Category: Vegetarian

Alu Tikki

Alu Tikki 4 boiled Potatoes pealed and mashed 5 slices of bread 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds 2 tbsp Green Chillies finely chopped Salt as per taste Oil for frying 1. Wet the bread in water and Squeeze out the water. 2. Mix it well with the mashed potatoes. 3....

Antipasto

Antipasto 2 medium red capsicums 1 medium eggplant 1 medium zucchini 1 can artichoke hearts 4 roma tomatoes 1 tablespoon dried oregano Salt and pepper Slice capsicums in half and remove seeds, then cut into 1 cm slices lengthways. Remove top of eggplant, cut eggplant in half, then slice...

Asian-Style Vegetable Stir Fry

Asian-Style Vegetable Stir Fry Servings: 4 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup prepared stir fry sauce 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon) 4 teaspoons peanut oil OR 4 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 cups small broccoli florets 2 cups small mushrooms 1 small onion, cut into wedges...

Asparagus and Banana Vinaigrette

Asparagus and Banana Vinaigrette Servings: 4 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/3 cup wine vinegar 1/2 cup salad oil 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped scallions 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 pound asparagus, steamed 2 ripe tomatoes, cut in wedges 3...

Asparagus Bundles with Tarragon Butter BBQ

Asparagus Bundles with Tarragon Butter BBQ 1/3 cup butter at room temperature 2 teaspoons snipped fresh tarragon 1/4 teaspoon onion salt 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus spears 8 x 8-inch green onion leaf tops, blanched In a small bowl combine butter, tarragon, onion salt, and...

Asparagus with Herbed Ricotta and Pine Nuts

Asparagus with Herbed Ricotta and Pine Nuts Serves 4 24 fresh asparagus spears, blanched or steamed till tender 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup pine nuts 1/4 cup diced onion 3/4 cup ricotta cheese 1/4 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (or 1 tablespoon dried) 2 teaspoon tarragon...

Asparagus with Minted Hollandaise Sauce

Asparagus with Minted Hollandaise Sauce 2 bunches fresh asparagus Hollandaise sauce 3 tablespoons white vinegar 1 bay leaf 6 peppercorns 125g butter 2 egg yolks salt pepper 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/4 cup chopped mint Cut off tough ends of asparagus, scrape spears a few centimetres up from end,...

Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush Use this eggplant dip with celery, mushroom and cheese dippers. 2 large eggplants 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 tablespoons sour cream 2 tablespoons lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste Place eggplants on a baking tray in the oven for 90 minutes at 200c until softened and...

Baked Bananas in Foil

Baked Bananas in Foil 4 ripe bananas, peeled 1/4 cup water 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup apricot preserves Level 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise 4 pieces aluminium foil, 20cm x 30cm 1. Preheat the oven to 220 C. 2. Bring the water to a boil...

Baked Butternut Pumpkin

Baked Butternut Pumpkin 1 medium butternut pumpkin 2 tablespoons margarine 1/2 cup fresh orange juice pinch of ground cinnamon Preheat oven to 175C or 350F. Cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds, scraping clean. Place the pumpkin in a baking dish and ‘dot’ each half with...

Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Cannelloni

Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli Cannelloni 500g broccoli, washed, florets and stalks chopped 500g white cauliflower, same as broccoli 7 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced small bunch of fresh thyme, leaves picked 25g tin best quality anchovies in oil, drained and chopped, oil reserved 2-3 small dried chillies, crumbled...

Baked Ditalini with Three Cheeses

Baked Ditalini with Three Cheeses Servings: 6 1 pound Ditalini, Elbow Macaroni or other medium pasta shape, uncooked 1 cup skim milk 3/4 cup part-skim Ricotta cheese 1/2 cup grated low-fat Cheddar cheese 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped parsley Salt and freshly ground...

Baked Eggplant Hashbrowns

Baked Eggplant Hashbrowns 1 small eggplant salt pepper oregano 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese # Peel skins off of eggplant and slice the flesh into 1 inch pieces. # Sprinkle with salt/pepper/oregano (to taste) and then sprinkle minced garlic over the top of the eggplant. # Crumble...

