Dinner made easy with Chef’s Palate

Chef’s Palate takes all the hard work out of dinner time so you can spend more time doing what you love! *Although I was treated to two delicious samples of the Chef’s Palate meal kits, my thoughts and opinions remain my own. DISCOUNT ALERT: Keep reading to find out how you could save 50% off your…

BBQ Cola Pork Ribs

Get ready for some finger-lickin’ goodness! There’s no denying the beauty of BBQ pork ribs and I have a tasty and super easy recipe that will have you licking your lips and tucking into tender, meaty ribs in no time. The secret is a bottle of cola which is used in the basting process. Let’s…

Turn snacking upside down with Chobani Flip

New dessert inspired range pairs creamy Greek yoghurt with a side of crave-worthy crunch. When you were a kid, the best thing about sitting in a trolley while your mum pushed you past the yoghurt isle was that you could finally reach for that elusive tub of chocolate or vanilla custard. You know the one….

Creamy Mac’n’Cheese with Spinach and Parsley

The ultimate comfort food just got healthier! There’s nothing better than tucking into a bowl of steaming hot, cheesy goodness in the form of Mac’n’cheese. The American snack was one of my favourite after-school treats and as a child I’d help Mum to stir the pasta in the pot before adding milk, cheese and more….

Regiment – Sydney CBD

Five Senses coffee, decadent pastries and delightful breakfasts at gorgeous new Sydney CBD cafe! A brand new job meant that I was on the hunt for my new local cafe and thankfully I didn’t have far to look. The cafe I found was not only right under my doorstep, it just happened to be one…

Crispy Skin Salmon with Avo Smash, Fried Egg and Greens.

Mum will Love this Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed. Don’t forget to get your FREE RECIPE CARD HERE. Mums everywhere it’s time to relax, unwind and catch up on some “ZZZ’s” while your beloved children spoil you silly this Weekend. I’ve already tested this recipe out on my mother and she loved it so I…

The Essential Dukkah + Roast Pumpkin Salad you Need in your Repertoire.

A tasty meat-free idea dinner that’s quick and easy too! Don’t forget to get your FREE RECIPE CARD HERE. Hi Foodies, hope you’ve had wonderful Easter and ANZAC celebrations this year! It’s been just a busy as ever at Smiling Chef HQ. I’ve spent the last few months working on some exciting photography projects including a…

Saab Wer Thai Esan – Newtown

Don’t be fooled by it’s humble exterior. Saab Wer is the home of extremely delicious Esan delights! On the way to Saab Wer Thai Esan restaurant in Newtown on Sunday evening I receive a Facebook message from the wonderful Jason King from Spooning Australia with news that both he and Joseph Lloyd from Random Din Dins would be joining…

Mama Rosy’s – Newtown

Get ready foodies you’re in for a Sicilian Feast! Grapevines and string lights line the eaves of Mama Rosy’s courtyard and cast their warm glow onto our tables below. I’ve been invited to try the Set Menu ($50pp) as part of a new blogging collaboration with Sydney’s Inner-Western community newspaper Ciao Magazine. Tonight we’ll be feasting on some Sicilian…

Kid-Friendly Chocolate Truffle Easter Eggs

The perfect DIY Easter treat to keep your kids entertained these school holidays! With Easter less than a week away it’s time to get into the kitchen to whip up some delicious homemade chocolate Easter Eggs. I’m so excited to be able to to share the following recipe for my Chocolate Truffle Easter Eggs which I produced…

Lets Do Yum Cha Pop-Up at Hillside Hotel

BBQ pork buns, dumplings and beer anyone? Hi Foodies, This weekend only get your hands on a selection of your favourite Yum Cha delicacies at the Let’s Do Yum Cha Rooftop Kitchen Takeover. EAT. Head upstairs to the Hillside Hotel’s Rooftop today and tomorrow between 12pm-9pm and enjoy sticky BBQ Pork Buns, Har Gow (Prawn Dumplings) and…

How I took Mobile Photography #UpAGear with Samsung Galaxy S7

Celebrating the launch of my latest Photography Series with Samsung Australia. Hi Foodies, hope you’re all having a great week so far! Two weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to present my mobile photography series Cooking for a Cause with OzHarvest at Samsung Australia‘s #UpAGear Photography Showcase. Held at award-winning cocktail bar This Must Be The Place the showcase celebrated the…