mushrooms

Bel’s Stuffed Zucchini

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…)

English Dinner: Nut Roast & Potatoes

Last year for my Birthday I had a ‘best of winter’ themed party with soups, roast, mulled wine and so on. My friend Nat baked a nut roast, it was delicious and since then my housemate Simone has longingly reminisced about it on several occasions.

We decided it was time to act and invited Nat around for an English feast – nut roast with gravy; roast potatoes; Yorkshire pudding; mushy mint peas; and spotted dick with custard. (more…)

Spaghetti Bolognaise

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…)

Mushroom Risotto

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…)

Dumpling Soup

During winter I tend to hibernate under a blanket waiting impatiently for late spring to arrive (in Canberra early spring may as well be winter!), particularly during the week.

Being able to make my weeknight evening meal within 15 minutes is important. As is making sure it is warming and nutritious. Soup definitely fits this bill and one of my favourites is miso soup. I love that you can add so many different things to Miso Soup. This blog post is about Miso Dumpling Soup. (more…)