Chickpeas With Tomato Sauce

This recipe uses healthy chickpeas in a rich tomato sauce. It can be made ahead for a healthy lunch accompanied by some steamed rice  or with crusty bread. Chickpeas with Tomato Sauce Ingredients   4 slices of bacon chopped finely 1 carrot, chopped finely 1 brown onion chopped finely 1 stalk of celery chopped finely 1 tbs olive oil 3 cups of tomato passata 1 … Continue reading Chickpeas With Tomato Sauce

Eggplant and Lasagne

This recipe is a blending of the popular lasagne and the eggplant moussaka in layers with tomato and bechamel sauces. This recipe use the rich oven roasted tomato sauce that we posted earlier here  Eggplant and Lasagne Ingredients Pre cooked lasagne sheets 1 eggplant 1 1/2 cups oven baked tomato sauce 2 cups grated parmesan cheese 1 L milk 120 g butter 2/3 cup plain … Continue reading Eggplant and Lasagne


Growing Eggplant

Eggplant has been cultivated in Asia since prehistory and introduced to the Mediterranean in the middle ages. It is a very versatile fruit that can be cooked in many ways. Growth habits and planting needs Eggplant like a sunny position and a soil pH below 6.0, so acidic. Test the soil and amend with lime if over this. Because eggplants are susceptible to soil born … Continue reading Growing Eggplant

Lentil, Zucchini and Tomato Soup with Quick bread

This is a hearty soup with a mix of vegetables, tomatoes and nutritious lentils. Serve with a quick bread made from an easy 3 ingredient dough   Lentil,Vegetable and Tomato Soup Ingredients 2 carrots diced 2 medium zucchini diced 1 stick of celery diced 1 large onion finely chopped 1 can of diced tomatoes 350 g cooked brown lentils or 2 x 400 g tins … Continue reading Lentil, Zucchini and Tomato Soup with Quick bread

Growing Cucumbers

Cucumbers are now growing well and can be planted for  succession cropping of this cool summer vegetable. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need. One cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. Growth habits and planting needs Sow in the garden from September to February in temperate zones. To grow cucumbers well they … Continue reading Growing Cucumbers