Baked Marinated Mushrooms

Baked Marinated Mushrooms 500 grams Field or Portobello mushrooms 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup red wine 2 Tbsp brandy 1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed freshly ground black pepper 1 crusty loaf of bread olive oil 1 small red onion, peeled and chopped 2-3 rashers bacon, chopped 1...

Baked Potato Balls

Baked Potato Balls 2 Cups of mashed potato (Cold) 1 egg – beaten (for dipping) Crushed cornflakes Shape the cold potato into balls. Dip it in the beaten egg. Roll in crushed cornflakes. Place on a greased oven tray. Bake for about 15 mins on 210 until brown (Oven...

Baked Potatoes

Baked Potatoes Perfect for the barbeque or when cooking for a crowd. Fill the Slow Cooker with like sized scrubbed and buttered potatoes – the Slow Cooker will hold approximately 18-20 potatoes. Sprinkle with seasoned salt, cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours. To serve drizzle over sour...

Baked Ricotta with Semi Sundried Tomatoes

Baked Ricotta with Semi Sundried Tomatoes 1 round fresh ricotta 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 lemon, juice and zest 155g semi-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped 1 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1/3 cup olive oil Place ricotta on a greased baking tray and...

Baked Zucchini in Sour Cream

Baked Zucchini in Sour Cream 1/2 kg zucchini 90g cream cheese 2 tbsp onion, finely chopped salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 carton sour cream paprika Place zucchini in boiling water, reduce heat and simmer 5 mins. Drain, cut in half lengthwise, scoop seeds into a small bowl. Mix...

Balti Potatoes and Coriander

Balti Potatoes and Coriander 250g Fresh coriander 2 Tbsp Oil 125g Grated or finely chopped onion 1 tsp Fresh garlic, ground 250g Peeled potato, cut into 2.5 cm cubes 1 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder (omit for milder taste) 1/2 tsp Turmeric 1 tsp Ground fresh green...

Banana Chips

Banana Chips A quick and yummy snack, but be warned – you won’t be able to stop eating them! 4 bananas 1. Peel and thinly slice bananas. 2. Bake in a hot oven (250°C) for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp. Submitted by...

Barbecued Bananas

Barbecued Bananas 4 bananas 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups vanilla ice cream Preheat grill for low heat. Halve each of the bananas lengthwise, then width wise. Sprinkle bananas with lemon juice. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar...

BBQ Soy Sausage Tortillas with Guacamole

BBQ Soy Sausage Tortillas with Guacamole olive oil for brushing the food 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 medium red capsicum, finely chopped 1 medium green capsicum, finely chopped 1 large tomato, chopped 1 packet Sanitarium vegie delight bbq soy sausages wheat flour tortillas or commercial nacho cases Tofu...

Blanched Green Vegetables with Light Vinaigrette

Blanched Green Vegetables with Light Vinaigrette 15 long green beans, trimmed and halved 1/2 head broccoli, florets 1 large zucchini, sliced on the diagonal 1/2 cup light vinaigrette with fresh parsley and roasted garlic Blanch vegetables in boiling water so they are cooked but remain crisp. Place in a...

Butter Chickpea Curry

Butter Chickpea Curry oil 1 onion, diced 1-2 cloves of garlic 2 tsp curry powder 2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cumin 1 Tbsp mustard seeds 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (optional) 1 chilli finely sliced 3/4 can of condensed tomato soup 1/2 cup cream...

Cajun Kumera with Monterey Jack Cheese

Cajun Kumera with Monterey Jack Cheese 1 1/2 tablespoons oil 4 bacon rashers, chopped 1 medium onion, sliced 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 kg kumera, peeled and cubed 4 cups / 1 litre chicken stock 1 cup / 220g canned red...

