Poor Man’s Parmesan

Parmesan cheese contains rennet which comes from the stomach of a baby calf. Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano and Gorgonzola all use animal rennet. You can buy a vegetarian version of hard cheese that is like parmesan but technically it’s not parmesan. Thankfully poor man’s parmesan contains no animal rennet and isn’t at all a bad…

Pistachio Ice Cream with Berry Coulis

I love this quick way of putting flavour into ice cream. My favourite combination is pistachio with berry coulis. Use whatever you have on hand. Almonds, peanuts or walnuts work well too. Ingredients 500 ml of a good quality vanilla ice cream 90g of unsalted pistachios For the coulis: 300g of whatever berries you like…

Summer Produce

As a Pescatarian it’s important to know what’s in season. We’re dependent on fruit and veg for much our nutrients. Seasonal produce means it’s in abundance, it’s probably cheaper and the flavour enhances your meal by 10. Summer Produce available in New South Wales, Australia Fruit Avocados Berries – Blueberries, Raspberries and Strawberries Figs Grapes…

Pizza Dough

I make pizza at least twice a week and more if I can help it. This recipe for dough is really simple and the more you make it, the better it gets. It’s a win win. 1 ½ cups of plain flour + extra for kneading and rolling out Pinch of caster sugar ¼ teaspoon…

Fresh Ricotta

This is a very simple recipe on how to make fresh ricotta. I’ve seen other recipes that use cream and lemon juice but I’ve found this recipe really delivers. This requires your full attention. Serving is for 1 cup. Pour 1.2 litres of full fat milk into a heavy based saucepan and bring gently to…

Well Seasoned

Seasoning adds layer and complexity to a salad. Tomatoes are a perfect vehicle for flavour. When in season, I look for ripe rubenesque tress tomatoes. They’re often the most juiciest which means I can use them as part of the salad dressing. To begin, I cut the tomatoes into wedges and place them in a…