Blerrrgh-free sprouts for Christmas

My mum always said to try things I didn’t like once a year. For many Christmases this meant trying brussel sprouts. Every year I confirmed my suspicion that they were mushy and bitter and not worth eating. All this changed when, mid-winter, I purchased some sprouts at the farmers market and munched on one raw. More…

BBQ Singapore Chilli Skate

Singapore knows food! Oh, the food I ate in my short visit their. It helped that I had an excellent tour guide, Arthur, who’s stomach preceded him! I think I ate more in the one night at Newton Hawker Centre than on a normal Christmas. One of things that stood out to me was the More…

Cheap Eats 4: Spicy Lentil Soup

Quick and cheap as beans, this recipe is a carry over from my vegetarian student days. A university hand me down from a fellow student, Carmen. If you’re a long time reader then you’ll have seen this originaly posted on stubbornlikeamule years ago with a spicy sausage variation. Because this this recipe is for my More…

Cheap Eats 2: Chicken fried rice

Nasi goreng and other fried rices are quick, cheap and easy and one of my favourite dishes to make at home. For the my brother who has just moved out of home, this should mean he’ll have more beer money and still get a decent meal in. Note: this is part of the Cheap Eats More…

Coconut Custard with Rhubarb Compote

Warm and comforting, this was my first foray into cooking rhubarb. The tartness is offset beautifully with the richness of custard and slight sweetness of orange.

Sweet, Fluffy Cauliflower Pancakes

You really can hide vegies ANYWHERE, even in pancakes. Cauliflower is my favourite hidden vegetable because it tastes reasonably neutral and is great in both sweet and savory dishes. It also hasn’t got any sort of colour to it so the kids won’t spot it. Steph, gave me the idea for this one. While she More…

The Vegie Challenge: Popcorn and chips

Crunchy, smokey and salty food is addictive. Who can resist after a few nibbles? I know kids can’t. I’ve seen them in the snack food isles at the supermarket, begging for chips. I wouldn’t be suprised if these tasty Kale Chips and Cauliflower Popcorn don’t elicit the exact same respnse. I polished both off in More…

Vegie Challenge: Traffic Light

When I first came to Australia I was surprised at how much sugar all the kids I went to school with ate. My parents had managed to do some sort of job on me so that I wasn’t much of a sweet tooth, but all around me kids were eating chocolate and lollies and drinking More…

Vego and Lovin’ It

A few weeks ago I did a challenge to go vegan for a day. A scary prospect for a fierce carnivore like me. I loved it! My body loved it too. So for the last few weeks I’ve been doing Meat-free Monday. I’d actually been considering a more plant based diet, since working on the More…

Cauliflower, coconut and apple ‘oatmeal’

Cauliflower has become my new favourite breakfast vegetable. It works so well both sweet and savoury. I had leftover ‘cauliflower mash’ and woke thinking something warming was in order, but that I didn’t need the carbs of quinoa or oats. The creaminess of the cauliflower and coconut paired perfectly with the slight crunch from the More…