Curly kale comes in purple! Everyone at the farmers market on Saturday seemed to be walking around with a bunch of purple kale. I was jealous and made my housemates trudge around the market until I found the illusive purple kale stall. I jumped on that bandwagon and bought a bunch! I also bought some curly green kale so my I could make multi-coloured kale chips. (more…)
At my local farmer’s market there is a fresh pasta stall. They make amazing flavoured spaghetti and fettuccine, including red pepper, beetroot and porcini. Last weekend I chose red pepper fettuccine and used it in a delicious kale, eggplant and pesto pasta.
Kale and artichoke heart pizza was a spare of the moment I-have-a-third-of-a-pizza-to-fill-and-I-don’t-know-what-to-put-on-it creation. It was surprisingly delicious and is currently sitting pretty at the top of my favourite pizzas list. (more…)
I may not be of the omnivore persuasion, but I do appreciate a meal which takes leftovers and excess ingredients and turns them into something delicious (or so I was told, I didn’t try the pizza). (more…)
This year for Easter my friend Sol and I took a trip down to the NSW South Coast to visit his mum, Ro. As has become customary when I visit there was a lot of cooking, including pumpkin dahl.
Ro lives in a beautiful off-the-grid mud brick house on a property known as Gentle Valley. It is a calming sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is a great opportunity to unwind and recharge, and for me that means reading and cooking. (more…)
Holidays are a great way to find and try new foods. Last year I spent a month on the west coast of the US, it was the first time I had been there and I was pleasantly surprised by the delicious and nutritious meals and snacks I found. Portland was a foodie paradise and it was there that I came across kale chips. (more…)