Cajun Vegetable Kebabs

Cajun Vegetable Kebabs (vegan) 250g firm tofu, cubed 165gm jar Cajun flavour base 2 baby eggplants, sliced 2 small zucchinis, sliced 1/2 red capsicum, cut into 2 1/2cm chunks 1/2 green capsicum, cut into 2 1/2cm chunks 250g cherry tomatoes 1 small pineapple, cubed 1 tbsp olive oil 1....

Cauliflower Fritters

Cauliflower Fritters 1 cauliflower (about 600g), cut into florets 3 eggs, separated 1 tsp sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 cup plain flour 200ml water 1 onion, finely grated 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp turmeric 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped...

Cheese and Pineapple Spike

Cheese and Pineapple Spike Tin pineapple slices or chunks A piece of cheese Cherries (glace, tinned or fresh) 1 large potato Tin foil, cocktail sticks (skewers), knife, sieve, 2 plates 1. Wrap the potato in foil. 2. Carefully open the tin of pineapple. Using the sieve, pour off the...

Chia Cacao Coconut Clusters

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chia Cacao Coconut Clusters 2 tbsp Nature’s Way Super Coconut Oil 1/3 cup honey 1?2 cup peanut or almond butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups shredded coconut 1 tbsp Nature’s Way Super Chia Seeds 1?4 cup Natures Way Super Cacao Powder 1?4 cup chopped...

Chick Pea Curry

Chick Pea Curry 1 cups/200g dried chick peas 4 cups vegetable stock 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 medium onions, finely chopped 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger 4 garlic cloves, crushed 3 teaspoons garam masala 3 teaspoons ground cumin 3 teaspoons ground coriander 3 teaspoons sweet paprika 1/2 teaspoon chilli...

Chilled Mushrooms in Curry Sauce

Chilled Mushrooms in Curry Sauce Serves 6 350g (12oz) closed cup mushrooms, halved 50g (2oz) blanched almonds, toasted 200g pack of washed and ready-to-eat continental four leaf salad For the curry sauce: 200g carton of fromage frais 2 teaspoons curry paste 2 tablespoons mango chutney 2 tablespoons fresh lime...

Chilli Bean and Vegetable Combo

Chilli Bean and Vegetable Combo 1/3 cup olive oil 400g baby eggplant, thickly sliced 2 large onions, chopped 6 garlic cloves, crushed 2 large red capsicum, chopped 1 x 750ml Italian-style tomato cooking sauce 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 small red chillies, finely sliced 400g zucchini, sliced 300g kumera,...

Chilli Lentil Pies

Chilli Lentil Pies 1/2 cup brown lentils, cooked 1 red chilli 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 stick celery, finely chopped 1. Place lentils, chilli and tomato paste in a Food Processor. Blend until smooth. Stir celery through the mixture. 2. Make pies as per instructions. Note: This recipe is...

Chocolate Coconut Granola

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Coconut Granola Serves: 15 Granola: 320g (3 cups) whole rolled oats (make sure they’re gluten free if required) 4 packed tbsp light-brown sugar 3tbsp honey 4tbsp coconut oil, melted 4 tbsp water 3 heaped tbsp cocoa powder (make sure it’s gluten free if required)...

Coriander, Macadamia and Tofu Ravioli

Coriander, Macadamia and Tofu Ravioli 1/4 cup roasted macadamias, roughly chopped 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves 1 spring onion, chopped 300g silken tofu, drained and lightly mashed 1 Tbsp thick soy sauce 1 Tbsp rice wine or sherry 2 tsp brown sugar 3 cup water 1 cup white...

Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder Serves 4 to 6 2 Tbsp (30 ml) canola oil 1 cup (240 ml) chopped yellow onion 3 garlic cloves, chopped 3/4 cup (180 ml) chopped celery 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) peeled and thinly sliced sweet potato 1 Tbsp (15 ml) unbleached white flour 6 cups...

Crispy Polenta with Exotic Mushrooms

Crispy Polenta with Exotic Mushrooms 1 3/4 cups water 2 cups vegetable broth 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups instant polenta 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan plus additional for sprinkling the mushrooms 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 2 teaspoons minced garlic 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 pound assorted...

