BAKED LENTIL & CAULIFLOWER DHAL with Curried Toasted Seeds

One of the most frequently requested dinners in our house is dhal. We are not vegetarian, but I do like to include plant protein meals regularly in our meal rotation. I have prepared a stove top dhal for many years but this year I branched out into the realm of … Read More

Handmade: SOURDOUGH PAPPARDELLE + Creamy Thyme Mushrooms

I love how serendipitous the rhythm of life is. After a busy few months preparing for my new cookbook to be released I was in desperate need of a little break, and so the slower pace of autumn arrives. Early nights, warm fires and the therapeutic knitting needles are out. … Read More


My new cookbook Homegrown Kitchen officially hit the shelves of bookstores and retailers around New Zealand on 10th April 2017. This is the book that I have always wanted to write – a culmination of 18 years studying, researching and teaching others how to cook and eat well. My sincere … Read More


I know I am not the first to say this, but 2016 was a full year. In part this was self-induced by taking on the mammoth task of writing a new cookbook when my oldest child had just started school and youngest still at part-time pre-school. But, for reasons unbeknownst … Read More

SPRING ASPARAGUS & MINT QUICHE with a Simple Oat & Seed Crust

And I’m back! well almost… I am currently knee-deep in final book editing and the design stage of the cookbook – this is the exciting part, where the past 2 years of writing and researching begins to take shape into the form of an actual book! In between editing bouts … Read More