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dahl with fried eggplant

dahl with eggplant

Dahl makes a fantastic dinner when you are in a hurry; don’t want to spend long in the kitchen; or want something that is cheap but nutritious to make. This is flavoursome food that you can make as spicy as you like. Served with rice…

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May 20, 2017
roasted vegetable and couscous salad

roast vegetable couscous salad

Roast vegetables combined with some kind of grain is an easy way to make a delicious dinner. If you make enough, it works for leftovers the next day, and when you’re rushing off to work or having to pack lunch boxes, that’s a win/win. The thing…

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April 29, 2017
roast vegetable pasta

roast vegetable pasta with feta

When I can’t be bothered cooking, I always suggest we have tomato pasta. More often than not everyone will say OK, but on the occasion when the response is: do we have to?, my next suggestion is usually roast vegetable pasta. And no one ever says…

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April 15, 2017
Sweet potato and chickpea curry

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry

I really like the idea of sweet potato and chickpea curry: all the curry flavours without the heaviness of meat. Sometimes vegetables are all you want. But here’s the thing. I find using just sweet potatoes and chickpeas a bit boring. I need a…

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March 25, 2017

Chickpea Burgers

Chickpea burgers are a refreshing take on dinner on a bread roll. I use the one hamburger recipe, which is a Jamie Oliver classic, and have never really thought about alternatives. But when something interesting comes your way, you really do need to step…

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March 11, 2017

Quinoa Salad

I’ve complained about the weather too much of late, but one of the benefits of having an extended summer is you get to eat salad for quite a considerable part of the year. This quinoa salad makes a perfect lunch (or dinner if it’s too hot…

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February 25, 2017
roast vegetable and ricotta tart

Roast Vegetable and Ricotta Tart

Roast vegetable and ricotta tart could almost fall into the quiche category, but the addition of ricotta in the egg mixture saves it from being too eggy and therefore not quite a quiche. Not being the biggest fan of eggs, to my mind its…

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February 4, 2017
pasta with tomato sauce

Tomato Pasta

Pasta with tomato sauce is a staple. It’s one of those things everyone should know how to make because it’s quick, simple and uses 5 ingredients (6 if you count the parmesan cheese you need for serving). It takes as long to make as boiling a pot…

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January 21, 2017
Lamb koftas

Lamb Koftas, Tabouleh, Baba Ganoush and Hummus

This is a  feast that takes about an hour to prepare but it is well worth the effort. It’s perfect for when you want nibbly kind of food, rather than something heavy. You can take a sample of each of the offerings, or buy some…

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December 17, 2016
kipfler potato, lentil and feta salad

Kipfler potato, lentil and feta salad

Potato salad comes in all shapes and sizes. Back in the day I made a classic potato salad: steamed potatoes, and gently fried sliced mushrooms, red onion and garlic. If you were luck you’d get some crunchy bacon bits thrown in too. The dressing was mayonnaise with…

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December 3, 2016