Creamy Herb and Nut Sauce

Ingredients 1/4 cup macadamia nuts finely chopped 1/4 cup cashew nuts finely chopped 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes finely chopped 1/2 cup shallots finely sliced 1/2 cup button mushrooms sliced 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley 1 cup thickened cream 1 tbsp pesto sauce Method In a frying pan, sautee the shallots until softened. Add mushrooms and…

Salad Everyday

I love this salad. I make it at least once a day. Okay sometimes twice a day. It’s great as a side or as a main meal. Simply, it’s a salad that can easily be bulked up with radishes, herbs, cheeses and lettuces or paired down to a fresh tomato salsa. With no airs or…

Broccoli and Leek Soup

It’s easy to fall in love with this soup. Its warmth is so inviting that it envelops you like a toasty blanket. The silky texture almost convinces you it’s laden with potatoes. By the time you’re scraping the bottom of the bowl, you’re left wondering if you were too hasty in finishing it. Well, you…

Baked Eggplant and Ricotta

There are so many reasons to love eggplants. They’re versatile – they can be pureed, stuffed, grilled, crumbed and baked. One of my favourite ways to cook eggplants is to grill them; they have a beautiful smokey flavour that’s easily coaxed over a hot grill. Serves 2-4 Ingredients 2 -3 eggplants 400ml of passata 2…

Pizza

The best thing about making your own pizza is that you can put together whatever flavour combination you like. I have two go-to-pizzas that I make regularly. Remember to take your dough out of the fridge half an hour before using. Serves 2 Tomato, Olive and Basil 1 pizza dough 3 tomatoes 1 clove of…

Salmon Patties

This recipe was developed over a few days and then perfected over many years. I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve made these, they were the most requested item on the cafe menu. They go perfectly with a simple dressed leaf salad or on a roll with dressed leaf and lemon mayonnaise or…

Baked Feta and Tomato with Mushroom

This is a great recipe for when you’re wanting something quick, simple, and wholesome. I often have a few mushrooms set aside each week to make this for a weekend lunch but you could just as easily make it for breakfast or dinner. The baked feta is subtle in flavour and creamier than you expect….