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Quinoa Lentil And Smokey Eggplant Salad
Quinoa Lentil And Smokey Eggplant Salad

  This month I am developing bowls of fun, nutritious and modern day salads for ELLE magazine's  mid year issue. I find the anatomy of a salad utterly fascinating. Just like any other dish, a great salad has a balance of flavours and textures. A slight upset...

Red Quinoa, Shaved Brussels Sprouts And Blueberry Salad
Red Quinoa, Shaved Brussels Sprouts And Blueberry Salad

  The past two weeks have been an exercise in trying to get assimilated to a new routine. One that involves a lot of physical activity and clean eating. I suppose when you have been literally surrounded by food for a long period of time and have been cooking in...

Pearl Barley And Feta Oven Pie
Pearl Barley And Feta Oven Pie

  This is a beautiful supper or brunch dish. It presents itself like a work of art, as if the garden fairy came by and dotted your serving with greens and whites when you were day dreaming. A frittata in theory, this dish becomes an almost pie - hearty in nature...

Carob Muffins
Carob Muffins

My idea of zen is cold weather, the kind that puffs out curls of steam everytime you breathe, when the tip of your nose is cold and resembles Rudolph's. My zen then comes from being indoors, warm and snug, hair fanning beneath a beanie, toes curled up inside sock...

Natural Red Winter Cordial
Natural Red Winter Cordial

Autumn and winter are like my children. I am absolutely incapable of picking favourites. I just love them both. The seasons, I mean. Sydney is a good place to be in winter, especially. Because it never gets too cold. When the sun is out, which it usually is, it is...

Banana Bran Muffins
Banana Bran Muffins

  Cat got my tongue. Well my words to be honest. A mild case of writer's block this morning is being nursed with a cup of tea and a wholesome serving of this beautiful virtually sugar free muffin that I have been baking a lot lately. Banana muffins and...

Banana Soy Muffins
Banana Soy Muffins

  Soy milk is wonderful to cook with. I have been experimenting healthy muffin options for breakfast and baking with soy milk is quite interesting and produces some really tasty results similar to baking with buttermilk. This banana muffin is yet another...

Moroccan Spice Chickpea And Spinach
Moroccan Spice Chickpea And Spinach

As a child, I lived in a tiny bustling suburb of Bombay. It was called Thane. We had a market. The market was an all encompassing term for a massive area that housed row after row of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers under a tin shed. There was a fish market in a...

Think Red Juice
Think Red Juice

When I did the green juice last week, I had no idea how amazed many of you would be that I used a blender and not a juicer. I have a juicing station that I rarely use (because I am lazy!) and have almost always used my blender for juicing/extracting (because I am...

Grilled Halloumi On Kale And White Beans
Grilled Halloumi On Kale And White Beans

  This is the last thing I cooked on Friday before I went off on an adventure to the Barossa valley for the very first time (and I will talk about that in length very soon). Last week I found some fresh white beans (cannelini beans) at Thomas Dux. I had never...

Blueberry Coconut Lassi
Blueberry Coconut Lassi

Recently I broke into a house. I was having a bad week. Not just one of those days, but a very bad week. First I proceeded to jam a key in the ignition of my car repeatedly getting increasingly frustrated before realising ten minutes into this futile exercise that I...