Category Archives: Nut Free

Nut Free Recipes

August 30

Coq Au Vin with Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil Mash

This dish sums up winter for me, a rich & hearty French chicken & mushroom stew with delicious mash potato, a glass of red, while sitting in front of the open fire. I thought it was only fitting as my last winter post of the year, to cook up my favourite winter meal. Cooking this fills […]

August 27

Corn Fritters with Tomato Relish & Avocado

Do you have a signature dish? This has become mine. One friend has gone as far to say, that if he had to pick his last meal, these fritters would be his choice. Big call! And of course, I am not horrible enough to send him pictures of corn fritters every time I make them……..”insert […]

August 23

Fennel, Chilli & Pork Ragu

I haven’t had an oven since Christmas (yes, my oven broke on Christmas Day while cooking lunch for 12 people). For some reason, getting the part needed to fix the thermostat seems to be in the too-hard basket for repairers. The oven currently knows only one temperature, and unfortunately nothing I want to cook requires […]

August 20

Lemon & Garlic Stuffed Artichokes

A couple of weekends ago I went to a food styling and photography course with Billy Law from A Table For Two workshops. I have done a bit of photography before and thought this food blogging thing would be a breeze, until I realised two things. Firstly, I haven’t done any photography for a long […]

August 17

Pickled Jalapeño’s

I love the flavour of chilli (peppers) but I am a novice when it comes to heat. I am a lot better than I used to be, I used to find satay sauce hot. After years of building up my tolerance, I can now take a mid range heat. My husband on the other hand, […]

August 14

Mexican Rice with Chicken, Black Beans & Quinoa

How about some super healthy mexican? Completely guilt free… not a trace of cheese or sour cream in sight! While this recipe may not be quite authentic, it’s a bit of a concoction I came up with, adding a bit of this and that until it came together, but boy did it taste good! I’m […]

August 10

Cherry Chocolate Crackles

(gluten, dairy, soy, egg & nut free) I’m not sure if I forgot just how good they are, or if these ones were just really good, but I think we need to reclaim the good old chocolate crackle back from the kids table. I became so obsessed with making chocolate crackles this week, I was […]

August 07

Mixed Mushroom & Thyme Risotto with Lemon Infused Oil

(gluten, egg, soy & nut free ) A good risotto is a labour of love, and like all good love stories, I’ve found a little alcohol never goes astray 😉 There is a half a glass of wine in this recipe, which leaves plenty for you to enjoy a glass or two during the 30-40 […]

August 03

Char Sui Pork & Prawn Rice Paper Rolls

(gluten, dairy, egg & nut free) While the produce where I live in the Blue Mountains is great, it is lacking in diversity. Luckily I work in the Inner West of Sydney, which has a real mixing pot of cultures. I love going to different areas and visiting shops that have amazing food and produce available. […]

July 31

Cafe de Paris Butter with Steak

I love a good steak, my problem is that I am pretty bad at cooking them. I’d have a better chance of getting one of Adriano Zumbo’s cakes right, than I am of cooking a perfectly juicy, medium-rare steak. Luckily, this recipe has saved my steaks for years.  It is a recipe for Cafe de […]

July 29

Cumquat & Blood Orange Marmalade

When I was little, our neighbour had a huge cumquat tree that used to hang over our side of the fence. I loved them. I hadn’t seen them for years until I visited a friends house and they had a tree full of ripe fruit. I excitedly grabbed a handful and popped them straight into […]

July 26

Caramelised Pumpkin & Onion Pizza with Goat Cheese Feta

(gluten, cow’s dairy, egg, soy & nut free, vegetarian) My first attempt at gluten & cow’s dairy free pizza using buffalo mozzarella didn’t go well. I read that some people with cows milk intolerance, can have buffalo milk. While it tasted amazing, it turns out buffalo’s are way too closely related to cows for me. […]

July 23

Lemon & Parsley Chicken Schnitzel with Garlic Coleslaw

(gluten, dairy, egg, soy & nut free) I have been really trying to keep positive about changing my diet, but this weekend, I took a trip down self-pity lane. After a few weeks with no soy, I took my chance on a soy coffee, since soy came up as a mild intolerance. I haven’t had […]

July 19

Pork, Apple & Thyme Meatballs in Tomato Chilli Sauce

(gluten, dairy, egg, soy & nut free) I get excited about strange things. My local butcher sells mostly free range meat, and when I asked if they had any pork mince, they told me to pick whichever cut I wanted and they would mince it for me. For some reason, the idea of freshly minced […]

July 17

Lime, Lemongrass & Green Chilli Chicken

(gluten, dairy, egg, soy & nut free) This is one of my favourite chicken dishes. I’ve been cooking it for years, and was so happy to find that I can still have it. Just roughly chop up all the paste ingredients and throw them in a food processor. If you don’t have a processor, you […]