Tag: vegetarian

Potato bake

My kids all love this, as do I, but due to the rich fattiness of all that cream it’s not something I make often. This is a super easy version that you can tweak in so many ways, and it easily lends itself to catering size quantities. The amount of cream stated is obviously going ...

Mushroom & ginger san choy bau

Even though I can no longer label myself as vegan I do still try to make vegan choices as often as possible and in fact I eat no red meat and very little chicken. {Dairy is the mistress I can’t seem to break up with but that’s a whole other post.} What makes me happiest ...

Fattoush

This is the perfect salad: substantial, fresh, crunchy, zingy, and filling enough to be a meal on it’s own. I usually serve it as part of a Lebanese spread but it’s also great with a BBQ, or even with seafood. It’s a great all rounder which always disappears fast. It’s good for you too. I’m ...

Vegan pasta salad with caramelised balsamic

This recipe will actually take me longer to type up than it did to cook. It’s perfect Summer eating, easily stretches to feed a crowd, and is full of vegetables too. You could definitely add some kind of crumbled cheese as well as olives and give it a Greek vibe, and some lentils or black ...

Mediterranean veggie & haloumi skewers

Still trying to be as vegetarian as I can, family BBQ’s would initially seem the most challenging, what with the assumption that a BBQ means red meat. Instead BBQ’s are a great way to get some delicious grilled veggies as well as salads and sides that are vegetarian and often vegan too. These skewers were ...

Black rice & quinoa salad with lentils and heirloom tomatoes

A salad that can either be enough of a meal on it’s own or do duty as a side, is filled with stacks of nutritious goodness, is easy to prepare AND tastes delicious: this is one of those salads. Label it as a superfood if you must, but the truth is that it really is ...

Going vegan: a year later.

Just over a year ago I threw myself into being vegan the same way I do any new thing: with great enthusiasm and lots of loud declarations. In the first couple of weeks my waist shrank and all the abdominal bloating I was used to disappeared. I felt like I had rebooted my digestive system ...

Mediterranean stuffed vegetables

There’s a very traditional Croatian recipe for stuffed peppers called punjena paprika,┬áliterally translated to stuffed or filled capsicums, which are filled with a mix of mince meat and rice, some kind of smoked pork like speck or pancetta, lots of seasoning and is usually served with mashed potato. It’s cooked in a tomato based broth ...

Mushroom & zucchini frittata with feta.

As a former egg hater it took frittata’s to convince me that eggs were any good. I still don’t eat them poached, scrambled, or fried, but a frittata packed with vegies will always be an ideal meal. After recently re-introducing eggs back into my diet this was the first thing I made, and the first ...

Spinach & ricotta stuffed portobello mushrooms

I was searching for something quick, easy, and delicious to serve alongside some BBQ the other day. Something vego that would not require too much effort on what was my lazy Sunday. And apart from a few minutes {literally, about two} spent softening the mushroom stems and one small shallot, these are as low effort ...