Cheese and Bacon Bread Boats

This is baking in the oven right now as I type. It smells and tastes like a quiche. But…dare I say it.. it’s so much better. Because a) it’s much faster to make b) all you need is a baguette, eggs and milk. Everything else is optional d) So. Much. CRUSTIER!!!

Cheese and Bacon Bread Boats - smells and tastes like a quiche lorraine, but BETTER because it's so fast to make and it's extra crusty!

When my mother saw a photo of this, she laughed out loud and said “you really come up with some odd ideas, don’t you?”. I paused a moment and wondered, would this be too weird to share?

Then I decided, heck, no way! I love this. It is so yummy. It really does taste like a quiche, but with a significantly higher crunch factor. It is SO GOOD that I have to share it!… 

Read More »

Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle Salad - lovely bright, zesty flavours, incredibly healthy, fast to make and an awesome dressing.

Vietnamese Shrimp (Prawn) Noodle Salad

One of my favourite summer salads. Yes, it’s winter here in Sydney. But the weekend was so glorious, it was like summer. So this is what I made for lunch. (PS This is a… 

Read More »

One Pot Bolognaise Orzo (Risoni) - dinner on the table in 20 minutes, from scratch, all made in one pot.

One Pot Orzo / Risoni Bolognaise

Is there a rule that says bolognaise has to be made with spaghetti? Why not orzo (risoni)? Especially given that you can make it all in ONE POT in 20 minutes! This was an accidental… 

Read More »

Lemon Garlic Baked Ricotta - an exciting new appetizer idea! Easy, fast gourmet.

Lemon Garlic Baked Ricotta

Something different for your next gathering! Fast and super easy to make, looks like something you’d get from a gourmet deli but is super cheap. This ticks all my “food for parties” boxes! You… 

Read More »

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Cheese Sauce - bacon makes everything better. So does cheese!

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Cheese Sauce

This is my contribution to 4th of July celebrations. Even though I’m in Australia, I’ll be having a BBQ to celebrate! It doesn’t take much for me to get enthused about get togethers with my… 

Read More »

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki - the marinade for the chicken is so good, I use it even when I'm not making gyros!

Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

I’m officially obsessed with the marinade for this chicken.  Seriously. I’m not exaggerating. It’s been ages since I made it. But the minute the chicken hit the grill, all I could think was “why… 

Read More »

Nutella Stuffed Pancakes - frozen Nutella discs makes it a breeze to make the Nutella stuffed pancakes!

Nutella Stuffed Pancakes

This is not just two pancakes sandwiched with Nutella. This is a pancake STUFFED with Nutella. Find out how!! (It’s super duper easy!) There are very few pancakes in this world where I won’t… 

Read More »

Shrimp Pad Thai - choose from 2 recipes! An everyday home version OR a real restaurant recipe, from the critically acclaimed Spice I Am.

Shrimp / Prawn Pad Thai (Spice I Am Restaurant + Easy Homestyle)

Pad Thai is one of the most universally popular stir fried noodle dishes in this whole wide world. And today I have TWO for you to choose from! An authentic recipe from Spice I… 

Read More »

One Pot Creamy Parmesan Garlic Risotto with Lemon Pepper Chicken - fantastic midweek meal, such little effort for an incredible dish.

One Pot Creamy Parmesan Garlic Risotto with Lemon Pepper Chicken

The new way of one pot cooking….making TWO dishes in one pot! Anyone for a creamy, dreamy risotto AND crispy roasted chicken? Before I get into this recipe, I just want to say a… 

Read More »

Truly Crispy Oven Baked Buffalo Wings - no false promises here, these wings really do taste as though they were fried!

Truly Crispy Oven Baked Buffalo Wings (& my Wings Cookbook!)

No false promises here! This easy way for making chicken wings in the oven that come out truly crispy is a game changer. The skin is so paper thin and shatteringly crisp that it’s hard… 

Read More »

Alfredo Fettuccine - the secret to a restaurant quality Alfredo is to toss the pasta with the sauce and a bit of pasta cooking water at the end. And just 420 calories!

Fettuccine Alfredo

Perfect, creamy, classic, restaurant quality Fettuccine Alfredo. Indulgent – definitely. Everyone thinks it is SO unhealthy. But it’s only 420 calories for a decent size serving – did you know that?! Sure, not the most nutritious meal. But… 

Read More »

Chinese Chicken Salad - with crunchy noodles and an simple but amazing dressing by David Chang (Momofuku)

Chinese Chicken Salad

I have a very high bar when it comes to salads as a meal. That is, a salad as a complete meal, without a big piece of grilled cheese on the side. It helps that… 

Read More »

5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars (No bake)

5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars (No bake)

I’ve been meaning to post this for ages. This is a reader recipe – from the lovely Dorothy from Tennessee! I’ve made it….oh, I don’t know….maybe 15 times since she gave it to me 3 months… 

Read More »

Thai Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang) - authentic flavours from the streets of Thailand!, easy to make on your BBQ or stovetop.

Thai Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang)

A classic Thai street food, this Thai Grilled Chicken is so good that it almost converted a vegetarian. True story. The marinade for this chicken is insane. It really is. The flavour is so good and I… 

Read More »

Oven Baked Honey Chili Lime Salmon with Potatoes and Beans (One Tray Meal) - a complete dinner, all made in one tray!

Oven Baked Honey Chili Lime Salmon with Potatoes and Beans (One Tray Meal)

A complete dinner – all made on one tray! Crunchy golden roast potatoes with a chili, lime and honey glazed salmon that’s beautifully caramelised and juicy on the inside. Oh – and beans. Because… 

Read More »

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Enchiladas - bacon and eggs with Mexican tomato beans and cheese wrapped in a tortilla then baked until crispy. What a way to start a day!

Breakfast Enchiladas (with Bacon and Eggs)

I had friends over for a long weekend. I mapped out the meals and snacks I wanted to make for them with military precision. This is the only impromptu thing I made. And this was… 

Read More »

Grilled Corn with Chipotle Adobo Mayo (Restaurant Copycat) - this is the best corn I have ever had in my life. Grilling and stovetop instructions included.

Grilled Mexican Corn with Chipotle Adobo Sauce (Mexicano Restaurant Copycat)

It’s gnarly looking and messy to eat. This is the BEST corn I have ever had in my life. (And I don’t say that lightly). Until a few weeks ago, the best corn I… 

Read More »