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Lime & Sesame Prawn Toast

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like toast? You’d have to mad not to love it, or at least a version of it. From good old vegemite on toast for breakfast, to tomato and basil sourdough bruschetta for lunch and then a wickedly decadent brioche French toast with maple syrup and whipped butter for dessert! There […]

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Mango with Coconut Sticky Rice

For as long as I can remember I’ve always yearned for the exotic, something less familiar. As a kid I never dug domestic cats and dogs, I wanted a white tiger as a pet. When all of my friends went to schoolies on the Gold Coast, I chose to live with a family in rural […]

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Going Gaga for Mama Baba

I grew up believing that I didn’t really like Italian food, and rightly so. What I knew to be Italian food was my Aunty’s stodgy lasagne, the pasta was cardboardy, the filling so dense you could have knocked someone out by throwing a slice of it at their head (perhaps better then digesting it?). Or […]

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Dani & Hayden’s Chicken Tostadas

If I could press a magic button and be transported anywhere in the world, the beaches of Mexico, with an icy cold margarita in one hand and a serving of chicken tostadas in the other, would be high on my wish list. Sadly this technology has not yet been invented so I’m just going to […]

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Pork Satay with Pickled Cucumber Salad

When I lived in Vietnam, I spent a lot of time hanging out at a very dodgy backpacker lodge in Hanoi strangely titled ‘A-Z Queens Café.’ I still ponder the relevance this place had to the English alphabet or the Queen? Nonetheless, the one asset ‘A-Z’ had was its tiny balcony that allowed backpackers like […]

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Son in Law Eggs

There are a few theories as to why these delectable deep fried eggs drizzled with a sticky Thai sauce are indeed called ‘Son in Law Eggs.’ Some suggest a son in law once cooked them to impress his mother in law, a more scandalous speculation (and the one I like more) is that if a mother […]

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