evening-after-the-night-before soup

Goooooood evening, good evening, good evening (as Stephen Fry would say) – this is just a super easy soup recipe I thought I’d quickly pop up on a whim. Last night Rich and I headed off to his final school prize-giving and graduation ceremony, followed by a grad dinner. It was such a fun night, […]

asparagus & mozzarella pizzas, smoked salmon pizzas with dill & capers

I am tapping away writing this in total lazy mode – it’s 6:53am and I’m propped up in bed with my second massive mug of tea – perfect! Today’s recipes are two that I put together for Fairfax, and they are two family favourites – basically we have pizza at home probably around once a […]

brown rice (or quinoa), zucchini & cabbage fritters with mozzarella, avocado & pesto

Hi all! Well sh*t it’s been a crappy few days hasn’t it…I found myself stupidly apologising to Rich (the 18 year old) last night as we sat on the couch watching the news – for the state of the world. I remember heading off to Europe by myself, aged 17, for a year’s AFS student […]

kumara (sweet potato), corn & feta fritters with spicy red pepper sauce

Good Friday morning to you 🙂 As you may have seen on my Facebook page I have been flirting with vegetarianism lately, so am always on the look out for hearty, delicious dishes where I don’t feel like I’m missing out – and these fritters which I developed for Fairfax fit the bill perfectly. With […]

corn & red pepper cheese stuffed fried rice balls (Mexican-style arancini)

Feeling in a reflective mood this morning – blogging really is a bit of a weird thing – who sits at home in front of a computer sending bits of themselves out into the universe? I originally started From the Kitchen years ago as a way to practice my photography and share some of my […]

creamy mushrooms with sherry, garlic & thyme on soft polenta

Hi all, the countdown continues:) It has been so lovely having Henry and Josh in Auckland – they are still both sound asleep after a great night out to dinner last night – such a treat to have Nick, Rich and Lil there too, a rare occasion to get all six of us around a […]

stormy night carrot, cumin & coriander soup with red lentils & dukkah

Could it rain any more – I hope someone is busy getting the ark sorted…?! Crikey I was going to post this later in the week, but I feel that this is a soup emergency. On the way home from work grab some carrots and some dukkah and delicious bread (also check the ingredients list […]

novice yogi’s kitchari – basmati & split peas with Indian spices, vegetables & fresh herbs

OK now don’t worry, I’m not veering off completely into total vegan territory (with apologies to any vegans who would like me to…), but as I have been yoga-ing my ass off lately I have been interested to find out more about what those glowing, lithe yoga-instructors eat – et voila! And as you can […]

hear me raw vege salad

Hi there, and welcome back from Easter – I hope you had a good one! It has been such a wonderful treat to have Henry and Josh up from Wellington, and while they’ve been here I have lavished them  (and of course Rich and Nick) with love in my usual fashion – with food. So far […]

carrot, zucchini & corn fritters with avocado, yoghurt & dukkah

OK so I have been going to hot yoga lately, and really enjoying it – sweating like a pig and generally feeling full of peace, tranquility and the milk of human kindness. (It’s been almost 4 years since I sold my personal training business, and let me tell you cooking and photographing food all day […]

herbilicious nutty salad with feta & radish

You may be looking at this salad thinking well that’s a bit boring, but I urge you to look again…see that crumbled feta, the baby herb leaves, the crumbled walnuts, the drizzle of simple dressing, the thin slices of radish – now imagine a mouthful with everything – the salty soft feta, the bitter leaves, […]

Welsh-ish Rarebit with Fried Eggs

Hi there! Well it’s a weird feeling being back from my travels, with loads of work to get on with, and the annoying wait for my mole biopsy results to come through. To divert myself, I refuse to work today (goddam it- it’s Saturday!) and instead I am going to photograph a recipe that I […]

Vegetarian Pumpkin Brown Rice Balls with Hummus or Tamari

Isn’t it funny how you end up in the mood for such different foods at different times? If you’ve ever read my profile page you’ll know that I have been advised (probably quite correctly) that I should get an angle for my blog – baking or raw or vegetarian or whole foods or family dinners […]