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Melbournian foodie living in Dublin. Recipes, reviews and food tourism.

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Cockles in a white wine sauce, flavoured with sweet paprika, chilli, garlic and tomato. This simple seafood dish takes only 20 minutes to get on the table. Perfect with crusty bread or french fries. Cockles, Wine Sauce, Irish Recipes, Seafood Dishes, Eat Right, French Fries, White Wine, Delicious Food, Garlic

Pipis in white wine (cockles)

Cockles in a white wine sauce, flavoured with sweet paprika, chilli, garlic and tomato. This simple seafood dish takes only 20 minutes to get on the table. Perfect with crusty bread or french fries.

Cockles in a white wine sauce, flavoured with sweet paprika, chilli, garlic and tomato. This simple seafood dish takes only 20 minutes to get on the table. Perfect with crusty bread or french fries. Cockles, Wine Sauce, Irish Recipes, Seafood Dishes, Eat Right, French Fries, White Wine, Delicious Food, Garlic

Pipis in white wine (cockles)

Pipis in a white wine sauce, flavoured with sweet paprika, chilli, garlic and tomato. This simple seafood dish takes only 20 minutes to get on the table. Perfect with crusty bread or french fries.

Fried chicken and waffles with a twist Fried Chicken And Waffles, Irish Recipes, Waffle Iron, Most Favorite, Eat Right, Original Recipe, Hot Sauce, Delicious Food, Potato

Fried chicken and waffles with a twist

Who can resist a little home fried chicken atop a tasty waffle?! The chicken has a decent amount of chilli kick from the hot sauce, and a beautifully crunchy exterior. The waffle has a little twist, as it’s made from potato. So it’s basically a rösti but cooked on a waffle iron. Delicious!

Over the last few years this has been my go to recipe for entertaining, as it’s perfect as a canape or a starter. It’s vibrant colour, thanks to beetroot, easily wows guests without too… Salmon Starter, Open Faced Sandwich, Chutneys, Beetroot, Starters, Gin, Vibrant Colors, The Cure, Entertaining

Pink, gin cured salmon (gravlaks)

Over the last few years this has been my go to recipe for entertaining, as it’s perfect as a canape or a starter. It’s vibrant colour, thanks to beetroot, easily wows guests without too…

Over the last few years this has been my go to recipe for entertaining, as it’s perfect as a canape or a starter. It’s vibrant colour, thanks to beetroot, easily wows guests without too… Open Faced Sandwich, Food Is Fuel, Smoked Salmon, Beetroot, Gin, The Cure, Healthy Eating, Tasty, Fruit

Pink, gin cured salmon (gravlaks)

Over the last few years this has been my go to recipe for entertaining, as it’s perfect as a canape or a starter. It’s vibrant colour, thanks to beetroot, easily wows guests without too…

 An Australian classic. Made from fresh pumpkin puree and spiced with cardamon and cinnamon. Perfect with a bit of butter or jam and cream. Pumpkin Scones, Spiced Pumpkin, Pumpkin Puree, Pumpkin Spice, Typical Australian Food, Aussie Food, Irish Recipes, Delicious Food, Bread Recipes

Spiced pumpkin scones

When most people think of typical Australian food they think of pavlovas, meat pies, lamingtons and damper. Back when I was growing up all of these foods were staples, but pumpkins scones were also…

 An Australian classic. Made from fresh pumpkin puree and spiced with cardamon and cinnamon. Perfect with a bit of butter or jam and cream. Pumpkin Scones, Spiced Pumpkin, Pumpkin Puree, Pumpkin Spice, Typical Australian Food, Aussie Food, Irish Recipes, Delicious Food, Bread Recipes

Spiced Pumpkin Scones. An Australian classic. Made from fresh pumpkin puree and spiced with cardamon and cinnamon. Perfect with a bit of butter or jam and cream.

A snapshot on the foodie scene in Melbourne, Australia. Restaurant, cafe and winery reviews. Things to do in Melbourne. Places to eat in Melbourne. Drinking wine in the Yarra Valley. Stuff To Do, Things To Do, Aussie Food, Yarra Valley, Melbourne Australia, Eat Right, Wine Drinks, Foodie Travel, Places To Eat

Food Tourism: Melbourne, Australia.

