Nasi Ulam, a Malay style rice salad, is the dish I created when Queensland Weekender visited Cooktown recently.
I love the balance of the mild nuttiness of plump brown rice and the intense kaleidoscope of herbal flavours in this dish. It is fabulous served with grilled fish which is how we’ll be eating it [...]
This hardy green is a must for a tropical food garden. I have written about it before here and here.
Brazilian spinach survives neglect quite well but will reward you if given partial shade, regular water, good soil and a fortnightly spray of diluted seaweed solution. When treated well it puts out large, rounded green [...]
I’ve posted this originally here, when I cooked it with jobfish, a lesser known but great fish for matching with strong flavours. This recipe is also great with other oilier fish – so think mackerel or sea mullet as well.
If you don’t have access to rice paddy herb, I’d suggest using a mixture of fresh [...]
1 tablespoon rice bran oil
1 tsp fennel seeds, ground
1 tsp dried turmeric powder
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1 1/4 tbsp finely chopped ginger (about 3-4cm knob)
2 bay leaves
1 dried chilli
1/8 – 1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 1/2 cups pinto (or borlotti) beans, quick or long soak
water as needed
2 x 400ml crushed tomato, added once soft
salt to taste (about 1/2 [...]
Here are two simple recipes to warm you and help your body stay clear of flu and colds.
The purple colours in purple-skinned sweet potato and white-skinned purple veined sweet potato, as well as other nutrients being discovered and researched in these powerhouse foods, are known antioxidants (substances that contribute to keeping our bodies healthy). Combined [...]