Author: Tanya Zouev

ANZAC Biscuits (Gluten-Free). Lest We Forget on Anzac Day.

Recipe, photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. I sometimes wonder why it is we go through life taking so much for granted, too busy to stop and question why things are the way they are, whether they be circumstances, events or what we eat. For example, I often think about food and associated traditions, such as … Continue reading ANZAC Biscuits (Gluten-Free). Lest We Forget on Anzac Day.

Gigantes Plaki (Greek Baked Beans) with Maple Syrup

Recipe, photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. I love baked beans and the most likely type a Russian kid growing up in Australia in the 1970’s would have eaten was Heinz. I remember the jingle “Beanz Meanz Heinz” with some fondness as the TV ads gave me a sense of what it was like to be … Continue reading Gigantes Plaki (Greek Baked Beans) with Maple Syrup

European-Style Potato Salad With Sour Cream Dill Dressing

Recipe by Julia Zouev. Photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. Like most Russian kids, I grew up eating a lot of potatoes. They were usually mashed, fried into chips, or crisps eaten out of a bag and there were even occasions those very crisps were dipped into a jar of pasta sauce (childhood vice). When … Continue reading European-Style Potato Salad With Sour Cream Dill Dressing

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with Cherry Tomatoes & Cannellini Beans

Recipe, photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. When my four year old son Marc is presented with a food he doesn’t like he says, “that’s not my favourite”. Well, cauliflower wasn’t my favourite either for a good part of my life. Then as with other foods that I didn’t eat until well into adulthood, something … Continue reading Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with Cherry Tomatoes & Cannellini Beans

The Muddiest Chocolate And Vodka Mud Cake (Gluten-Free)

Adapted from an original recipe from Marie Claire cookbook Taste 101. Recipe adapting, styling and photography by Tanya Zouev. Easter is a time most of us in the Western world have come to associate with chocolate. I’m all for chocolate at any time of the year, and not necessarily in the shape of an egg. For … Continue reading The Muddiest Chocolate And Vodka Mud Cake (Gluten-Free)

Lebanese Spiced Lamb Layered With Babaganoush & Hummus

Recipe, styling and photography by Tanya Zouev. I consider myself lucky to have grown up eating a great variety of multicultural food including Indian, Greek and Eastern European. My own mother’s cooking rarely ventured into Middle Eastern except for the occasional hummus and tabouleh (this was due to her having Jewish friends who happened to cook Israeli … Continue reading Lebanese Spiced Lamb Layered With Babaganoush & Hummus

Boxty (Gluten-Free Irish Potato Pancakes)

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. I adore the Irish and equally adore celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. In fact, before I became a mother it used to be a compulsory night out, preferably in the tackiest Irish-themed pub in town, with my Irish friend Eileen in tow. She was a friend I could always … Continue reading Boxty (Gluten-Free Irish Potato Pancakes)

Caramelised Individual Pavlovas With Cardamom Vanilla Cream & Cointreau Raspberry Sauce

Recipe, photography and styling by Tanya Zouev. One of the greatest things in life is sharing food. For example I love sharing plates, communal tables and banquet style meals. But sometimes I like to have my own. Yes a grand pavlova gracing the dessert table is divine, but so is having a smaller one I … Continue reading Caramelised Individual Pavlovas With Cardamom Vanilla Cream & Cointreau Raspberry Sauce

The Zakouska Table: Russian Cucumber & Radish Salad

Recipe, photography & styling by Tanya Zouev. I would like to start my post this week with a light discussion on simplicity, specifically simplicity which relates to food. This is something which can elude me at times as I tend to make every meal an event, whereas my minimalist husband prefers keeping things simple, particularly … Continue reading The Zakouska Table: Russian Cucumber & Radish Salad