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Miso Glazed Salmon Quinoa Bowls with Baby Spinach

Miso Glazed Salmon Quinoa Bowls with Baby Spinach

These veggie-packed quinoa bowls are a simple, nutritious meal the entire family will enjoy.  Best of all, they can be prepped in advance, and are delicious either hot or cold. Grain bowls have been a bit of a fad over the past couple of years. […]

Mughlai Meatball Lettuce Cups

Mughlai Meatball Lettuce Cups

These delicious, Indian spiced lettuce cups are perfect for potlucks, parties and barbecues.  An easy, flavourful finger food that can be largely prepared well in advance of your festivities.  I confess I’m a sucker for ground meat kebabs.  Having lived and worked in India for […]

Mediterranean Tomato Salad with Tuna, Olives and Capers

Mediterranean Tomato Salad with Tuna, Olives and Capers

This Mediterranean tomato salad is sunshine on a plate.  With tuna, olives and capers, it is ideal for an elegant, light lunch.  Serve it with a good loaf of crusty rustic bread to sop up all the delicious juices.  Add a well-chilled bottle of dry […]

Mouthwatering Pasta Puttanesca in Under an Hour

Mouthwatering Pasta Puttanesca in Under an Hour

Pasta puttanesca involves a simple sauce of humble origins.  However, it’s also a symphony of flavours you won’t soon forget.  Best of all? It can be on the table in less time than takeout. Pasta puttanesca is one of my favourite pasta dishes.  I will […]

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. […]