Stuffed Chillies (Macha Na Raveya)

Recipe: Laxmi Ganda & Jayshri Ganda This is a tangy and spicy delight. Large sweet chillies are stuffed with a flour based mixture that is lavished with spices then fried. These are amazing! Makes 4 1 small onion, chopped ¼ cup pea flour * 4 tbsp oil, divided 1½ tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp peanuts,…

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Beetroot Curry

Recipe and Photography: Emma Galloway I fell in love with this simple beetroot curry when visiting Sri Lanka in 2016. The array of single vegetable curries on offer, each with slightly different flavour profiles, as well as all the different coconut-based sambols offered alongside, were a vegetable-lover’s dream come true! Don’t get me started on…

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Egg Curry

Recipe and Photography: Emma Galloway If you’re a fan of devilled eggs flavoured with a touch of curry powder, you’re going to love this simple egg curry. If you can get your hands on a Sri Lankan roasted curry powder (or make your own), use that. If not, try a good quality curry powder instead.…

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Rocket, Tomato, Parmesan and Balsamic Vinegar Salad

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Ashlee DeCaires I love a good rocket salad. This version uses a few extra steps to make the most of the simple ingredients, resulting in a stunning salad that will steal the show. fresh rocket tomatoes (large cherry tomatoes or small vine tomatoes are best) extra virgin olive oil salt…

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Risotto 101

Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Brydie Thompson Risottos are so versatile and a lot easier and quicker than most people think. Serve as a complete meal or as a side dish. You can even make risotto cakes out of leftover risotto by shaping into patties and then frying. In spring make the best of fresh…

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Miso Potatoes

Recipe: Lisa Quarrie from Hayes Common | Photography: Brydie Thompson If you haven’t tried these moreish potatoes you’ve been missing out! 2 large Agria potatoes or 2 cups baby (gourmet) potatoes 1 cup aioli or mayonnaise 1 tsp miso paste ½ cup grated Pecorino cheese (or Grana Padano) 1 spring onion extra virgin olive oil…

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Broad Bean Tartine with Cilantro Goat Curd and Pickled Eggs

Recipe: Lisa Quarrie from Hayes Common | Photography: Brydie Thompson These stunning little canapes are perfect in spring with fresh broad beans in season. With local Cilantro goat’s cheese and gorgeous pink stained eggs, they are also a fabulous vegetarian option. 1 cup broad beans, de-shelled ½ clove garlic, crushed and finely chopped small bunch…

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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.…

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Balinese Tempeh and Potato Curry

Recipe and Photography: Amber Bremner Balinese curry starts with a fresh curry paste, or base gede. Some of the ingredients are harder to find outside of Indonesia, but there are easy substitutions that can be made for most of them. If you can’t find fresh or dried galangal, leave it out and double the quantity…

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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…

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