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

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

Sticky Chicken with Asian Slaw and Sesame Dressing

I added a new gadget to my ever growing stash in the kitchen. I’ve been meaning to buy a mandoline for quite some time. Although my knife work can be quite fast, it’s not what we’d call delicate or fancy so I decided to take let my kitchenware do the talking instead. It’s a revelation! … Continue reading

Lamb Cutlets with Strawberry, Mint & Feta Salad

    I know it’s a little weird….a gorgeous lamb salad recipe with, of all things, strawberry, but there is something about this combination of flavours that just seems to fit. Even the husband, a dedicated non-fruit eater, tucks into this one. The strawberry and balsamic are a match made in heaven, a little Hansel … 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

Lamb Kofta with Greek Salad & Tzatziki

All Hands on Deck! I like to make lamb kofta during the school holidays…..it’s a hands on experience that I can get the kids involved in. Lots of grating and mixing with hands. I do the chopping, they do the measuring and the mixing and shaping. My theory is if they have a sense of … Continue reading

Rack of lamb with a gremolata crust and bean casserole

Originally I hail from New Zealand. My husband’s heritage is Greek. Quite frankly, if lamb isn’t on high rotation on the menu at our house I’m fairly certain we’d have to hand in our passports.  My favourite cut of lamb is the lamb rack, make sure you have the butcher French it for you…this is … Continue reading

Curry Chicken Salad with a Lime Thyme Dressing

Recipe number 2 for the mamamia foodblogger idol competition…..thought I’d get a little creative with Rachel’s yoghurt and make a gorgeous curry chicken salad. I used some lovely spices that not only give the chicken a little kick but they are also good for you too….especially the turmeric which has anti-inflammatory properties. I knocked up a spicy little … Continue reading

Vege Burgers

5 reasons why eating less meat is good for you.

  Now, I love meat as much as the next gal. I like a succulent steak, a crispy chicken wing and a gorgeous rack of lamb. Of course there is room for most things in a balanced and healthy diet but the benefits of cutting back on the meat side of things are quite substantial, … Continue reading