vegetables

Homemade Spicy Pot Noodle

Homemade Spicy Pot Noodle

The pot noodle, super noodles, and noodle bowls all remind me of boarding school and the time I discovered these instant wonders. My friends and I would walk to the local supermarket on Tuesday afternoons, stopping only to buy obligatory custard bomper buns from the […]

Crispy Zucchini fritters with Peas and Mint

Crispy Zucchini fritters with Peas and Mint

Zucchini fritters are one of my favourite breakfast items. If they’re on the menu, I’m ordering them! All too often, though, I’m disappointed. So many times I have been presented with an oil slick, crispy to the point of burnt, or a gluggy floury pattie […]

Warm Roast Capsicum Salad

Warm Roast Capsicum Salad

This warm roast capsicum salad is a quick and easy midweek meal. Perfect for spring/summer it’s a healthy, zesty option with plenty of scope for adaptation (see delicious additions below). While we were at university my husband used to joke that we ate capsicum in […]

RECIPE: Carrot Soup with Charred Walnuts

RECIPE: Carrot Soup with Charred Walnuts

When winter approaches you need an arsenal of soup recipes to hand to get you through! This carrot soup is simple and quick, but best of all it’s warm, nourishing and cheap. Typically one of the cheapest vegetables you can buy, carrots are abundant all […]

SKORDALIA: Greek Mashed Potatoes

SKORDALIA: Greek Mashed Potatoes

Most famous for its connection to a certain Edna Everage, the Melbourne suburb of Moonee Ponds is not the first place¬†you might¬†think of going for traditional Greek food. There is, however, a rare find on Mount Alexander Road worth making the trip for. A rustic […]

Flatbread, Feta and Sabzi – A Persian Breakfast

Flatbread, Feta and Sabzi – A Persian Breakfast

There really isn’t any method to this meal of flatbread and sabzi (herbs). It’s a case of opening packets, slicing the herbs and salad ingredients, and serving on a plate. This quintessential Persian breakfast is what we ate almost everyday on a recent trip to […]

Leftover Bread Recipe: Panzanella Salad

Leftover Bread Recipe: Panzanella Salad

A traditional Mediterranean recipe, panzanella is the only way to eat leftover bread that’s starting to go stale. Originally without tomatoes (they didn’t arrive in Italy until the 16th C), this rustic Italian salad would have been made using bread soaked in vinegar and water […]

EASY, CHEESY BAKED POTATO W/ WILTED GREENS AND BACON

EASY, CHEESY BAKED POTATO W/ WILTED GREENS AND BACON

Baked potatoes remind me of working in a small town English pub when I was a teenager, when the good old bacon cheese and beans ruled the roost. It seems to me, though, that baked potatoes must be an English thing as I’ve struggled to […]

RECIPE: CRISPY FRIED RICE BURGERS

RECIPE: CRISPY FRIED RICE BURGERS

After cooking the delicious sticky pork recipe posted earlier this week I was left with a pot of uneaten sticky rice that I was determined not to waste. Hence rice burgers. I confess to feeling rather inspired by this recipe – not only is it […]

Frittata with Herbs: Easy Mid-week Recipe

Frittata with Herbs: Easy Mid-week Recipe

Having a decent frittata recipe in your repertoire makes using up leftovers and cooking quick easy mid-week meals all the better. Frittatas require virtually no cooking skills and are the perfect vehicle for leftover meats, vegetables and cheese. This deliciously fragrant recipe uses up the […]