Aromatic ‘faux’ phở with pork & prawn meatballs

2019-05-23T01:19:48+00:00

  After an indulgent year festive season, Ty and I decided in February to give our livers a little break and go raw for a month. It didn't take us too long to get into the groove, and by the [...]

Aromatic ‘faux’ phở with pork & prawn meatballs2019-05-23T01:19:48+00:00

coconut & date chocolate mousse

2019-05-16T10:12:00+00:00

The classic French 'Mousse au chocolat' is primarily made from melted chocolate, butter, eggs (separated) and cream, and while I love the smooth, silky texture and rich taste, it's just a little too much cream for me. The texture of this mousse [...]

coconut & date chocolate mousse2019-05-16T10:12:00+00:00

best ever tartare sauce

2019-05-16T10:12:30+00:00

Summer's just around the corner and these balmy evenings make me want fish and chips. And I can't have fish and chips without tartare sauce (or 'tartar' sauce if you're not in Australia, NZ or UK). After one too many [...]

best ever tartare sauce2019-05-16T10:12:30+00:00

pumpkin & carrot barley ‘risotto’

2019-05-19T04:57:08+00:00

My Dad, Novak (more commonly known as "Roy") would not be described as the world's most enthusiastic cook, but he was the first to introduce me to barley. A master of all things BBQ, Dad usually leaves the kitchen cooking up to Mum, [...]

pumpkin & carrot barley ‘risotto’2019-05-19T04:57:08+00:00

turkey & cranberry meatloaf

2019-05-19T04:57:08+00:00

How do you measure your health? By how you look? By your weight? By how your clothes fit? By how often you get sick? Personally, I measure my health mostly by how healthy I feel and because I'm a bit of a sceptic and need to back important [...]

turkey & cranberry meatloaf2019-05-19T04:57:08+00:00

quick leftovers empanadas

2019-05-26T03:33:23+00:00

What better way to jazz up left overs than to encase them in slightly crispy, slightly chewy, subtly sweet fluffy pillows. Empanadas are traditionally bread or pastry stuffed with meat/cheese/veges and either baked or deep-fried. These little guys are pan-fried like pancakes, [...]

quick leftovers empanadas2019-05-26T03:33:23+00:00

chicken liver paté

2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

I don't drink beer, and I'm not really one for going up to the pub just for a drink. However, I have been known to go up at my local (The Local Taphouse) just to get their Chicken Liver Parfait [...]

chicken liver paté2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

Australia Day cheese & onion ‘VB’ bread

2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

Just in time for Australia Day! This is super quick and easy (no need to kneed, you can use whatever cheese you have, the ingredients are flexible) and sure to be appreciated with any Australia Day feast you're cooking or [...]

Australia Day cheese & onion ‘VB’ bread2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

choc-almond butter cups

2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00

Who doesn't love Reese's peanut butter cups?! These are healthier version and what I've been bringing along to festive celebrations this year. They're simple (only 5 ingredients), quick and forgiving with the quantities. The chocolate layer sets slightly harder than the nutty layer, [...]

choc-almond butter cups2019-05-19T04:57:09+00:00