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Category Archives: Light Savoury Dishes

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

Steamed Barramundi with ginger and spring onion sauce

Winter ills have laid me low for the passed couple of weeks. I’ve had the sniffles and a hacking cough that has the unhappy knack of reasserting itself just when … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · 26 Comments

Nasi Goreng

Australia’s place in Asia has well and truly been cemented by our embrace of her food. Stir fried meals are the mainstay of week night meals for busy Aussie cooks … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · 26 Comments

Olive Oil Braised Potato and Fennel

It’s no secret I’m a fan of fennel. The evidence is the number of recipes in my archive that feature fennel seed and/or fresh fennel bulb. Fresh fennel is grown … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 22 Comments

Mild Chicken Masala

There seems to be a belief that kids don’t like food with distinct flavours, that they won’t like this and they wouldn’t eat that, but I’m of the opinion that … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 26 Comments

Indian vegie feast #8 – potato and pea samosas

This is the last of March’s Indian Vegie Feast series. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading, but much more I hope I’ve inspired you to cook some delicious vegetables, Indian style. … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · 12 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast # 7 – spinach kofta in tomato gravy

The state of Gujarat in western India advocates a meat free diet. This dietary recommendation dates back two millennia, when the slaughter of animals was banned in the name of … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 29 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #6 – spicy pumpkin, coconut and curry leaf

Delicious memories of India and pumpkin curries enriched with the sweet flavour of coconut inspired this recipe. During an afternoon of hands-on cooking at a charming little holiday village surrounded … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · 10 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #5 – eggplants, crushed mustard seed and yoghurt

The first time I made this dish it was so bitter it was inedible. I’ve made loads of other recipes from Madhur Jaffrey’s book “Eastern Vegetarian Cooking,” they’ve all been … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · 16 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #4 -green bean thoran

Cracking open a coconut with the back of a machete is not a task for the feint of heart. It requires confidence, boldness and a level of adroitness beyond my … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · 24 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #3 – sweet and sour spiced tomatoes

I have a number of Indian Cookbooks on my shelves, all are well thumbed and splattered with spices. “Tasting India” by Christine Manfield is the latest addition. It’s a large … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 20 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #2 – Dry Potato Curry

Potatoes and breakfast are inextricably intertwined in my food memories of India. A potato stuffed paratha or masala dosa was my first choice for breakfast each day of my travels. … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · 28 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #1 – corn in spiced coconut milk

India is one of my favourite travel destinations. The reasons why I love India would make a list as long as long as your arm, but the big picture is … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · 22 Comments

Stuffed Sweet Summer Tomatoes

There was a time when the only hope you had of getting a real tomato in Australia was to grow your own. I’m talking about tomatoes grown in a garden … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 30 Comments