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

Spinach & Ricotta Triangles

  Lunch time with kids can frankly be quite boring. The same sandwich, day in day out, is more than this woman can cope with…….you see, at the start of the school year I get all gung-ho about producing imaginative lunches. It’s all quinoa, tabouleh and burrito bowls in January. By the end of the … 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

Chicken, Basil & Bocconcini Salad

Here’s a bit of a quickie for you. As you all well know by now, I’m a big believer in the art of preparation. If you’ve no idea what to have for lunch and you’ve planted your head inside the fridge door hoping for divine food inspiration, the chances of walking away with something delicious … 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

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

Smoked Salmon, & Ricotta Pillows with Asparagus

We all know I’m a big fan of spending time OUTSIDE of the kitchen when I’m entertaining. My recipe for smoked salmon and ricotta pillows with asparagus fits that bill just nicely. This lovely little dish is my go to entrée if I’m having company for dinner. It’s looks fabulous on the plate (with minimal … Continue reading

Salmon & Leek Spaghetti with Spinach and Capers

I may have to renounce any claim I have to Kiwiness with this statement, but I’m not a fan of sauvignon blanc. I know, it’s almost the national drink of my home country..at the very least, it is a drink that New Zealanders make particularly well….and I can’t stand it. For some reason, perhaps my … Continue reading

Steak & Pomegranate Salad with salsa verde and feta cream

I know spring is in the air when the pomegranates start making their way onto my plate. I love their crunch and their juicy flavour and the fact that they are seriously good for you. They’re a great source of vitamin C and dietary fibre and a great antioxidant (plus they’re really pretty). This salad … Continue reading

Greek Nachos

I do love to gather a crowd and feed them all good & proper. This dish is a winner with my entire family from the ground (little ones) up (oldies). It’s super fast, simple and as I often already have most of these ingredients in the pantry/fridge, it can be  fantastic for those unexpected guests. … Continue reading

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