Beef, mushrooms and truffle penne pasta


A while ago I made a Beef and Cheddar pie. Then I made 3 more. They were all slightly different – one with a truffle cream sauce and one with tomatoes and vegetables. The constant is the tender beef – it proved to be very versatile. I added creamy mashed potatoes to mini puff pastry-lined…

Beef and truffle pie


Inspired by the Taste magazine’s “Cook the Cover” feature in June for a Beef and Cheddar pie, I made another with tender beef and truffle cream – I have a fond memory of a simple but elegant fettuccine with truffles at Ortolana and wanted to replicate that flavour. A few weeks ago at Sabato I came…

Massaman Beef Curry


I don’t know about you, but I find that Monday dinners are the hardest to get on the table, fast. Coming home from a full day’s work after a relaxing weekend – it’s hard to get back into the routine and I’m always in a rush to prepare anything decent. What I’ve found to work…

Spaghetti with meatballs in red wine tomato sauce


A friend was looking for an easy pasta dish to extend her family meal repertoire. Her daughter loves pasta and meatballs and so I thought to write up my recipe and share it with her. If you don’t have time to prepare the meatballs, you can easily use the mince to make a spaghetti bolognese…

Thai Beef Salad


This is another all-time favourite in our household. It looks so vibrant in a glass bowl you just want to dig in straight away. It is also quick and easy to prep and cook, making it an ideal weekday dinner when you have no amount of spare time. If you only have 15 minutes, you…