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 nutrient requirements. “Eat a rainbow” is a catch cry that encourages people to think about the variety of vegetables they put on their plates. Having a healthy diet and leading a healthy lifestyle is an energy balance equation. You need to balance the food you are eating with the amount of activity you are doing on a daily basis to ensure optimal health. Having a plentiful amount of vegetables at most meals can mean there is less room for fatty, salty or too sweet foods, those foods which don’t have much to offer us
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Sharing my recipe collection to fellow foodies has always been a pure pleasure and it is even more of a buzz when I hear those magic words…’I made your recipe!’.

So here I invite you to browse through and get inspired by my recipes that I have tried and tested over many years. Some have professional photographs, others just have happy snaps and the rest are simply the recipe itself, from my kitchen to yours.

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Spanish Chicken with Olives and Spinach

A quick and tasty chicken dish inspired by the flavours and colours of Spain.

Vitello Tonnato - Italian Veal with Tuna & Caper Sauce

Tender poached veal, thinly sliced and served cold with a creamy tuna and caper sauce is an Italian classic that is the perfect dish for a Summer lunch!

Crostata Romana

Crostata Romana

My friend Solé first made this with me when she first came to Australia from Rome. It is a classic jam tart with the a delicious biscuity pastry that is perfect served Italian-style with a good espresso.

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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 […]