Watermelon, Tomato and Pomegranate Salad with whipped feta, Mint, Thyme and Macadamias

Prepare to embark on a delightful adventure for your taste buds as we explore the harmonious blend of flavors and textures in this Watermelon, Tomato, and Pomegranate Salad with Whipped Feta, Mint, Thyme, and Macadamias.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Fritters

These are a fantastic vegetarian fritter that you can use just about any vegetable in, I have also made these with sautéed chopped mushrooms and they taste delicious. They make a great addition to a light dinner, as a starter to have with drinks and ideal for kids for the school lunches as you can mask the vegetables that they may not like.

Crispy Fried Coconut Prawns with Green Papaya salad and Pickled Ginger Chili sauce

Who doesn't love a crispy fried coconut prawn cutlet!  I have to say my combination of flavours for the Green papaya salad and the sticky Pickled Ginger Chili are just delicious, perfect for an entrée, canapé, or starter to a dinner party.

Betel Leaves with Crab Salad, Crispy Noodles, Lime, Ginger Mayonnaise & Salmon roe

One of my favourite entrees when I go out is some sort of deliciousness wrapped up in a betel leaf. My recipe for Betel leaves with crab salad, crispy noodles and a lime and ginger mayonnaise is delicious and if you don't have the betel leaves you can serve this salad in a lettuce leaf, tart shell, or roll it up in rice papers.
Palak Halloumi Curry

Indian Palak Halloumi Curry

One of my favourite curries is Palak Paneer, a delicately spiced curry made mainly of creamy spinach with fried paneer - a simple Indian cheese stirred through. As a bit of a twist I have used my favourite cheese as a Paneer substitute - Halloumi - and it all honesty, it doesn't disappoint. In fact, the cubes of salty squeaky fried Halloumi makes this the best Indian Palak Halloumi curry I have tasted.

10 Minute Spicy Prawn Tacos

If you want maximum flavour in a short amount of time, try my 10 minute Spicy prawn tacos.  With a zesty slaw and fried green beans, these tacos are full of flavour, healthy and delicious. A quick easy recipe everyone will love and perfect for a quick midweek dinner or relaxed weekend lunch.

Crispy Ricotta Tortelloni with Blue Cheese, Roasted Tomatoes, Prosciutto & Lemon

An easy entertaining idea has always been a quick Italian inspired antipasto platter. Why not take your antipasto a step further and combine it with traditional Italian tortelloni for these tasty Crispy Ricotta Tortelloni with Blue Cheese, Roasted Tomatoes, Prosciutto & Lemon.

Italian Braised Beef & Potato Spezzatino

It never ceases to amaze me the simplicity of Italian cooking – in this case my  "Italian Braised Beef & Potato Spezzatino"  is evidence that the fewer the ingredients, the better the flavour of the dish. This dish is a favourite with the men and makes a hearty winter meal served with crusty bread.

Vegan Chia Seeded Crackers

If you have already tried my Keto and Gluten Free Flax Seed Crackers then you will love these Vegan Chia Seed Crackers as they are just as if not better. Filled with healthy protein-packed seeds, nuts and so easy to mix and bake. 

The Best Chickpea & Herb Falafel

The best falafel are my Chickpea & herb falafel.  Made with soaked drained chickpeas, fresh herbs like coriander, mint, and parsley and spices such as cumin, coriander and my tried and tested recipe for Chickpea and Fresh Herb Falafel will not disappoint.

Keto & Gluten Free Flax Crackers

Crackers, bread, and sweeties are most fo the food items people miss when they are doing the keto diet. These Keto Flax crackers are so easy and tasty, low in carbs, sugar and gluten-free and make the perfect Keto staple to have in your pantry. 

Apple Zucchini and Nectarine Chutney

What better way to help preserve some of your fresh fruit and vegetables than to make them into this delicious Apple Zucchini and Nectarine Chutney. 
Ideal for serving with cheese,  roasts or cold sliced meats, sandwiches, and rolls, as an accompaniment to curries or to add to casseroles and slow-cooked dishes.

Moroccan Flavour Bomb

This tasty and versatile Moroccan Flavour bomb is a little like a Chermoula. And it is a recipe for flavour you will want to always have on hand.

Asian Inspired Flavour Bomb

This delicious and versatile Asian Inspired Flavour Bomb is made with garlic, coconut vinegar, fresh lime juice, and Tamari. It’s the perfect healthy salad dressing to top on your favorite salad or use as a marinade for fish, chicken, tofu, vegetables or noodles!

Halloumi, Corn & Bacon Fritters

What's more delicious than a fluffly, flavour-packed Halloumi, Corn, and Bacon fritters? Nothing!
This is the best and only recipe you will need to make delicious light and fluffy fritters every time.
Preserved lemons

Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons are a great way to use up an abundance of lemons and have them for use later in the year. After a few short days soaking in salty lemon juice, the lemon peel is softened and bursting with lemony goodness.

