Crispy Skinned Barramundi with Apple & Fennel Remoulade and Toasted Hazelnuts

With the silly season thrust upon us it can be difficult to maintain a bit of a healthy eating pattern….within reason of course…I’m not a mad woman and can absolutely justify the scoffing of scorched almonds as an ode to Christmas. This is an easy dish, and super fast if you have a food processor. … Continue reading

Healthy Crumbed Fish & Chips

This one’s a crowd pleaser and by crowd pleaser I mean a dish the entire family will eat….even the fussiest small person (not pointing any fingers youngest child of mine).  The added bonus is it’s simple and fast. By the time you drove to the fish & chip shop, ordered, waited and came home with … Continue reading

Harissa Lamb Racks with Pearl Couscous

Tomorrow is Waitangi Day which is a public holiday in New Zealand held on February 6 to commemorate the signing of our founding document, The Treaty of Waitangi….it is also a great excuse to get together with friends & family to break bread. Although it’s been many years since I lived in New Zealand, I … Continue reading

Moroccan Butterflied Chicken

I love a good free range, succulent, crispy chook. I don’t so much like the carving part so I’ve been doing some investigating *googling* and I’ve managed to teach myself how to debone a chicken. Why would I want to do that you ask? Well, the husband, every now and then, likes to display his … Continue reading

Pumpkin, Leek, Spinach & Ricotta Frittata

  It’s that time of year when we have lots of places to go and people to see, this usually goes hand in hand with lots of plates to bring (you can’t turn up empty handed can you?). Not that I mind providing a dish for the festivities…that way I know there is at least … Continue reading

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Now don’t let this post fool you…I’m not a firm believer that carbs/grains/whatever are the enemy and should never pass the lips, it’s just that sometimes I like to get some extra serves of vegetables into my day and substituting rice with cauliflower is an easy way to up the intake and lighten the load. … Continue reading

Crispy Skinned Barramundi with Orange Braised Fennel

If you have guests coming for lunch or dinner over the silly season, and honestly who doesn’t?, this is a quick and easy dish that looks a bit fancy pants but won’t have you spending hours in the kitchen when you could be celebrating with friends and family. It gives you two good servings of … Continue reading

Fish with Lemon Caper Butter & Zucchini Cakes

    I’ve had a special request for a recipe from our Game of Thrones dinner party…..it has taken me some time to comply, but here it is wrapped up in a whole new main meal! I made zucchini cakes to give a lighter alternative side dish to go with a gorgeous eye fillet of … Continue reading

Garlic prawn pizza

Garlic Seafood Pizza

Happy pizza day! Once you get in the habit of making your own pizza dough you will never again buy those store bought ones. These are thin and crispy and taste utterly delicious. No comparison at all. It may seem a bit time consuming but really it’s just waiting time for the dough to prove, … Continue reading

Broccoli, Silver Beet & Feta with Brown Rice

I like to do a big batch cook off on Sundays to prepare for the week ahead. No excuses for bad choices if I have a whole heap of good ones already made in my fridge just waiting to jump into my belly. I can’t claim the origins of this recipe….Aunty Kathy had been staying … Continue reading

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