Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad Pesto Vinaigrette

Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Salad with pesto vinaigrette

I’ve fallen a little in love with quinoa salads lately. In particular, Cookie & Kate’s favourite quinoa salad, which is such an easy dish the make, even at the last minute. On Christmas Day, our guests were milling about and chatting, it was after noon and time to eat, and I threw it together in…

Cucumber Chickpea Avocado Salad

Cucumber, Chickpea & Avocado Salad

It’s not often that I post anything remotely healthy, but this salad is an exception. I’ve been learning a new respect for the humble legume, and it’s all in the quest for the perfect flourless chocolate cake. There has been much experimenting, biting of nails, and thoughtful testing and tasting of cake. Does it have…

Lentil and Cauliflower Curry

Lentil & Cauliflower Curry {vegan}

There are very few savoury dishes on this blog. Even fewer are vegetarian. Oh, some of them only have a bit of bacon or ham, and for several years I was under the misapprehension that that was ‘close enough’. But my delusion was soon to be shattered, as my husband informed me that he does…

Swiss Chard, Feta Cheese & Egg Pie

Did you ever win the lottery? No? Me neither! But I did receive an exciting phone call the other week telling me that my application to The Great Australian Bake-off had been successful, and would I bring in two of my favourite bakes to an audition next week? Would I what? Of course! What an honour…

Warm Lentil & Coriander Salad

It’s spring! Finally! We have blue skies and sunshine for what seems like the first time in a very long time! The winter just past was so cold and long… and cold. So we are revelling in the change of season, and looking forward to enjoying the outdoors once again. I have ventured into the…

Spicy Red Lentil Soup with Cashew Cream

Spicy Red Lentil Soup with Cashew Cream & Lemon

So, I’m making soups these days… Very strange! What’s happening to me? I’m becoming like my mother (not such a bad thing). She used to make soup ALL.THE.TIME… which is possibly the reason I deferred it for so long! We lived in Tasmania, by far the coldest state in the country. Neither of my parents…

Corn Fritters {gluten-free + dairy-free}

Often on a Monday, the toddler and I do the grocery shopping, visiting the library on the way. He charms the socks off all the elderly ladies we see, and holds the list for me while I browse. We have a bunch of local shops, including post office, fruit and vegetable shop, pharmacy, butcher and…