Curried Pumpkin with Spinach

Curried Pumpkin with Spinach 2 tablespoon oil 2 medium onions, sliced 4 garlic cloves, crushed 3 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated 3 small green chillies, finely sliced 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons brown mustard seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric 2 cups...

Dhal

Dhal Serves 4-6 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 medium onions, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 teaspoons black mustard seeds 1/4 cup tomato paste 4 cups red lentils 2 cups vegetable stock 4 1/2 cups water 2 x 400g cans...

Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana 2 large eggplants, cut into 1cm thick slices 1/4 cup olive oil 4 cloves garlic, unpeeled 20g butter 1 Tbsp flour 1 cup milk 1 cup tomato pasta sauce 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 1. Preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan....

French Onion Quiche

French Onion Quiche 1 cup water 1/2 cup raw cashews, pre-washed 375g tofu rinsed and drained 2 tbsp arrowroot level 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 tbsp salt 1 tsp sweet basil/ 1 tbsp fresh 1/4 tsp oregano/ 1 tsp fresh 1/4 tsp garlic powder/1 fresh clove 1 to...

Fried Banana Fritters

Fried Banana Fritters 3 big ripe bananas 1 1/2 cup flour 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar 1 egg 2 Tbsp water Cooking oil 1. Break the bananas into small pieces and put them into a bowl. Add the flour, egg, sugar and water and stir well. 2. Heat a saucepan...

Fruit Salad Ice-Cream Sticks

Fruit Salad Ice-Cream Sticks Makes about 16 1 x 375m can evaporated milk 1 cup caster sugar juice of 1 orange juice of 1 lemon 2 bananas, mashed pulp of 4 passionfruit 1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries, thawed 1. Place the can of evaporated milk in the freezer for...

Garlic and Potato Soup

Garlic and Potato Soup 3 heads garlic 8 sprigs fresh thyme 1/4 cup olive oil 1 brown onion, chopped 750g Sebago potatoes, peeled, chopped 2 cups water 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock 1/4 cup cream chopped chives, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 120°C. Break garlic into cloves...

Griddled Eggplants with Feta, Mint and Chilli

Photo by EmmCee Griddled Eggplants with Feta, Mint and Chilli 2 large eggplants, each cut thinly, lengthwise, into about 10 slices 4 Tbsp olive oil 250g feta cheese 1 large red chilli, finely chopped (deseeded optional for milder) large bunch fresh mint, finely chopped, with some saved for sprinkling...

Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback Potatoes Serves 6 6 medium baking potatoes 8 teaspoons melted margarine 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper For the Herb Topping 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 2 teaspoons each of chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil and oregano For the Spice Topping 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon...

Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback Potatoes 2kg Sebago potatoes, peeled 2 Tbsp butter, softened 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped salt and pepper Preheat oven 220c. Place the handle part of the wooden spoon on a bench and put a peeled potato sitting in...

Hellenic Grain Salad

Photo by Julie O’Malley Hellenic Grain Salad Serves 2 1/2 bunch coriander, chopped by hand 1/4 bunch parsley, chopped by hand 1/4 red onion, finely diced by hand 1/2 cup freekah (or cracked wheat or quinoa) 1/4 cup Puy lentils 1 Tbsp each – toasted pumpkin seeds, toasted slivered...

Lentil Bake

Lentil Bake 3/4 cup brown lentils 1/2 dessertspoon promite Black pepper 1 medium carrot 5cm piece zucchini 1 small cooking or eating apple 2 teaspoons dried thyme 2 teaspoons paprika 2 dessertspoons tahini Soy sauce Stuffing mix or Seasoned breadcrumbs 1. Soak brown lentils in water for about 1-2...

Lentil Feta Salad

Lentil Feta Salad 1 cup lentils du Puy (or regular brown or green lentils) 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoons lemon juice sea salt freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup shredded flat-leaf parsley 12 fresh mint leaves 1/2 red onion, finely sliced 1 Lebanese cucumber, sliced into...

