sweet potato & haloumi summer salad | vegetarian

This is another massive salad made for a family meal with my Mum, Dad, brother & sister. This enormous salad bowl (approx 50cm diameter) was a Christmas present from my brother - meant to put all salad ingredients in, then toss & put in a more suitable bowl for the table but of course, this … Continue reading sweet potato & haloumi summer salad | vegetarian

Raw slaw | vegan

My younger sister has left today to go back to her home of the last 3 years - London. Every time she comes to Sydney, I tend to party more than I normally would (let's face it, I'm a working Mum of a 2 1/2yr old & 4 yr old), go to bed later, drink … Continue reading Raw slaw | vegan

Brown rice puttanesca

Puttanesca is one of my most favourite sauces but I don't like pasta....so I make it with brown rice. This also make it gluten free Ingredients 1 cup brown rice 1 small tin tuna 1 tablespoon capers 2 anchovies 2 tablespoons kalamata olives, chopped (I only had green olives on this occasion but kalamata work … Continue reading Brown rice puttanesca

Chilli-pumpkin, labanne & dukkah, parsley & coriander on corn thins

I accidentally created this amazing snack. 2 cups pumpkin 1 tspn chilli (optional) 150-200g labanne w dukkah (I used a brand called "The Cheese Board purchased in Leichhardt in Sydney) 2/3 cup parsley & coriander - chopped if you prefer or just pulled off stalks 6 corn thins OR Sunrice Multigrain Squares - both are … Continue reading Chilli-pumpkin, labanne & dukkah, parsley & coriander on corn thins

quinoa, pumpkin, capsicum, parsley salad

I just made this salad up with what ingredients I had at home.....This was enough for 2 people (or in my case for me only for lunch & dinner!) INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup quinoa (I used tricoloured but any type is fine) 1 medium red capsicum/pepper 1 cup pumpkin 1 large Dutch (purple) carrot 1 cup … Continue reading quinoa, pumpkin, capsicum, parsley salad

Rainbow bowls

When I first saw pictures of salad bowls full of colour, I knew it was something I would be trying. It sounds clichéd & I'm not going to pretend to be the first to say it but preparing a meal full of nature's colours - green, red, orange, yellow, purple, really does leave you feeling … Continue reading Rainbow bowls

Parmesan polenta slice, pumpkin, parsley, chilli

This dish is a creation of my own however the idea of doing a big piece of polenta came from one of my biggest food idols - Ottolenghi (from 'Plenty'): INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup polenta 1 cup of pumpkin - I always have some in the fridge as it is such a versatile vegetable so cook … Continue reading Parmesan polenta slice, pumpkin, parsley, chilli

Ricotta & vegetable tart w gluten-free rosemary crust

After coming home from an amazing but exhausting & busy weekend away staying with 10 of my husband’s mates & wives/girlfriends to head to a school friend of theirs wedding, I came home exhausted & not feeling great after eating food I would not normally eat. I'm not perfect - I enjoyed a few champagnes, … Continue reading Ricotta & vegetable tart w gluten-free rosemary crust

stuffed roast sweet potato w cauliflower, radicchio, parmesan

I would be lying if I said there was anything I ate for dinner more than sweet potato. Our household must go through 1-2 kilos of sweet potato per week. We went to a friend's house for lunch last weekend who pointed to a potato - my 3 year old didn't know what it was … Continue reading stuffed roast sweet potato w cauliflower, radicchio, parmesan