Japanese Spring Soba Noodles

Recipe extract from: Always Delicious by Lauraine Jacobs MNZM Lauraine Jacobs MNZM is an internationally respected food and wine writer, and the author/editor of nine cookbooks. A passionate cook and lover of simply presented fresh food, she has won many food and recipe writing awards including two Gold Ladles at the World Food Media Awards.…

Urab Sayur – Balinese Coconut and Vegetable Salad

Recipe and Photography: Amber Bremner Urab sayur is a traditional Balinese salad made with blanched vegetables, grated coconut and a chilli-spiked dressing. You can be flexible with how much to use of each vegetable, and use snake beans from an Asian grocer if you can get them (otherwise use any thin green beans). This salad…

Sweet Potato Soup with Tamari Pumpkin Seeds

Recipe and Photography: Amber Bremner Sick of chopping pumpkin? Try this nourishing and comforting sweet potato soup that’s mildly spiced with cumin and cayenne, and topped with salty, savoury tamari roasted pumpkin seeds. Double the recipe if you’re feeding a crowd or have big appetites to feed. 1 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 onion, chopped 3 sticks celery, chopped…

Cauliflower and Walnut Soup with a Smokey Crumb Topping

Recipe and Photography: Amber Bremner Cauliflower isn’t typically a soup vegetable, but paired with walnuts it creates a beautifully creamy, earthy and satisfying soup. Give it a lift with a splash of sherry vinegar and a garlicky, mildly spicy and smoky crumb topping of fried cauliflower crumbs and walnut pieces. 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped…