All posts filed under: Cooking & Recipes

A wintry Mexican soup

“Balmy” is the word that springs to mind when describing winter in Sydney so far this year, with mid-August temperatures peaking as high as 27° Celsius during the day. While this madness great for camping, it’s not so great for cracking out the serious winter […]

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Eggplant, Freekeh & Feta Salad

For me there’s no more quintessentially Autumn dish than Maggie Beer’s Moroccan eggplant with lentils, pomegranate, and ricotta, a deliciously hearty and warming bowlful that makes the most of seasonal ingredients, and one I look forward to making whenever the weather cooling down. Faced with a […]

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Golden Chia Bread

Home with a nasty cold recently, I had little motivation to do anything other than watch Outlander and eat loads of buttered toast. With stores of the latter running low and no desire to leave the house, I decided to peel myself up off the […]

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Zucchini, Almond & Coconut Bread

I recently came into a large quantity of zucchini, thanks to an over-enthusiastic Woolworths home delivery packer who gave me two whole kilograms of them, rather than the two single ones I’d ordered. I used up a bunch of them in my Summer Pad Thai, then […]

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Five things for March

Homecoming | A scripted psychological-thriller podcast starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Cross, and David Schwimmer? Heck yes! Printed Kimono | Quite possibly the most colourful item of clothing I own, this lovely kimono is structured like a jacket but is incredibly lightweight, so perfect to throw […]

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Summer Pad Thai

I’m prone to kitchen laziness during summer, especially on those days where it’s blazingly hot outside, the pedestal fan just isn’t cutting the mustard in my heinously non-air conditioned flat, and the very thought of consuming a hot meal makes me break out in yet another layer of […]

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Smoked Mozzarella Tart

The recipe for this tart has been staring at me from the pages of my well-thumbed and sauce-splattered copy of Special Delivery for quite some time. When I recently spotted some elusive smoked mozzarella in a deli in Marrickville, it seemed like a sign and I […]

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The Perfect Weekend Side Dish

With the weather becoming decidedly outdoorsy and BBQ-friendly again I’ve started pouring through my cookbook library for some new and interesting side dishes to serve alongside the inevitably large slabs of roast lamb, grilled prawns, and seared tuna that go hand-in-hand with summer. This superb side […]

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Dumplings For Days

I love having a freezer stuffed with dumplings for a winning go-to for a fuss-free Sunday dinner, or as a mini-meal when I need a bite or two of something tasty to tide me over. Having exhausted all the frozen dumpling options at my local Asian grocer […]

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Beetroot, Fig & Cumin Salad

With the weather warming up, it makes a whole lotta sense to have a solid arsenal of hearty but easy-as salads on hand. This super tasty number relies on the earthy sweetness of raw beetroot, and is a fantastic accompaniment to grilled salmon or lamb, or just […]

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Sweet Potato & Almond Loaf

When the weekend rolled around I had a hankering to hit the kitchen and get my bake on. I had my eye on something savoury that would take care of the glut of sweet potato lurking in the pantry, and after a firing up the Google […]

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