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…

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…

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,…

Super Quick Vegetarian Gravy

Don’t want to gross out your veggie guests with gravy made from beast extract? Here’s a super quick and easy veggie gravy recipe that works really well for Christmas dishes: Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 diced red onion (or 1/2 if small onion) 2 tablespoons flour 1 tsp garlic salt (optional – I often…

Redonkulously Healthy Quinoa Salad with Black Beans Recipe

My adaptation today is from the Eat Yourself Skinny blog and is my version of their Summer Quinoa Salad. As usual, I decided to make something before I’d really double-checked if I had everything and so I adapted as I went. My own version of the recipe is lovingly recorded below. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa (cooked…

Quick and Easy Potato and Haloumi Cheese Bake

I pilfered this gem from Nigella Lawson. It’s SO quick and easy and a great side or main if you’re a vegetarian. Ingredients haloumi cheese (about 1-2 packets – they usually come in fairly small quanitites) 1 x red pepper (cut into big slices) 1 x yellow pepper (cut into big slices) sweet potatoes potatoes…

Sexy Little Hot Potato Salad

I’ve never been a huge fan of potato salads (mostly because – shock! horror! mayhem! – I don’t like mayonnaise or raw onione), but this is a sexy little hot potato salad that I invented that works really well as an addition to barbeques, fancier dinners, or as a cold leftover. I cook the different…