port-soaked sultana & dark chocolate brownie

Lordy, lordy, lordy it’s been a busy few weeks…but first the brownie. They are made with sultanas that have been soaked over-night in port, loads of intense dark chocolate and beautifully rich Dutch cocoa powder – the result is the most fabulously indulgent brownie ever. And moist? (Yup I said it). They are indeed. To […]

mushroom & castello double cream truffle brie gnocchi with pancetta

Lordy lordy I have one epic recipe for you today! It is the second in my current collaboration with Castello and utilises their absolutely outrageous Castello Double Cream Truffle Brie and involves salty pancetta, sweet onion, earthy mushrooms, soft pillowy gnocchi, and a crumbling of walnuts…but seriously the thing that makes it so decadent is […]

castello double cream brie tartlets with caramelised onion, figs & prosciutto

Well good morning and happy Wednesday! Today’s recipe is such a treat to share, and part of my latest collaboration with the good people at Castello – a super easy, totally decadent and delicious puff pastry tart loaded with sweet caramelised onions, luscious figs, cured prosciutto and melted Castello Double Cream Brie. Topped with a […]

ultimate king salmon scrambled eggs & king salmon, edamame bean & avo slaw

I have been in ‘sad-arse dinner for one’ mode again lately, which has ironically worked out spectacularly well for my latest collab with Regal Marlborough King Salmon! Today’s recipes are for two cold smoked salmon snacks, both of which are super quick and easy to prepare, and can be increased in volume if you want […]

summer kumara & chicken tart with tomato & corn salad

Happy Friday! I was going to call this a picnic tart and salad, but given the weather forecast for the weekend I won’t…let’s call it a summer harvest tart instead? Personally I can’t wait for a bit of wild, wet weather, lovely as the summer sun has been, it’s just about at ‘too much of […]

prawn tacos

Happy Saturdaaaaaay! How amazing is this weather…so beautiful, my lawn is basically dust, but I can’t get too bothered about it when the sun keeps shining. Right then, today’s recipe is another little collab with my mates at Best Foods using their bloody fabulous mayonnaise with lime juice, zest and garlic in a cheeky little […]

espresso panna cotta & caramel coffee eton mess

Goooood morning, and happy Sunday! It looks like another, cloudless, blue-sky day outside my bedroom, so a perfect morning to share these two luscious, summery desserts. Both have a coffee base but with a twist – the first is an espresso panna cotta which is rich, cool and creamy, yet still light – magic. (The […]

mexi-burgers with avocado, smoked paprika mayo, & crunchy slaw

Goooood morning and happy Waitangi Day! Today’s recipe is a perfect one for enjoying with friends around the barbecue on a balmy summer’s evening, and super easy to prepare – bonus points. Juicy, spiced beef patties are slathered in tomato salsa, avo and smoked paprika-spiked mayo then topped with a fresh, crunchy slaw and fragrant […]

prawn & israeli couscous salad with harissa mayo

Well hellooooo – here we are three weeks into 2019 and I feel like I’m properly ‘back’ (even though I never really went away…). This recipe is one I put together for Fairfax, so appearing on Stuff, and in newspapers around the country today – and it is bloody delicious if I say so myself! […]