Starters

Grilled Halloumi and Nectarine Kebabs with Honey

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 in Picnic Inspired, Snacks, Starters

Grilled Halloumi and Nectarine Kebabs with Honey

These Grilled Halloumi and Nectarine Kebabs with Honey are sublime! Fried cheese and fruit, need I say more?!

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Asian Pork Sliders

Posted on Nov 4, 2014 in Mains, Starters

Asian Pork Sliders

So inspired by my Grill n Bao Chinese burger from the vibrant Asian marketplace, 8 Street, I couldn't wait to get home and recreate my own version.

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Zucchini Sticks w Sweet Onion Dipping Sauce

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 in Baking, Snacks, Starters

Zucchini Sticks w Sweet Onion Dipping Sauce

This post is dedicated to my friend Sara. Sara saw my Zucchini Sticks with Sweet Onion Dipping sauce on a recent instagram picture of mine. She really wanted the recipe, so as any good friend would have it I decided to share my Zucchini Sticks recipe with you all. Not having taken a’ professional’ photo of my Zucchini Sticks yet,  I was very hesitant in writing a blog post for them. I’m trying so hard to improve my food photography and I have to tell you it’s not easy! I don’t think people realise the time and effort that goes into a food blog post. First you have to of...

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Mexican Feast

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 in Mains, Picnic Inspired, Salads, Starters

Mexican Feast

Hilton’s Executive Chef Dennis Leslie was the creator behind a Mexican feast I enjoyed back in Adelaide last year for EDB2012. When Dennis was asked why he chose a Mexican fiesta menu he simply replied ‘I just love Mexican food’. And don’t Dennis and the Mexicans have it so scrumptiously right! Mexican food is such a beautiful thing. The flavours are so fresh, the colours so vibrant, the culture so zestful! Mexican feasts are my favourite! The banquet style of a Mexican feast is not only entertaining but super fun too. If you’re having a large get-together, a Mexican feast is a...

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Summer Salads

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 in Picnic Inspired, Salads, Starters

Summer Salads

Summer Salads Summer has without a doubt reminded us of what she’s capable of! 35-39 degree temps in the first few days of summer – wowza! There’s not much else I feel like eating at the moment other than refreshing summer salads. I’ve been creating a few summer salads in the kitchen lately and I thought I would put a few personal favourites of mine together for you to try. So what do you love in a summer salad? For me it has to be seasonal, colourful, fresh and light. Summer salads most definitely have to be quick and easy and their dressings either full of zesty zing or...

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Railway Station Chicken w/ Green Papaya & Peanut Salad

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 in Mains, Starters

Railway Station Chicken w/ Green Papaya & Peanut Salad

Wanting to buy some local fresh fruit and veg, my girlfriend and I decided to get up bright and early and mission to the Boggo Road Markets. I had a delightful time chatting with the stall owners about the origin of their goods. Some (not all) of the stall owners were really passionate about their produce and didn’t hesitate in giving me detailed accounts of their origin. I purchased most of my produce from a stall owner who grows all his own organic fruit and veg, however needing a few extra vegetables I made my way to another stall which had a combination of Rocklea Market...

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