in the beantime

This week we’ve really been getting in to pulse salads with a protein. Putting herbs and preserved citrus in the salad and coating with a lemon, vinegar and garlic dressing brings the salad to life. These are quick to prepare, have little dishes, and leftovers are good for a work lunch the next day –…

tortilla city – bean tortillas w carrot salad

As you can probably tell by the home page, after a bit of a tortilla drought, we have been eating tortillas quite a bit this Summer. A couple of Fridays ago we used the last plastic container of Mexican beans (click here for the Co-op recipe) as an easy dinner. It also saw the birth of…

salad days – carrot salad for Mexican

As a result of a few ingredients around the house – this salad promised, and delivered. We had pre-made tortillas and beans and frozen, so it was a quick meal to put together on a Friday night when no one wants too many dishes to do afterwards. The salad was teamed with a dollop of natural yoghurt…

tortilla city – a bean version

Move over #tacotuesday and make way for #tortillatuesday! Perfectly paired with capsicum + corn salsa and guacamole. And of course you can enjoy wrapped up in a taco too. It has seriously been tortilla city at our place! A couple of Friday nights ago Cass felt like making tortillas with some ingredients we had around the…

new salsation – capsicum + corn salsa

After not having tortillas for awhile it has been tortilla city at our place of late! This is a salsa I have made a few times to go with various fillings and really enjoyed – a good tartness from the lime, subtle heat from the chilli and sweetness from the veggies. salsa (start the dressing…

soup, soup, a tasty, soup soup …I am gazpacho!

I am a summer soup Oh! This chilled soup is perfect for hot, summer days, and when you have a lot of tomatoes that need to be eaten! Cass and I often make it for dinner or lunch and make enough to keep in the freezer or take for our work lunch the next day….

chia girl #2 – orange infused cinnamon and date chia bowl

I wanted to try infusing the chia with orange peel as this works so well with steel cut oats. I did 2 versions, one with just the dates and orange peel and one with orange peel, cinnamon and dates. I thought the latter may have too much going on, but the cinnamon bought out the…

chia girl – cinnamon and date chia bowl

This a great alternative to oats in the morning, especially in summer as it is eaten cold. Mix it up with your favourite fruits and nuts – I have included some options. Toasted shredded coconut is great on top too, as is granola (click for a Co-op recipe) for something a little more decadent. I…

granol-la. tahini & coconut and salted peanut granola

This is Cass’ granola. It was made to go with a chia bowl that I am currently working out to serve 4 – will be up on the blog soon. But the granola is tasty on top of other things like natural yoghurt and oats. This was just asking to be titled after Lola –…

Beer and Bánh mì

Although this title doesn’t seem like one of my music inspired titles, it is in fact inspired by many song titles that use a one syllable word, followed by the word and, and then a two syllable word. Like, Sex and Candy by Marcy Playground and Milk and Honey by Beck. I would say Peaches…