It feels a little strange to write about Melbourne in the same way that I have with other cities that I have visited. Melbourne is my hometown, it is part of my identity. Despite living in Ireland …

 using lemon, ricotta, basil and parmesan to stuff the courgette flowers and the coating them in a light batter and frying until golden. Perfect for summer dining. Irish Recipes, Eat Right, Ricotta, Parmesan, Asparagus, Basil, Zucchini, Fries, Lemon

Lemon ricotta stuffed courgette (zucchini); using lemon, ricotta, basil and parmesan to stuff the courgette flowers and the coating them in a light batter and frying until golden. Perfect for summer dining.

Beef Wellington made with beef fillet, chicken liver pate, a duxelle and puff pastry is a show stopper main course. Perfect for Christmas dinner, as a Sunday roast or when entertaining friends. Maine, Chicken Liver Pate, Beef Fillet, Beef Wellington, Sunday Roast, Irish Recipes, Roasted Vegetables, Food Dishes, Dinner Recipes

Beef Wellington

The ultimate show stopper for a Sunday roast is the Beef Wellington. It’s famed for being quite difficult to cook, but if you take your time and make sure you let things cool, then it’s…

 Using Christmas pudding, spiced rum and chocolate to make these scrumptious truffles that are perfect at Christmas. Using both dark and white chocolate plus goji berries and mint leaves to decorate. Christmas Truffles, Christmas Pudding, Spiced Rum, Homemade Christmas Gifts, Original Recipe, Cheesecake, Favorite Recipes, Treats, White Chocolate

Christmas Truffles

Back home in Australia, every year it’s my job to do dessert at Christmas. It’s always an ice cream version of the classic Christmas pudding (think vanilla ice cream and boozy fruit wit…

A healthier version of Buffalo wings with a blue cheese dip. The chicken is grilled, not deep fried, and marinated in Frank's Hot sauce. The dip is made with greek yoghurt and not sour cream and mayonnaise. Still tastes amazing. Healthy Dinner Recipes, Appetizer Recipes, Family Meals, Kids Meals, Crockpot Recipes, Soup Recipes, Breakfast Snacks, Buffalo Wings, Irish Recipes

Buffalo wings

Many moons ago, when I was still a teenager, I backpacked around the USA by myself. During my visit there, I came across the awesomeness that is Buffalo wings. At the time, I hated blue cheese and …

“No mix” Banana Bread Moving To Ireland, Healthy Snacks, Healthy Recipes, Eat Right, Baking Soda, Banana Bread, Bananas, Breakfast, Fork

“No mix” Banana Bread

When I first moved to Ireland, I lived in shared accommodation with five other people, four dogs and a cat. I affectionately call it “the crazy house” now but at the time there was very…

 Rice noodles, vietnamese-style marinade, pork meatballs, grated carrot, shredded lettuce and garnish of your choice. Gives a nod to Thịt Nướng (Vietnamese Grilled Pork) and Nước chấm (Vietnamese dipping sauce. Pork Noodles, Rice Noodles, Vietnamese Grilled Pork, Bun Cha, Pork Meatballs, Vietnamese Restaurant, Shredded Carrot, Lettuce, Cravings

Vietnamese-style pork meatball noodles

Back in Melbourne, my family and I would religiously go to a local Vietnamese restaurant every Friday. Now that I live in Ireland, I crave those Friday nights devouring amazing Vietnamese food and …

Pearl barley “risotto” with Lamb – Nik Nak Food. Barley Risotto, Pearl Barley, Lamb Stew, Lamb Dishes, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Foods, Stuffed Mushrooms, Food And Drink, Eat

Pearl barley “risotto” with Lamb

This dish is loosely based on Italy’s Orzotto, or what we would consider a pearl barley version of risotto. Pearl barley is a nutty tasting grain with a great bite to it and is a good alterna…

Pearl barley “risotto” with Lamb – Nik Nak Food. Barley Risotto, Pearl Barley, Lamb Stew, Lamb Dishes, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Foods, Stuffed Mushrooms, Food And Drink, Eat

Pearl barley “risotto” with Lamb

This dish is loosely based on Italy’s Orzotto, or what we would consider a pearl barley version of risotto. Pearl barley is a nutty tasting grain with a great bite to it and is a good alterna…