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CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO TART WITH HAZELNUT CRUST

This chocolate espresso tart with hazelnut crust is so silky-smooth and decadent – you would never guess that the secret ingredient to this perfect texture is tofu! With a crispy, nutty crust filled with rich, velvety chocolate espresso mousse and topped with a thin spread of vanilla chocolate cream, desserts don’t get any better than […]

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AUSTRALIA’S UNDISPUTED RIESLING KING

Jeffrey Grosset of Grosset Wines is pretty much the undisputed Riesling king of Australia. His two top shelf Rieslings (the ‘Polish Hill’ and ‘Springvale’) are found in most serious cellars (including mine), because they age so well. Recently there have been a few new wines added to his portfolio, which has got wine buffs like […]

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WARM PUMPKIN, QUINOA AND CABBAGE SALAD

Pumpkin has to be one of my all time favourite vegetables for the cooler months. It’s grounding, wholesome, nourishing, beautiful in colour and rich in flavour. With this recipe from my book, Seasons to Share, I’ve teamed it with quinoa, parsley, cabbage and walnuts to create a delicious salad, and the dressing is the perfect […]

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TUCKER TAKES UP WHERE PARC LEFT OFF

It’s always a bit heartbreaking when one of your favourite cafes closes its doors, so when I drove down Clovelly Road earlier in the year and saw the windows of Parc cafe boarded up, I must admit to going through a bit of a grieving process. Parc was a leader in the local café scene, […]

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Rustic Blackberry Rosemary Galette

This blackberry rosemary galette is the perfect fusion of crispy, decadent pastry made from almonds and buckwheat, sweet baked pears, jammy fresh blackberries, and an interesting flavour twist from a rosemary sprinkle. This is minimalist baking at its finest. There’s no need to shape a perfect pie crust here; simply roll dough out into a […]

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15-MINUTE BEEF TACO BOWL

Everything about Mexican food says ‘a good time’, but it’s actually balance in a bowl too: balance of our macronutrients – protein, carbs and healthy fats – and plenty of colour from a variety of wholefood ingredients boosting up the micro nutrient status – vitamins, minerals, antioxidants. Health benefits aside, another bonus of this delicious […]

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COOGEE STRIKES GOLD WITH FINE DINING ON A BUDGET

I always love going to Coogee. To me it’s a refuge from the hustle and bustle of Bondi Junction, where I spend way too much of my time. And now I have a reason even better than the beach and pool to scoot on down to Coogee Bay Road – it’s called Coogee Trade. This […]

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ALEX RUSSELL WINES – WHAT’S IN A NAME?

As a wine guy called Alex Russell, I was pleasantly surprised to discover another wine guy called Alex Russell working in Australia. Alex has worked in the industry for 15 years, including stints at Cirami Estate, Zilzie Wines and Angove Family Winemakers, and is a consultant winemaker for a German label called Reh Kendermann. It’s […]

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THE WORLD’S HEALTHIEST CHOC AVO AND PEANUT CARAMEL TART

This delicious dessert is made with all of your favourite foods and flavours, but with ingredients to nourish – it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan friendly – sign me up for that! Ingredients (serves 10-12) Tart 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup raw pecans 1/2 cup raw cashews 1/2 cup (approx. 8) Medjool dates, pitted […]

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SUPERCHARGED TURMERIC SEED CRACKERS

Having healthy snacks on hand is a great way to balance your blood sugar levels between meals, meaning that you’re fat less likely to arrive at lunch or dinner ravenous and end up inhaling all your food. These supercharged turmeric crackers are packed with healthy fats, protein and whole grains, and they are so simple […]

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