Thai Inspired Prawn Salad

Thai Inspried Prawn Salad

  This Thai Inspired Prawn Salad looks great, tastes amazing and is simple to make.  I’ve had a number of requests from readers, asking for a new way of serving prawns. This dish may be just what you’re looking for if you want something a little different for the festive season. What would an Australian summer be like without prawns? … Read More

Onion Patties – Vegan and Gluten Free

Onion Patties

If you like crispy onion rings, (and who doesn’t?) but you don’t like deep frying, these Onion Patties are just the thing. Let me start by saying, you really must try these, they are SO good. They are crisp, full of caramelised onion flavour and they are shallow fried. In addition to these wonderful characteristics, they are also suitable for … Read More

Piedmontese Roasted Peppers

Piedmontese Peppers

These vibrantly colourful Piedmontese Roasted Peppers are utterly delicious and easily prepared. They are perfect served warm or at room temperature. I serve them on a large platter, with some crusty bread to mop up the delicious juices. Extremely versatile, they are perfect for casual dining, dinner parties or al fresco entertaining. They are a lovely accompaniment to roast chicken, … Read More

Char-Grilled Zucchini Salad

Chargrilled Zucchini Salad on a plate

This flavour-filled salad of Char-Grilled Zucchini With Yoghurt And Mint evokes the bright, sunny flavours of summer. It is quick and easy to make and substantial enough to be a light meal in itself. It also works well when served with some simply cooked chicken or salmon. Lightly charring the Zucchini enhances the flavour significantly. Today I have cooked them indoors, … Read More

Broccoli and Potato Soup

Broccoli and Potato Soup

Broccoli and Potato Soup is satisfying, smooth and creamy. However, the great advantage of this soup is that it uses potatoes to provide a creamy texture so that no heavy cream is required. It is quick and easy to make, lovely to eat and extremely nutritious. Made from simple ingredients, it is quick to prepare and you can have it … Read More

Greek Style Chicken and Salsa

Greek Style Chicken Salsa

Greek Style Chicken and Salsa is the perfect dish for those moments you just want (or need) a quick meal. This recipe has it all. It is quick to make and perfect for those moments you want a nutritious meal that is full of flavour. The chicken is seasoned with salt, pepper and oregano, cooked quickly in a grill pan … Read More

Pea and Mint Fritters

Pea and Mint Fritters

These easy, gluten-free pea and mint fritters make a delicious vegetarian appetiser or main meal. There is no better herb to pair with peas than the wonderfully fresh flavour of mint; in addition to that combination, some salty feta adds a welcome creaminess to every bite. Golden and crunchy, most people will love these fritters. The exterior has a delicate, … Read More

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes are a simple dish to brighten up the tomato flavour. I rarely use fresh tomatoes in winter, when they are not in season. They’re always disappointing; they’re not the rich, deep red of vine-ripened summer tomatoes. They lack colour and they lack flavour. But if I do feel in need of a fresh tomato, I roast them. … Read More

Quinoa Tabouli

Quinoa Tabouli

Quinoa Tabouli – a gluten-free spin on a classic dish. I have converted this popular Middle Eastern salad to a gluten free version by using quinoa (pronounced keen-wah). Quinoa is an ancient crop, originally from the Andes, and is the seed of a plant which is related to chard and spinach. It has the versatility of rice and can be … Read More

Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Shells

Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Shells

Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Shells – a delicious and warming baked pasta dish. When entertaining, my preference is for food which is simple to prepare but also has lots of flavour. A very important part of successful entertaining is a relaxed host. The key to being a relaxed host is simple food which can largely be prepared in advance. (Who wants … Read More