Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Healthy, delicious and tasty – my Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad is a great side-dish or main meal. Quinoa is such a versatile ingredient, and very easy to cook with. Pronounced keen-wah, Quinoa is an ancient crop, originally from the Andes. It is from the seed of a plant, which is related to chard and spinach. It is packed full of … Read More

Top Ten Recipes of 2018

Welcome to our Top Ten Recipes of 2018! Hello everyone, and a very Happy New Year! Here is to a happy, safe and enjoyable 2019. A new year often brings about a lot of reflection. It is a time for new beginnings and resolutions. In reflecting on 2018, I selected my Top Ten Recipes. Starting the blog in the middle … Read More

Baked Feta with Olives and Rosemary

Baked Feta with Olives and Rosemary

Baked Feta with Olives and Rosemary is the perfect appetiser for last-minute guests. It is quickly and easily prepared; just 10 minutes (or less) to prepare, and, while it bakes in the oven, you can open the wine. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the vibrant flavours of the Mediterranean. A recent visit to Greece inspired this lovely appetiser. Baked … Read More

Avocado, Yoghurt and Mint Dip

You will love this Avocado, Yoghurt and Mint dip. It is light, creamy and refreshing and incredibly easy to make. Here I have combined two of my favourite ingredients, avocado and Greek yoghurt.  I have boosted their flavour by the addition of lime juice and mint. The most famous of avocado dips is, of course, guacamole. With good reason, it … Read More

Sweet and Sour Carrot Salad

Sweet and Sour Carrot Salad

This beautiful Sweet And Sour Carrot Salad is sure to impress and will forever change the way you look at the humble carrot. It will also simplify your entertaining as it is suitable for many people with specific dietary requirements, being gluten-free and vegan. It contains roasted carrots which I toss in a Sicilian-style, agrodolce dressing. “Agrodolce” translates as “agro” … Read More

Easy Hummus

Easy Hummus

When I want a quickly prepared appetiser, I invariably turn to my recipe for Easy Hummus. I can prepare it in minutes from ingredients I almost always have on hand, in less time than it takes to go to the store to buy a tub. Not surprisingly, the home-made version tastes infinitely better than the store bought. Plus, there is … Read More

Pumpkin, Cranberry and Almond Salad

Pumpkin Cranberry Almond Salad

My roasted Pumpkin, Cranberry and Almond Salad is perfect for any occasion or family gathering. However, I’m thinking that with Christmas just around the corner, this roasted pumpkin salad will be ideal as a colourful and nutritious side dish. As an added bonus, for those who have family or friends with specific dietary requirements, it is also vegan, gluten free … Read More

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

Caprese Christmas Wreath

Caprese Christmas Wreath

My Caprese Christmas Wreath is a festive and healthy dish. It is a festive interpretation of the traditional and popular Italian appetiser. Insalata Caprese, which roughly translates as “salad of Capri”, is a perfect addition to your Christmas entertaining. It is simple to prepare, light and healthy and is an ideal contrast to the heavier foods people will be consuming … 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