Sally James

Sally James is an award-winning Australian chef, author, educator, television presenter and an ambassador for Australian food & wine whose books and recipes have won international acclaim for food & wine pairing, health and creativity. Sally is the author of eighteen books, including her best-selling Simply Healthy—winner of the prestigious World Cookbook Awards, Versailles, France, 1999 for Best Health Cookbook, Fresh and Healthy–Winner of the 2001 IACP International Cookbook Award in the Health category, Simply Sensational, a finalist for the IACP Award in 2003, and the Australian Heart Foundation Cookbook.

She has been a guest chef and lecturer for the American Heart Association, the Culinary Institute of America, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, COPIA, Draeger’s and Publix Markets, the American Institute of Food and Wine, and Johnson & Wales Universities across the United States. James continues to do guest appearances on television and radio in the US and Canada, including a recurring guest spot on ABC television’s popular View from the Bay in San Francisco.

James is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American Institute of Wine & Food, the Food Media Club of Australia, and Slow Food USA.

Articles & Recipes by Sally James

  • Muesli with Peaches recipe-Circulon

    Warm Muesli with Peaches


    This dish is adapted from the traditional Swiss muesli which is served cold. A perfect balanced start to the day. Feel free to experiment with sunflower seeds or walnuts, raisins or any other mix! Continue reading

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    Macadamia Shortbread


    Who’d have thought you could make a rich mouth melting shortbread with no butter or butter substitutes – enter the wonderful macadamia! Its texture and flavor are all it takes to make this shortbread buttery rich, with a delightful subtle crunch and nutty flavor – and much healthier with the macadamia’s high content of monounsaturated oils. Continue reading

  • Guinness Fruit Cake

    Guinness Fruit Cake


    This isn’t the typical American fruit cake. Made from a mixture of dried fruit soaked usually in sherry, I’ve used orange juice in this one so the sherry doesn’t overpower the Guinness. The cake gets better with a few weeks age for the flavors to develop. It’s a great one for celebrations and Christmas so guests can take a piece home with them and enjoy when they like! Continue reading

  • Mint Almonds

    Mint Almonds


    Freshly roasted almonds are coated with honey and dusted with a sweet powder infused with mint essence. A great coffee companion! You can use any nuts, such as macadamias, hazelnuts or pistachios. Continue reading

  • Pan Roasted Pork Chops with Glazed Peaches

    Pan Roasted Pork Chops with Glazed Peaches


    Simple, rustic with sweet and sour notes, this pork dish is best when peaches are at their peak. If out of season, try with pears, apples or figs. It’s also great with duck breast! Continue reading

  • Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Red Wine Tomato Relish

    Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Red Wine Tomato Relish


    An elegant, delicious and healthy alternative to the hamburger, seasoned fillet of steak are sandwiched in a baguette with red wine caramelized tomatoes, goat cheese and arugula. Dinner, lunch or an outdoor barbecue! Continue reading

  • Spring Vegetables and Almond Pizza

    Spring Vegetable and Almond Pizza


    Nuts on pizza are not something you’ll come by often, but they add a delightful crunch as well as contributing healthy proteins and oils saving the need for extra meat and cheese. Continue reading

  • Almond and Olive Oil Cake

    Almond and Olive Oil Cake


    This smooth, rich and moist cake is made from eggs, almonds, olive oil and flour. A drop of sweet wine adds a fresh note to this classic French cake, perfect for desserts and afternoon teas. Continue reading

  • Buffalo Burger with Harvest Relish

    Buffalo Burger with Harvest Relish


    Burgers made from ground buffalo, are made deluxe with the delightful crunch of macadamias and fresh herbs. Top with a sweet and sour fruit relish with red wine, and sit on a ciabatta roll with peppery arugula and rich goat cheese and you’re set for a gourmet burger! Continue reading

  • Potato Soup with Pistachio Pesto

    Potato Soup with Pistachio Pesto


    Presentation is half the fun in cooking and half the appeal in eating! Our eyes often dictate whether we’ll enjoy a dish. The vibrant green, brought by adding the pistachios to the pesto, rather than traditional pine nuts makes a delightful contrast and earthy slightly sweet flavor. Continue reading

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    Grilled Vegetable Salad with Toasted Almonds and Goat Cheese


    Seasonal vegetables are grilled on the barbecue and served tossed with a simple rustic dressing. Topped with goat cheese and almonds this dish makes an ideal vegetarian dish for the grill, with enough healthy protein and robust flavors to please any meat eater or red wine buff! Continue reading

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    Asparagus with Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese


    Tender spears of asparagus are dressed with a vibrant lemon dressing and scattered with roasted hazelnuts and soft goat cheese – simple, elegant and a perfect for entertaining. Makes asparagus very wine friendly – even with bold reds! Continue reading

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