Tag Archives: Herbs

Meltingly Delicious. King Island Double Cream Brie. Baked In Its Box With Garlic, White Wine and Thyme.

This is quite possibly the most decadent way to eat cheese ever invented. Based on the Swiss delicacy Baked Vacherin Mont D’Or.  Seasonally enjoyed in the depths of winter with a good  bottle of  wine. It’s mid July and mighty … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. Adapting Recipes To Fit The Brief. Green Goddess Dressing With Avocado and Greek Yoghurt.

I was watching Jamie Oliver whip up a Green Goddess Dressing on his show 15 Minute Meals the other night. Made with avocado, fresh herbs and yoghurt to dress a Mexican tortilla salad. One concept I have struggled a little … Continue reading

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The 5-2 Challenge. In the Groove. Stir-Fried Chicken, Vegetable and Herb Lettuce Cups.

The key to a successful fast day? Healthy meals that pack a flavour punch. After completing a month on the 5-2 Challenge I’m finally in the groove. Recipes that work best? Low on fat and carbohydrate. Jam-packed with vegetables, herbs … Continue reading

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Mid Week Dinner. Italian Meatballs. Polpette Di Carne. With A Serving of Caponata on the Side.

When I was growing up I loved Italian meatballs. In our house polpette were  just fried and eaten without any sauce or topping. Today I decided to treat my children to polpette for dinner. To make them just a little … Continue reading

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Eating Seasonally. Seared Snapper with Provençal Sauce.

Late season harvest tomatoes are at their peak at this time of year. Cheap and plentiful. Sweet. Juicy. Full of flavour. I picked up punnets of perfectly ripe cherry tomatoes at the market this morning. I love to eat seasonally … Continue reading

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Autumn Flavours. Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Lemon and Fresh Herbs.

Last weekend marked the start of Autumn. Cold, dreary and wet. Perfect weather for a warming bowl of soup. This spiced lentil soup is a cooler weather favourite in our house. Lovely and  fresh. Inspired by the big, bold flavours … Continue reading

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A Summer BBQ. Grilled Chicken Skewers with an Asian Inspired Marinade.

In my mind a summer BBQ is synonymous with easy and relaxed entertaining. I can’t think of an easier way to feed a crowd than grilled chicken skewers. The secret to a tender, juicy, succulent chicken skewer? Use thigh fillets … Continue reading

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Firing Up the Barbie. T-Bone Steak. The Tuscan Way.

Firing up the barbie. I can’t think of anything more quintessentially Australian. A great, laid back Aussie summer tradition. I love a good steak on the barbie. Thick. Juicy. Tender. Perfectly charred. The easiest way to achieve this? The Tuscan … Continue reading

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Fresh From My Father’s Summer Garden. Battered Zucchini Blossoms with Ricotta, Herbs and Lemon.

Such a  busy, busy time of year.  As we are celebrating Christmas in Sydney this year, we have just returned from a pre Christmas visit to Canberra to see family and friends. One of the joys of each of our … Continue reading

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Roast Capsicum with Grape Tomatoes and Pangrattato

In keeping with my quest to embrace a new, healthier me in what remains of the lead up to Christmas here’s a very festive, Mediterranean inspired roasted capsicum dish. Using seasonal vegetables its absolutely delicious. Big, bold Mediterranean flavours with … Continue reading

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