moroccan roast pumpkin soup with grilled haloumi | inspired by a nadia lim recipe

I’m really excited about this one. As in – I could hardly get a snap of the soup because I was already busily hoeing in to it. Gosh it’s good. I need to thank Nadia Lim for the recipe inspo. I googled ‘pumpkin and haloumi’ as these were the ingredients I had laying round in the fridge […]

salmon + rice bake

Of course you’re allowed to disagree with me, but I don’t think there is anything daggy about tinned salmon. I love it. Not used as much as it should, you don’t see many recipes cutting round using this tinned fish anymore. I’ve grown up eating salmon rissoles a lot and enjoy making this delicious salmon pate. […]

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 […]

‘bring back the dinner party’ | lo’s beef ragu | as featured in the winter 2018 edition of GRAZIHER magazine

Growing up, Mum and Dad used to host these elaborate black tie dinner parties. The open fire raging, the silverware all laid out to be polished and the smell of roast lamb wafting from the kitchen, there was a real sense of occasion in the air. I’d watch in awe as Mum put on her […]

penne with chicken + bacon + spinach in a tomato + cream sauce | an easy + delicious midweek meal

This pasta dish was inspired by my very first casual job which feels like it was donkey’s years ago – at Cafe Tropez. Soph and I worked there for a couple of years as teenagers and my favourite dish on the menu (apart from the hot chips with aioli and chicken risotto) was their tomatoey/creamy […]

shepherds pie | a winter warmer | comforting + delicious + can easily feed a crowd

If you’ve ever been to England, chances are, you’ve enjoyed a shepherd’s pie in a nice warm pub. Or if you’re like me – enjoyed one too many shepherd’s pies in too many pubs. Talk about the Heathrow injection. When I lived in England on my gap year, it was served at the school for both […]