Winter

Market Veggie Broth
Market Veggie Broth

Every Thursday when I walk into my home with my baskets and jute bags full of fresh market produce, I make this broth. Like clockwork. I set my bags down, grab the Kilner jam pan (who knew it would be just perfect for big batches of stock and sauces) and fill it with...

Mushroom And Lentil Vegan Bolognese
Mushroom And Lentil Vegan Bolognese

A few years ago, I started converting a lot of our regular traditional meat recipes to vegetarian (often vegan) flavour packed versions. It was simply to get the boys to eat more plant-based meals and open up their minds to healthier options. Little did I know that we...

Rainbow Veggie Coconut Dal
Rainbow Veggie Coconut Dal

It is a bloody miracle that I haven't shared a dal recipe on the blog for a while now, considering I am cooking dals every week (much to my boys annoyance!). The last time I shared some delicious wholesome dal recipes, I received so many messages asking for more. Who...

Smoked Salmon Kedgeree
Smoked Salmon Kedgeree

A kedgeree is the love child of an Indian Khichari and the colonial British obsession for all things curry. I grew up eating Khichari (a savoury porridge of rice and lentils often spiked with spices and enjoyed with a vegetable curry on the side) but it was only after...

Kale Mushroom Cashew Stir Fry
Kale Mushroom Cashew Stir Fry

What started out months ago as a fridge clean out recipe helped by a magazine cut out in my recipe folder, has become a glorious stir-fry dish packed with all the serves of vegetables you will need in a single day in just one delicious bowl. This Kale Mushroom Cashew...

Olive Oil Banana Bread
Olive Oil Banana Bread

If you are looking for a wholesome, lighter, dairy free banana bread recipe with a high toastability factor then you must bake this Olive Oil Banana Bread. Preferably tonight so you can cut yourself a thick slice tomorrow morning, toast it to golden perfection and...

Parsi Egg
Parsi Egg

I first had these jammy tomato eggs when I was 18. Nick and I had just started dating and every time we hung out at his place, he cooked me something. I didn't know it at the time that the key to my heart was through my stomach but apparently he did. On our third date...

Sparkling Iced Lemon Tea
Sparkling Iced Lemon Tea

Who doesn’t love a good iced lemon tea? It is cold, sweet, tart and tangy with a good jolt of caffeine from the black tea. A thoroughly refreshing drink to sip on while you read a good book on a warm day or a great lemon hit to ward off the winter blues! I still...

Chilli Garlic Prawn Risotto In Napoli Sauce
Chilli Garlic Prawn Risotto In Napoli Sauce

I am super excited to share a tried and tested, family favourite recipe today – Chilli Garlic Prawn Risotto In Napoli Sauce. After getting really addicted to a seafood risotto that kept popping up at my local café’s special winter menu a few years ago, I decided to...

Crispy Bay Roasted Smashed Potatoes With Green Sauce
Crispy Bay Roasted Smashed Potatoes With Green Sauce

Crispy Smashed Potatoes are the gold standard of after-school snacks! I mean, we can have oven-baked chips everyday but if there is a better, more adventurous and crispier way to sample our afternoon carbs then .... why not? These bay leaf infused crispy roasted...

Tray Baked French Toast With Yuzu Curd
Tray Baked French Toast With Yuzu Curd

A delicious quick-to-make breakfast of sweet French Toast baked in a tray and served laden with fresh berries, whipped cream and a tart tangy yuzu (citrus) curd will make your weekend mornings with the family even more special. I love the novelty and fanfare of...

Mushroom Broth
Mushroom Broth

I have yet to try bone broth. I probably never will. I have never claimed to be a vegetarian. I do enjoy my occasional chicken, more frequent fish and the odd bowl of bolognese. But despite its professed health benefits, the idea of drinking very meaty concentrated...