Swedish sandwich cake

Swedish sandwich cake

I’ve always wanted to make one of these as I’m a huge sandwich fan and I love all things Swedish and Scandinavian.  I haven’t made it exactly as you would a traditional smörgåstårta, as I wanted to use ingredients I had already.  However, I tried to think of traditional Swedish things while putting it together; making one layer with a fish[read more…]

Easy spicy tuna & vegetable fried rice

Easy spicy tuna & vegetable fried rice

This is a super easy, fast and delicious recipe for fried rice using a few tinned and frozen things. I love it because I usually have most of the ingredients around and can just throw it together.

Tuna pasta salad

Tuna pasta salad

Normally my salads are low carb affairs but I do enjoy a sort of retro pasta one.  And I really liked this – I mean I love pasta so no surprise there, but the dressing is one of the best things about this – creamy with a hint of lemon, it goes perfectly with the tuna, comforting pasta and crunchy[read more…]

Salmon en Papillote with chilli, ginger & miso soba noodles

Salmon en Papillote with chilli, ginger & miso soba noodles

I eat a lot of salmon as is evidenced by the recipes on this blog (it’s so convenient and healthy), so I’m always looking at different ways to cook it. I really love this Asian inspired recipe with spicy/salty flavours.  The salmon is best cooked until just rare in the middle and once it’s placed[read more…]

Rachel Khoo’s Teriyaki salmon steamed buns

Rachel Khoo’s Teriyaki salmon steamed buns

I’m absolutely obsessed with dumplings and buns and grab them from our food trucks when I can.  So when I received Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook in the mail recently, I immediately zeroed in on this steamed bun recipe in amongst the other delicious looking dishes in this gorgeous cookery book.  You’ll need a bamboo steamer to make[read more…]

Smoked salmon & spinach salad

Smoked salmon & spinach salad

This is a lovely, fresh and healthy salad I made recently.  Now just to warn, it’s quite onion .. y so if you’re not into raw onion I would (Obv), leave out the red onion.  The paper thin slices of vegetables aren’t mandatory but texture wise and as far as flavour goes, they do make this salad[read more…]

Happy Friday and a quick calamari salad

Happy Friday and a quick calamari salad

I love these frozen crumbed calamari rings I’ve been buying lately.  If you want a quick and healthy salad, wash and dry some salad leaves, slice some radish, whip up a quick French dressing, toss in a bowl then scatter over some oven baked calamari rings with a drizzle of aioli. Happy Friday!    

Teriyaki salmon rice bowl with kale and avocado

Teriyaki salmon rice bowl with kale and avocado

I’m really getting into rice bowls lately, they’re such a perfect meal with all their little bits and pieces of crunchy vegies, luscious seafood and comforting rice.  Also, this marinade!  Teriyaki sauce is a perfect mixture of fragrant, spicy, sweet and salty and it goes brilliantly with salmon. This healthy, fresh dish goes well equally with earthy,[read more…]

Brown rice bowl with tuna, avocado & fried egg

Brown rice bowl with tuna, avocado & fried egg

Phew, I needed something to reset my body after a couple of days of eating basically empty (yet delicious) carbs.  This very tasty, healthy rice bowl full of protein and good fat was just the thing!  Nutty brown and wild rice, creamy avocado and fried egg, savoury tuna and some salty Tamari to top it off (and a little[read more…]

Quinoa, cherry tomato, tuna and feta salad

Quinoa, cherry tomato, tuna and feta salad

It’s that time of year when I start getting into clean and healthy salads.  This pretty salad might look light but is really substantial with a decent amount of protein and is packed with grainy quinoa, fresh, sweet tomatoes, crisp spicy radish, smoky tuna and salty feta.  I also added a creamy lemon dressing which topped off an[read more…]

Atlantic salmon with summer mango salsa

Atlantic salmon with summer mango salsa

  Although I love fruit (not a fan of the no sugar/fruit trend currently), I’m not overly keen on fruit with savoury meals although certain fruit works really well; apricots, figs and currants in Moroccan cooking, for example and our lovely Queensland mangoes which go perfectly tossed through salsa.  So for a lovely warm weather meal today,[read more…]

6 easy and delicious ways to introduce more omega 3 into your diet

6 easy and delicious ways to introduce more omega 3 into your diet

The omega 6 -v- omega 3 debate is something I’ve been reading about recently, including lots of conflicting, alarming information.  One thing seems certain; whether we’re talking about heart health or general well-being and preventative health, most of us need more omega 3 fatty acids in our diet and not only that, we also need to[read more…]

Product Review (3) – Tassal smoked salmon (reduced salt) and a recipe for Boxing Day brunch smoked salmon, herb and caramelised red onion frittata

Product Review (3) – Tassal smoked salmon (reduced salt) and a recipe for Boxing Day brunch smoked salmon, herb and caramelised red onion frittata

Ok.  Just imagine Christmas is over and you need a little relief from the indulgent, fattening days of eating and drinking like it’s the end of the world or something.  Today’s recipe is an easy, healthy little brunch which has all deliciousness of what you’d expect from a lazy Sunday morning meal, but guilt free[read more…]

Product Review (2) – Tassal smoked salmon and a recipe for Christmas breakfast feta, avocado, tomato and smoked salmon on sourdough

Product Review (2) – Tassal smoked salmon and a recipe for Christmas breakfast feta, avocado, tomato and smoked salmon on sourdough

Earlier this week, I posted the first of 3 reviews for Tassal salmon.  Today’s recipe uses Tassal’s lovely, rich, thinly sliced smoked salmon inspired by a breakfast trend I spotted recently, the F.A.T. (aka feta, avocado and tomato), the latest breakfast offering in cafes, which is so cool right now, it’s ridiculous. I kid.  It’s a really delicious breakfast and[read more…]

Smoked salmon & herb sandwich with egg free lemon yoghurt aioli

Smoked salmon & herb sandwich with egg free lemon yoghurt aioli

Greek yoghurt is so much a part of my daily diet, I don’t know what I’d do without it.  I tend to buy unsweetened Greek yoghurt rather than the flavoured kind as it’s far healthier and you can add whatever you like to it.  It’s also a wonderfully versatile ingredient for cooking and baking. I loved this version[read more…]

Five simple and healthy lunch ideas

Five simple and healthy lunch ideas

Living in a big city where food is so easily accessible, lunch is one of those meals which is often neglected; it seems more convenient to grab fast food sometimes, especially on stressful days.  It’s just as easy though, and well worth it to whip up a delicious and healthy meal at home in a matter of[read more…]

Tuscan salad with cannellini beans, tuna and olives

Tuscan salad with cannellini beans, tuna and olives

A warm, pretty day.  Just right for this salad. This is an easy, tasty salad I make often in warmer weather.  There’s just something about the fresh rocket, savoury tuna, and creamy beans with a salty hit from the olives that works really well.  There’s also no standing over a hot stove which makes it perfect for[read more…]

Mediterranean tuna and rice pie

Mediterranean tuna and rice pie

This tasty pie with savoury Mediterranean flavours would be great to take on a picnic, or to leave in the fridge for a couple of days for go-to lunches or dinners. As with most dishes inspired by these flavours, it tasted better after being in the fridge for a few hours.  We served this at room temperature[read more…]