Healthy Salt & Pepper Prawn and Calamari Salad ( Shrimp and Squid )

Whip up this Australian favourite at your next barbeque or perfect for entertaining your guests in the summer months. Refreshing and healthy, lightly marinated can be cooked on a barbeque or hot plate without deep frying. Have eaten numerous versions of this salad during Australia’s hot summer months and have never grown tired of it….

Baked Lemon Gluten Free Tart

This sweet and zesty lemon dessert is refreshing and timeless. The pastry shell after baking is a nutty rich base which conveniently comes together within minutes and can be pre-baked ahead of time. Lemons are in season at the moment, and it may be this mild winter we have had but it seems lemon season…

Moist Chocolate Swirl Marble Cake

Learn a foolproof method of achieving glorious deep dark chocolate swirls when making this deliciously soft and moist marble cake. Many recipes call for rich dark chocolate and white chocolate as ingredients to marble cake. Totally unnecessary as you will discover after making this cake. Here, the right quantity of pure cocoa is mixed into…

Stuffed baked tomatoes and capsicum – Γεμιστα.

Yemista or gemista pronounced “yeh-mee-stah” which means ‘stuffed’ are tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini, capsicum or even potatoes filled with a perfect proportion of rice, herbs and minced beef. Paired with your favourite seasonal vegetable the options are endless. This recipe is traditional and authentic with ingredients readily available in Australia. Greece is synonymous for dishes which…

Soft, Chewy & Moorish Gluten-free Coconut and Oat Biscuits

So good for you & guilt free they are ideal as an up-and-go breakfast cookie or a tasty clean snack.  Soft, chewy and Moorish they resemble Anzac biscuits but without the syrup, sugar and butter.     You may also like the wholegrain and rich in flavour Healthy Spelt and Oat Coconut Cookies.    …

Vanilla & Semolina Custard Pies – bougatsa – μπουγάτσα

Golden and creamy perfection, delight your taste-buds by biting into these crisp filo pastries with warm custard filling. Layers of filo encase a sweet Semolina custard baked inside a golden flaky exterior. Bougatsa, is best eaten warm straight out of the oven. Each layer of filo is lightly sprayed with a light pure olive oil….

Salmon, Lemon and Dill Philly Bruschettas

Salmon and Lemon & Dill Cream Cheese bruschetta tastes amazing but you will be so glad you tasted this bruschetta. Quality ingredients feature in this simple dish and serve perfectly as dinner appetisers or a lunch. To pin this recipe head over to the end and you will find the pin it button. Try with…

Traditional Fasolada or White Bean Stew

What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Fasolada is a soup made of dried white beans, olive oil and vegetables. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical…

Immune Boosting Mediterranean Herb, Beetroot & Quinoa Salad

Summery salads are not only useful for summer but also have their place during winter. The high nutrient herbs in this salad provide anti-inflammatory benefits and will boost your immune system during the time of year when we are all susceptible to our immune systems being compromised.  What is wonderful though, is that this salad…

Olive Oil Semolina Cake with Rosewater and Lemon Syrup

This European and middle-eastern inspired sweet is similar to the Turkish and Greek Ravani or Revani, and the Egyptian Basbousa. Rosewater is akin to middle-eastern sweets but have toned it down for an understated and subtle presence. Traditional syrup cakes are heavy and laden with sugar, here have played-down the sweetness so don’t be afraid…