Soups, sauces and sides

Grilled peach, ricotta and fennel salad

Grilled peach, ricotta and fennel salad

This interesting salad of grilled peach, ricotta and fennel is something of a surprise. It’s a wonderful combination of gently charred peaches, softened with fresh ricotta and balanced by crisp fresh cucumber and fennel. As we head into autumn, this salad is a great way […]

5-ingredient vegetable soup

5-ingredient vegetable soup

If you’ve been feeling a bit under the weather, this super simple, super quick 5-ingredient vegetable soup is the great way to get your appetite back. Deceptively delicious, with a beautiful soft creamy texture you’ll be surprised at just how much flavour this soup has.  […]

Roasted vegetable salad with feta

Roasted vegetable salad with feta

This roasted vegetable salad is such a interesting and delicious vegetable dish to have in your repertoire. Served at room temperature, this is a wonderful make-ahead side. Or its also hearty enough to be a stand-alone meal. Grab a selection of your favourite roasting vegetables, add a […]

Easy garlic chilli oil

Easy garlic chilli oil

Use this wonderful homemade garlic chilli oil to add a little something special to your favourite dishes. Dip it, drizzle it, fry in it – if you like a bit of spice you won’t be able to get enough of this delicious oil. This garlic […]

Tzatziki

Tzatziki

Tzatziki is a wonderful yoghurt, cucumber and mint sauce typically served with lamb or chicken Middle Eastern dishes. This recipe makes the creamiest, most flavourful tzatziki you’ve ever had! Sure, you can easily make Tzatziki by chopping some cucumber, crushing some garlic and stirring it through greek […]

Coleslaw with wasabi dressing

Coleslaw with wasabi dressing

Bring this fresh, crisp coleslaw spiked with a hint of wasabi to your next barbecue with friends. You’ll be the hit of the party! Coleslaw is a wonderful salad. Fantastic during summer with just about any barbecued meat or fish, its just as good during […]

Corn chowder with prawns

Corn chowder with prawns

This thick, hearty, rich and tasty this corn chowder is made even more delicious with the addition of sweet plump prawns. You can always tell the cooler weather is here when chowders start popping up on restaurant and pub menu’s. Thick, creamy, and packed full of delicious ingredients, […]

Spice roasted cauliflower with pistachio crumb

Spice roasted cauliflower with pistachio crumb

So I’m just going to come right out and say it. I’ve always found cauliflower dull. Sure its amazing as a puree under perfectly seared scallops and crisp pancetta, and its wonderful buried beneath oozy cheese sauce. But lets be honest, those dishes are more about […]

Sweet Chilli Sauce

Sweet Chilli Sauce

When I’m planting my vegetable and herb gardens I try as much as possible to companion plant. Not because I’m a particular expert when it comes to companion planting, or because I have any great skill at it, but mostly because I’m a bit space […]

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Its not really that cold here yet – we haven’t even thought about lighting the fire, and the heat pump only gets put on first thing in the morning just to take the chill off – and yet my mind, and stomach, already seem to be […]