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Pumpkin, Zucchini and Cherry Tomato Frittata

We welcome our resident Nutritionist, Melanie Ryan from Nourishness, with her fresh tips on getting more veggies into your day… We are all hearing the message to eat more vegetables. What, why, how? Good questions! What? Plenty of vegetables, including different types and colours, and legumes/beans in your daily diet will help meet your daily [...]

A Slice Of Salmon…

If you want a fast and flashy dinner, you can’t go past a nice piece of fish. Beautifully pink and luscious to eat, a slice of salmon will appeal to the fussiest of fish eaters. It is so readily available here in Australia, that you will even be able to grab a couple of pieces [...]

Balsamic Onion, Blue Cheese and Pear Tart

I like to Be Prepared, I guess it appeals to the girl guide in me…and if there is one ingredient I always have in my freezer that makes it possible to rustle something fabulous up at a moment’s notice, it’s frozen puff pastry sheets. Ready rolled, quick to defrost and so so versatile, they can [...]

Perfect Parmigiana

Perfect Chicken Parmigiana

The great Aussie Parma has found it’s way into the hearts and bellies of punters in gastropubs all around our nation. It often consists of the largest slab of crumbed chicken schnitzel known to man, slathered with red sauce and smothered with melty mozzarella and then perched atop a huge pile of hot chips. This [...]

Tuna, Pea and Basil Pappardelle with Feta Cheese

The cherry blossoms that line my street are in full bloom, welcoming Spring and you can feel that everyone’s mood is slowly lifting as well. This feeling transfers into what we are cooking and eating too making this light, fresh-tasting pasta dish the perfect trans-seasonal recipe. To be honest, it really started as a last minute [...]

Chargrilled Steak with Fat Chips and Basil Pesto

If you are a meat lover, then learning how to cook a steak is an essential skill to have. Here are my top tips to keep in mind when cooking a great steak: First choose your cut – rump, porterhouse, scotch fillet or even a good old fashioned t-bone steak. Look for meat with a [...]

You have to have a BIG appetite for New York. An appetite for the pace, the size and the big ideas that this city is brimming with. As soon as you touchdown, you can’t help but feel your heart quicken in time with the energy and drive that is found everywhere, morning, noon and night. [...]

Pizza Night

It’s Friday and you can almost hear the collective sigh of relief! Friday night is relaxed and easy going and to keep it that way, knock up a gourmet pizza at home using a store bought pizza base and go to town with the toppings.Today, it’s this pizza that marries together Italian and Greek flavours [...]

Crisp Skin Fish with Capers, Pine Nuts and Garlic Spinach

Every time I travel to a Mediterranean country, I find it is very easy to enjoy fish and seafood almost daily due to its availability and how it is so well integrated into the diet of the people.  I guess eating seaside, a thing you can do on any part of the Mediterranean coastline, is [...]