On Toast: Avocado

If there’s a better breakfast than avocado on toast out there, I’d love to hear about it. Actually, scratch that — I don’t even need to know, because for me, nothing can possibly beat it. I can be found happily munching away on creamy, toasty goodness at least a few times a week, making slight…

Red Pepper Hummus

Who doesn’t love a good dip? Right? And rocking up at a party with something homemade is a sure-fire way to earn a few extra brownie points. Don’t be that guy who turns up with the giveaway ‘just stopped at the shops’ plastic bag and the packet of Samboy’s. Unless of course you were indeed…

Guacamole

Continuing with my love of Mexican food, I’m happy to pass along this recipe for one of my all time favourite snacks: Guacamole. I get asked to make this a lot, and it always goes down well at a picnic or barbecue or whatever. I’m yet to meet anyone who can resist a big dollop…

Crispy Baked Falafel

I have to say, I’m pretty mad for a good falafel, but have never actually attempted making them at home before, mainly due to the deep-fried factor. That was until I discovered this recipe on the Cookie + Kate website, and realised that my favourite chickpea treat could be made in the oven. Obviously I…

Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Dressing & Crispy Tofu

If you know me in real life (wait, where am I?), you’ll probably know that I love a good salad, and that I have many salad-related recipes up my sleeve, ready to bust out at any given moment. What you may not know, however, is that I rarely get excited by salads, dressings and the like….

Bread & Butter Pickles

As much as I’d like to be able to take credit for this rather popular recipe, I have to be honest and give all the glory to the wonderful Stephanie Alexander. I’ve been making these pickles from her gigantic cookbook, The Cook’s Companion, for quite a few years now (typically at Christmas; often as gifts) and…

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Broccoli & Halloumi

Seems like now that we can all pronounce it correctly, we just can’t get enough of quinoa. I know I can’t, and given the demand for this particular recipe, it would appear that I am not alone. I make this salad about once a week for dinner, and have impressed a few friends of late…

Mexican Quinoa Salad with Sriracha Yoghurt

It’s all fun and games until your pants don’t fit anymore… I have to say, it’s been a very long and cold winter this year, and as we approach the end of it I’ve come to the unfortunate realisation that my jeans are significantly tighter than they were three months ago. Time for a few…

Pesto Grain Salad

Things have certainly changed since my last post, dear readers, as I went back to being vegetarian at the beginning of 2015. So no more bacon fat salads for me! Unfortunately, for some of you I’m sure, that also means none for you either. On the bright side, I have been experimenting with some delicious…

BLT Salad

If you want to impress your friends, make them this. I mean, who doesn’t love a good BLT? Especially when you’re dealing with a festive season hangover. It’s a great one for sharing and soaking up some of last night’s vino. I made this in order to use up some leftover roast chicken and baguette from Christmas Day, but…

Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Feta and Dill

I’ve been attempting to clean up my diet lately, what with summer finally arriving and the threat of bikini-related outings looming over me… I pretty much suck though, what with being good for a few days before I’m all like, PIZZA. Clearly I was riding the health train when I whipped this up, and the results were…

Sticky Chicken Drumsticks

The weather in Melbourne lately has been completely unpredictable, and it’s fair to say my weekly menu planning has been a little off. The night I ended up cooking this chicken I was actually planning a curry (as it was supposed to be cool), but instead it turned out to be 40°C. Not exactly curry…