Category Archives: Vegetarian

Equinox: Spice-stewed rhubarb

The equinox has passed and the harvest season is surely on. Already I am surprised by it’s abundance. Across the weekend an amazing array of produce has arrived in my kitchen. It began on Friday night with beautiful bunch of … Continue reading

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Nothing up my sleeve: Lentil Salad

Scenario 1: It’s Thursday night. The Child, who has previously been relaxing on the couch, sits bolt upright and says “Wait! Mum! There’s something I have to show you”. Much rummaging in the school bag follows until a note approximately … Continue reading

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It’s love: Roti

The world can be divided into two types of people. The first type wants to hold a gathering of family or friends with the least possible amount of work. Nobody is to be in any way inconvenienced by actual effort … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m cheap: Brown lentil soup

Not to toot my own horn or anything, but there is absolutely nothing not to like about this soup. Unless you don’t like lentils and frankly, if you don’t like lentils I’m guessing you actually only think you don’t like … Continue reading

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Easier than takeaway Part 2: Pear and parmesan salad

Despair, followed quickly by relief.  Having being told by well-meaning friends who did not know they were breaking my heart that Birregurra Organics was closing shop I went into a culinary tail-spin. No more Friday Surprise Box of gorgeous organic … Continue reading

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Green banana curry

Well this dish was just a complete surprise really. I had some bananas from Birregurra Organics but despite all my best attempts at encouragement and tricks with paper bags the little buggers remained resolutely green and hard. But it was … Continue reading

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Too much Mediterranean culture is never enough

I have developed a whole new and dangerous habit. It may be the most dangerous eating discovery since my mum suggested putting slices of haloumi in the the toasted sandwich maker: strained Greek yoghurt. Youghurt, I hear you ask, what … Continue reading

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Two great vegetarian pasta dishes

Pasta. Honestly, I’m really rather over it. Too heavy, too stodgy, too much not enough fun. The Italian futurist Marinetti launched a campaign against pasta in the 1930s writing that “futurist cooking will be liberated from the ancient obsession with … Continue reading

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Mango rice with sweet curry sauce

My kids (currently aged 3 and 5) are pretty good eaters. This is certainly not to say that they will eat anything or everything that’s put in front of them but they are interested, enthusiastic and comfortable with a wide … Continue reading

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Cambodian lime and black pepper sauce

Lime sauce madness from the temples of Cambodia. Can be served with anything, plus a family – friendly recipe for steak and chips Cambodia – style with loc lac sauce. Continue reading

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