Holy Broccaumole

This little gem of a dish emerged late one Friday evening, when I was faced with the last remaining items from the previous Saturday’s farmers market.  A slightly too ripe avocado and some tired looking broccoli. My friend Jude had told me how she likes to make broccoli mash with avocado stirred through and I’d More…

Salt and pepper Scallops with Asparagus

Whether you’re trying to eat low-carb or low-fat this suits both diets. It’s also on the table in under 15 minutes and perfect for those hot days. It’s short on steps, but big on flavour.

A lighter Tiramisu

Every December 23rd I make a tiramisu for my husband Stephen’s birthday. It’s dead easy, but we don’t make many desserts, so it only comes out once a year. Traditionally mascarpone, a super thick Italian cream cheese is used, making this dish sugar and fat personified. However, with a few simple switches the calories, fat More…

Hazelnut and Choc-Hazelnut Macaroons (sugar-free/gluten-free/dairy-free)

By making these biscuits I could bring the downfall of Christmas in my family. Chocolate, the downfall of Christmas? I know…. It’s a risk I’m willing to take. Introducing anything new to our family’s Christmas is risky. I got weird looks with these stuffed eggs last year; but everyone loved them. This year, I mentioned More…

Christmas Dessert: Layered Cherry-Yoghurt Pana Cotta

…to be jelly…. or a whole raft of other deserts. That’s why I thought I’d come to the rescue with yet another low fat Christmas dessert Recipe. Back to savoury soon, I promise. Cherries are the perfect Christmas fruit. Here, in McLaren Vale, they’ve just come into season, I can buy organic ‘seconds’ from the More…

Kangaroo, fennel and caraway burgers

Kangaroo is lean, good for the environment, dirt cheap and one of the richest natural sources of CLA. All very good reasons to get it into you. Kangaroo burgers are my regular afternoon snack along with different coloured peppers, they’re something I can eat sitting at my desk, one handed. The addition of the fennel More…

Chicken and Vegetable Korma

Has the thought of a chicken salad, mid-winter, got you totally loosing it? Me too! Even with beautiful cos lettuces growing in the veggie patch I just can’t face the idea. What to do instead, I wondered. Then Emma posted about her less than clean weekend and it all became obvious. A big pot of More…

Baked Mousse Cakes

Soft and fluffy little escapes from the mundane life of protein and vegetables. These two recipes will get you through the tightest of dieting dilemmas.

Squeaky-clean Bubble and Squeak

Some recipes I come up with are things that have been simmering in the proverbial pot that is my mind for ages. Others, just take an aside from someone to get the ball rolling. Take for example my cauliflower pancakes inspired by Steph’s cauliflower oatmeal or today’s recipe inspired by Jude saying she was into More…

Thai Fish Cakes with Cucumber Relish

Faced with a bargain on Australian grown fish at my local supermarket I bought up big. The only problem is that it was frozen and had already been thawed. I had to think quick. Simple. When faced with mountains of cheap (and pretty average tasting) fish, make fishcakes. With my trusty David Thompson cookbook in More…