Roasted Mushrooms with Lemon Myrtle and Rosemary Butter


Mushrooms have a way of absorbing the ingredients around it and in this simple earthy dish, the delicate lemon myrtle and garlic infuse the mushrooms with flavour.  Serve on toast,  or as a complement to a Winter Roast.  Use a variety of mushrooms such as shitake, button and oyster for added interest.      

Spanakopita Recipe for Beginners | a healthy recipe big on Flavour


Spanakopita is a popular greek savoury pie of primarily spinach, herbs and feta cheese encased in sheets of phyllo dough.  This recipe has been adapted to use commercial phyllo dough that you can find at your supermarket.  It is easy, healthy and big on that Mediterranean flavour. I made this recipe for my non-greek followers…

Chicken Laksa Soup


You must try this Chicken Laksa Soup Recipe if you can at least once. There is something inherently pleasing about digging into a nice bowl of laksa, with its rich, fragrant and a little spicy creaminess.  This laksa soup is complete with all the toppings you would find in a classic Laksa Dish. My daughter’s…

Drinking Coffee: Benefits, Nutrition and Some Risks


To drink or not to drink coffee and the debate as to whether it is good or bad for us has been controversial throughout the years.  In this quick article we have a look at the health benefits of drinking coffee, are there types of coffees that are better ( or worse ) for us,…

Hearty Italian Minestrone Soup


 Make this chunky and nourishing thick minestrone soup in your kitchen, for those chilly winter months when a hearty meal is needed to revive the body and mind. The Italians gave it the name ‘Minestrone’ meaning to administer ( or ministrare ).  Traditionally, the head of the household would serve the soup from a large…

Top Greek Restaurants in Brisbane & Gold Coast -2019


Greek Restaurants in Brisbane rated by their atmosphere, authenticity, unique presentation, the use of fresh and vibrant ingredients and service.  What is it about Greek Cuisine that makes it unique?  It is not only the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, but the secret to it is also tied to the people who consume it the…