The Best Baba Ganoush

It is no exaggeration to call this recipe The Best Baba Ganoush. This classic Baba Ganoush is vegan, gluten-free and nut-free. That makes this dip a great appetiser for guests who have specific dietary requirements.  It is a simple and delicious eggplant dip that is full of complexity and depth of flavour. With good reason, hummus gets a great deal … Read More

Roasted Carrot Hummus

I love a quickly prepared appetiser. My Roasted Carrot Hummus is ideal when you are entertaining, or looking for a delicious and nutritious snack! I was speaking with my good friend Erica from Bring Your Own Kombucha recently. Erica was keen for a couple of easily prepared, healthy treats for Easter. I suggested one of my favourite dips, my Roasted … 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

Simple Soups to Warm Your Soul

A selection of delicious Simple Soup Recipes to Warm Your Soul! Summer has drawn to an end here in Australia, and we are enjoying a lovely and sunny start to Autumn. As the weather cools down, however, it reminds me of just how much I adore food that is pure comfort. I want to share with you today a selection … Read More

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