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…

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…

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…

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins!!

I can’t even begin to describe how sinfully delicious and moist these are. And just think, they have vegetables in them, so they must be good for you, right? Ingredients (makes 12) 1 cup flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3/4 tsp baking soda/bicarb 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt 1/2…

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…