Winter Greens

A dish of winter greens can only be described as splendid.  A healthy selection of fresh crispy leaves, blanched and lightly tossed in olive oil, garlic and seasoning will evoke lovely flavours, textures, colours from these home grown beauties picked from my garden. In late Autumn I planted Swiss Chard (Silver beet), Kale and Tatsoi.… Continue reading Winter Greens

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

Pickled Artichoke Hearts (Carciofo)

For my 100th recipe post I would like to share with you a simple pickled Artichoke recipe.  If you have never eaten or cooked this vegetable do not be alarmed by it’s exotic appearance.  It can be prepared in a number of different ways, on this occasion I will simply pickle and preserve them.  Artichokes were… Continue reading Pickled Artichoke Hearts (Carciofo)

Beetroot Jam (Relish)

As promised in my previous post, I am delighted to share with you this fabulous Beetroot Jam (relish) recipe.  For those that love this vegetable you can take pleasure in eating it as a relish which can accompany many of your favourite dishes whether it be meat, hamburgers, in sandwiches, for breakfast with eggs, bacon,… Continue reading Beetroot Jam (Relish)

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

Rocket, Pear & Fennel Salad (Arugula)

For many of you that are still enjoying the height of summer, I would like to share this refreshing salad recipe.  A few simple ingredients to satisfy your taste buds. I have a few successful Rocket plants growing in my garden.  They flower, seed and then spread around the veggie patch.  The seedlings often appear in different… Continue reading Rocket, Pear & Fennel Salad (Arugula)

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

Potato Bites

There will be a number of vegan guests at my daughter’s birthday party.  An idea came to mind that the central element of the vegan dish would revolve around potato.  The only time consuming part of making these little bite size morsels is cooking the potatoes and refrigerating them overnight.  The result will be delicious… Continue reading Potato Bites