RESTAURANT FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY AND STYLING TIPS – behind the scenes with Paul Lindqvist and Marisa Alvarsson

It is said that we eat with our eyes first, but what exactly makes a restaurant dish visually appealing? The plating and general presentation do, of course. However the dining experience, the ambience and atmosphere of the restaurant cannot be underestimated. Beautiful lighting sets the mood, guides the eye and complements the restaurant theme. But […]

FAMILY FARM STAY REFLECTIONS FROM BACK 2 EARTH, SHOALHAVEN (+ cashew yogurt breakfast pizza recipe!)

*Post update, June 2017* The Rescued Animal Adoption Program at Back 2 Earth is now live. I am very grateful to have been a small part in its conception and I wish Marc, Jenny and animal rescuers/advocates everywhere the very best. To get to know the animals, donate or get involved head here: https://back2earth.net.au/adopt-an-animal/   After […]

24 DAYS OF HAPPY, HEALTHY CELEBRATION (cut the stress, get organised & eat deliciously balanced this Christmas)

As I count down to my first Christmas as a mother of 3 in a brand new home that’s barely 1/3 in order, I am simultaneously overjoyed at how blessed I am and, frankly, a little overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of keeping 3 little ones (and myself) in festive mode throughout the month of December. […]

ACAI & BERRY PORRIDGE BOWL

This acai-boosted porridge bowl is a variation on my standard blueberry overnight oats. I used to tote overnight oats to the office in a mason jar before going on maternity leave. They were my go-to pregnancy breakfast option and toting was convenient, but I can assure you my shaken-around-oats-in-a-jar never looked pretty by the time I sat […]

BEETROOT GNOCCHI (with sage, walnut & browned butter sauce)

If you have been following my blog for a while you’ll know that, other than creating recipes of a veggie nature, I have had “a thing” for organic produce. In fact, it was organic food that was my first foodie passion, long before I even embraced going vegetarian again (and long before organic food was as accessible as […]