Fish and Vegetable Stew

In an effort to eat more fish, I picked up this recipe from a Michelle Bridges cook book (of The Biggest Loser Australia fame, The No Excuses Cookbook). With very simple flavours and almost no effort, it seemed like a good addition to our weeknight dinner rotation. While the basic premise is easy and creates…

Zucchini Slice

I have been making this Zucchini Slice for years. I’ve made it countless times, and often can make it from memory. It’s adaptable and can easily suit vegetables you have. It’s also perfect to make the day before and take into work for lunch. I prefer to serve it warm, but it can easily be…

Cottage Pie

Winter is fast approaching here in Melbourne. As the temperature drops, the clouds darken and the kitchen becomes a welcome place of comfort and warmth. What better way to feed such desires than a cottage pie? I’ve been making this for many years and have yet to receive any complaints. It’s easy to increase the quantity and freeze the spare pie for…

Spaghettini con le Melanzane (Spaghettini with Eggplant)

Pasta, is a food I take for granted. My grandparents emigrated to Australia from Southern Italy. My paternal grandfather in 1921, and my remaining grandparents in the 1950s.  I sometimes think about the difficult choices they made; I discovered when I visited Ellis Island in 2006 that my paternal grandfather John had originally lived in New York…