Holiday Brunch Avo on Toast

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Avocado Toast with Rocket

We just got back from a short break in the sun.  Warm sunny mornings had us walking on the beach followed by a yummy brunch at one of the many cafes that line the main drag.

My Holiday Brunch Avo on Toast is a homage to the delicious dishes we ate while we were away.  It’s my way of keeping the holiday vibe alive a little longer. Continue reading “Holiday Brunch Avo on Toast”

Chickpea and Green Bean Lunch Bowl

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Chickpea and Green Bean Lunch Bowl

My journey as a vegetarian began organically.  I had started making salads for lunch and was looking for ways to mix things up.  I wanted more variety than I was able to create so I went online.

Searching the phrase ‘vegetarian salad ideas’ I came across a whole new world that I hadn’t realised existed.  Lunch bowls full of yummy, vibrantly coloured veggies jumped out at me.  Then something wonderful happened.  With each new recipe I tried I noticed how much better I felt.  After some careful research into how to be a ‘healthy’ vegetarian I decided to take the plunge and I haven’t looked back.  Continue reading “Chickpea and Green Bean Lunch Bowl”

What’s Cooking?

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Pepitas

The thing with food is, it’s not like exercise, “I could take it or leave it,” you might say.  With food, you have to eat.  Every day.  Several times a day.  So even if you love food, as I do, sometimes it can all feel a bit too hard.  Hand up if the divine dinner you were planning in your head on the way home from work via picking the kid up from school turns into boiled eggs, plain pasta and veggie sticks?

This is one of the reasons I love the internet.  Who would have thought there were so many ways to prepare the humble vegetable?  For every recipe, there are at least five different takes on it – and mouth-watering pictures to go with them!  Here’s what I’m digging from around the web this week.
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Lentil and Walnut Salad

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Lentil and Walnut Salad

It’s freezing cold in my part of the world at the moment.  While I have come to appreciate the contrast of the seasons, there are others in my crew who don’t. It is for this reason we are making our annual pilgrimage up north to escape the cold.

Whilst most people would be doing a happy dance at the prospect of a tropical holiday, I secretly feel anxious (don’t tell anyone).   Do you ever get that sinking feeling like you’re going to miss the plane?  Well I have this for a whole week leading up to the trip.  Even though we’re traveling domestically, I like to get to the airport 2 hours early just in case.  Just in case of what I’m not really sure…

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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Tangy Dijon Dressing

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Roasted sweet potato salad

My favorite thing to eat for lunch is a salad.  I love how a salad can take so many different forms.   This Roasted Sweet Potato salad is super yummy and filling.  The combination of the crunchy lettuce, red onion and caramelised sweet potato is just delicious. What’s more, it’s easy to throw together first thing when you’re rushing to get out the door. Continue reading “Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Tangy Dijon Dressing”

Super Tasty Veggie Bolognese

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Veggie Bolognese

Every family has their own version of spaghetti bolognese.  Growing up, this dish was a once a week staple in our household.  When I moved out of home and was learning to cook for myself, spaghetti bolognese was one of the first dishes I mastered.  I have always loved how inexpensive and easy it is to make.

Vegetarians need not miss out on this family favorite.  In fact, my Super Tasty Veggie Bolognese ticks all the boxes.  Believe it or not, my dedicated meat eaters actually prefer this version to the traditional.

 

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Knock Your Socks Off Brazil Nut Mayo

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Brazil Nut Mayo

As much as I love veggies, sometimes you want a little extra.  The right condiment can really bring a vegetable to life.  My lemony, creamy, Brazil Nut Mayo works in so many ways.  In sandwiches, mixed through quinoa or dolloped onto a fresh salad.  Whether you like traditional egg-based mayo or not (I was never a fan) you have to give this Brazil Nut Mayo a try.  It’ll knock your socks off! Continue reading “Knock Your Socks Off Brazil Nut Mayo”

What’s Cooking?

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capsicum, kale, carrot, and onion

When I feel like I’m in a bit of a cooking rut I like to get inspiration from around the web.  It may be a twist on an old favorite, or a veggie that I haven’t had in rotation for a while.  Here are my picks for this week. Continue reading “What’s Cooking?”

Epic Berry Porridge with Cashew Butter and Chia Seeds

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Berry Porridge 1

Porridge is always a great way to start your day. Porridge nourishes and fills you up with that lovely slow burning energy.  It’s super simple to make from scratch and my Epic Berry Porridge with Cashew Butter and Chia Seeds really hits the spot. Seriously, I get requests for this from my people. Continue reading “Epic Berry Porridge with Cashew Butter and Chia Seeds”