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The final part in my Nature’s Way series, this healthy beetroot hummus will be the star of your next dip platter.


A highlight of Good Food Month was the Mediterranean brunch that featured celebrity chefs; Yotam Ottolenghi, Karen Martini and Shane Delia. Hosted at Aerial in Docklands, it was a feast fit for a king.


Chips don’t have to just be made from potatoes, they can be made from anything. These beetroot chips not only look pretty, but taste as good as they look.


Let’s talk mushrooms. Summer mushrooms, with an easy to prepare dish you can whip up for one, or to please a crowd. I’m sure some of you have made new year’s resolutions to eat better, so let’s start with eating smart this Summer.


When it comes to all things breakfast/brunch, Shakshuka is the new black. Everyone is doing it, and you should totally follow suit.

Definitely a warming dish, full of flavour. Fun to eat on your own or share a big one with friends.


The craze a little while back was kale chips. Everyone was doing it. I wasn’t. But I finally did!


This dish is from the book Bali: The Food of My Island Home by Janet De Neefe. A vegetarian noodle dish with real flavours.


Pesto is something I had never made before until now. Great as a pizza topping, pasta sauce, or condiment for anything else you may fancy!


This Japanese vegetarian pancake is great for clearing out the dredges of the fridge!


So blogging in sequence, the third stop on the 12 hour eatathon was Max’s Restaurant at Red Hill Estate. This is where I met up with Thanh, and we spent about half an hour tasting ALL the wine…. yup, that’s right; EVERY SINGLE WINE, including one that wasn’t even on the list! So, even though

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When you say “vegetarian” to some people, they screw up their face and think of bland, mushy, tasteless tofu dishes. I would probably be one of those people if I didn’t have a friend who is vegetarian. It really opened my eyes to the amazing options out there for vegetarians. When I’m choosing a restaurant

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At the last cooking the books feast, I suggested a Nigella Lawson book, after we decided we didn’t want to do Bourke Street Bakery. Agnes flicked through a few of Nigella’s books that were in Cherrie’s collection, and we decided on her latest book, Kitchen. ALTHOUGH…. as I began to do this post, I noticed

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I must admit, I thought this book would just be like one of those other ones I’ve seen; country style cooking with waffly stories and recipes I’d never try. Hardie Grant the publishers offered to send me a copy, and boy was I glad they did. On closer inspection, Audrey Gordon is actually Heidi Arena,

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Week 3 Theme: Hor d’oeuvres Cookbook Used: Instant Entertaining Author: Donna Hay   Ah… hor d’oeuvres week. The week I was least excited about, and fretting over what I could do. I looked at my bookshelf wondering which book had the magic answer, then I remembered about Donna Hay’s, Instant Entertaining. After a flick through,

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I’ve been hearing good things about the Moroccan Soup Bar for quite some time now. It is also rated 2nd best restaurant in Melbourne on Urbanspoon, so that must mean something! But just because it might be the 2nd most popular restaurant doesn’t mean it’s going to be overpriced and in a pretentious environment. Writing

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I’m going to apologise now, as this is going to be a bit of a vague review because I can’t find the menu online to give you the proper names for each dish! So hopefully the pictures will speak for themselves. My dear friend Iron Chef David had his birthday at an Indian vegetarian restaurant

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Valentine’s Day… a load of rubbish if you ask me! I spent the evening with my man and some of my closest friends at a free Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performance at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. We had an excellent time, hogged a bit too much of the grass, and ate way too much. We

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Mid-week cooking this week changed location. My boy, Iron Chef Rob got hit by a car when he was out on his new bike. Whilst he is ok for now, just bruised up and stiff, I went over to his place and cooked for him and his family instead of mine! This recipe was ripped

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On the weekend, Iron Chefs David, Jason, Rob and myself got together for a bit of cooking before a night out at the movies. We wanted something pretty basic so we could just prepare it, chuck it in the oven and relax a little. I thought some kind of pasta bake or cannelloni would be

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Sorry folks, not mid – week cooking from me this week. I’ve been a bit busy finishing up with my old job, preparing to get ready for the next (I’m a little be nervous to be honest, but hopefully I will fit in, if not I can bake them all cakes and buy their love

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It’s been a while since I last posted hasn’t it? Sorry, I’ve been a bit busy, I have been offered a new job which I will start at the end of the month, so interviews and things have been keeping me busy! So, first post for the week is these delicious pumpkin and feta pies

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Saturday night I had 2 new Iron Chef friends enter the kitchen. As they are vegetarian I had to consult the vegetarian section of library! I tried to find something fairly easy for us to do and then pop in the over so we could prepare dessert as it cooked. I did want to try

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