Last time I was in Melbourne I stayed with my friend Bel. Bel has always been a great cook and has recently started look at ways to make her meaty dishes vego. Or, it may have just been because I was visiting, either way, win!
Bel’s stuffed zucchinis are usually made with mince meat. On this occasion we used vegetarian mince and added grated veggies. (more…)
The weather is warming up and that means it is time for delicious salads. This beetroot, bean and Bulgarian feta salad is ideal for spring – the veggies are from winter, but served as a salad they are light and fresh like summer. (more…)
I am a snacker. Awareness of snacking habits is important, without awareness it is easy to way too much chocolate or cheese and crackers!
I mainly snack when I am bored or procrastinating. I am aware that during these times I am rarely actually hungry, I am just eating either for something to do or to avoid doing something else. To make sure my snacking stays under control during these times, and others, I like to make my own snacks, such as tamari pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, which are delicious. They are also cheap and easy to make. (more…)
My housemate, Simone, had to make snacks for a work morning tea. Wanting to take something homemade, but not spend a fortunate on ingredients or waste much time, she decided to make super quick and simple sausage rolls. (more…)
Friends invited me over for dinner recently. They made a delicious coconut curry, with fresh lemon wedges and lots of veggies. It was so good I decided to make my own the very next night! (more…)
Today’s post is dedicated to wine. I’m not going to lie, I really like wine. I drink lots of it, I like talking about it, and I like matching it with food! So, before you read this post, grab a glass of Australian wine, sit back and relax! (more…)
For me one of the best parts of having a campfire is cooking veggies in the coals. I have fond childhood memories of wrapping potatoes in alfoil and burying them in the hot coals of our beach bonfire on mild summer nights at the shack.
Recently I headed down the NSW south coast to visit Ro. Ro’s place is like a sanctuary away from city life – it is peaceful, surrounded by bushland and off the grid. Ro does a lot of cooking by campfire and I was keen to do so as well. (more…)
Eggplant is one of my favourite vegetables; it is versatile and takes on the flavours it is cooked with. It is for this reason that whilst recently experimenting with campfire cooking I was very keen to grill eggplant and make a smoky dip.
This dip is super simple, rich in flavour and incredibly tasty. Nom, nom, nom! (more…)
A couple of weeks ago I headed out for a fancy dinner with my housemates. One of the dishes we had was a buffalo mozzarella salad served with one of the best dressings I think I have ever had – smoky balsamic reduction. This got me craving other smoky flavours.
Since the fancy dinner with the amazing smoky balsamic I have kept up the smokiness by experimenting with campfire cooking, including making char grilled capsicum. (more…)
A friend of mine, Chun, is looking to build an earthship home, meaning a bush house made from recycled and/or natural materials which is disconnected from the grid. Ro who lives down the NSW south coast has one such home and kindly offered to host us for a night and to answer all Chun’s questions.
This gave me an excellent opportunity to experiment with campfire cooking. I made smoky eggplant dip, charred capsicum slices, campfire stew and roasted veggies. This post is about the delicious, amazing campfire stew.