North Indian Chicken Curry

I have used my own version of an anglo-indian chicken curry (most similar to a butter chicken for years) It is both delicious and easy to make, however today I wanted to taste something different that would blow my mind away with the flavours and at the same time is a healthier option. For me, […]

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French Onion Soup

I first tried this soup at my favourite french restaurant, as an Amuse Bouche (ie a tiny drop of soup which made me crave more more more) I have been playing with this recipe for some years now. When you the whole way, and make the soup as well as the cheesy garlicky sourdough bread […]

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Mexican Chicken Stew

Healthy cooking month! I have declared this to be healthy cooking month, so I am looking for recipes where the flavour comes from herbs and spices rather than cream and butter. The flavours in this recipes are truly astounding, you can expect a full on party in your mouth at any point in time. It’s […]

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Banana Bread

When you buy a lovely bunch of bananas, there are always a few at the end that get overripe. For me, the baking stars align when you have a fruit bowl full of over ripe bananas and a desire to bake something! After trying several banana bread recipes over the years and going through the […]

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Barbecued Mullet stuffed with carrot, celery, coriander parsley and spices

People have a lot to say about Mullet – in Australia it is an inexpensive fish because people consider it too difficult to eat because of the amount of bones that the fish has. Those that are connoisseurs of seafood know better, they know that the time spent gently flaking a well cooked mullet is […]

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are very few experiences in life that give me more familial happiness than baking with my children. When my girls were really young it was fun to engage their minds in something different and getting them excited about eating food, as they are getting a bit bigger I use the opportunity to talk to […]

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Creamy chicken, bacon, mushroom and halloumi bake

Some recipes stand the test of time. This recipe is my grandmother’s…she used to make it for my family when she would come and stay with us when we were little and every time I tasted it I thought it was the yummiest thing in the world. Layers of chicken, ham, and halloumi cheese, topped […]

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Chicken casserole with bacon and mushrooms

On a cold sydney day, there is nothing like coming home to warming casserole, especially one I have prepared earlier! I love casseroles for a few reasons, firstly because they involve a flurry of effort at the beginning and then you step back and let the oven do all the work, secondly because when any […]

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Osso Bucco the Italian way

On a cold day, there is absolutely nothing like coming home to a house full of the aroma of a casserole. It warms me straight to the cockles. They are also very easy to prepare, a few minutes of chopping and sautéing then you leave it alone and attend to other household chores then voila! […]

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