Mediterranean Pies

Mediterranean Pies 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 100g mushrooms 4 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 1 small zucchini, grated 2 artichoke hearts, quartered 1/3 cup tasty cheese grated 1. Heat oil in a Skillet; cook onion until oftened. Add mushrooms and tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from...

Mem’s Mums Pumpkin Soup

Mem’s Mums Pumpkin Soup 5 1/2 cups pumpkin chopped to 1/2 inch squares 2 onions, roughly diced 4 Tablespoons butter (or margarine) 4 cups water 1 cup milk 1. Cook onion and pumpkin in butter for 10 minutes. 2. Add water and cook gently until pumpkin is very tender....

Mushroom and Cashew Curry

Photo by Julie O’Malley Mushroom and Cashew Curry 45ml ghee or oil 2 onions, chopped 1-2 garlic cloves depending on their size, crushed 1 tsp chopped green chilli, add more if you like it hotter 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp tomato paste 500g button mushrooms, quartered...

Mushroom, Spinach and Gruyere Tarts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Mushroom, Spinach and Gruyere Tarts Makes 4 small tarts 3/4 cup (110g) Plain flour 60g unsalted butter 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 eschalots, roughly chopped 1 cup chopped mixed wild mushrooms, such as field, oyster and swiss brown 2 firmly packed cups (50g) baby spinach...

Oat and Berry Acai Bowl

Photo by Julie O’Malley Oat and Berry Acai Bowl 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup traditional oats 1/2 ripe banana 1/4 cup frozen blueberries 1/4 cup frozen raspberries 1 tablespoon white chia seeds 1 teaspoon acai powder 100g mixed berries 1 tablespoon pistachios, chopped 2 teaspoons dried cranberries 2 teaspoons...

Orange and Balsamic-Glazed Broccolini

Orange and Balsamic-Glazed Broccolini Serves 4 as a side. 1 bunch broccolini, stems removed 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup orange juice 1 zucchini, cut into batons 1/4 cup lightly toasted pecans, roughly chopped 1....

Oven Chips

Oven Chips Points per Serve | 2 Servings | 2 Preparation Time | 10 min Cooking Time | 50 min Level of Difficulty | Easy salads and side dishes | Enjoy guilt-free indulgence with this satisfying recipe. You can also substitute sweet potatoes for an extra twist with added...

Pea and Potato Mash

Pea and Potato Mash Serves 5 400g potatoes, peeled, cut into large chunks 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 eschalot, peeled 2 garlic cloves, peeled 200g shelled peas (fresh or frozen) 125ml (1/2 cup) milk 30g butter 1. Boil the potatoes in a saucepan of salted water until soft enough...

Potato and Sweet Potato Creamy Bake

Potato and Sweet Potato Creamy Bake Serves: 6 2 tbsp butter 2 medium leeks, halved and sliced 1 kg potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 600g sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced 2 cups light cream 2 tsp Masterfoods sour cream and chives sprinkle 1/2 cup (125ml) chicken stock 2...

Potato Straws

Potato Straws 4 large potatoes Ice cold water Oil for frying 1 tsp salt 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon curry powder Peel potatoes and cut into thin slices, then cut slices in matchstick strips. Soak in ice cold water, then drain and dry on...

Pumpkin and Corn Quesadilla with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pumpkin and Corn Quesadilla with Fresh Tomato Salsa 100g pumpkin, chopped coarsely 1 Tbsp water 1/4 cup (40g) corn kernels 1/4 tsp chilli flakes 1 clove garlic, crushed 25g grated extra-light cheddar 1 x 28g (17cm) corn tortilla 1 x 28g (17cm) corn tortilla 1/4...

Pumpkin, Sage and Ricotta Lasagna

Pumpkin, Sage and Ricotta Lasagna 1.2 kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 2 cm pieces 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes 1 Tbsp chopped sage, plus 12 whole leaves to serve 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 350g ricotta 1 egg 1 cup grated parmesan, plus extra...

