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simple beef mince tacos | a tasty + affordable meal the whole family will enjoy

Mum used to make tacos a lot when we were kids. We used to love loading up our own tacos with mince, tasty cheese, shredded iceberg lettuce, grated carrot and chopped tomatoes which all sat colourfully, lined up in their individual bowls. I went through a stage of making these all the time back in […]

sausages in a red wine + onion gravy | served w mashed pumpkin + steamed veggies

The very first time I went to Cork Daddy’s family farm in Boorowa all those years ago, I did something that’ll never be forgotten. Sitting in ‘Joe’s’ paddock, having a barbie and a few beers – my father in law was cooking some sausages on a grill plate over the fire. As he went to […]

thai red curry w chicken | made in the slow cooker | a meal the whole family will enjoy

State of Origin tonight. One half of me wants to be at Rom’s watching it on the giant outdoor screen; the other half is stoked with my decision to stay at home with a bowl of this delicious slow cooked curry. This is one of my go-to meals for days when I want something quick […]

mum’s sticky date pudding’s |as featured in the GRAZIHER magazine winter edition 2018

Nothing says ‘winter’ or ‘dinner party’ like a sticky date pudding does. For as long as I can remember Mum’s been making sticky date puds. She’s always made them as individual puddings in muffin tins and served them warm with butterscotch sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, topped off with a fresh strawb. […]

beetroot carpaccio w caramelised walnuts + crispy feta + mint |as featured in the GRAZIHER winter edition 2018

I first made this dish 6 years ago at an Italian themed dinner party we hosted at our place in Wagga. I made this for the entree, a delicious ‘hunters chicken’ for main and can’t remember the dessert. We’d all drunk so much wine by that stage, I’m not even sure I brought it to […]

pan fried salmon served w mashed pumpkin + a salad of orange, fennel + walnut | easy + elegant + tasty

I’ve given myself an unofficial mystery box challenge it seems like. A good friend of mine gave me a huge pile of oranges from her abundant tree and a pumpkin so big that I was determined to come up with a dish that used both ingredients. A fan of Masterchef over the past decade, I love […]

T.Y.S juice | freshly squeezed granny smith apple + fennel + lime juice

I did think about coining this ‘gumtree juice’. I’m sure there are loads of you out there that have juice making machines collecting dust in a cupboard somewhere. I’ve always wanted one and finally bit the bullet – I found mine on gumtree this week. The main reason behind me wanting to buy a juice […]