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Category Archives: Dairy Free

Sesame and Tamarind Eggplants

It’s lucky that the only produce in the fridge left to use the night before our weekly trip to the Farmers Market was a few over ripe tomatoes and a … Continue reading

April 18, 2019 · 11 Comments

Carrots in Verjuice

Verjuice is the fermented juice of unripe grapes. It’s use as an acidulate in cooking dates back to the Middle Ages. It was a serendipitous cool season that left a … Continue reading

January 17, 2019 · 21 Comments

Versatile Quick Curry Sauce for chicken, fish or vegetables

Inspiration for menu testing and development comes to me from various sources. Beside my well stocked library of cookbooks I have a plastic sleeve of magazine clippings and an overstuffed … Continue reading

August 9, 2018 · 26 Comments

100% Spelt Sourdough Seed Bread

The most frequently viewed post on Please Pass The Recipe in the last couple of months has been a piece I wrote in February 2016. It documented my long, frustrating … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · 23 Comments

Coriander and peanut “pesto”

coriander and peanut paste Last week at my Farmer’s Market there were huge bunches of field grown coriander for sale at a ridiculously cheap price. I needed coriander, but wondered … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · 29 Comments

Vietnamese Crepes : bánh xèo

I love Vietnamese food. The fresh herbs, the hot sweet and salty sauces, the intense kick of lime and the crunch of raw vegetables are a delicious counterpoint to rich … Continue reading

June 14, 2018 · 22 Comments

Broccoli, bacon and pine nut pasta sauce

One of the greatest food disappointments in my life has been my inability to digest pasta dishes with tomato based sauces. I struggle with gluten, I struggle with concentrated tomato. … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · 29 Comments

Almond Breakfast Risotto

I’m easily bored by breakfast. It’s the one meal of the day when I wish I had an in-house genie to to whisk me to Paris for the perfect croissant … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · 16 Comments

Chettinad Chicken

India holds a place dear to my heart. I can’t claim blood ties or colonial affiliations, it’s simply a deep and inescapable affection that descended on me during my travels … Continue reading

April 19, 2018 · 19 Comments

Crunchy Spiced “Beer” Nuts

When we were planning our relocation to Brisbane a few years ago, well meaning friends cautioned us about the difficulty of connecting socially in a new locality, even going as … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · 27 Comments

Lemon Ginger Rice, Red Peanuts and Curry Leaves

I love steamed rice, plain steamed rice. We treat it like fast food in our house. Until recently, if all else failed, steamed basmati rice topped with a dollop of … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · 28 Comments

Vinaigrette Varieties

  Salad season made an early start in Brisbane this year. The temperature began to rise as soon as the calendar flipped over to September 1st. We eat salads most … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 32 Comments

Roasted Stuffed Sweet Red Peppers

I get a buzz out of impulse buying beautiful produce and it’s an extra good feeling buying from the person who has tilled the soil and tended a crop to … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · 25 Comments

Seeded Cardamom Macaroons

  I always have a stash of egg whites in the freezer, leftovers from making yolk enriched recipes like ice cream.  I’m slack about labelling and inconsistent about the egg … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · 24 Comments