Smoked Trout & Mini Potato Rosti Canapes |

Smoked Trout & Potato Rosti Canapé

This was meant to be a super healthy potato rosti recipe. Air fried mini rosti with smoked trout and a healthy yoghurt dollop instead of crème friache. After seeing numerous photos of me looking like the side of a house at the Belly Rumbles readers’ lunch on the weekend, I decided I was never going…

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Taste of Sydney 2015

The 10 Dos & Don’ts for Taste of Sydney 2015

Do get there as soon as your session starts. You will be surprised how quickly time goes when you are sampling and noshing away. Do head to the Electrolux Taste Theatre and enjoy a live cooking demonstration by some of Australia’s leading chefs. When I paid a visit Massimo Mele of La Scala on Jersey…

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Mouth watering Prawn Toast with Corn & Black Sesame Seeds, easy to make and simply delicious |

Prawn Toast with Corn & Black Sesame Seeds

I really do love prawn toast. Good prawn toast, that is generous with its prawn topping. I’ve shared in the past my quick and easy classic Chinese prawn toast recipe, my out of the box prawn toast ball recipe, and its sister recipe made of chicken. Yes, I have an unhealthy obsession with prawn toast….

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Baked bourbon maple chicken wings, easy to make and completely finger licking |

Baked Bourbon Maple Chicken Wings

These baked bourbon maple chicken wings are another firm family favourite, which follow the “baked not fried is better for you” rule. I didn’t say they were “good” for you, just better!  Just like those delicious baked polenta chips I shared with you a couple of weeks ago. Sticky, tender and finger licking wings. Trust…

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The Amish Cupboard, Buena Vista, Virginia |

The Amish Cupboard, Buena Vista, Virginia USA

The joy of travelling for business is you find yourself in all sorts of places, like The Amish Cupboard, that normal tourists just don’t venture.  I was a tag-a-long as Mac was in Christiansburg, Virginia for business. What do good tag-a-long wives do? They drop their spouse like a hot rock at work, abandoning them there with…

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Chilli Plum Sauce Recipe, easy to make with a mellow chilli heat |

Easy Chilli Plum Sauce Recipe

The lazy part of me, and that is a big part sadly, initially wonders, “why would you bother making chilli plum sauce at home when you can buy it?” One very good reason, making sauce is dead easy, especially my chilli plum sauce. And there is nothing like a bit of self love from a…

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Jimmy-Liks Prawn Balls

Jimmy Liks, Potts Point, Sydney

Jimmy Liks has been around for quite a while now. Frist time I ate there was about ten years ago. I became a firm fan of their twice cooked spicy pork hock. Actually I raved to anyone that would listen about how good it was. I ventured back a couple of other times after the…

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Ricotta & Polenta Chips

Polenta Chips with Ricotta & Rosemary, Baked

Originally these ricotta and polenta chips were going to be fried. In fact I started to do so, but I was creating a bit of a mess. Plus the polenta chips were soaking up far more oil than my brain and hips felt comfortable with. A light bulb moment occurred as I was scraping, prodding…

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