garlic shrimp & spring veggie stir-fry

It’s not new news that a diet rich in plant-based foods is good for us. Sadly many people, for whatever reasons, have a diet lacking in the necessary nutrients that fruits & veggies offer. Enter garlic shrimp & spring veggie stir-fry. Fifteen minutes & minimal effort is all it takes & you’ll be munching on a…  [Read More]

sticky pork & pear stir-fry

Pork pairs beautifully with fruit – fresh & dried: Apples, grapes, raisins, apricots, prunes, peaches & today…pears. A few weeks ago I won a lovely box of pears from the terrific people at Northwest US pears. They chose my honey thyme roasted parsnip & pears recipe as a winner in a competition they were having on Instagram. Exciting! Even…  [Read More]

chicken, asparagus & baby corn stir-fry

Stir-fries are easy to make, they can be ready in a flash & you can add almost anything to them. To make them you really just need the basics: A decent wok, a good heat source (gas is best), a good, sharp knife & a stir-fry spoon. The trick to a good stir-fry – apart from…  [Read More]

orange cashew chicken

This snappy chicken recipe is a cinch to make and takes less than 30 minutes. I whipped it up for lunch over the weekend for my husband and me. Feel free to serve with some steamed jasmine rice if you like. As much as I’m a rice lover this was nice just wrapped in the lettuce…  [Read More]

pork and mushroom rice noodles

I was going to go for a swim but now it’s pouring with rain. All day it’s been sunny and hot, now it’s a deluge. I’m not complaining, I enjoy a storm after a long hot day. With the heat and humidity back again today I feel like we should be eating salad for dinner…  [Read More]

chicken & cashew stir fry

Sydney, Australia has one of the largest and most vibrant Chinatowns in the world. As a child going out for Chinese food, especially in Chinatown, was a thrill that I still feel today when I go out to eat at a decent Chinese restaurant. My step dad and a Chinese waiter taught me to use…  [Read More]

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