Cacao mousse, macadamia toffee jar You will never guess the main ingredient in the mousse. Ever. I tested it at my dinner party last weekend. No one got it. It hadn’t even crossed their minds. It’s fluffy and a little grainy, it absorbs the cacao and honey like a sponge and the result is rich … More Pot of magic
No sugar. No gluten. No dairy. No DATES! An irresistible combo of rich cacao and coconut, these balls really are bliss. They taste like a cross between a Bounty bar and Whittaker’s coconut chocolate. The balls are the perfect thing to satisfy that after-dinner sweet craving. They take minutes to make and only minutes to … More Bounty Bliss Balls
These melt-in-your-mouth muffins won’t go on my ‘healthiest’ list – they are decadent. They are indulgent. They could almost be called cup cakes, the way the muffin is so fluffy inside. The juicy tartness of the raspberries is counteracted with the sweetness of the gooey white chocolate chunks throughout, and the macadamias add a chunk … More Raspberry, white chocolate, macadamia muffins
Mango is my favourite fruit. I go a bit crazy when they’re in season. Have them for dessert every night, make mango daiquiris, have them for breakfast. So I decided to try them in muffins. Biting into the juicy mango centre is heaven and the crunchy coconut is like the icing on the cake. They are … More Sensational summer muffins: coconut & mango muffins
Easy banana, blueberry, coconut muffins I try to cut down on numbers in my boy’s lunch box. Those sneaky little numbers come in so many packaged foods – you know the easy things you pick up in the supermarket – muesli bars, pikelets, rice crackers. I like to limit, as much as possible, the amount … More Easy banana, blueberry, coconut muffins
Nothing says healthy summer meal like a steamed fish. Infused with fresh herbs and spices and an Asian-inspired sauce, this fish is moist, delicious and light. It’s also quick and easy to make. Steamed Asian-style red snapper Serves 2-4 Prep 10 minutes Cooking 15 minutes I kg red snapper, cleaned and descaled 2 garlic cloves, … More Steamed Asian-style red snapper
Love the balcony bar. It’s our intimate space out in the world. We can sit and watch the inner-west crowd wander by as they divert from King St, Newtown. It gets the afternoon sun in winter. It’s our bubble.
I was having a dinner party and I was keen to impress as I hadn’t seen my cousin for years and she was visiting from New Zealand. My brother nominated me as the foodie in the family so the pressure was on. I turned to my handy Taste.com.au Slow Cook magazine and started frantically flicking. … More Pomegranate chicken supreme
Chicken & corn soup This soup is a mid-week winter winner. With an Asian-flavour infusion, it’s quick to make, filling and delicious. Need to call out to my work mate, Anthony. We sit opposite each other all day and make each other laugh. He had a similar soup for lunch, with prawns instead of chicken (see … More Chicken & corn soup
Smoked trout, camembert, dill risotto with crispy skin croutons This creamy smoky dish takes a while to make, but it’s worth it. Pour yourself a glass of wine, put on some tunes (I listened to Hill Top Hoods Walking under Stars) and relish some time out in the kitchen. Your time.