Beetroot Granola


Do you make your own granola? Why not? I can promise you, you will love the aroma of these grains and nuts as they caramelise in your oven. Follow our Fearless Kitchen recipe below and you will be hooked. Print Beetroot Granola Creating your own granola or toasted muesli is simple and far more economical … Continue reading Beetroot Granola

Cooking with Plums


  Last week, I had a missed call from a teacher at my sons’ school.  It was just after the New Year break and I was still hanging about on my deck at a Bach in the Coromandel.  I honestly thought, good grief, how could the boys be in trouble already when school is still … Continue reading Cooking with Plums

Beer Braised Brisket


  Print Beer Braised Beef Brisket Ingredients 1 kilos beef brisket 3-4cm pieces 1 tbsp peanut oil 3 small garlic cloves finely chopped 2 cm knob of ginger finely chopped 4 tbsp soy bean sauce 1 tbsp gochujang chilli sauce 2 x 300ml bottles of dark lager 1/2 cup beef stock 1 small cinnamon quill … Continue reading Beer Braised Brisket

Curried Black Beans


Print Curried Black Beans This is a simple curried version of homemade baked beans!! The boys loved them so much that I thought – maybe someone else’s family will too! Ingredients 200 g Black turtle beans soaked over night and then boiled for 20 minutes 2 Tb olive oil 3 shallots finely diced 1 Tb … Continue reading Curried Black Beans

Chilli Jam


Print Chilli Jam I make chilli jam often. I always make it a little differently than the time before so it is hard to write a ‘true’ recipe. I was initially inspired by Christine Manfield’s recipe which I used to follow to the letter when I would cook up huge batches in Indonesia. My maid … Continue reading Chilli Jam

Funky “Courgette” Fritters


Print courgette fritters Simplicity in a fritter – for breakfast, lunch, after-school or even into the lunchbox! Ingredients 1 Tb olive oil 1 shallot finely diced 1 courgette coarsely grated 1 egg 2 Tb flour sea salt fresh herbs Instructions Heat the oil in a non stick pan. Add the shallot and cook to soften … Continue reading Funky “Courgette” Fritters

Banana and Pistachio Cake


  Print Banana Pistachio Cake A moist and delicious banana, date and pistachio cake topped with honey and cacao icing. Ingredients 175 g unsalted butter cubed 200 g plain flour 4 tsp baking powder 100 g muscovado sugar 2 eggs 3 tbs honey 250 g mashed banana 100 g pitted dates chopped 50 g pistachio … Continue reading Banana and Pistachio Cake

Broccoli and Leek Soup


Print Broccoli and Leek Soup This is a deliciously creamy and healthy soup – all about the broccoli. You would think it was decadent, yet the creaminess comes from the slow cooking of the leeks and broccoli stalks – you couldn’t get more REAL than this soup Ingredients 1 large leek halved vertically and thinly … Continue reading Broccoli and Leek Soup

Fresh Spring Rolls with Tuna and Baby Rocket


Ingredients 500g fresh tuna chilli flakes vegetable oil 100g baby rocket leaves mint leaves coriander leaves vermicelli, soaked in boiling water, rinsed in cold water square rice paper sheets Method: Heat oil in a heavy based frypan until smoking hot. Roll the tuna fillet in chilli flakes and season with sea salt. Fry the piece … Continue reading Fresh Spring Rolls with Tuna and Baby Rocket