Miso & Ginger Baked Pumpkin

A very easy and tasty dish that I know you will love. Why? Because I love this Miso & Ginger Roast Pumpkin so much, and I love the Miso & Ginger paste because I can use it in so many other ways.
Raspberry Yoghurt Cup Cakes

Raspberry and Chocolate Yoghurt Cup Cakes

Try these Raspberry and Chocolate Yoghurt Cup Cakes. Sooooo deliciously moist, you will have a hard time just stopping at one. They are the perfect cupcake to take to a party, for kids lunches or if you just need a good cupcake base recipe, this is the one.
Chocolate avocado muffins

Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes

I love a little bit of baking and I love it when I come across a recipe that's healthy, quick and easy. These Gluten-Free Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes are the perfect gluten-free treat.

Gluten Free & Low Carb Flatbread

I'm still testing a few different recipes for Low Carb Gluten Free Flat Bread, this seems to be the best I have adapted so far. I found this on YouTube and combined it with about three different recipes to come up with this one.

Keto Raspberry Bliss Balls

For your next sweet craving, you must try my healthy, low carb zingy Raspberry Berry Bliss Balls. They will definitely keep you from reaching for the fake stuff.
Potted Crab

Potted Crab with Yoghurt & Pink Peppercorns

Traditionally Potted Crab is made with creme fraiche and horseradish along with the melted butter. I didnt have those specific ingredients on hand so I used thick natural yoghurt and dijon mustard instead.
Keto bread

Low Carb Keto Almond and Flax Bread

Looking for a low carb, keto bread I stumbled across many recipes and made quite a few trials. My low carb keto almond and flax bread is one that I have adapted from about 3 recipes and I am very very happy with the result.
Puff pastry Cheese twists

Puff Pastry Cheese Twists

For an easy quick accompaniment to a platter, party or a simple home snack, these Puff Pastry Cheese Twists are as easy as they are delicious.
Keto Parmesan Crisps

Keto Parmesan Crisps

I can honestly say I am addicted to these keto and gluten free parmesan crisps and make them almost every other week. 
Fruit salad smoothie

Fruit Salad Granola Yoghurt Smoothie

Looking for a quick filling breakfast on the go? This Fruit Salad, Granola, Yoghurt Smoothie will certainly hit the spot.
Peanut Butter smoothie

Peanut Butter Smoothie

I love smoothies for Breakfast lunch or dinner as they are so easy to throw together. This Peanut Butter Smothie is a particular favourite of mine for breakfast, mid morning snack or dessert. Its filling, naturally sweet, nutty and delicious.
Farro and Vegetable soup

Farro and Vegetable Soup Recipe

This delicious soup of Farro and Vegetables is similar to many traditional Italian vegetable minestroni, but with the addition of farro instead of pasta.
Eggplant slice

Layered Eggplant slice

This is a delicious and somewhat different way to make eggplant parmigiana which traditionally is served layered in a baking dish or tray. This recipe uses eggs to hold tasty layers of fried eggplant, mozzarella, and sauce together in a type of pie.
onion bisque

Caramelised Onion and Thyme Bisque

This silky Onion Bisque Soup showcases the wonderfully earthy flavours of thyme, and rosemary and is a perfectly nourishing and filling for an easy dinner, chilled for a light lunch and ideal to freeze for an emergency meal.
Asparagus, blue cheese and orange salad

Grilled Asparagus with Sticky Walnuts, Celery Leaves, Blue Cheese and Orange Dressing

You will love this sophisticated salad, tender asparagus, sweet, sticky walnuts and a tang of blue cheese. All brought together with a simple fresh orange dressing.
How to put together a cheese platter

The Gourmet Cheese Platter

Creating a deluxe cheese platter is more than a few wedges on a plate, here are some easy tips to create the ultimate cheese platter.
Roast Pumpkin, basil and almond pesto

Roast Pumpkin, Basil and Almond Pesto

I have been making this dip for years and every time I do I love it even more. It makes a perfect sauce for pasta, to stir through risotto, as a sauce for lasagne, spreads on pizzas or simply served with vegetable sticks, crusty bread or crackers.
Cucumber and Yoghurt salad

Cucumber Feta and Yoghurt Tzatziki

So refreshing and a perfect addition to any platter, curry, soup, and sandwich.
Rocket and Chickpea Hummus

Chickpea and Rocket Hummus

Most of you may have heard of the word hummus and some of you have probably made it and of course at some stage even eaten it. For me hummus is a kitchen staple and with chickpeas readily available in tins, you can now whip up this popular Middle Eastern dip any time of the day.

