Meatfree Mondays

Pumpkin and feta parcels {vegetarian}

Posted on June 10, 2013

Pumpkin is just sooo good at the moment. There are gorgeous local specimens flooding the farmers markets and green grocers, and I couldn’t be happier.

While straight-up roasted is my favourite way to eat pumpkin, you really need to get creative when it’s in season and features on your menu at least twice a week. That’s where these little parcels come in. I mean, what doesn’t taste fantastic wrapped in pastry? Exactly. (more…)

Dead easy pumpkin & halloumi couscous salad

Posted on June 3, 2013

When I make couscous salads I go a bit crazy and throw loads of different flavours into them; veggies, cheese, nuts, herbs, salad leaves and other extras like olives and preserved lemon.

It makes them delicious, but does take a bit of brain power to get the balance right.

On this particular day I didn’t have the necessary brain power required, so I practised an exercise in restraint.

And you know what? It tasted really good! (more…)

Han’s fresh tomato & red lentil soup {vegan, GF}

Posted on May 27, 2013

My friend Hanna and I have a reciprocal recipe relationship. She reads my blog and makes my recipes, and then she texts me her recipes and I make them (and sometimes feature them on my blog – raw fudge brownie is hers!).

Our friendship is, of course, more complex than that. But it is fun to have a mate to share regular tasty back-and-forths!

Anyway, the other week when I published my red lentil and sweet potato soup and shared it on my Facebook page, one of my loyal readers Judith commented that she used to buy a tinned soup that was tomato and lentil – and did I have a recipe? (more…)

Roasted beetroot pasta sauce {vegan, egg free, nut free}

Posted on May 20, 2013

This pasta is a shocking pink/purple colour, and all the better for it!

I’m a bit of a sucker for all things pink and red. If you ask any of my friends and family, they’ll happily tell you the majority of my clothes and personal items are all 50 shades of pink (or more)!

Therefore it makes perfect sense to extend that love to my food… so today I present you with my pinkest dish ever. Isn’t it pretty? (more…)

Red lentil & sweet potato soup w/ garlic kale

Posted on May 13, 2013

Southern hemisphere friends, is it soup weather or what?! Well it definitely is in my part of the world.

The other day I felt like soup, but also wanted something fresh. It was too cold for salad on the side, so I decide to make a warm salad of sorts and dump it on top of the soup. It worked a treat! (more…)

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