Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing

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Australia Day Lamb Koftas

Australia Day strikes a bittersweet note on our calendar signalling the end of long summer holidays and heralding the return to work and school. Many Aussies honour the landing of white man onto this great southern land, while others prefer to label it Invasion Day. Whatever your beef, there’s no better way to get ready […]


West Australian sardines with minted quinoa, currant and pinenuts

Sardines are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids which have an anti-inflammatory action and beneficial to the nervous system. Quinoa is native to the Andean region of South America, the principal food of the area. The leaves are similar to the spinach plant and seeds are cultivated for their nutritious protein and calcium components. High in […]


Superfood Protein Smoothie

Here’s a favourite protein smoothie packed full of protein, fresh berries and abundant superfoods. This ol’ smoothie is always a hit anytime of the day. If you’re wanting to restore your gut health or lose weight in January, then I recommend you do not use frozen berries or add ice to your smoothie as it […]


Superfoods Masterclass Sept. 1st

There’s a couple of seats left for next weekend’s Melbourne Masterclass. This is the last Melbourne class for the year. Can you come? Hope so, here’s the details. __________________________ Organic Superfoods Masterclass NEXT CLASS: 1st September  2012 12pm HURRY! LIMITED AVAILABILITY $250 inclusive of HANDS ON class, lunch and nutrition handbook Register or call 0411 852 […]


The Princess and the Pauper

As it’s Melbourne Cup day in Australia, I thought I’d re-post a traditional racing recipe that is all about celebration and not so healthy. There’s still time to make these snappy little sangas – recipe below –  before you head out to the track. Before you go racing to the market, I want to trot […]


Mackerel Escabeche

This quick and easy fish dish is a highlight of many a cooking class. Simple to prepare and usually requires just a quick visit to your favourite fishmonger. Best with an oily white fish such as spotted or Spanish mackerel. Can be served warm or cold, as an appetiser, entree or mixed through a warm […]


Salad of smoked trout with quinoa

This recipe was originally created for a segment on What’s Up Down Under TV with Frankie J Holden, which you can watch here. The shoot was at Hastings Point, about 25 minutes north of Byron Bay on a very windy weekend morning. Frankie J was just hilarious and we had a ball together! I’ve swapped […]