Tag Archives: Vegetarian

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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Seasonal difficulties: Honey roast pumpkin lasagna

My husband is studying writing (take a moment and have a look at his blog: www.bookofpete.com). I’m very happy about this because he is proving to be really quite good at it and is producing numerous highly readable fragments of … Continue reading

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Eureka! Baked potato gnocchi.

Here’s the thing: I do not consider myself to an especially outstanding cook. I will happily claim ownership of an arguably above-average number of outstanding culinary moments but on a day to day basis my cooking is pretty average. And … 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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