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 […]

We don’t usually strive for fancy dinners midweek (or ever, if we’re being honest) but by throwing some pearl couscous into this warm vegetable salad, it did feel a little special and a much welcome departure from the norm of spaghetti bolognese and nachos. This quick and healthy salad is the perfect base for all […]

Remember when you used to see gnocchi in burnt sage butter on restaurant menus everywhere years ago? It was as rampant as truffle oil. And let’s be honest, it tasted bloody good while you were eating it but like anything that’s been rolled in butter, there was only so much you could comfortably stomach. Here’s […]

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 […]

This soup made with leftover roast chicken, noodles, and vegetables has become a firm family favourite. The beauty of it, apart from the taste which seems to satisfy everyone, is that it’s super fast and easy to prepare. It’s versatile too. Given that we usually have carrot in the fridge and frozen corn kernels in […]

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 […]