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Grain Free Granola

Grain Free Granola

grain free granola recipe

How often do you use your microwave?

This was a question I was asked recently and pretty much came up with the same response.

“I use it a few times a day. Mostly to reheat things. And to prepare my instant porridge in…

Feta Dumplings

Feta Dumplings

feta dumplings recipe

Apparently Spring has sprung here in Australia.

Somehow, I don’t feel it.

The weather is trying really hard to make us feel all warm and rejuvenated and then it rains.

And it’s windy.

And frankly I’m over it!

I’m happy to wait a few more…

Blood Orange Cake

Blood Orange Cake

blood orange cake recipe

“A combination of sensuality and innocence”.

If there was ever one statement to describe blood oranges, this would have to be it.

A “semi food porn” description?


Just look at them.

I could photograph them forever.

They look so innocent from the outside. The moment…

Lemon Ricotta Cake

Lemon Ricotta Cake


I never thought I’d be one of those people beginning a blog post with an apology…

But here goes.

I’m sorry.

I apologise for being absent over the last few months.  It was never intentional for me to be away for this long.


Steak Diane Recipe

Steak Diane Recipe

steak diane recipe

I love celebrating birthdays!

Who doesn’t?

I’m delighted to announce that Souvlaki For The Soul is raising their glass to celebrate the 50th birthday of that Aussie icon - cask wine.

Yes. Cask wine.

When I was asked to photograph and come up with some…

Tahini Cake Recipe

Tahini Cake Recipe

tahini cake recipe

Although I don’t technically fast during Lent I do manage to enjoy a number of dishes created especially for this period.

But I can tell you it wasn’t always like that.

I used to hate fasting as a kid.

I often thought of…

Behind the Scenes of a Blog Post-a Video

Behind the Scenes of a Blog Post-a Video

Today I’m letting you in to the secret world of food blogging!

(Totally ignore that if you’re a blogger though!).

This video is a little sneak peek of what goes into a blog post.

Of course it’s the two and a half minute…

3 Different Recipes for Saganaki Cheese

3 Different Recipes for Saganaki Cheese

Dodoni Saganaki Cheese

If you thought people went crazy over fried halloumi cheese, then wait till you see what saganaki cheese does to them!

Saganaki (not be confused with prawn saganaki) is Kefalogaviera cheese that has been fried.

As is usual in the Greek kitchen, it is…

Fried Halloumi Cheese Burger

Fried Halloumi Cheese Burger

Dodoni halloumi cheese

Here’s a fun summer dish to get your taste buds super excited!

My fried halloumi cheese burger.

It involves a minimal amount of frying. But this is the good kind of frying.

I know a lot of people go ga-ga over halloumi cheese.


Mosaic Restaurant - Sydney

Mosaic Restaurant - Sydney

Mosaic Restaurant Westin Hotel Sydney

My hotel dining experiences over the years are best classified as “interesting”.

If you’ve had the pleasure of dining in a hotel restaurant you know it can go either way.

“All you can eat” buffet extravaganzas for $19.99 (with the hidden cost…

How To Make a Classic Greek Salad

How To Make a Classic Greek Salad


If there was ever a Greek dish which summed up “the Greek experience” - it would definitely have to be horiatiki salata.

This is a humble dish. (It translates as a village salad). It’s simple to prepare and relies on the freshest…

Mango and Coconut Cake with a Passionfruit Glaze

Mango and Coconut Cake with a Passionfruit Glaze

mango and coconut cake recipe

The other day I was on a mission to clean out the fridge and use some of the “overabundant” items hiding in there.

I also wanted to clear the pantry of those packets and bottles that were not quite empty.

You know…

Pasta Alla Norma

Pasta Alla Norma

pasta alla norma recipe

As soon as I finished making my melitzanoslata recipe, I quickly went to work on using up the remainder of my overabundant eggplant supply.

I made pasta alla Norma.

If you thought my previous creation was simple then this is even simpler.


Melitzanosalata Recipe

Melitzanosalata Recipe


Simplicity to the rescue yet again!

I recently went overboard buying a huge amount of eggplant at the local market.

With one batch I whipped up the Greek classic - “papoutsakia”.

With the remainder I made this melitzanoslata recipe.

Don’t let that big unprounouncable…

Mango Coconut and Lime Popsicles

Mango Coconut and Lime Popsicles

mango coconut and lime popsicles recipe

It had to be done!

I don’t think a summer has gone by that I haven’t included an ice cream recipe of some kind.

I can now add this mango, coconut and lime ice cream recipe to the repetoire as well!

You know when you…