Eggplant Involtini

Eggplant Involtini is the ideal Italian comfort food. Involtini loosely translates as small bundles of food. That is, food which has an outer layer wrapped around a filling. Veal is frequently used but chicken, fish or vegetables are also used. Here I have slices of shallow fried eggplant wrapped around a flavour filled, creamy ricotta filling. The small bundles are … Read More

Easy Plum Jam

This Easy Plum Jam is a great way to make the most of a quantity of plump, juicy, sweet plums. When you make this jam you will have your produce to enjoy all year long. That is if it lasts that long! A good, home-made Plum Jam is a useful and tasty addition to your pantry. It is a delicious … Read More

Gnocchi Alla Romana (Semolina Gnocchi)

Gnocchi alla Romana, also known as Semolina Gnocchi, is an ideal dish when you are in need of Italian comfort food. When hearing the word “gnocchi”, most of us will automatically think of the small pillows of potato dough. However, there are many types of gnocchi and I love them all. Over time, many of them will appear here. Gnocchi … Read More

Green Goddess Dip

My Green Goddess Dip is packed full of delicious fresh herbs and takes just minutes to prepare! Dips are a fantastic dish to prepare when you’re entertaining, or simply looking for a quick snack. To make this simple dip, I wash and dry a selection of fresh herbs and roughly chop them. I then add the herbs to a blender, … Read More

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad

My Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad with pomegranate and mint is healthy, satisfying and totally delicious. This is a great salad which is easily prepared. It is full of health-benefiting nutrients, bright flavours and contrasting textures. Furthermore, it is very pretty to look at. The bright green herbs lift the neutral colours of the salad. A sprinkle of pomegranate arils adds … Read More

Mediterranean Beef Stew

A cool night is the ideal time to enjoy a classic Mediterranean Beef Stew. After the long, hot summer we have experienced, I am looking forward to enjoying this favourite dish. If you like Mediterranean foods as much as I do I am certain that you will love this easily prepared stew. Cubes of beef, fresh vegetables and herbs are … Read More

Charred Corn and Black Bean Salad

This Charred Corn and Black Bean Salad is a fresh and vibrant side dish. I love to eat colourful food and the colours in this salad are amazing. I believe in the notion that we “eat with our eyes first”, finding that if the food looks good it is much more appetising. However, this is not just a salad which … Read More

Roasted Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

Roasted Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad is a delicious variation on a previous recipe. The recipe in question demonstrates the versatility of Roasted Cherry Tomatoes. With minimal changes to the basic recipe, you will have another way in which to enjoy them; this time as a delicious salad. I generally serve this dish as an appetiser. It does however also make … Read More

Baked Stuffed Mushrooms

My Baked Stuffed Mushrooms are delicious and easily prepared. Even non-mushroom lovers will be won over – and I speak from a personal perspective. I’m not a huge fan of mushrooms but I really enjoy them when prepared this way. Part of the reason that I dislike mushrooms is textural; there can be a sliminess which I find off-putting. However, … Read More

Thai Vermicelli Noodle Salad

My Thai Vermicelli Noodle Salad has been on regular rotation throughout the very hot summer we have been experiencing in South Australia. This food blogger has had little desire to turn on the oven or stand over the stove for an extended period of time. In fact, this light and refreshing noodle salad is quickly and easily made, requiring just … Read More