When I was a little girl and up until late in high school, each ANZAC Day the family would all get up early and Mum would pin a piece of fresh rosemary to our collars - for remembrance*. We'd [...]
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When it comes to food, I'm pretty easily impressed. I'm especially fascinated by how flavours can evolve dramatically over time with only a little effort. A perfect example is what happens when you leave tomatoes, garlic and a little [...]
Flavour-wise, salsa verde is like pesto on steroids. A classic, rustic, Italian sauce usually served cold, I find it's usually pretty interchangeable with pesto, and often a preferable 'lighter' alternative as it's dairy free (i.e. no parmesan). Like pesto, [...]
To give credit where credit's due, this recipe was inspired by the boys from Bondi on an early episode of the 2013 My Kitchen Rules TV series, who have since climbed great heights in Australia's paleo world. They had planned to serve [...]
In the past, for me, hot cross buns always fell into the same sad category as fruit cake, marmalade and the dreaded 'mince pies' - collectively rejected due to one little overpowering ingredient which, in my opinion, once removed, belongs [...]
UPDATE: My recipe was selected to feature in the IQS (I Quit Sugar) Chocolate Cookbook ebook! See end of post for more info.. As a kid, homemade chocolate crackles were my favourite party food. As a teenager, the Nestlé Crunch was [...]
Chocolate mousse has long been one of my favourite desserts - because it's rich & chocolatey, yet smooth and light. At first I was a little disheartened to realise that it's classically full of sugar and dairy and generally [...]
There's no real story to this recipe... I was given some French du puy lentils (green lentils) in a hamper for Xmas and needed a bed for a couple of lovely plump snapper fillets left over from cooking snapper [...]
Tomorrow is Pancake Day, also known as 'Shrove Tuesday' or 'Fat Tuesday', which is a tradition dating back to the 12th Century which falls on the day before the Christian fasting period of 'Lent' begins. It first started as [...]
My favourite veges are those I like the taste of raw. Cauliflower isn't one of my favourite vegetables. But due to its mind 'nothingy' taste, it's great to carry other flavours, and in this recipe, for its 'rice-like' texture [...]