Espresso Warriors – Mount Druitt

Espresso Warriors sets the benchmark high for quality coffee and great food in Mount Druitt – 3.5 out of 5. Location: Mt Druitt Westfield Shop 143, Cnr Carlisle Ave and Luxford Rd, Mount Druitt, NSW 2770 Last visited: 2 December, 2015 Must Try: Kray Shakes, The Golden Gaytime and their Eggs Benedict are a winner! Happy New…

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 &…

The Watermelon Pizza

This fruity twist on a classic Margherita pizza is a great way to Stay cool this summer!

With Summer on it’s way I bet your kids are looking forward to the Christmas holidays and countless hours of free-time to enjoy the sunshine! If you’re looking for a quick and easy, value-for-money way to keep them occupied for a few hours then this is the recipe for you. I’ve taken the classic Margherita pizza and given it a fruity twist, swapping sliced watermelon for the base and strawberries, ricotta and mint for the typical tomato, basil and mozzarella topping. A sprinkling of white chocolate ‘parmesan’ seals the deal. It’s a great way to introduce your children to cooking – a skill they will cherish for life and a clever way of enticing them to eat fresh fruit. So round up the troops and enjoy some well-deserved family time today!

Lamitte Cafe – Haymarket

The menu may be mediocre but Lamitte Cafe Is a handy stop for a quick coffee and free WI-FI between shows – 2 out of 5.

Smiling Chef In A Snap: Tuesday 21 September, 2015

Here’s a flashback to Monday afternoon when I was getting ready for an exciting evening of cooking, styling and photography with Chef Tobias Fiegel. We road-tested recipes for an upcoming project at Macquarie University. Check out our colourful selection of fresh fruit and veg in the photo above. A very big thank you to Edition Coffee Roasters for letting us use their kitchen space. Keep reading to see what we cooked.

Caffe Cherry Beans – Plumpton

Despite some minor hiccups the newly opened Caffe Cherry Beans Plumpton is contributing to the Growing Cafe Scene in Western Sydney – 3 out of 5.

Vote for me in the Menulog Food Lover Blogger Awards 2015

I’ve just entered an exciting new blogging competition and I could really use your help. Keep reading. Hi Foodies, It’s been a busy couple of weeks here in the Smiling Chef kitchen. Between looking for work in the Media and Publishing sectors (and really anything to do with food) I’ve been developing a new menu…