Naked Burgers

Now starting to go into the seventh week out of my ten week challenge, it’s surprising to not only discover that some parts are getting easier, but also realise that there are always new and inventive ways to inflict pain on us. For example, last weekend I was too tired to post, as the workout…

Beef Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

What a whirlwind it has been these last couple of weeks! The start of my new job coincided with the start of the transformation challenge at my gym, and of course the first thing my body did was catch a cold. My body took it harder than usual as the week before I had been…

Taiwanese Beef Stew Noodle Soup

It’s supposedly 18 degrees today but with the sideways rain it’s feeling more like 9 degrees. The secretary at my work has had the worst luck of booking a Vivid light show cruise – for those not in Australia, Vivid is a two-week long event when Sydney city puts on their flashiest light shows and…

Beef & Beer Masterclass @ Mumu Grill

I remember my very first good steak like it was yesterday. It was at a law school function, funnily enough – as I’ve always found that food mass-produced for functions with your alternate style of serving tends to come out average at best. Before this time, I had only ever had your usual rump and sirloin…

Osso Bucco

With the winter chill starting to seep its way into our homes in the evenings, my eye has been more drawn to the casserole and slow-cook style recipes in my collection of cookbooks and online databases of recipes. I’ve been wanting to try slow-cooking for some time, with rich, round-bodied flavours similar to my Coq…

Jones the Grocer

The sad reality is, I’ve always been a girl with an appetite. I enjoy chips with my burgers, tempura with my sushi, ice cream with my desserts. My gluttonous love for food in any shape or form knows no bounds, but what I do make sure is that if I splurge on a particularly decadent…

Teriyaki Beef & Soba Noodles

I love a good steak, and a lot of the time I can’t be bothered to wait until I hit a gastropub to get my fill of red meat. For a good steak at home, I like to buy an eye-fillet cut (the perfect size for one) and I cook it (just salt, ground pepper…

Beef Carpaccio with Strawberries Vincotto

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like I’ll be on Masterchef Australia this year! I attended the auditions on Wednesday afternoon for a Mystery Box with thirteen other people in my round to try my luck. The Mystery Box ingredients were: chicken maryland, chicken breast, a lemon, a wedge of ricotta, 100g of dark chocolate, a beetroot,…

Longrain

I have to say, Sydney ranks up there as being downright miserable when it rains in winter! One week not too long ago it rained non-stop, and it was on a Friday evening that I was visiting Longrain Restaurant in Surry Hills with an all-ladies group. This wasn’t your usual group of six women though…