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Whipped pumpkin hummus recipe

This is my new favourite hummus. For some reason my straight up hummus is usually pretty bland and I have to up the salt considerably to boost the flavour. With this one I don’t, it’s got a delicious sweetness to it and a great texture. You’ll love it.

Fresh Broad Bean Falafel Recipe

Once you’ve had freshly made falafel, it’s hard to turn back. Besides, it’s a great way to utilise delicious broad beans which are in abundance at the moment. You’ll need to soak the chickpeas overnight, so make sure you begin this recipe a day ahead.

How to prepare artichokes

I think artichokes are delicious, but whenever I serve them to guests, most admit to not preparing them themselves because they are too time consuming to deal with or they just don’t know how. They are super easy to prepare and with my step by step instructions you’ll be eating…

Silverbeet, Haloumi & Mint Gozleme Recipe

I served this tasty gozleme as a pre-quel to our slow roasted lamb for Easter lunch. I must admit, I get a warm fuzzy feeling watching kids chow down on super greens like silverbeet, I can’t help but feel that I’ve kicked some serious parenting goals. Speaking of goals, I’m…

Garlicky Chickpeas and Spinach Recipe

Exciting times in the Mish Delish hood. 3 quick overseas trips in quick succession, the renovation of our new house is nearing completion, and a brand spanking new Mish Delish website is well underway. This healthy, delicious and nutritious feel good recipe takes like a soupy hummus and is just the…

Pumpkin & Polenta Bread Recipe

Whenever I go out for breakfast and there is corn bread on the menu, I order it. I particularly love the borderline savoury and sweet factor and it just goes so well with poached eggs and avocado. I’ve actually never made corn bread before, but, I had some leftover mashed…

Vegetable & Barley Soup Recipe

I did a readers choice callout on Facebook, and it seems a good vegetable & barley soup recipe is needed. So here it is. We can’t get enough of tasty hearty soups in Melbourne, particularly when the weather takes a turn for the worst. Remember, soup is all about the…

Vegetable Spelt Pie Recipe

This is what I make when I’m low on supplies and in need of a healthy, low maintenance dinner. In this case I had a sweet potato, a couple of carrots, some beans and zucchini on hand, plus a few other pantry basics. A little can go a long way,…

Fresh Tomato Soup Recipe

I’m cooking a lot of vegetarian dishes at the moment. It’s not really a conscious thing, it’s just that there is still so much gorgeous summery produce at the markets and I want to make the most of it while it lasts. This is yummy with my Spelt Pesto Scrolls…

Blistered Padron Peppers Recipe

I bought some Padron Peppers at the Veg Out Farmers market last weekend. I first tried them at Cutler and Co, blistered to perfection in a hot pan with olive oil and sprinkled liberally with sea salt. They make great dinner party theatre as most of the chillies are sweet…

How to prepare Artichokes

Hands up if you can’t be bothered with fresh artichokes? They are really easy to prepare, once you know how, and taste so amazing fresh. Australia’s artichoke season is nearly done, so I thought I’d sneak this post in, just in time. Follow my step by step guide and you…

Roasted Beetroot & Haloumi Risotto

I picked up some beautiful organic beetroot over the weekend and whipped up this very tasty risotto with it. The colour was so stunning and I’m certain that this played a part in the girls liking it so much. I mean how could a little girl refuse pink rice for dinner?…

Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato Sugo

This gnocchi is light and fluffy and not stodgy at all. It’s also super easy and quick to make. My kids love it with just tomato sugo but you could serve it with pesto, cured meats, ragu, whatever you feel like. (I usually make a big batch as the uncooked…

Mushroom Lasagna

Some really beautiful mushroom varieties are popping up at the market at the moment. So, I was delighted when Kat chose mushrooms for The Mum & The Chef this week. It doesn’t really matter what variety of mushrooms you use for this dish but it’s good to mix up the…

Beetroot Ravioli (Casunziei)

Summer just ain’t summer without beetroot, one of my favourite ingredients. I cook with it loads and love its versatility in both sweet and savoury dishes. Beetroot and dark chocolate are a match made in heaven and its hard to go past roasted beetroot in a salad or dip. It’s…

Margherita Pizza with Zucchini Flowers

Those of us growing zucchinis in kitchen gardens will soon be picking them in abundance and forever trying to think of new and innovative ways to cook with them. Unfortunately, my homegrown zucchini are still a little way from harvest, but they are nicely propagated and coming along well. With…