Quinoa and Haloumi Stuffed Mushrooms with Pesto Cream

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Quinoa and Haloumi Stuffed Mushrooms with Pesto Cream 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 small sweet potato, finely chopped and roasted 1 small red onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 6 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 3 piquillo whole roasted peppers, chopped 100g grated...

Rainbow Acai Bowl (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Rainbow Acai Bowl (Thermomix) serves 1 130g coconut yoghurt 35g frozen blueberries, 30g frozen raspberries 1 tsp each: acai powder, white chia seeds 50g mango flesh 1/4 ripe banana, sliced 2 strawberries, hulled, sliced 1 1/2 tbsp fresh blueberries 1 tbsp pistachios, toasted and chopped 1...

Raspberry Shortcake

Raspberry Shortcake 4 tablespoons Nuttelex margarine 2/3 cup caster sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 cup Orgran Self-Raising Flour, sifted (wheat free/gluten free) 1 cup Orgran Plain flour, sifted (wheat free/gluten free) 3 tablespoons raspberry jam 8 almonds halves or 1 tablespoon chopped almonds pinch of salt Cream butter...

Ratatouille

Ratatouille Serves 4 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 eggplants, cut into 3 cm dice 2 medium zucchinis, sliced into 1 cm rings 1 red capsicum, deseeded and chopped into 3cm pieces 1 green capsicum, deseeded and chopped into 3cm pieces 2...

Ricotta and Smoked Paprika Tart with Agrodolce Capsicum

Ricotta and Smoked Paprika Tart with Agrodolce Capsicum 1 pre-baked shortcrust shell, made in a 28cm tart tin Agrodolce (Sweet and Sour) Capsicum: 1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp pine nuts 1 1/2 Tbsp sultanas 2 large red capsicum, seeded and finely chopped 3 tsp castor...

Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Crisp Basil

Photo by Sares – Using Romesco Sauce Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Crisp Basil Serves 4 300g fresh ricotta 100g creamy feta, crumbled 20g (1/4 cup) finely grated parmesan 1 egg, lightly whisked 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil Salt and freshly ground black...

Roast Potato and Carrot Salad

Photo by Julie O’Malley Roast Potato and Carrot Salad Serves 2-3 2 large carrots, peeled and cut in chunks 10 baby potatoes, skin on, cut into halves or quarters depending on their size 2 Tbsp honey combined with 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp dried chilli flakes fresh rosemary...

Rollini with Semi-Dried Tomatoes

Photo by Julie O’Malley Rollini with Semi-Dried Tomatoes Serves 4 500g eggplant, cut into 2cm cubes 1/3 cup olive oil 500g San Remo Rollini pasta 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 cup semi-dried tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves # Preheat oven to 200°C. Line...

Samosas

Samosas Pastry: 450g (1 lb) maida or plain (all-purpose) flour 1 teaspoon salt 4 Tablespoons oil or ghee Filling: 400g (14 oz) potatoes, cut into quarters 80g (1/2 cup) peas 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds 2 Tablespoons oil 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon ground...

Sauteed Potatoes

Sauteed Potatoes 1kg potatoes, peeled 1/3 cup olive oil 2 rashers bacon, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 spring onions, sliced 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 clove garlic, crushed salt and freshly ground black pepper 1. Cut potatoes into 2cm cubes. Boil water in a large pan, add potato;...

Savoury Fritters

Savoury Fritters Serves 6 200g self raising flour 1 cup skim milk 2 eggs 1 onion, diced 1/2 cup of grated carrot 1/2 cup of grated zucchini 150g corn kernels 2 Tbsp fresh herbs, chopped Place milk in a large bowl and whisk in the flour, followed by two...

Seasonal Fruit Brekkie Bake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Seasonal Fruit Brekkie Bake Serves 1 1 pear, peeled, cored and sliced into rounds 1 red apple, peeled, cored, halved and sliced into half moons 1 tsp raisins 1 strawberry, cut into quarters, lengthways 2 tbsp rolled oats combined with 1 tsp honey (can use...

