Mushroom San Choy Bow

Mushroom San Choy Bow is a fabulous meal for vegetarians and carnivores alike. San Choy Bow is a popular dish, served in most Chinese restaurants. It is one of my favourites and one that I frequently order. On a number of occasions, I have enjoyed the pork, chicken, duck and quail versions of this dish. However, the idea of creating … Read More

Soy Roasted Almonds

Soy Roasted Almonds are a delicious snack that takes minutes to prepare. You can enjoy them served warm straight from the oven or make them in advance and serve cool. They are a delicious nibble served with your beverage of choice. Enjoy with my Strawberry Prosecco or Cosmopolitan. I also love to keep the almonds on hand for when I … 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 Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil

My Roasted Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil is so comforting to eat. The delicious combination of red peppers, tomato and onion roasted to perfection offers a delightfully sweet and comforting taste. I love to serve this soup with a basil oil which takes seconds to make. The flavours complement each other so well, and the colour is so vibrant! Aside … Read More

Fresh Peach Chutney

When peaches are abundant, I like to make the most of the season and one of the ways in which I use them is this Fresh Peach Chutney. Once again, I have received some beautiful stone fruit from my friend Brad, who lives in the Riverland. We have been privileged to enjoy the deliciously sweet, juicy, fragrant fruit in so … Read More

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

Apricot Jam

It is the first time, I have made Apricot Jam.  Well, the truth is, it is the first time I have made jam of any kind, but it won’t be the last. Armed with some advice from my mum, Faye, I have produced 12 beautiful jars of golden, sweet deliciousness. With this beautiful condiment, I will be able to enjoy … 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