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…

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…

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…

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…

Wintery Red Kidney Bean & Veggie Soup Recipe

This is an excellent winter recipe (if I may say so myself). It’s so easy because you can pretty much add any veggies you like AND when you get sick of it as soup, you can thicken it up and make a stew out of it. You can also make a large amount or small…

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Garlic & Butter

Because I currently have an abundance of amazing fresh veggies from our garden, I’ve been making various side dishes and experimenting with different ways to prepare the same veggies. My new favourite side dish is sauteed chard. It’s super quick and works well with anything. I’ve had it with zucchini and corn fritters, fish, and…

Easy Homemade Butterbean or Pesto Hummus

This is an excellent, super quick and easy to adapt recipe. It’s especially yummy as a warm dish served with pita chips or some fresh french loaf. The original recipe was one for a butterbean hummus but I didn’t have any, so below is my adaption, followed by how to make the original. Part of…

Sinfully Pink Beetroot Hummus

I think what I love most about this recipe is the gorgeous , sinfully pink colour. This is a relatively easy recipe and can also be adapted by using pretty much any vegetable instead of the beetroot (e.g. carrots, butternut, pumpkin, etc.). You could even make it as a cheesy Valentine’s Day dish… Ingredients: 5…

Easy Home Made Salsa Recipe

This is a quick, easy, great addition to any Mexican dishes or to have with something like roast chicken or grilled chicken breasts. You could also serve it as an appetizer with some tortilla chips. It takes all of 5 minutes 🙂 Ingredients: 3 small, ripe tomatoes (I use Roma), chopped finely 1/2 red onion,…

Never-Fail Risotto with Peppers & Pine Nuts

I think the reason risotto is an Italian dish is that it takes the patience and stirring power of a small Italian grandmother to get it right. However, this never-fail risotto recipe is surprisingly easy and quick, even without said Italian granny. It’s also super easy to adapt depending on your taste in veggies. I…