Easy Roasted Tomato Soup Recipe

We had a crazy yield of tomatoes of about 6 different types this year, so I’ve been trying to figure out ways to use the bounty! This is a delicious soup that you can also adapt to a pasta sauce. Note: you’ll need a hand blender or food processor Ingredients: A mix of different types…

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 Peasy Mac & Cheesy

Looking for comfort food? Look no further. This is a super easy dish that also makes excellent left overs. Ingredients macaroni noodles 1 jar alfredo sauce (I like a roasted garlic one) dash of milk 2 cups grated cheese (a mix of cheddar and mozarella is good) garlic salt pepper to taste Method Boil the…

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,…

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…

Ginger Tofu Stirfry With Home-Grown Chard & Egg-Fried Rice

Yummity yum. I always forget how a quick and easy stir fry can be THE best meal – not only because it takes so little time to make, but also because it gives you the opportunity to play with flavours, and it is satisfying and (relatively) healthy. Last night I made a delicious, impromptu ginger…

Colour + Crunch = Lunch

I realise that a lot of my likes and dislikes around food come from the texture. Anything squidgy (raw tomato, for example, or shock! horror! olives) gross me out. Crunch, however, has to be my favourite food texture. Carrots, crackers, chips (bad bad), capsicum/peppers, nuts, etc. etc. My other necessity/favourite when it comes to cooking…

Leftovers: Waste or Opportunity?

One of my favourite things to do is to revive leftovers. It’s a lot easier if you’re working with something basic, particularly a starch like rice. One of the ways I like to jazz up some rice is to turn it into burrito fixings. Whether it’s Basmati or some long grain wild rice or brown…