Revamp those Christmas left-overs

Posted on Dec 25, 2016 in Blog, News | No Comments
Revamp those Christmas left-overs

Christmas cooking quantities are cause of considerable consternation. Before the big day you’re asking, “Is this enough?” as you picture hungry great-aunts and hollow-legged teens looking askance at empty platters. Afterwards, you realise there was way too much food (just like there was last year and the year before that). Now, it’s all about what […]

My Vegetarian Daughter’s Quick Sustaining Dinner

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 in Blog, Recipes, Thermomix | No Comments
My Vegetarian Daughter’s Quick Sustaining Dinner

I came up with this when Ruth, my 12-year-old vegetarian daughter, had a sausage sizzle after her soccer practice one day recently. Well, she doesn’t eat sausages, so I sent her along with a tub of this quick, sustaining dinner. She liked it so much she had it for her school lunch the next day, […]

Ten steps towards greener cooking and eating

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 in Blog, News, Recipes | No Comments
Ten steps towards greener cooking and eating

Photo: Edwina Pickles We all know there’s a lot we could and should be doing to be more sustainable eaters, but it’s hard to know what really makes a difference and it can be overwhelming to sift through the flood of information. Let’s not be hamstrung. Small steps can lead to large transformations as much […]

Calamari with herb crumb recipe

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 in Blog, Recipes | No Comments
Calamari with herb crumb recipe

Ensure you buy Australian calamari, which is fast-growing, short-lived and a prolific breeder. They are usually caught using nets which target them specifically, thus bycatch is not a big issue. There are other sustainable elements to this recipe. We use up stale bread, we throw in the herb stalks because they’re full of flavour and […]

Chatting Native Food

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 in ABC News Breakfast, Blog | No Comments
Chatting Native Food

Chatting Native Food on ABC News Breakfast on March 22, 2016. Every few weeks I drop in to ABC News Breakfast to chat about what’s happening in the food world. This time it was to chat about indigenous Australian ingredients. It grows here, we live here, isn’t it obvious that we should eat local foods? What are your thoughts?