BBQ LENTIL BURGERS in Lettuce Cups

Although my family isn’t vegetarian I focus on meat as an accompaniment to vegetables rather than the main of a dish, eating small quantities several times a week. The rest of the week we tuck into an array of plant-world proteins. The key to cooking with dried legumes such as … Read More

OVERNIGHT SOURDOUGH PIZZA DOUGH w/ Yeast Variation

I have a love affair with sourdough – bread, cakes, pastry, crumpets and, today, pizza dough. My sourdough starter is like my third child, it even comes on holiday with us – seriously, it does. Please don’t be put off by the overnight factor for this pizza base. Yes, it … Read More

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

HOMEGROWN KITCHEN COOKBOOK IS HERE!

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