Silverbeet and Pumpkin Lasagne

Photo by Julie O’Malley Silverbeet and Pumpkin Lasagne 1 bunch silverbeet, sliced 1/2 pumpkin, sliced 1 red onion, sliced 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp flour 2 cups milk 2 cups tasty cheese, grated 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese, grated 4 cloves garlic, crushed Salt...

Slow Cooker Kidney Beans and Barley

Slow Cooker Kidney Beans and Barley POINTS® Value: 3 Servings: 6 1 cup raw pearl barley 1 medium onion, (red), finely chopped 1 stick celery, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/4 tsp chilli powder 2 cups canned drained red kidney beans 800g canned tomatoes, chopped 2 whole dried bay...

Smashed Potatoes

Smashed Potatoes Use your favourite herbs and spices to top these tasty, crunchy potatoes. 4 servings 16 small potatoes, washed 1 tablespoon olive oil, more if desired sea salt and chopped fresh rosemary * Preheat oven to 250°C. * Don’t peel the potatoes but bring them to the boil...

Spanish Chickpea Balls with Romesco Sauce

Spanish Chickpea Balls with Romesco Sauce Serves 6 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 Tbsp finely grated lemon rind 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp sweet paprika 60g (2/3 cup) dried (packaged) multigrain breadcrumbs 2 Tbsp plain flour 2...

Spiced Plums

Spiced Plums 1kg plums 375ml water 125ml honey 60ml maple syrup 1 cinnamon stick, broken in two 2 star anise 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar Preheat oven to 160C (320F). Cut the plums in half and remove stone. Place plums in large dish, in a flat layer, cut side down....

Spicy Mixed Dahl

Spicy Mixed Dahl 1 cup / 200g yellow split peas 1 cup / 200g red lentils 1 cup / 200g brown lentils 4 cups vegetable stock 2 tablespoons oil 1 1/2 tablespoons black mustard seeds 2 teaspoons brown mustard seeds 2 large onions, sliced 8 garlic cloves, crushed 2...

Spicy Sweet Potato

Spicy Sweet Potato 1 cup mashed sweet potato 1/2 cup grated cheese 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice 1. Combine ingredients. 2. Make pies as per instructions....

Spinach and Pumpkin Lasagne

Spinach and Pumpkin Lasagne Serves 4 600g (about 2 bunches) English spinach, stems trimmed 1/2 cup thickened cream 350g fresh ricotta cheese 2 egg yolks 150g parmesan cheese, finely grated 250g fresh lasagne pasta sheets 600g butternut pumpkin, deseeded, peeled, cut into 3mm-thick slices 200g mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced...

Spinach Lasagne

Spinach Lasagne 250g lasagne sheets parmesan cheese Spinach Sauce: 10 spinach leaves, shredded 1 tub sour cream (300g) 1 cup grated tasty cheese Tomato Sauce: 1 Tbsp oil 1 large onion chopped 1 clove garlic 2 x 400g can tomatoes 1 x 400g butter beans, drained and rinsed 1...

Sweet Potato and Leek Tarts

Sweet Potato and Leek Tarts 3 sheets ready rolled puff pastry 20g butter 2 large leeks, sliced 375g sweet potato, coarsely grated 4 free-range eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/4 cup pure or thickened cream 1 Tbsp seeded mustard 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese 1. Preheat oven to 210c, thaw...

Sweet Potato Kofta Balls

Sweet Potato Kofta Balls Makes about 15 balls 2 tsp chia seeds (you can substitute one free-range egg for the chia seeds and water if you like) 1/3 cup water 250g (9 oz) sweet potato, scrubbed and grated 200g (7 oz) potato and/or carrot, scrubbed and grated 1 small...

Thermo White Choc and Macadamia Cookies (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Thermo White Choc and Macadamia Cookies (Thermomix) 200g macadamia nuts, unsalted 200g butter, room temperature 100g raw sugar 80g brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 300g plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 200g white chocolate buttons Place nuts in TM bowl, chop for 2...

