Vegan

Moroccan Spiced Couscous Salad

Inspired by the incredible Moroccan Table held by Inspired Food, Laura’s Mess and Feed Your Soul Perth, I set out on creating my very own taste of Morocco. This is a perfect salad to serve […]

Roast Beetroot, Pear and Fennel Soup

This bright and vibrant dish is perfect to serve as an entree for a dinner party, or if you amp up the garnishes, it makes for a fabulous main! Ingredients: 2 bunches medium sized beetroot […]

Seeded Quinoa Crisps

Looking for something healthy to snack on? This is a perfect vegan dish that will impress your friends. Use it as a garnish for soup, dip it in some pesto or simply nibble on it […]

Sticky Date and Hazelnut Slice

Ingredients 1/2 cup coconut oil (I like Spiral Foods Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil) 2 scraped vanilla pods (I like Queen Organic Vanilla Bean Pods) 1 cup pitted dates, chopped finely 1 cup boiling water […]

Apple Celery Salsa

  This little ripper is the result of my constant search for delicious father-in-law friendly dishes and interesting alternatives to a boring garden salad. With the balance of fresh herbs, the crunch of celery, sweetness […]

Lemon Minted Couscous stuffed Capsicums

  Ingredients 100g prepared instant couscous (I like Ainsley Harriott’s Lemon, Mint and Parsley Cous Cous) Tablespoon butter or olive oil Salt and Pepper Handful chopped, fresh flat leaved parsley 4 medium orange capsicums (washed, […]

Mint and Pineapple Spicy Salsa

Ingredients 1 whole pineapple (skinned and diced) 1/2 handful fresh mint (washed and torn) 1 small fresh chilli (seeds options) 1/4 diced red onion 1 thumb grated ginger lime juice Method Combine all ingredients and […]

Vegan Banana and Strawberry Ice “Cream”

This is perfect for babies, kids, teens and adults. Naturally sweetened with nothing but fruit. Feel free to use any/all fruit alongside the banana (the banana is used to make a sweet, thick and creamy […]

Roasted Avocado stuffed with Mexican Beans

Who says you need tortillas, sour cream and meat to enjoy Mexican food? This dish is vegan and gluten free. Bring it on. Ingredients: 4 large ripe, avocados 1 can Mexican flavoured beans (Mexe-beans by […]

Roasted Capsicum and Tomato Salsa

  Ingredients 1 large Brown onion, skin on, cut in quarters 10 medium tomatoes, halved 1 large Red Capsicum, membrane removed, cut in quarters 1 bulb Garlic, skin on, one end cut, cloves separated Pinch […]

Guacamole

  Ingredients 5 small (or 3 large) ripe avocados Tobasco Sauce Small handful fresh chopped coriander Lime juice salt and pepper Method Mix all ingredients in food processor. Adjust tobasco, lime and salt n pepper […]

Fresh Tomato Salsa

  Ingredients 5 small ripe Roma Tomatoes, finely diced Handful fresh torn coriander 1 spring onion, finely sliced pinch of salt Method Mix ingredients together. Keep at room temperature. Delicious served with corn chips and/or […]

Balsamic Reduction

Ingredients 150ml 4 leaf Balsamic Vinegar 1 tsp black peppercorns 1 large shallot (thinly sliced) 1 teaspoon brown sugar Method Place all ingredients in a heavy saucepan or frying pan. Keep the heat on low […]

Chunky Smoked Tomato Salsa

This smokey delight is perfect as a dipping sauce for Spanish Tapas. (edited April 2012) Ingredients 1 punnet very ripe cherry roma or grape tomatoes (washed) 1 garlic clove (sliced) 1 shallot (sliced) 1 teaspoon […]

Cashew, Avocado and Baby Leaf Salad

This tasty combination of flavours is perfect on its own or accompanied with a delicious grilled or baked meat. Ingredients 1 cup rocket 1 cup baby spinach 1/3 cup roasted cashews 1 diced avocado Balsamic […]

Chunky Chips

The perfect chip is crispy on the outside, smooth on the inside and so moorish you just can’t stop at one. Follow these steps and you will never be disappointed. Chunky Chips: Ingredients 1 large, […]

Ratatouille

I had a craving for crunchy bread and tomato based sauce, so I whipped up a “structured” Ratatouille just to have in all its glory. Traditionally, the dish is more like a stew, but I […]

Basic Pasta Sauce

Edit: April 2012 (2 years after originally posting recipe) After much experimentation, I have adjusted the recipe to improve the depth of flavour. I hope you enjoy this version as much as I do. Ingredients […]

Crunchy Potatoes

Super crunchy potatoes perfect with a roast. Ingredients 4 Large Ruby Lou or Royal Blue potatoes 1/4 cup Olive Oil Salt and Pepper taste Method Preheat oven to 200 and insert a baking tray with […]

Patatas Bravas

This traditional Spanish Tapas dish is perfect as a canape, side or tapas with wine. Serve with Garlic Mint Yoghurt or Aioli. Ingredients 3 large potatoes (peeled, cut into bite-size chunks) 1 tsp sea salt […]

Cranberry Balsamic Reduction

This is a beautiful, sweet sauce which can be served with poultry or on a cheese platter. Perfect for Christmas. Ingredients 1/2 cup red wine 3 tblsp balsamic vinegar (4 leaf) 3 tblsp cranberry sauce […]

Spiced Plum Reduction

For a sweet and spicy kick, try this sauce as a glaze or dipping sauce for pork, game meat or even BBQ’d chicken. Ingredients 2 tablespoons prepared plum sauce 1 cinnamon quill 1/2 teaspoon smoked […]

Chargrilled Capsicum and Field Mushroom Stack

Smokey and sweet, this gorgeous vegetable steak is delicious on its own or atop a Perfect Steak. Ingredients 1 large red capsicum or 2 paprika 2 field mushrooms salt and pepper olive oil Method Slice […]

Grilled Citrus Asparagus and Baby Carrots

This smokey, zesty dish is delicious with any grilled meat. Ingredients 1 bunch fresh asparagus 1 bunch baby carrots juice of 1 citrus fruit (lemon, lime or orange are great) Glug olive oil Sea Salt […]

Luscious Tomatoes

Sweet and acidic, these luscious babies are perfect as a simple side dish. Ingredients 1 Punnet of baby Roma tomatoes – halved (at room temp) Sea Salt Freshly Ground Pepper Glug Extra virgin olive oil […]

Italian Potato Salad

I love a nice creamy potato salad as much as the next person, however for a fresher and even more flavoursome change, try my spin on the Italian Potato Salad. Ingredients 2 Medium Ruby Lou […]

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