STUFFED BUTTERCUP PUMPKIN

Recipe and images by Amber Bremner Stuffed vegetables may not be at the cutting edge of modern cuisine, but I still love them for their homely vibes and let’s face it, they make a stunning centrepiece when you feel like making an effort. This buttercup is stuffed with a tasty mixture of wild rice, chunks […]

Pesto alla Trapanese

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Brydie Thompson This traditional dish from the Trapani region in Sicily is one we learnt to make on our Taste of Sicily 2023 tour.  Taught in an old monastery in the stunning hill top town of Erice, we learnt not only how to make this dish, including hand rolling the pasta, […]

KIWI BANH MI

Words and image Amber Bremner A Vietnamese banh mi on the side of the road in Hanoi will win your heart. A DIY banh mi made at home won’t be exactly the same without the ethereally light yet crisp Vietnamese bread, but trust me when I say you can still pack a bright and tasty […]

VEGAN MUFFULETTA

Words and images Amber Bremner A muffuletta is an Italian sandwich invented in New Orleans, typically layering meats, cheese, and olives inside a loaf of great bread. Here I’ve assembled layers of tasty plant-based antipasti inside a loaf of sourdough. Everything is done the day before, so the loaf can chill (and set somewhat) overnight […]

Tofu, Shiitake + Rice Cake Skewers with Gochujang Sauce

Words and images by Emma Galloway Veggie skewers can all too often be a lacklustre combination of vegetables, charred and then served as is. But with a little bit of love, they can be flavour-packed meals in their own right. I’ve given oven and frying pan options for cooking, but they can also be popped […]

Panelle

Words Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Ashlee Decaires I recently returned from our Taste of Sicily tour (2023) where we enjoyed such amazing food.  Many of the dishes that stood out were ridiculously simple, and panelle was a great example of this. We enjoyed it freshly fried standing in the bustling market of Palermo as well as […]

AVOCADO AND PEANUT SUSHI HAND ROLLS

Words and Images by Amber Bremner Sushi hand rolls (or temaki sushi) are basically a rolled cone of seaweed, wrapped around rice and fillings. Once the rice is made they’re very quick and easy to make (much less faff then making traditional sushi rolls at home), child friendly and a bit of fun. We serve […]

Carrot Salad

A good carrot salad is a cheap and easy dish to make any time of year. This one goes beautifully with lamb koftas or barbequed meat or halloumi. Make it ahead of time, as this salad is great once it has had time for the flavours to soak in. ½ cup raisins ½ cup orange […]

Pickled Carrots

These quick and easy pickled carrots are great. We have served it here on a bao bun with a slice of pork belly. It is also nice on traditional roast meat sammies or on a platter with cheese and cured meats, adding both a pop of colour and texture. 1–2 large carrots ½ cup rice […]

Buckwheat Pancakes with Tamarillo

Buckwheat is a gluten free seed that’s packed with nutrition. I love to incorporate it in our breakfasts, and this simple pancake recipe would have to be one of the easiest ways. Whole buckwheat (referred to as buckwheat groats) is soaked overnight, before being rinsed and blended with a few more ingredients to make pancake […]