Eggplant, spinach and Bocconcini rolls with tomato sauce and basil.
Mezze / Side dishes / Modern Australian / Recipes / Vegetarian

Eggplant, spinach and Bocconcini rolls with tomato sauce and basil.

Eggplant is one of my favourite vegetables, but when you combine it with Fetta, spinach, and a rich tomato sauce, it becomes irresistible. This dish is just so tasty and I love that it is so easy to prepare. I use a Cyprian sheep Fetta, and I absolutely like its creamy taste and that it’s … Continue reading

A trio of Salmon, prawns and scrambled eggs with avocado and baby rocket on a gluten, dairy and yeast free pancake.
Breakfast / Modern Australian / Recipes

A trio of Salmon, prawns and scrambled eggs with avocado and baby rocket on a gluten, dairy and yeast free pancake.

I have been trying for a while now to create a crepe and pancake batter that is totally gluten, dairy, sugar and yeast free that tastes delicious. I finally succeeded in making one that tastes so good, is pliable and not dry. The children loved it, it was a hit. I ended up making it … Continue reading

Penne, kale and beetroot salad with sesame seed dressing
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Penne, kale and beetroot salad with sesame seed dressing

Simple food is always so satisfying, isn’t it!! And today I was craving freshness. A meal that is both light and satisfying, a fulfilling salad for lunch. I went shopping this last Saturday, looking for some gluten-free pasta. I have gone completely gluten-free about six months ago and feeling great as a result, but I … Continue reading

Freekeh salad with macadamia, barberries and feta
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Freekeh salad with macadamia, barberries and feta

Freekeh is wheat  harvested when still young and green, then roasted and rubbed to remove the grain from chaff. It has a special smoky flavour and is quite rich in fibre and protein. It is traditionally cooked as a stew, however chefs of modern Middle Eastern cuisine are reinventing this ancient grain and using it … Continue reading

Kale, sun dried apricots, walnuts, asparagus and beetroot salad
Modern Australian / Salads / Vegetarian

Kale, sun dried apricots, walnuts, asparagus and beetroot salad

The tangy taste of the sun-dried apricots teams up really well with the crunchiness of walnuts to give this salad an interesting twist on flavours. The Beetroot and the grilled sweet potato introduce a lovely sweetness which contrasts quite well with the sourness of the dressing. prep time: 20 min cooking time: 30 – 45 min … Continue reading

Mediterranean style rice paper rolls with grilled asparagus and haloumi
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Mediterranean style rice paper rolls with grilled asparagus and haloumi

Taking a bite out of these rolls, is like having all the flavours of an antipasto platter exploding in your mouth at the same time. Absolutely delicious and so light, it is my Mediterranean twist on the very popular ‘Vietnamese rice paper rolls’. I wanted a gluten-free and light alternative to the usual crusty bread piled … Continue reading

Grilled fig salad with pomegranate molasses and caramelised walnuts.
Mezze / Side dishes / Modern Australian / Salads

Grilled fig salad with pomegranate molasses and caramelised walnuts.

The sweet and salty flavours pair so well in this refreshing salad. It has various textures too which makes it a delight to the palette. Note: for a vegetarian option, omit the prosciutto and scatter extra cheese pieces on top of salad. Serves: Two people Prep Time: 15 min Cooking time: 5 min 4 figs … Continue reading

Stuffed mushrooms with walnut, feta and olives.
Modern Australian / Recipes / Vegetarian

Stuffed mushrooms with walnut, feta and olives.

A delicious gluten-free light alternative to the usual stuffed mushroom recipes. It makes a great entrée or use small button mushrooms as appetizers. I bought these gorgeous Portobello mushrooms yesterday, they are the brown large ones, but you can most definitely use large button mushrooms instead. Feel free to experiment with goat feta or sheep … Continue reading