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Campfire Veggies

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…)

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Roast Veggie Pie

Often when cooking, particularly baking, you can end up with leftover ingredients. There is no need to throw these extras out, be creative and find another meal for them.

Recently I made a layered veggie bake and completely overestimated the amount of vegetables that would fit in the baking dish. Consequently I had leftovers. There was no waste through because I decided to make a pie. (more…)

5 Layer Vegetable Bake

Vegetable bake is tasty, easy to make and you can use whatever vegetables are on hand or in season. When I first moved out of home, my mum popped by one day to drop of a vegetable bake. I was happy – free food and a baking dish (I still haven’t returned it!).

This post will show you how to make a five layer vegetable bake with a couple lessons learnt tips along the way. (more…)

Pumpkin & Eggplant Curry

Every month or so I have a bulk cooking session and prepare copious amounts of food for work lunches which I then freeze. On my most recent cook up I made pumpkin & eggplant coconut curry and Moroccan eggplant & tomato stew. This post is about the delicious coconut curry, which I will make again (and again!). (more…)

Pumpkin Dahl

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…)