Smoked Fish & Lentil Stew with Dumplings

First of all, I hope you’re all doing okay. We’re all in a really weird place right now – some of us are on the front lines, others are working from home, and some are struggling to fill time where work once sat. Whatever your situation, stay safe, and do what you have to in…

Baked Salmon with Basil & Lemon Potato Salad

Okay, this is going to be fast and easy – just like riding the Waltzers – so there won’t be the usual level of banter (I’m sure my brother will be delighted). I’m tired, and there’s every possibility that I’ll fall asleep shortly after writing this — so let’s be brief, my fine, citrus-seeking friends….

5-Minute Vermicelli Noodle Soup

A “recipe” for when you have a few minutes, a kettle, and a hankering for a meal that will make every possible attempt to escape the bowl and splatter the front of your shirt with its delicious broth. Do not eat this if you are wearing a white shirt – unless you have a bib….

Fish & Potato Chowder

If you don’t look at that title and read it like you’re in a very specific scene from the Simpsons, I’m not sure how you’ve managed to walk through life unchanged by such an iconic episode. Isla and I literally couldn’t get through the process of making this meal without shouting ‘chow-der‘ at least twice…

Leek & Parmesan Risotto with Baked Pesto-Crusted Salmon

Here we go folks – it’s the return of the too-long title. Will we survive, or will we be lost to its megalomaniacal clutches? Only time will tell. Batten down the hatches and get your stoutest all-terrain trousers on, for we’ve a storm to weather.* Or something. Now that we’ve all been revived by our…

Lightly Fried Fish Fillets

I’m gonna level with you: while these are indeed lightly fried fish fillets, I could definitely have named them something else. I could’ve gone with something a little more informative, like “Herbed Panko-Crusted Basa”, which is what this is; I could even have gone one step further and somehow intimated to you that I’m serving…

Cauliflower Fishcakes

Cauliflower – the best vegetable? It’s a very real possibility. I’ll eat it pretty much any way it comes, including roasted, boiled, pureed, and smothered in cheese sauce. I mean, that last one isn’t particular to cauliflower; I’ll eat anything smothered in cheese sauce. Even kidney beans, probably*. The only thing I’m not really sold…

Breakfast Round-up

Whether or not you agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you can’t deny that it is varied, wondrous, and often slightly bizarre. While I prefer brunch, the potential of the humble brekkie cannot be denied; so here are a few of my favourite breakfasts, varying from 2-minute simplicity to… well,…

Tuna & Artichoke Niçoise Salad

Salad is pretty boring – let’s just get that out there. Consuming leaves, as a concept, is a bit sad, but there are ways that you can make these things less punishing. For example, drowning said leaves in salad dressing, or putting the leaves one by one into a deep fat fryer. HOWEVER, this does…

Smoked Tofu Pad Thai

I GOT SICK AGAIN. Or rather, I thought I was better and foolishly decided to try and eat normal food; naturally, my body was having none of that, and I therefore had one of the most uncomfortable Easter weekends in living memory. I hope with every ounce of my exhausted body that yours was better than…