Category Archives: Vegetarian

Mediterranean Roast Capsicum

It never ceases to amaze me how just a handful of ingredients, that are fresh and in season, can be cooked so simply and be so incredibly delicious.   This simple dish of halved capsicums, stuffed with peeled, ripe tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Lemon Lentils

There is nothing visually about this dish that will convince anyone of its deliciousness.  Even to look at the list of ingredients there seems to be nothing significant that will give a big flavour hit.  But take my word, this … Continue reading

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Maple Roasted Vegetables

Ever since seeing Nigella Lawson roast parsnips in maple syrup in ‘Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen’ I have been hooked.  Maple syrup takes delicious roast vegetables up a notch making them sweet, sticky and irresistible.  Adding some wholegrain mustard adds a little … Continue reading

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Black Bean Quesadillas With Fresh Tomato Salsa

My first introduction to quesadillas was in my late teens when my friend Megan and I would head down to a cafe in Paddington and order chicken quesadillas.  I do remember being most anxious when ordering because I was never … Continue reading

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Alice Water’s Vegetable Curry

If you are an avid reader of food magazines and blogs then you might have come across quite a few articles in the last week or two about the 40th anniversary of Chez Panisse, a restaurant in California founded by … Continue reading

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Spiced Cauliflower Soup

The last couple of weeks have been a blur of activity and there has hardly been a minute in each day to stop and catch my breath.  Unfortunately not all the activity has been of the fun kind.  There have … Continue reading

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Spiced Roast Cauliflower Salad

As the majority of the meals I cook are to be eaten by young children I keep the food relatively basic.  Not too spicy and quite homely.  But my taste buds cry out for a hit of flavour from time … Continue reading

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Balsamic Roast Vegetable Salad

The weather is all over the place here is Brisbane.  Some really hot days and then cooler days where I’m digging around for my Winter woolies.  Today started out warm and finished with a big storm that left us without … Continue reading

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Spiced Chickpeas With Spinach

My lovely friend Cassie lives outside of Brisbane up at Mt Nebo, so heading down the mountain to pick up something quick for dinner isn’t really an option.  But Cassie, being the positive soul she is, says when she runs … Continue reading

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Chilli Broccoli With Soy Roasted Almonds

I have mentioned before how much my two girls love broccoli.  The boys will eat it but begrudgingly like it is a chore.  Steamed broccoli served plain, all by itself, is how the girls like it and I find this … Continue reading

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