Vegetable Salad (Served Warm or Cold)

For the many of us planning and preparing for our Christmas gatherings, this vegetable selection just sings with goodness and is sure to be a hit at the festive table.  A combination of roasted and saute′d greens with the wonderful added sweetness of the Japanese Pumpkin.  This dish is sure to be a wonderful accompaniment… Continue reading Vegetable Salad (Served Warm or Cold)

Roast Vegetable & Pearl Barley Salad

My inspiration for this salad comes from having to prepare a quick, healthy meal during busy times. This dish is a complete meal with an array of delicious vegetables, herb dressing and is packed full of goodness.  I always make a large quantity, the left over salad stores well and is perfect for work lunches or a… Continue reading Roast Vegetable & Pearl Barley Salad

Pumpkin, Herb & Leek Pie

For those of us who love pumpkin, it’s versatility and health benefits, this simple and delightful recipe can be enjoyed on it’s own or can accompany a variety of meat dishes.  I have taken this pie to BBQ’s, picnics and many lunches.  My family adore this dish, it is light, soft and naturally sweet with a wonderful array… Continue reading Pumpkin, Herb & Leek Pie

Roasted Beetroot

As promised in my last post, I am sharing another simple roasted vegetable dish using beetroot.  This versatile and highly nutritional vegetable can be eaten raw, cooked or pickled.  Beetroot can be purple-crimson, white or golden in colour. Ingredients 3-4 Beetroot (cut into wedges) Balsamic Vinegar Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper Preparation… Continue reading Roasted Beetroot

Asian Style Broccolini with Tofu & Snow Peas

At times, keeping it simple with a vegetarian dish is all that one needs for those easy, no fuss, weeknight dinners.  A few ingredients combined together (i.e.  two vegetables, tofu, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper) in a hot pan is a perfect example of simplistic cooking that can be enjoyed by all. Ingredients 2 bunches of Broccolini… Continue reading Asian Style Broccolini with Tofu & Snow Peas

Cauliflower & Cheese Bake

Cauliflower and cheese are a fabulous combination. Baked and served hot with the melted cheese, it makes a wonderfully delicious and satisfying dish.  This simple and yet tasty winter warmer can accompany both meat or be served as a vegetarian dish.  Give it a try, if you like cauliflower and cheese you won’t be disappointed. Ingredients 1 Cauliflower 300 ml cream 120… Continue reading Cauliflower & Cheese Bake

Eggplant Parmigiana

This is a wonderful classic Sicilian dish. I shared this recipe a while ago and as I mentioned briefly in the post it’s a favourite in our family. It is always served on special occasions and festivities. For those who enjoy vegetarian food and eggplant dishes you cannot go past this dish. I had visitors… Continue reading Eggplant Parmigiana

Easy Beetroot Dip

This is a simple and easy dip to make when entertaining. 5 Medium Beetroot (peeled and cut into 2cm cubes) 2 Teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar 2 Tablespoons of Yoghurt (full fat) 1 clove garlic (crushed) Salt & Pepper Water for Cooking In a medium pot, place the cut beetroot cubes and cover with just… Continue reading Easy Beetroot Dip