Super Simple Falafel

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Falafel Ingredients

When you think falafel you think street food right?  They are so much more than that. Falafel are a great meat free meal idea that’s incredibly easy to make at home. Nourishing, filling, and versatile, you can’t go wrong with homemade falafel. Continue reading “Super Simple Falafel”

Roasted Beetroot Salad with Feta and Walnuts

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Roasted Beetroot Salad with Feta and Walnuts

How do you feel about beetroot?  If I’m completely honest, it’s never been my favorite vegetable.  In fact until recently, the last time I ate beetroot was when I was about 6 years old.  The story goes like this… Continue reading “Roasted Beetroot Salad with Feta and Walnuts”

Springtime Leek and Chickpea Soup

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Leek and Chickpea Soup with Toast

Springtime in Melbourne means many things.  It’s the smell of jasmine in the air. The warm t-shirt days followed by the cold, rainy ones. It’s during springtime that Melbourne really lives up to it’s reputation of four seasons in one day.  Which is why some days, during springtime in Melbourne, only a comforting soup will do.

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Brown Rice and Chickpea Lunchbox

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Brown Rice and Chickpea Lunchbox

I have a confession to make.

I used to be judge-y about brown rice.  In fact, the mere mention of brown rice was enough to make me cringe.   Everywhere I looked people were swapping white rice for brown. “What’s wrong with white rice?  The Japanese have been eating it for centuries,”  I would wonder. I thought it was just another trend and that people would eventually come to their senses.  Plus, I’d heard it tasted horrible.

How wrong I was.  About all of it.  Brown rice has a delicious nutty flavour that tastes great warm or cold. It is also easy to prepare and incredibly nourishing.  What’s not to love?

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Quick and Easy Hummus Dip

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Hummus and Veggie Sticks

Browse through any veggie blog and you’re bound to find a recipe for Hummus.  There is a good reason for this. Hummus is really cheap and easy to make at home.  It’s also super tasty and incredibly versatile.  What’s more, Hummus is a nourishing addition to any diet – veggie or otherwise. Continue reading “Quick and Easy Hummus Dip”

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”