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Caramelised Tomato, Bacon and Olive Tarte Tatin

Caramelised Tomato, Bacon and Olive Tarte Tatin

This richly satisfying tomato tarte tatin makes a delicious light lunch or dinner.  Black olives lend the tart a certain umami quality, while the bacon contributes a welcome savoury note to temper the sweetness of gorgeous peak season tomatoes. I have a hard time resisting savoury […]

Feisty Homemade Chilli Sauce

Feisty Homemade Chilli Sauce

This chilli sauce recipe is deceptively simple.  However, the results are nothing short of addictive.  It’s a condiment that adds just the right amount of heat, along with a mild, fruity sweetness.  The perfect way to dress up, or fire up, any meal! In our […]

King Oyster Mushroom Steaks with Fresh Fig Salsa

King Oyster Mushroom Steaks with Fresh Fig Salsa

These elegant king oyster mushroom steaks make a perfect starter.  The richness of the mushroom steaks contrasts beautifully with the salsa.  Its sweet, tart and spicy notes bring out the very best of the mushroom’s flavour. I have a love affair with figs.  Every year, […]

Luscious Lemon Bars

Luscious Lemon Bars

These bright, sunny lemon bars make the perfect after school or teatime treat. They are quick and easy to make, and guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face. That perfect balance of sweet, tart, crunchy and creamy. Lemon bars are bound to become a […]

Easy Instant Pot® Vietnamese Caramelised Ginger Chicken

Easy Instant Pot® Vietnamese Caramelised Ginger Chicken

Caramelized ginger chicken is one of the first Vietnamese dishes I fell in love with.  Its spicy, salty, sweet flavours are positively addictive!  This is a comforting weeknight meal the whole family is sure to love. When my husband and I were first dating, he […]

Fresh and Crunchy Vietnamese Coleslaw

Fresh and Crunchy Vietnamese Coleslaw

Nothing is more satisfying than a good crunchy coleslaw, especially with meats from the grill.  When I am looking for a perky side dish to jazz up a meal and complement the other flavours on my table, I often turn to a zesty, colourful coleslaw. […]

Light and Healthy Instant Pot® Coq au Vin Blanc

Light and Healthy Instant Pot® Coq au Vin Blanc

Coq au vin blanc conjures up thoughts of lazy Sundays at home and long, slow cooking.  However, with the Instant Pot®, a delicious, melt in your mouth coq au vin blanc becomes practically effortless. I have used an old-fashioned pressure cooker for years — mainly […]

Everyday Instant Pot® Goan Coconut Fish Curry

Everyday Instant Pot® Goan Coconut Fish Curry

This quick, fish curry from Goa comes together in mere minutes, thanks to the pressure cooker.  It’s a delicious, healthy meal that’s easy to put on the table in under an hour. I am so excited that the Instant Pot® has finally arrived in South […]

Decadent, Dairy-Free Raspberry Chocolate Fool

Decadent, Dairy-Free Raspberry Chocolate Fool

Raspberry chocolate fool is a simple, four ingredient dessert which is as light and nutritious as it is tasty. It feels creamy and decadent.   Yet, this is one dessert that’s incredibly healthy. With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, I had to confront the fact that […]

Creamy White Gazpacho, A Refreshing Cold Soup for Hot Summer Days

Creamy White Gazpacho, A Refreshing Cold Soup for Hot Summer Days

This unusual soup, with roots in the Màlaga, is light, creamy and refreshing.  It feels like a spoil, but is actually extremely healthy.  It makes an elegant light lunch for summer’s hottest days.  Nowadays, gazpacho is synonymous with summer’s ripest capsicums and tomatoes.  However, its ancient […]