Snapper in a hearty and luscious tomato sauce

Serve snapper or your favourite fillet fish a little differently tonight, by gently simmering in a luscious and bold Mediterranean-style tomato sauce.  This healthy snapper recipe makes for a hearty meal for the family or no fuss tasty dinner party.  The sauce will never go to waste, as you will joyfully lap it up with…

Pan Seared Beef Fillet Topped with Mushrooms and Garlic

Prepare this delicious and quick recipe for Garlic, Mushrooms and herb Pan-Seared Beef fillets. These Beef fillets are perfect served on a bed of mashed potatoes and wilted English spinach perhaps or steamed vegetables.  You can use, eye-fillet, beef tenderloin medallions, beef fillet, steak, sirloin cuts for this recipe. Use a standard frying pan or…

Red Wine Apple Cake

Apples these days are in-season most of the year and what better way than to make use of this fruit by incorporating into a lovely poached wine apple cake.  The thick slices of poached apple in red wine are cradled in a lovely light and tenderly flavoured spiced wine cake perfect as part of an…

Lemon Myrtle Christmas Cake | An Australian Fruit Cake

Try this beautiful Fruit Cake this Christmas and celebrate it the Australian way, with the addition of the exquisite scent of lemon myrtle.  You can substitute lemon myrtle with any flavour tea if you like.   In this recipe, I will explain how to best extract the aroma and flavour of the lemon myrtle from…

Make your own Authentic Chicken Tikka Curry from scratch

I have to say, there is nothing more satisfying than the smell of a made from scratch chicken tikka curry at home. The mix of spicy, sweet and tangy flavours, tantalising aromas and vibrant colours of this well-made chicken curry dish unmistakably quicken your senses.  Authentic Indian food can be made at home with ease…

Healthy Asparagus & Ricotta Quiche with olive oil & spelt crust

This simple and wholesome quiche is light, flavoursome and a perfectly versatile dish for lunch, brunch and simply served with salad any time of the year. It can be served cold or wrapped in a towel once removed from the oven to take with you to a picnic.  The base is crispy and with an…

Greek scrambled eggs with tomatoes, strapatsatha

For something a little bit different, try this simple greek dish of scrambled eggs and tomatoes or otherwise known as Strapatsatha or kagianas. Use nice ripe tomatoes, grate lightly using a box grater,  reduce on the pan with a little olive oil and then scramble with the eggs.  Strapatsatha or Kagianas is a popular dish from…

Flourless Almond and Chocolate Cake | Torta Caprese

Torta Caprese or Flourless Chocolate Cake with almonds is one of those cakes you have to try making. With only six ingredients it is perfect to whip up a cafe-style cake in a flash. Made with ground almonds, semi-bitter 70% dark chocolate and cocoa this gluten-free cake is fudgy moist and decadent.  Serve with a…

20-minute tender beef casserole in red wine

This stew is the perfect comfort food.  Tender, fall apart beef simmered in a rich and wholesome tomato and wine sauce. There are so many recipes for beef stew, beef casserole,  beef bourguignon and beef ragu.  They are either simmered for hours over a casserole, in the oven or a slow cooker.    This recipe…

Ravani Semolina Cake with Rosewater and Lemon Syrup | Egyptian Basbousa

Try to resist Ravani or Basbousa, a moist and light semolina syrup cake with a touch of rosewater to enhance the exotic middle-eastern in everyone. This cake is flour-free, coconut free and made with yoghurt and semolina flour.  It should be noted semolina syrup cakes are popular everywhere around the middle-east as well as Eastern…

Whole Snapper Baked with Mediterranean Style on a bed of herbs

This baked whole snapper makes for a majestic dinner meal worthy to be displayed as the centrepiece dish on your dinner table. Snapper is steam baked cradled on a bed of herbs. Sealed,  to lock in all the moisture and flavours you have added the result being a tender, moist and flavoursome seafood dish. Garlic,…

Honey Puffs | Greek Donuts | λουκουμαδες

Greek honey puffs (λουκουμαδες) served in a delicate rose-water scented honey syrup –  endowed with a golden, crispy shell, and an irresistible spongy, super-airy inner-casing.  You can choose to drizzle with the rosewater honey syrup or sprinkle with cinnamon and crushed walnuts or perhaps dust with icing sugar.   You could even dust with a…