A chef’s guide to plant-based protein

The world of plant-based protein in the food service industry is growing rapidly and it’s not just limited to bland tofu! While legume-based burgers are still very popular and highly nutritious, there are other kinds of burgers and other fast-food favourites that are now being made in a lab, rather than on a farm. The […]

Tropical breakfast quinoa

Well it’s been a while since I wrote a recipe for this website as we have been busy moving, working – and formally marrying. With a bounty of tropical fruit at our new backdoor step, I couldn’t resist creating this morning’s nutritious breakfast with handpicked fruit from our garden that features tropical plants tamarillo, mango, […]

Glacier 51 toothfish with miso butter

Nestled in the remote sub-Antarctic region, a staggering 4,109 km away from mainland Australia, lies the formidable Heard Island—one of the most unforgiving islands on the planet. At its southern tip, the awe-inspiring Glacier 51, also known as 51 Glacier, cascades into the perilous icy waters that envelop the island, creating an optimal habitat for […]

Understanding umami

Many cultures have a category of taste. In Ayurveda, a system of traditional medicine native to India foods, are classified into six tastes (rasas). However, many foods have more than one taste. Ayurvedic healers recommend that you include all of these six tastes at each main meal you eat. Each taste has a balancing ability, […]

Hot cross bun cake with coconut toffee sauce

Now this hot cross bun cake with coconut toffee sauce is dairy-free and dripping in gorgeous coconut-toffee sauce and infused with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, anise, figs & dates this is the ultimate dairy-free Easter Feaster for sharing. NOTE: This dough needs at least 6 hours or overnight to rise/ proof perfectly. We created this recipe […]

Home is where the art is

Weekend Australian – Home is where the art is Lifting our spirits in the Mansion section of the Weekend Australian 23/3/2024, Normie and I opened our home and hearts to Angela Saurine who writes: “After being separated on opposite sides of the NSW-Queensland border for much of the Covid-19 pandemic, Normie Rowe and Samantha Gowing are happy to […]

How to slow cook lamb shoulder with figs and olives

As Easter approaches, the culinary traditions surrounding this sacred holiday come to life with vibrant flavours and symbolic ingredients. Among these, lamb holds a special place, deeply rooted in religious symbolism and cultural significance. The tender and succulent nature of lamb, combined with its historical associations with sacrifice and redemption, makes it a fitting centerpiece […]

How to price yourself into your market

One of the biggest issues health practitioners, cafe owners and chefs face is how to price their product effectively. In particular, health practitioners, in particular, are a shy mob when it comes to billing and they find it challenging to charge their true worth. So let’s take a look at what holds one person back […]

Top 10 Reasons to Self Publish

Did you know that between 400,000 and 600,000 books are self-published each year? If you’re a writer, self-publishing is now a proven, trustworthy and effective avenue for getting your work into the public domain. As far back as 2009, The New York Times highlighted the impact of the financial crisis on an already struggling publishing industry, […]

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