Tofu Apple Cake

Tofu Apple Cake Sugar Free 1 packet tofu (400g) 1 and a 1/2 cups apple puree 1/2 cup oil 3 dessertspoons honey juice and grated rind of a lemon 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 cups flour 1 and a 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 3/4 cup sultanas...

Tomato Lasagne

Tomato Lasagne Serves 5 350g lasagne sheets 80g grated parmesan cheese Tomato Sauce: 125ml (1/2 cup) olive oil 3 garlic cloves, peeled 3 x 400g cans diced tomatoes 12 basil leaves, torn Bechamel Sauce: 120g butter 80g (1/2 cup) plain flour 1 litre (4 cups) milk, warmed 1-2 pinches...

Twice Roasted Potatoes with Onion, Herbs and Chilli

Twice Roasted Potatoes with Onion, Herbs and Chilli 4-6 large floury potatoes, scrubbed 2 onions, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp finely chopped rosemary leaves 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves 1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 40g unsalted butter, chopped 1. Preheat...

Vegan Christmas Cake

Vegan Christmas Cake 4 cups (500 grams) mixed fruit 1 cup (125 grams) currants 1 and a 1/4 cup (1/4 litre) grape juice 3/4 cup sugar (preferably dark muscovado or molasses sugar, otherwise brown sugar) 1/2 cup oil 2 cups (250 gr) flour 1 cup (125 ml) soy or...

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 Tablespoons curry powder 3 teaspoons ground cumin 800g can diced tomatoes 1/2 lemon, juiced 300g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed 150g orange sweet potato, peeled, diced 1 large carrot, peeled, diced 1...

Vegetable Burgers

Vegetable Burgers Serves 6 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large brown onion (200g) finely chopped 300g button mushrooms, chopped coarsely 1 medium red capsicum (200g) chopped finely 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 cup (200g) red lentils 2 cups (500ml) vegetable stock 1.5 cups cooked rice (uncooked = 1/2 cup...

Vegetable pasties

Vegetable pasties This recipe’s suitable for babies aged 6-12 months and toddlers. The pasties make ideal party food and can be frozen. Pastry: 200 g butter 400 g plain flour pinch baking powder 1 egg 1 tablespoon cold water Filling: 1 large potato 1/2 small onion 1/2 carrot 1/2...

Vegetable Primavera

Vegetable Primavera Serves 8-10 1/4 cup / 60ml olive oil 8-10 medium (1kg) desiree potatoes, peeled and quartered 1kg pumpkin, peeled and sliced 600g kumera, peeled and cut into 3cm lengths 2 large red capsicum, quartered 20 large garlic cloves, unpeeled 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 1/4 cup /...

Vegetarian Lasagne

Vegetarian Lasagne Serves 4 800g butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 1cm-thick slices 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 medium red capsicum, chopped 2 medium zucchini, halved, sliced 1 medium eggplant, chopped 200g button mushrooms, thickly sliced 400g can diced...

Vegetarian Pie

Vegetarian Pie Serves 4 4 large potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 20g unsalted butter 4 onions, sliced into thin wedges 125ml (1/2 cup) thick cream 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 x 375g blocks puff pastry 1 egg, beaten 1. Preheat...

Vegetarian Spinach Lasagne

Vegetarian Spinach Lasagne 500g frozen spinach, thawed, drained 375g reduced fat ricotta cheese 375g reduced fat cottage cheese 1 cup shredded light cheese 1 x 500g jar pasta sauce 3 cups water 300g lasagna sheets 1 x 440g can lentils, drained 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil...

Veggie Kofta Korma

Photo by Sares Veggie Kofta Korma Serves 4-6 3 Tbsp peanut oil (use ghee if you prefer) 4 cardamom pods, crushed and pods removed 1 brown onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp fresh grated ginger 1 tsp turmeric 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp ground cumin 1...

Warm Potato Salad with Sweet Chilli Sour Cream

Warm Potato Salad with Sweet Chilli Sour Cream 1kg chat potatoes, halved, rinsed 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper 3/4 cup light sour cream 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 2 green onions, chopped 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Place potato, in a single layer, in a large roasting...