Recipes Soups

Creamy & Tangy Pumpkin Tofu Soup

20 Sep 14 by

On a bit of a #cleaneating tip after the weekend, I cooked up this pumpkin soup made creamy by the addition with tofu rather than cream. It has plenty of personality thanks to the depth of the roasted pumpkin flavour, the kick of chilli and the freshness of coriander and tang of lemon.

Recipes Baked & SweetsBreadBreakfast

Crumpets, artwork by Joe Baker

20 Sep 14 by

Crumpets – the beloved golden doughy sponges that soak up lashings of butter and syrup, leaving pools on your plate and sticky rivers trickling down your arm.

Recipes Baked & Sweets

Blueberry Yoghurt Cake

20 Sep 14 by

Yoghurt and blueberries are a match made in heaven. This cake is most and not overly sweet, with the little tang of yoghurt and burst of blueberries. I like to use goats yoghurt for this recipe, as it provides more of an earth, grassy, countryside taste.

Recipes Salads & Vegetables

Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Radicchio Salad

20 Sep 14 by

This raw number works well as a side for lamb, pork and fish in particular. The balance of palate extremities makes it pretty versatile – bitter radicchio, sweet, sour, acid and softened with some creamy nuttiness of almonds.

Recipes Baked & Sweets

Beetroot Cupcakes

20 Sep 14 by

Vegetables work really well in desserts – they’re sweet and colourful and a great way to use leftovers (like this Courgette Cake and these Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes). These beetroot cupcakes are fluffy and moist inside and have a nice crispy top.

Recipes Pasta & GrainsSeafood

Crab Soba Noodles with Zucchini, Wakame & Anise

20 Sep 14 by

When I saw a tray of 4 local sand crabs for $10 at the markets recently, I decided this was deal that had to be taken up. I used them to cook up a crab & soba noodle dish. The delicateness of crab works well with the earthiness of soba noodles, sweetness of anise and freshness of a different herbs and ocean-umami flavours of wakame and dashi.

Art & DesignFeatures

CHANEL Supermarché

9 Sep 14 by

In a nod to New York fashion week, I thought I’d recap on one of my favourite runway shows from Paris Fashion week in March 2014, the CHANEL supermarket.

Recipes Baked & Sweets

Pineapple Liquorice Cupcakes

24 Aug 14 by

These aromatic little cakes were inspired by an idea to combine two of our favourite foods. The sweet, tropical flavours of pineapple pair well with the exotic, herbal flavours of liquorice – pineapple is often combined with star anise in desserts and syrups, and a fennel and pineapple slaw makes a great summer salad.