One of the few pasta dishes I remember my mum making was spaghetti bolognaise. I have never been a big pasta eater, but spag bog is definitely one of my favourites perhaps because of the childhood memories.
This spag bog is vegetarian and made using mushroom mince, Quorn, instead of minced meat. It uses a combination of spices including smoked paprika and bay leaves to ensure a beautiful depth of flavour. (more…)
Rich red wines are frequently cited as pairing well with rich red meats, like a good quality steak. But what about the vegos out there, we still like rich red wines so what should we cook to go with a delicious big red wine? Mushrooms.
The rich earthy flavours of mushrooms, particularly porcini, combined with the buttery texture of risotto make it a great dish to match with a big red wine. (more…)
Pizza is loved the world over. What I love about homemade pizza is that you can tailor it to suit your mood. Feeling hungover? Add extra cheese. Want something healthy? Use a wholemeal base and limit the cheese. This post is about the tasty mushroom and olive pizza my housemate made recently. (more…)
Winter is truffle season in Canberra, but at $2500 per kilogram this is not a mushroom you use every day or in great abundance ever. Last month, however, my mum came to visit and that provided a great excuse to indulge and make a truffle pasta.
We kept the pasta simple to let the flavour and richness of the truffle really shine. (more…)
Lasagne is delicious, but too often I find vegetarian lasagne is actually just roast veggies arranged in layers. This veggie lasagne is different. It is ‘meaty’ and very much reminiscent of traditional lasagne. You won’t be disappointed! (more…)
The inspiration for trying to make vegan pesto came from a craving for pesto, an absence of parmesan cheese in my fridge and the success of cheesy vegan kale chips. (more…)
In 2009 I worked in a pub in Adelaide with Vicki the Greek Goddess. Vicki was loud, outrageous and a hell of a lot of fun. She was also an amazing gardener.
One day Vicki was complaining about all the gardening she had to do, including pruning the basil, which she described as a hedge. I didn’t believe her about the hedge of basil, but nevertheless my mind jumped straight to pesto. (more…)