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 […]

While we love a good bolognese sauce on our pasta, often we feel like something a little lighter. This simple and healthy smoky pasta sauce recipe ticks so many boxes for a family meal, particularly a midweek one, and despite the name, you don’t need to fire up the BBQ or wrestle with open flames. […]

We were delighted to hear Yotam Ottolenghi championing the cause of vegetables at the Opera House on Tuesday night. It was so refreshing to listen to a chef that speaks common sense. We love the Ottolenghi philosophy and wholeheartedly agree that vegetables can be more versatile than meat. So next time you look in the fridge […]

This is as quick as a ‘cook from scratch’ dinner gets (no we don’t make our own corn tacos EVER). We eat variations of this dish once a week because the kids LOVE it and it makes a change from the two other meals they love, spaghetti bolognese and beans on toast. We also use […]

Pomegranates are in season and add sparkle to any dish. We’ve partnered the seeds here with roasted cauliflower to make a very pretty (and delicious) Christmas salad. If you’re still deciding on a dish to contribute to the table over the holidays, this recipe has you covered! This salad could easily stand alone as a […]