Fresh salads for hot nights

Because it's too darn hot to cook anything else.

This salad is a sort of free-form vegetarian nori roll with all the goodness of adzuki beans and brown rice, topped off with a poached egg. Grains and legumes are made...
The perfect salad for your next alfresco soiree. 
They're the symbol of long life in China, the secret to Sophia Loren's beauty and they've been eaten in space. Yes, we're talking about noodles and what better...
This light salad gets a zing of citrus from pomelo, and every bite is packed with flavour from fresh Vietnamese herbs. 
Quick and easy to prepare, this recipe traditionally calls for Japanese wheat noodles called somen, but soba or ramen noodles will work equally well. The dressing...

Ice-creaming around the world

Same wonderfully cool creaminess, different local flavours.

Mexican chocolate is a medium dark, slightly bitter chocolate with a gritty texture from undissolved sugar granules. Spiced with cinnamon, vanilla and cloves, it’s...
In Jamaica, avocados (which are sometimes referred to as alligator pears) are commonly eaten with a hard, sweet bread known as bulla, as well as made into a...
This ice-cream masters the characteristic sweetness of syrupy iced coffees served in Vietnam.
Dulce de leche has experienced an increased popularity outside Argentina these last few years, and it's easy to see why. The process of slowly cooking milk...
There's a little bit of Asia in every bite of these pale green ice-cream cones.

Better-for-you brownies

All the gooey chocolate indulgence, packaged with extra benefits.

These brownies bring the wonderful combination of orange, chocolate and hazelnuts together in small individual packages. They also benefit from the earthy sweetness...
The pear and Brazil nuts give these brownies a lovely subtle flavour. And what’s more, Brazil nuts are an excellent source of minerals, particularly selenium ...
Strange as it may sound, the eggplant works brilliantly with the dark, flavonoid-rich chocolate. Truly yummy. 
Hemp seeds are the new superfood, and what better way to use its creamy texture and mild flavour than in these raw chocolate brownies!
Try these delicious brownies that substitute plain flour for rye flour, bringing a nutty flavour and a delicious chocolate bitterness. 

Indigenous Australian flavours

Celebrate ingredients like saltbush, wattleseed, pepperberries and quandong.

This salty, herby native Australian green adds wonderful flavour to meat dishes; call it the Aussie bay leaf, if you will. They are extra tasty when deep-fried, giving...
There is much debate about the merits of hot pineapple but I remain firmly in the positive camp. These are a grown-up version of pineapple fritters that I used to...
"Every element of this dish is so uniquely Australian and the use of bush food adds an authenticity to it. Hervey bay scallops are famous for their sweet, white...
Dense with lemon myrtle-scented quince and soaked with the poaching syrup, this cake is just as wonderful served warm as a dessert or for afternoon tea. 
The wattleseeds add a nutty, coffee-like flavour and smell fantastic when sliced hot.
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