Cafe Style

Vegan Mushroom Pesto Sandwich
Vegan Mushroom Pesto Sandwich

Mushrooms are a constant fixture in my fridge. I have always loved mushrooms for their umami flavour and their ability to cook instantly. In fact, if mushrooms are super fresh (like at our local markets), I have been known to eat them raw on my way back home from...

Vegan Coffee Caramel Overnight Oats
Vegan Coffee Caramel Overnight Oats

When the chill of the new season sets in, autumn traditions are awakened from their deep slumber. After the daily bowls of hot creamy oats are dished out and my tribe heads out to work and learn; I linger in the dappled sunlight streaming in my kitchen windows. And...

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...

Cauliflower Steak With Olive And Caper Salsa
Cauliflower Steak With Olive And Caper Salsa

Easy Quick Cauliflower Steaks Ready For Toppings If you haven't yet had a cauliflower steak, you have not truly lived. Cauliflower steak is just roasted cauliflower but in the form of thick slabs or slices rather than florets. It not only looks prettier but makes a...

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad With Harissa Chickpeas
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad With Harissa Chickpeas

Are you a sweet potato person? What I am asking is that when you go to a restaurant, do you look at the menu and if you spot sweet potato then that is the dish you order? Oh Yes! Me too! Sadly most cafes around here only offer sweet potato wedges (where is your sense...

Pineapple Coconut Loaf
Pineapple Coconut Loaf

Did you know that pineapple fruitcake was flown on Apollo 11 into space and back to earth and that very slice now sits at the Smithsonian, probably in a glass case? If I was on that mission, I don't think any slice would have made it back to earth. Especially if it...

Brussels Sprouts And Zucchini Fritters
Brussels Sprouts And Zucchini Fritters

In our home, a savoury fritter packed with vegetables, herbs and egg is one of the quickest back up meals I cook when I am devoid of time or energy. It all started with a simple corn fritter decades ago. From there it evolved to a corn and zucchini fritter and then...

Spelt Sour Cream Banana Cake And The Magimix Cook Expert
Spelt Sour Cream Banana Cake And The Magimix Cook Expert

I have always been a knife and pan girl. Even though I have a barrage of kitchen appliances and gadgets, my love for a simpler style of cooking with just a knife and a few pots and pans is far greater. But when Magimix contacted me back in April to...

Coffee Gingerbread Granola
Coffee Gingerbread Granola

One of the things I love about living in Australia is the fact that we celebrate Christmas in July like our friends in New Zealand and South Africa. July is the middle of winter and the coldest month of the year because we all know that seasons are opposite in the...

Roasted Broccoli And Coconut Salad With Turmeric Dressing
Roasted Broccoli And Coconut Salad With Turmeric Dressing

Do you remember the time as a kid when the most exciting part of your day was if your mum or dad allowed you to place a pillow on your chair and sit on it at the dinner table, instantly making you heaps taller (and unconquerable)? How special were simple days like...

Creamy Sweet Potato And Halloumi Pasta
Creamy Sweet Potato And Halloumi Pasta

I love gnocchi. And there are days when the chilly weather creeps up my spine that I will obsess about gnocchi in all shapes and sizes. But for the rest of the year, I'd take a textural pasta any day. I love tossing and pairing ingredients that will add a hefty bite...

Sticky Seared Salmon And Asian Crunch Salad
Sticky Seared Salmon And Asian Crunch Salad

I cannot begin to emphasise on how important it is in my life to have a frozen bag of sustainably farmed salmon fillets in my freezer. One frozen fillet magically transforms to a most nourishing lunch in a matter of minutes when I need it most. I poach it, en...