As you have probably worked out, we are crazy about cauliflower and usually have a head of the stuff in the fridge. We see it as a fast food vegetable because it can quickly be turned into a meal without needing too much on the side – it’s delicious simply roasted in the oven, blitzed […]

We’ve written before about how a well-stocked pantry is crucial when you need to pull a healthy meal together quickly. The same goes for the freezer, as we were reminded this week when rummaging around for anything that could bring a lonely head of cauliflower and few leftover herbs to life. Frozen broad beans were the […]

Like overripe bananas are often destined for banana bread, potatoes usually go the way of mash or roasting. That’s OK. Routine is good. But when you feel the need to bust out of it because it’s just dawned on you that routine is ruling your life (thanks, kids!), put those potatoes to a new use. […]

This vegetarian curry does away with roasting and grinding spices because we sit more in the cutting corners rather than the purist camp when it comes to cooking. Instead, we use a few common spices that are always in our pantry and the result is still delicious. Cauliflower is a staple in our fridge. It […]

We have made pumpkin soup so many times and it’s always a little different depending on what ingredients are on hand. The family declared this was the best iteration due to its creaminess and they’re a tough crowd to please, so we’re pretty confident that you’ll love it too. It’s an easy soup to prepare […]

A well-stocked pantry will always come to the rescue when your fridge contents aren’t working in your favour. Case in point are these ridiculously simple black beans, which bypass the need for fresh ingredients (onions don’t count because they last forever) but still result in a tasty and healthy meal. We usually serve them with […]

A few things we always try and have stocked in the freezer are our bolognese sauce, chilli sin carne to put over rice or nachos, and this carrot, lentil and coconut soup. Though we love eating and talking about food, the nights we can’t be bothered cooking far outweigh the nights we can. Which is why […]

We get that a vegetable-based dinner can be a hard sell to other members of the family. “No meat? No fish? No pasta? I’ll still be hungry!” Enter mushrooms with their meaty texture and flavour. Paired with whatever greens you have on hand, a few cupboard staples and fresh lime, these fast spicy mushrooms are […]

Ever wondered what to do with that big bunch of kale you bought with such lofty intentions? We seem to ponder over this question at least once a fortnight and often end up throwing it in soups or stews. This week we put kale to good use as a substitute for parsley in this quick […]

Bowl of fennel, chickpea and orange salad with haloumi

Fennel is one of our favourite vegetables. It’s sensational roasted but equally as good raw simply tossed with olive oil, lemon juice and cracked pepper. This salad takes it up a notch with the addition of chickpeas, orange and spinach. It’s so easy to prepare and the haloumi gives it a lovely saltiness. Grilled chicken […]