How to make an Incredible Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is known and loved by many around the world.  It is quintessential to many dishes like tagliatelle al ragu the Bolognese iconic dish, wonderful on baked potatoes, a truly memorable lasagne can only be made from an equally incredible Bolognese sauce.  If you jump across to Greece, moussaka a dish made from layers…

Black-eyed Bean and Spinach Salad ( mavromatika )

Black-eyed peas are wonderful as a soup but you may discover after trying this recipe equally enjoyable as a salad. This recipe is a vegans delight but you may want to know it is a mediterranean staple during the summer. I use dried black-eyed beans soaked in water for 1 to 2 hours. Once they…

Easy Rocket and Basil Pesto Spelt Pasta

This fresh, vibrant and bursting with life pesto is paired with San Remo’s Spiral Spelt Pasta. Frankly, I can’t think of a better way to eat this lively dish. The spelt pasta and the fresh herbs laden pesto together are an excellent pair. If you haven’t made pesto before, please do. Until, I tried to…

Double Chocolate and Pistachio Brownies

This recipe has to be the quickest and easiest chocolate brownie recipe to make.  If your not confident in the kitchen but would love to make your own fudgy, gooey and delicious brownie this recipe has to be the one.  All you need to do is throw most of your ingredients into a saucepan, watch…

Traditional Greek Salad & how to achieve that authentic flavour

Many debate about what goes into a Greek salad in order to reproduce that insanely robust and fresh flavour. What should be agreed upon is that a Greek salad is meant to be uncomplicated and fresh – and by fresh: the tomatoes should be sun-ripened on the vine not rose coloured but vivid deep red,…

Spelt Spiral Pasta with Basil, Ricotta, Mushrooms and Sundried Tomatoes

The nutritious mildly nutty flavour of Spelt Pasta is delicious served with this sauce of ricotta, mushrooms and tangy semi-dried tomatoes. Mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes go exceptionally well together. Soft Italian cheeses like ricotta make a great sauce base when mixed with lemon, greens and herbs. The mellow flavour combinations go exceptionally well with the…

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….

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.    …

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…