Cafe Style

Crispy Zucchini Halloumi Fritters
Crispy Zucchini Halloumi Fritters

Crispy Zucchini Halloumi Fritters with the golden fried crunch of the cheese and a perfectly cooked inside brimming with spices. Make the perfect zucchini fritter every single time with the salting and squeezing technique. This recipe makes 8 small snack-sized...

Roasted Cauliflower With Honey And Halloumi
Roasted Cauliflower With Honey And Halloumi

Roasted Cauliflower With Honey Halloumi And Saffron is a celebration of beautiful exciting flavours coming together perfectly in a super easy dish. You won't want to share, I promise! You will even sit down with a fork and finish it all in one session. It is that...

Hummingbird Muffins
Hummingbird Muffins

Inspired by the famous Hummingbird Cake, these Hummingbird Muffins are rustic and wholesome banana and pineapple muffins made with spelt flour, pecans, fruit and spices. A great sturdy muffin with caramel notes that freezes well and tastes super delicious. What's a...

Coffee Banana Bread
Coffee Banana Bread

Tired of the same old banana bread? Try my easy, one-bowl, mix-and-bake banana bread recipe with a delicious new flavour twist - coffee! Perfect for those busy mornings, this coffee banana bread toasts really well and can be made ahead and frozen for a quick breakfast...

Pecan Maple Banana Bread
Pecan Maple Banana Bread

Pecan and Maple have to be one of the world's best flavour combinations. And now it is in Banana Bread Form! This healthier, baked-with-spelt and very low unrefined natural sugar Pecan Maple Banana Bread rises high like the cafe versions and tastes amazing toasted! A...

Banana Raspberry Chocolate Bread
Banana Raspberry Chocolate Bread

A Cafe Style Chocolate Banana Bread This is a good banana bread. The kind you get at the cafes, thick slices toasted and slathered with butter. It is one of my favourite banana bread recipes to make when I have to choose between folding those blackened bananas in...

Sour Cream Tart
Sour Cream Tart

We had an abundant season of cherry tomatoes in our little backyard vegetable patch. We had sun kissed reds, crunchy yellows and beautiful drop shaped tangerine beauties hanging from the tomato vines. Most of them got popped straight in to our mouths, delighting us...

Balsamic Bocconcini Basil Salad
Balsamic Bocconcini Basil Salad

Some of the most delightful things in life are often the ones that are also the simplest. Like a smile or a breeze or a cup of good coffee on a cold day. Like hitting the most perfect flavour combination when you throw together ingredients randomly. Over Christmas, I...

Asian Risotto Balls With Sticky Mango Chili Sauce
Asian Risotto Balls With Sticky Mango Chili Sauce

Last month, I was invited to the Masterchef Dining launch dinner. Masterchef Dining was a new concept this year accompanying the fourth season of the series on television. A pop-up restaurant with affordable and approachable dining for fans of the series and a chance...

Lunchbox Colour Salad
Lunchbox Colour Salad

One of the downfalls of running a small test kitchen and recipe development is the easy access to massive amounts of food lying around at all times. Thankfully for me, it is usually light, healthy and almost always savoury. But still. How many times in a day do you...

Mushroom Zucchini Cream Spaghettini
Mushroom Zucchini Cream Spaghettini

Zucchinis can grow in abundance like a weed if you are privvy to the fact that you may have to umm ... facilitate zucchini sex. Sydney blogger Mel talks about this delicate topic at much length and with much hilarity on her blog. Being a novice gardener, I was...