.
You’ll make this White Chocolate & Caramel Slice again and again. Seriously, every time I make it I think, “how can it be this good!” Give it a crack.
Sticky Date Pudding is a family favourite and this recipe is too good to resist.
As soon as the nights begin to get cool at the change of season I begin thinking about this curry. Packed with chilli, loads of pepper and fragrant spices it’s a must try for curry lovers.
A vegetarian curry that is guaranteed to please everyone. Great on its own or as a side to a traditional spicy beef or lamb curry.
Taking the time to cook breakfast on a Saturday really sets the tone for a great weekend. This Spanish eggs recipe is healthy, full of flavour and a great excuse to save your cafe dollars and stay home.
Spaghetti Bolognese is a family favourite. Everyone loves it. It’s easy to cook, freezes well, makes tasty leftovers, and the kids actually eat it- what’s not to love?!
I first made this soup out of the desire to use up the tired vegetables sitting in the bottom of my fridge at the end of a week. I use different veggies every time, and it always works out well.
This simple recipe for garlic bread is better than anything store bought and there is the added bonus that you can make it with your bread of choice. It’s a great way to bring stale bread back to life too.
A great starter or meal in itself, soup is a wonderful way to warm up in the cooler months. This recipe for Spiced Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup freezes well making it great for doing large batches and having in the freezer for a quick work lunch or late night quick meal. Nutritious and delicious.
This Red Velvet cake recipe ticks all the boxes. The cake crumb totally resembles red velvet and the combination of creamy vanilla cream cheese frosting and the distinct flavour of red velvet sponge is divine.
Everyone needs a good brownie in their repitiour. This one is simple to make, only uses one bowl, dense and chocolatey and it is easily adapted for afternoon tea or a decadent dessert.
Sushi: great for lunchboxes, as a gluten-free option for platters but soooo expensive when you buy it out. Once you’ve made it at home a few times you’ll never pay the big bucks again.
This special recipe for Kourabiethes was given to me by a beautiful Greek lady made her cookies often and brought them to church. An absolutely divine, melt in the mouth, crumbly cookie, perfect with a coffee or given as a gift.
How do you use a meal planner?! I used to laugh at people who had one of those cute little meal planners in the kitchen.
This version of paleo pancakes tastes amazing, and the bonus is they’re good for you too. Paleo pancakes are light, easy to digest and quick to make.
These sugar-free, raw chocolate treats make the perfect healthy alternative to processed chocolate over the Easter period. Raw cacao is full of magnesium and high in antioxidants, while coconut oil improves digestion and immunity.
There are many ways to tackle the packed lunch. I’m sure you are familiar with them. Whatever your approach is there is a tension of time, cost and the health factor at play.
Fresh hollandaise sauce is delicious. The addition of lime adds another level of freshness making it perfect to accompany poached eggs, blanched asparagus pan fried snapper or whatever else you fancy.