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…

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…

The Ultimate Xmas Menu Launch

Check out Brendon The Smiling Chef in ‘The Ultimate Xmas Menu’ ebook and support Lentil As Anything this Christmas! Food Loving Sydneysider Kris Goetz launched her brand new Christmas recipe e-book, The Ultimate Xmas Menu. The cookbook features 28 delicious gluten-free and vegan recipes from 15 Australian health & wellness bloggers, including Casey-Lee from Live Love Nourish, Macha &…

Auguest Guest Blog ft. Amcarmen’s Kitchen – Chicken Adobo


Prep Time 5 Mins | Cooking Time 25 Mins | Serves 4-6 Allison Geronimo from Amcarmen’s Kitchen shares with us her recipe for delicious Chicken Adobo. Photos By ALLISON GERONIMO. Hello Everyone! It’s Allison from Amcarmen’s Kitchen here taking over Brendon The Smiling Chef’s blog for the first time for Auguest (Find out what Auguest is here)!…

How to make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, or Cheese Toastie

Prep time 10 mins | Cooking time 10 mins | Serves 1 Take some cheese, bread and a few other essentials and you’ve got a delicious snack ready in minutes. Whoever thought to grab a slice of cheese, stick it between two slices of bread and toast it was pure genius. You can’t deny that…

Vegan Tomato and Asparagus Tarts

Prep time 15 mins plus overnight | Cooking time 40 mins | Makes 4 It’s meat free week and to help get you in the swing of things Renae Smith has put together a wickedly delicious tart that’s meat-free and dairy free. Photographs by Nicholas Rider. Now in its third year, Meat-Free Week has returned…

Renae Smith – Meat Free Week Ambassador

Meat-Free Week is back for 2015 and I speak to ambassador and MasterChef alum Renae Smith about Veganism, her travels in India and her fabulous Tomato Tart. Photographs by Nicholas Rider. Renae Smith leans over the granite bench top in her kitchen trying to fix the dial on her Thermomix. It’s Monday afternoon and we’re making a vegan almond…

How to eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and tea

It may sound bizarre but cereal really can be eaten at any time of the day. We’re all guilty of filling our stomachs with cereal at times other than breakfast. It’s just like the jingle for Kellogg’s Sultana Bran which ran in the mid 2000’s. You know, the one where the mum arrives home and sings,…