Avocado Salsa

Avocados are naturally rich in Omega 3 fatty acids making them perfect for a healthy heart, sharp-witted brain, and excellent eyesight. For a quick snack, a topping for tacos, nachos and all things Mexican or just something to have on the side, this quick avocado salsa is perfect. A little spicy, a lot of flavour and deliciously fresh this will take only minutes to make and will be loved by everyone.
Prawn Cocktail Tart with Basil and Avocado

Prawn and Avocado Cocktail Tarts with Fresh Basil

Serves 6
20 mins prep 15 mins cooking
Dominique Rizzo - Crispy spiced polenta tofu with broccoli, basil, tomato and ginger salsa

Crispy spiced polenta tofu with broccoli, basil, tomato and ginger salsa

Rice paper rolls

Chicken & Vegetable Rice Paper Rolls with Sticky Soy Dipping Sauce

Serves 2
Prep 15 min Cook 15 min
My Chicken & Vegetable Rice Paper Rolls with Sticky Soy Dipping Sauce are fantastically easy to put together and you can use just about anything in them.

Lemon & Fennel Relish

This is a delicious gutsy lemon fennel relish recipe suitable for cheese plates, serving with fish, cold chicken, cold roast meat and ideal for using on sandwiches and baguettes. It will keep for up to a couple of months in the fridge in a sealed jar and makes a great gift, with some specialty cheeses. If you prefer the relish to have a little more liquid simmer it for only about 20 – 30 minutes.

Carrot orange and ginger soup

Try this easy Carrot orange and ginger soup recipe by Dominique Rizzo.

Beef Sausage, bean and spinach soup recipe

Soups are a perfect meal for a snack, lunch or dinner and make use of all the vegetables that you may have lying around in the fridge. To these basic recipes you can add any of your own cooked proteins or have the soup as a starter then have your protein with a salad.

Ham lentil and vegetable soup

Serve: 6 to 8
Skill: Easy
Prep: 15 Mins Cook: 2.5 hours

Indian Flavours Split Pea Crusted Chicken

Serves: 5 adults
Skill: Medium
Prep: 20 mins Cook: 60 mins

Slow Cooked Eggplant with Tomato and Masala Spices

Serves: 4-6 Adults
Skill: Easy
Prep: 15 mins Cook: 50 mins

Sicilian Caponata

Any restaurant, any home, any place in Palermo will have a Sicilian Caponata recipe at hand with delightful combinations to enjoy this dish in so many ways.

There are so many variations on Sicilian Caponata and believe me they do differ. I have had all sorts of combinations, artichoke, apple and pumpkin, swordfish, potato and capsicum. It goes well with just about anything and you can eat it hot, cold or at room temperature.

Spicy Green Curry Salmon Fritters with Tomarata Lychee and Chilli Coconut Sauce

Serves: 4-6 Adults
Skill: Easy
Prep: 15 min Cook 30 min

Scallop and Spanish Sausage Witlof with Melon and Citrus Dressing

Serves: 4 Adults
Skill: Easy
Prep: 20 min Cook 25 min

Sicilian Chickpea Flour Fritters

Serves: 6 Adults
Skill: Easy
Prep: 10 mins Cook 50 mins
Scallop and poached cod mille feuille

Scallop and Poached Cod Mille Feuille with Champagne Sauce

Serves: 6 Adults
Skill: Medium
Prep: 20 mins Cook 70 mins

Spicy Meatballs in Lettuce with Salsa

Serves: 6 Adults
Skill: Easy
Prep: 20 mins Cook 45 mins

Salmon Stuffed Fried Zucchini Flowers

Serves: 4 Adults
Skill: Medium
Prep: 40 mins Cook 60 mins

Potato Blinis w Cured Trout and Roast Garlic, Caper and Lime Aioli

Serves: 5 Adults
Skill: Medium
Prep: 30 mins Cook 30 mins

Parmesan Fried Eggplant Recipe

Serves: 4 Adults
Skill: Easy
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Spezzatino with Potato and Saffron

Italian Stew of Beef, Potato and Saffron (Spezzatino)

Serves : 6
Skill : Easy
Prep : 20min
Cook : 35min

Lettuce pesto

Lettuce pesto is a perfect recipe to use up your slightly wilted or older lettuce leaves. Its also a great recipe to get rid of any unwanted herbs you may have lying around.
Curry Spiced Nuts

Curry Spiced Nuts

Serves : 4
Skill : Easy
Prep : 10min
Cook : 15min

Black jasmine and wild rice sushi with fresh sorrel and smoked salmon

Black jasmine and wild rice sushi with fresh sorrel, smoked salmon, sesame, avocado & a tamari, ginger, and cabernet dipping sauce are delicious and so easy to make.

Fennel and lemon soup with citrus and olive gremolata

Serves : 4
Skill : Easy
Prep : 20min
Cook : 40min

Sicilian Arancini

Serves : 10
Skill : Medium
Prep : 30min
Cook : 80min

Chickpea, red pepper and sage soup

Serves : 4
Skill : Easy
Prep : 10min
Cook : 30min
chinese wonton dumplings in clear soup

Chicken and Vegetable Wonton Soup

Serves : 4
Skill : Easy
Prep : 20min
Cook : 40min

Pumpkin, Wild Mushroom and Fresh Dill Soup

Serves : 4
Skill : Easy
Prep : 10min
Cook : 50min