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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

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

After I arrived home with multiple bulging bags from the Meditteranean Wholesalers, I was startled to find that the expensive pasta the retailer has promoted as “spelt” was in fact … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 39 Comments

Potato Gnocchi Gluten Free

Potato Gnocchi have been at the forefront of my food thoughts for a month or more now. Could they be made gluten free without compromise to flavour or texture? I … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 34 Comments

Mum’s Mexican Meatballs

This is another dish of my Mum’s from the late 1960s. Casserole cookery was all the rage then, it was a new and innovative method of cooking the entire meal … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 15 Comments

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

In the late eighties I made my initial foray into the food business. I worked long hours for little financial reward, but I gained a wealth of experience money could … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 11 Comments

Lasagne Bolognese

Being forced to eradicate wheat from my diet has created the challenge to find a brand of gluten free pasta that satisfies my discerning palate. I expect gluten free pasta … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 23 Comments

Deconstructed Grilled Vegetable Lasagne

Those following restricted diets often come off second best at large sit down catered dinner functions. I understand as well as the next person that if 5 people request a … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · 8 Comments

Lemon, Pea and Pasta Salad

I served salmon prepared two different ways for Christmas dinner. We had gravlax cured in citrus vodka, and warm salmon steamed on a bed of dill. There was prawns and … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Linguine with Seafood Sauce

  The quality of the marinara seafood mix from Melbourne’s fishmongers is currently outstanding. Yesterday, for a trifling few dollars, I brought home a half kilo container with fresh scallops, … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · 5 Comments

Semolina Gnocchi

I think this dish must be the ultimate Italian comfort food. Warm, soft and cheesey with luscious crispy edges, this “pasta” makes a light and luscious meal, delicious with ratatouille, … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · 4 Comments

Roasted Pumpkin and Pine Nut Pasta Sauce

  My other half would eat pasta with a tomato based sauce for dinner every other night, while I prefer a little more variety, so this is a compromise dish, … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment


This is a great sauce for when you are short on time. It can be prepared in the time it takes to bring boil a pot of water and cook … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · Leave a comment


This makes a very large pot of soup, but it freezes well so is good to have as a standby. Serve with a dollop of pesto or salsa verde, crusty … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 3 Comments


The the man who cannot cook names this as his favourite week day meal, a reason to enjoy a glass of robust red wine with his dinner. According to local … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 4 Comments