She’s a rainbow contd. – eggplant salad

Not sure about you guys but – depending on the week – Friday nights tend to spent either comatose or up and about. This was made on one of those Friday nights where Cass and I are super productive in the kitchen but don’t eat dinner until about 10 pm – hence the inside lighting…

I see red, I see red, I see red – roast beetroot salad

My hands were definitely red after making this dish which was just as fun to make as it was to eat. A nice little starter for your Christmas. The vinegar and rhubarb can be prepped a week before, and the ricotta the day before. The original recipe can be found here: http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipes/roast-beetroot-salad, but I have made…

good mornin’ – avocado and home-made ricotta on pita bread

Yes, another avocado on some form of toast recipe, but you can make this one a bit special by making your own ricotta and/or pita bread. Serves 4 3-4 avocados 1-2 cloves garlic. Microplaned or very finely grated. about 250 g ricotta (scroll down for recipe) 4 pita breads (scroll down for recipe) smoked paprika…

all about that pesto

I share this a lot – but it’s so good! I whipped up a batch of basil pesto yesterday afternoon for tea tonight – all ready to go – just gonna whip up a quick salsa with avocado, tomato and diced red onion with a red wine vinegar dressing and put the pasta on. I…

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….

eggplant parmigiana (grilled, not crumbed)

The eggplants are not crumbed here so this is a lighter style of parmigiana than what you would get at a pub. It also means the dish is quicker to prepare and has less dishes – win win! This does seem like a long recipe – but it is super straightforward and not complicated to…