the Menu

Looking for some handy recipes? Here’s a MENU of my personal favorites!


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— I love a good repertoire of quick bites, side dishes and small bites for entertaining —

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Savory Steak or Prawn Pho
Vietnamese-inspired Pho from homemade Stocks

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Creamy
With quick pickle of dried apricots and pistachio crumble

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Easy Salt-Cured Egg Yolks
An easy umami add on to all your savory dishes

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Garlic Confit
Both the Garlic AND the resulting infused Olive Oils are amazing with this pantry staple

Tuna Spread and
Nicoise Olive Spread
A perfect snacking or charcuterie board accompaniment with some Flatbread!

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Fresh Marmelade
Going through loads of citrus over summer or during Mandarin Orange season? Try a Marmalade

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Flavored Sauerkrauts
Super adaptive, Sauerkrauts can have limitless flavors AND uses


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— Main dishes for Lunch or Dinner, for your gastronomic pleasure —

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Savory Steak or Prawn Vietnamese-inspired
We make a LOT of Stock in our house, which means we also make a LOT of Pho!

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Passionate Puttanesca Sauce
This Puttanesca Sauce is so easy to make, requires no pre-cooking, and freezes or cans really well. Ready?

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Poached Quail Egg Ravioli
Pan-fried sole in butter and served with brown butter sauce, parsley and lemon

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Best Green Beans Ever
A bit of crunchy, juicy, acidic, savory and umami all rolled into one

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Soul Soup – Cauliflower and Leek
Incredibly versatile, I call this Cauliflower + Leek Soup Base my SOUL SOUP.

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Using Random Pantry or Fridge Items
Need some ideas for what to do with lots of … anything? Take a look!

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Grilled Fall Vegetables w Fig Jam
Evolving traditions in 2020 can mean exciting new twists on favorite dishes!


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— Have you been reading ‘a story of belonging’, my journey in finding my place in the Kitchen? Well each chapter comes with an accompanying simple Recipe! Check them out —

(find recipes at the end of each story chapter)

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Chapter 1
Garlic 4 Ways Frog Legs
From catching frogs as a country-kid, to eating them in Parisian cafés…

Chapter 2
Lucious Liver Pâtés
Decadent and high in iron, Liver was one of the few childhood dishes I enjoyed

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Chapter 3
Decadent Lamb Lasagna
A ‘treat meal’ served for guests growing up, this one-dish-meal is still a decadent one

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Chapter 4
Prawns 4 Ways
Who knew a few hours with friends on a cliffside could conjure buckets of yum…

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Chapter 5
Crispy Soft Sourdough Pizza
After McDonald’s, I worked for a Pizza Restaurant – the start of a career in food?

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Chapter 6
Frozen Fruit Fondues
Chocolate covered frozen Bananas is probably the thing I look forward to most!

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Chapter 7
Blood Orange Gizzard Salad
These memories of cycling along the south of France are still SO very vivid…

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Chapter 8
Mango Sabayon Tart
This boy would pick oddly elliptical orange and green fruits from the trees to eat…

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Chapter 9
Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce
Sundays with Nana meant British Roast Beef, Yorkshires – and Cauli w CHEESE…

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Chapter 10
Caramelized Alliums
He used all these strange ingredients I had never heard of like Vidalia Onions…

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Chapter 11
Rustic Rabbit Rillettes
Quaint old town areas that dedicated entire restaurant menus to Le Lapin…

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Chapter 12
Vietnamese Chicken
From Vietnam through gun-wielding pirates across wild, uncontrollable seas…

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