Mouthwatering Salt & Pepper Tofu

Photography can’t demonstrate crispiness, I’m afraid. After many failed attempts of making crispy tofu, calamari or whatever it may be, I can assure you that potato flour is the key! I can never make enough of this stuff, it is so delicious. And, there’s something really satisfying watching my kids…

The Crispiest Corn Fritter Recipe

Now, isn’t this just the perfect light dinner or brunch? Everybody loves these in my house. Topped with freshly made guacamole, what’s not to like? Guacamole1 Hass avocado1/4 cup Cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped1 Garlic clove, finely crushed1 Lime, juicedCorn fritters2 Corn cobs, husks and silks removed2 Spring onions, thinly sliced1 Birds-eye…

Passionfruit Melting Moments

I baked these delicious melt in your mouth treats on the weekend and there’s only one left … oink, oink.You can be quite experimental with the fillings, just substitute the passionfruit for whatever you like. Rose water and a drop of pink colouring is a hit with my girls.You’ll need:280g…

Wild strawberry macarons

I set myself a personal challenge to make macarons on the weekend. They’re definitely not easy to get right, but I was pretty happy with my first attempt. If you want to give them a go, have all your ingredients on hand, triple sifted, and your electronic scales ready to…

Spring Onion Pancake Recipe

One of my favourite bloggers published a rather special spring onion pancake recipe recently. Those of you that have not tried these tasty snacks at yum cha or the like, do yourself a favour. But as Jess rightly points out, they have to be done right or not at all,…

Roasted Beetroot Dip Recipe

This is a regular when I entertain. Grill some yummy turkish bread or ciabatta to scoop up the deliciousness. My girls are drawn to the beautiful vibrant colour and eat it by the bucket load, which is fantastic because it’s really healthy too.You’ll need:3 medium fresh beetroot1 lemon squeezed1/2 cup…

Welcome to the world Lucie!

Baby no.3 has arrived safely and is thankfully very good at sleeping and eating (just like her mum). Now that I’ve adapted to 5 hours sleep a night, you’ll see regular posts from me again. It feels good to be back in the kitchen, I must say.

Soup with an Indian twist

I find plain old pumpkin soup a bit boring, so I spiced up my usual recipe and it worked a treat.Pumpkin soup with Indian spicesServes 2 adults & 2 kids1 butternut pumpkin, skinned & chopped into large chunks1 – 2 litres of chicken or vegetable stock (you need just enough…

Tuber melanosporum

Lashed out last week and purchased a sizeable fresh black truffle. The truffle originates from Manjimup in Western Australia.Image courtesy of The wine & truffle companyThis ugly yet beautiful gem is permeating some eggs in the fridge before I turn it into a degustation of truffled delights for some special…

Family time | Herby Crumbed Mushrooms

Apologies for the unexplained absence. I’ve been in Byron Bay enjoying the culinary joys of others for a change and then had a beautiful weekend away with my extended family (25 members in total) to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday.The weekend long party involved a cosy lodge in the heart…

4 hr lamb

If you like your lamb velvety soft & falling apart with simple flavours, this dish is for you. Best of all it takes a few minutes to prepare, put it into the oven and forget about it. 4 hr lamb greek styleServes 2 adults & 2 kidsYou’ll need:Lamb1/2 butterflied leg…

Pomegranate harvest

Pomegranates are so beautiful and delicious. They provide such amazing vibrancy and flavour to middle eastern dishes, in particular. Unfortunately, however, they do have a relatively short season in the southern hemisphere (March – May). I’ve almost left my run too late this year, but I’ve seeded as many as…

May delights

May brings us understated vegetables & fruits, such as cauliflower, celeriac and quinces, but with a little imagination they can be brought alive and made truly delectable.We had a beautiful mother’s day lunch at Lavandula Farm in Hepburn Springs, lunch there never seems to disappoint. So glad we booked though as…

Zucchini Harvest

My parents live in Gippsland on a small acreage, I grew up there and I always love returning home for some peace and quiet and to be spoilt with my mums delicious cooking. Mum is definitely responsible for nurturing my passion for food and cooking but dad is very much…

March delights

I’m obsessed with figs and we’re lucky enough to have a neighbours fig tree share our backyard. Due to the weird weather the tree hasn’t been as abundant as usual, but I intend to pick some up at the market this week and show you an amazing fig & prosciutto…