Recipes

How to bake the perfect pavlova

How to bake the perfect pavlova

Ah pav… the most important part of any classic Aussie Christmas day menu! There is a never ending culture war over whether we own it or it rightfully belongs to New Zealand, but I say at this point we let it go and just acknowledge that the pav is a quintissential part of both our cultures… after all, we have…

Chorizo & Bean Quesadillas – #whippeduplastminute

Chorizo & Bean Quesadillas – #whippeduplastminute

Feeding your friends when they come round for movie night no longer has to involve an expensive amount of take out. Because honestly, who truly has the budget for that anymore? Especially in this economic climate! But you also don’t want to spend ages putting something together, you want fast food so you can actually enjoy your girls night in…

Pasta Carbonara – #whippeduplastminute

Pasta Carbonara – #whippeduplastminute

Knowing what to cook for someone you’re dating the first time you invite them over can be SO daunting. You want to impress them without going overboard and stressing out over complex, expensive or time consuming recipes. I think carbonara is perfect – it shows off a small amount of technique while also being budget-friendly and you can have it…

Unicorn Biscuits

Unicorn Biscuits

I am OBSESSED with sprinkles and any excuse to add them into my baking is found… because if something is dotted with a pretty rainbow of colours, it’s just that much more fun to eat! These unicorn biscuits are incidentally egg free, making them ideal for events where you might encounter someone with an egg allergy. (Egg allergies are common…

Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters

When people ask me about Australian cuisine, after listing the most obvious things (Vegemite, Pavlova, lamingtons, sausage sizzles, meat pies, Chicko Rolls and HSP, among other things), I always say brunch. While brunch may exist in other countries, no one does it quite like us Aussies. In fact, Australian brunch is so specific and unique, that there is a wave…

Pizza Dough (plus homemade pizza tips)

Pizza Dough (plus homemade pizza tips)

I love pizza, I’d say it’s one of the best foods out there – it’s comforting, it’s covered in cheese and (don’t tell the purists) you can customise it any way you like. (But please, hold the pineapple!) While even I am guilty of ordering in pizza, there is absolutely nothing better than making your own. You don’t need a…

Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto

Kale has been having a ‘moment’ for a while now, and while I wouldn’t say I’ve succumbed to the hype (I rarely buy it, not when spinach is sitting right next to it!), I do love using it instead of basil in pesto. I don’t even bother to cook the kale, like some recipes call for – why bother? It’s…