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Pasta Bake Recipe (Meat Free)

Pasta Bake Recipe (Meat Free)

Pasta Bake Recipe (Meat Free) For anyone that’s tried my Aunty Rosie’s Pasta Bake with meatballs, it is the true definition of comfort food. It’s a soft, flavour full bake with pockets of mozzarella that seem to stretch for miles, and juicy meatballs hidden within the layers of pasta. My Aunt’s recipe requires a particular combination...
Baked Feta Recipe

Baked Feta Recipe

Baked Feta Recipe Now that I have a little one to look after, my spare time is limited and my cooking style has adjusted with it.  Simple dishes have become the flavour of the year. I have also become best friends with my oven, a saviour for the majority of my meals which now involve...
Broccoli and Ricotta Pasta

Broccoli and Ricotta Pasta

Broccoli and Ricotta Pasta This is my Mother’s recipe for Broccoli and Ricotta Pasta. It’s a very nourishing meal that can be made quickly when you’re low on time. It’s simple and flavourful, and it can feed a little army. The broccoli adds to the freshness of the dish, while the creamy ricotta adds an element of decadence....
Re-visiting Locavore Restaurant Ubud

Re-visiting Locavore Restaurant Ubud

Locavore Restaurant Ubud Re-visiting this award-winning gem on the island of Bali.   Locavore is always at the top of my list whenever someone asks me for a restaurant recommendation in Bali. I first visited the Ubud based restaurant in 2015 and I haven’t stopped talking about it since. In 2016, the restaurant was ranked number...
Eggplant Cannelloni Recipe

Eggplant Cannelloni Recipe

  Eggplant Cannelloni by Toni Curcio Serves 4-6 people   This delicious dish comes straight out of my Mum’s recipe repertoire. It is a simple Italian vegetarian dish that uses eggplants instead of traditional cannelloni pasta shells filled with ricotta and spinach. She also tops them with passata sauce. We often eat Mum’s Eggplant Cannelloni as a main...
Tom Yam Soup with Mushrooms

Tom Yam Soup with Mushrooms

  Tom Yam, Thailand’s famous hot and sour soup has got to be one of my all-time favourite Thai dishes. All the elements of Thai cuisine gather together beautifully in this sweet, salty, hot, sour concoction bursting with flavour, aroma and texture. There are many versions of the iconic Tom Yam soup, but I will...
Travel: Echuca Moama

Travel: Echuca Moama

Junction Bar at Junction Moama – image supplied by Junction Moama   Back in April, the DC team was invited to enjoy a very special weekend away in the twin towns of Echuca Moama. Echuca Moama is a two and a half hour drive from Melbourne’s CBD. The town of Echuca is located on the banks of the...
Potato Fritters

Potato Fritters

  When it comes to go-to recipes, I like them to be easy and delicious – these potato fritters satisfy both requirements. This recipe has some spring onions thrown in for a little extra flavour, but apart from that all you need are literally potatoes, salt and pepper and some frying oil. This ‘recipe’ (hardly...
Braised Apple and Cabbage

Braised Apple and Cabbage

  Braised apple and cabbage has been a regular feature in our home cooked meals of late. Cabbage seems to be everywhere in Thailand, it’s extremely cheap and is one of the more nutritious vegetables going round, so it’s a win win really. I generally serve braised apple and cabbage when I make potato fritters or as one of...
One Pan Potatoes

One Pan Potatoes

One Pan Potatoes is a simple but incredibly satisfying dish to eat. It is intended as a side dish but for some reason it always ends up being the main. This recipe is an adaptation of my Italian Aunts’ sliced potatoes, which she adds to a steamed fish dish she makes. The entire fish is covered with...
Eggplant and Tomato Braise

Eggplant and Tomato Braise

  This eggplant and tomato braise has been a staple at our place for a good year or so. I started making it when we lived in Jakarta as an excuse to test out the local eggplants, which were so foreign to the purple eggplant I grew up with. The dish itself is very easy to prepare,...
Review: Tucker Street

Review: Tucker Street

Tucker Street Steak tacos with coriander salsa and feta A few weeks back, we were gifted (very generously) a food delivery from our friends, Tucker Street. Our guest contributor David Shen, also the recipient talks us through his experience below and what you can expect if you use the Tucker Street service. JC x  ...