Sinfully Simple Veggie Shepherd’s Pie

I love that this is hearty, easy to make, and immensely satisfying. It works very well to make as a veggie main for  a potluck and it’s easy to just use less or more of the ingredients as needed. What really makes this recipe, in my humble opinion, is the stock in the veggie mince…

Caramel Rose Rooibos Tea Cake Recipe

I got really frustrated trying to find a recipe for a Lavender Earl  Grey tea cake. After some Foogling (Facebook Googling, of course), I got some excellent advice from friends. In essence, you make a classic sponge cake but turn it into a tea cake by adding any tea flavour you like (that would make sense…

Hearty Mushroom, Spinach & Squash Wellington

What is a Wellington, you may ask? In this context, it’s neither a Duke nor a boot, but a delicious savoury pie type dish, where you essentially wrap your filling in beautiful butter puff pastry. Although traditionally a Wellington is made with beef,  I was able to make a vegetarian version by following my ever reliable and…

Baked Cauliflower with Broccoli Cheese Sauce

This is an excellent veggie side dish (could even be a main) for any feast and is a great variation of a run of the mill cauliflower bake with cheese sauce. This is almost as-is from a Jamie Oliver recipe I found when looking for vegetarian Christmas recipes, and it went really well with the…

Simple, Adaptable Tomato Sauce Recipe

This is the kind of recipe that is perfect if you have a glut of tomatoes. I highly recommend making a lot of it and freezing batches as it’s easy to adapt for different uses. The biggest thing with this recipe is to cook it low and slow – it tastes way better if you…

Scrambled Eggs with Guacamole & Salsa

I recently started making this deeelish brunch and highly recommend it as a deceptively easy but fancy looking (and tasty) brunch. You can vary it as you like in terms of the bread product, egg style, and any sides, but here’s my take (you’ll find the list of ingredients you’ll need for the whole shebang…

Lavender Earl Grey Shortbread Biscuits!

Everything I love – lavender, Earl Grey, vanilla PLUS easy to make – all in one tasty, shortbready biscuit. Yes please! Note: the dough needs to sit in the fridge for 1/2 an hour, so factor this in to your timing, but the prep and baking time is minimal. You’ll also need a food processor,…

Pumpkin Cauliflower Coriander Soup Recipe

I adapted my butternut soup recipe to use up the pumpkins I grew in my garden this year. YUM. I highly recommend not wasting your Halloween pumpkin this year… Ingredients: 1 x small pumpkin (skinned and cubed) 1/2 a head of cauliflower, chopped 2 cloves garlic (crushed) 2 teaspoons curry powder mix 1 tsp ginger…

Deadly Chocolate Pecan Fridgecake Recipe

This is one of those recipes that takes minimal effort and gives maximum results. To. Die. For. Just note that although it’s quick to make, you need to allow for 1-2 hours for setting in the fridge. Ingredients: 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (tip: I always use chocolate chips – they just seem to melt…

Cauliflower & Quinoa with Lemon

The great thing about this recipe – besides being very easy – is that you can use it as a side and then revamp it as a salad. It also only takes a few ingredients. Ingredients 1 x cauliflower (broken or cut up into small florets) 1 x box of quinoa (I used a quinoa…

Crispy Outside Soft Inside Roast Potato Recipe

There seem to be a million different suggestions for how to make good roast potatoes. These worked out really well for Christmas, and I reckon will make an excellent side dish for any dinner party or event or a cold night that needs some carb crayness. Ingredients peeled potatoes (I used yellow flesh; one potato…

Fancy but Easy Roasted Eggplant & Shallot Parmesan Galette

Impress your friends! Satisfy your tastebuds! Wow the in-laws! With just one easy recipe! 🙂 For Christmas, I adapted a recipe for a butternut sage galette (galette = essentially a “rustic” pie) and made a different filling using roast eggplant and tomato, with shallots. Because that’s how I roll. It was my first proper time…