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Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Za’atar

Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Za’atar

I really love tomato and cucumber salad.  For me, it is summer on a plate.  Crunchy cucumbers are the perfect foil for ripe, juicy tomatoes, which beautifully complement all sorts of grilled meats. Best of all, tomato and cucumber salad holds up nicely on a […]

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. […]

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. […]