Sandwiches: the classic chicken sandwich


Chicken and Lettuce between Bread

Let’s talk sandwiches. School Sandwich I gave up on sandwiches for a while – I had lived on Vegemite and Kraft cheese sandwiches at school for so long. It was the ultimate school lunchbox go to sandwich in Australia in the late 70’s.  I am sure I thought that I was cool having the cheese … Continue reading Sandwiches: the classic chicken sandwich

Mediterranean Dip: Whipped Feta with charred tomatoes


whipped feta dip with charred tomatoes

Over the weekend I tried a lovely homemade spinach and feta dip at my neighbours. This inspired me to create my own mediterranean whipped feta dip. I then found a NY times whipped feta recipe which further inspired me.  This is my take on Sarah Jampel’s published recipe though I have tweaked it and converted … Continue reading Mediterranean Dip: Whipped Feta with charred tomatoes

How to turn courgette into zucchini fritters | in under 10 minutes


Zucchini Fritters with a fresh salad

This is not just another fritter – these are a zucchini fritters! And it is so easy it will take you 10 minutes until you are munching into the most delicious take on a zucchini you can have. This vegetarian zucchini fritter recipe can be made as is or you could add a smattering of … Continue reading How to turn courgette into zucchini fritters | in under 10 minutes

Sample this broccoli soup on your family| It’s a soup for all seasons


A bowl of broccoli soup with sour cream and an edible flower

It’s hard enough to feed a family without having to worry all the time about getting them to eat their vegetables. This broccoli soup is so irresistible and satisfying that it will have them asking for more. Whilst it’s perfect for mid-week you can also tweak it with just the right touch of sour cream … Continue reading Sample this broccoli soup on your family| It’s a soup for all seasons

Isn’t it time you got hooked on the Vietnamese Rice Paper Roll


Rice Paper Rolls with Salmon

The great thing about the Vietnamese inspired rice paper roll is how versatile it is. You can fill the rice paper with your favourite filling to create vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or regular versions. I once, had to take a hiatus from making these rice paper rolls. This was after the thousands I made along with … Continue reading Isn’t it time you got hooked on the Vietnamese Rice Paper Roll

Simple Lemon Risotto | a base for any seasonal choices you wish to add


Lemon risotto with seasonal asparagus spears

Who doesn’t love a risotto? It is my favourite comfort food of all time.  You can try the latest fad: to add all the stock and take away the “ladle by ladle and stirring” but to me that takes away from the whole romance of risotto – and as I learned to stir it and … Continue reading Simple Lemon Risotto | a base for any seasonal choices you wish to add

Pork and Mushroom Dumplings | fun and easy | a guide to making at home


Pork and Mushroom dumplings fried and on a plate

Pork and mushroom dumplings are so easy and fun to make at home. There really is no excuse. You can buy the wrappers at any Asian supermarket nowadays (or make them simply if you have the time.) Making your own filling means you can control exactly what goes into them. Get creative – my recipe … Continue reading Pork and Mushroom Dumplings | fun and easy | a guide to making at home