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…)
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.
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…)
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…)
My housemate Amrita invited me to a winter solstice lecture and gallery showing at the National Library recently. The astronomy lecture was fascinating, the long exposure photographs amazing and the mini stuffed potatoes delectable. As this is a food blog, I will limit the post to the potatoes. (more…)
I worked at Baker’s Delight when I was a uni student and became rather addicted to the cheese scrolls. My favourite was the sweet chilli scroll. Since then I have developed an intolerance to baker’s yeast and am unable to eat them. Sad face. (more…)
I got home late the other night, hungry and wanting pasta. There was a slight problem though, we had no spaghetti or fettuccine. We did, however, have soba noodles, the sort used in Asian soups. I decided to give it a go. (more…)
Dal Makhani is a delicious, rich black lentil dahl originating from the Punjab region of India. It is easy to make and simply amazing on cold winter days. (more…)
Bargain hunting – finding a bargain can be great, but when it comes to food you usually need to buy other ingredients too. Not so, says my Aunt who recently came across bargain chicken drumsticks and decided to challenge herself to produce a dish using only the drumsticks and ingredients already in her kitchen. (more…)
It is getting chilly in Canberra and I have been making a lot of curry. I thought you might like a meaty curry in amongst the vego options and so I asked my aunt to lend a hand. She photographed and documented what I have been assured is a delicious prawn sambal. (more…)