Vegetarian Mushroom and Lentil Pies

These little individual pies, made using homemade shortcrust pastry, have a crisp outer shell, filled with a rich mixture of lentils, mushroom, carrot and celery. The dark ale, sweet caramelised red shallots, the rosemary and garlic give a deep robust flavour to the mushrooms. The addition of roasted sweet potato on the base adds balance to the ale and also keeps the base from becoming … Continue reading Vegetarian Mushroom and Lentil Pies

A Mediterranean Lunch

Today I will set out a quick and easy to prepare, tasty and delicious Mediterranean style lunch of Koftas with grilled zucchini salad. It is accompanied with a salad of mixed baby heirloom plum tomatoes and cucumber, roasted banana chillies, kalamata olives, feta cheese and Baba Ganoush dip. This is traditionally served with fresh rocket leaves, pita bread and wedges of lemon. Allowing the Koftas … Continue reading A Mediterranean Lunch

Savoury and Sweet Galettes

I have always wanted to make a galette, that free form rustic tart made of pastry and filled with fruit or other vegetables.  It can be another great sustainable way to make something interesting from leftover vegetables that you may have or perhaps to use fruit you have in the crisper. Here I have used baked vegetables that I had made from this recipe and … Continue reading Savoury and Sweet Galettes

Basbousa, a Classic Semolina Cake

Basbousa is a traditional Middle Eastern cake made from semolina, yoghurt and blanched almonds and soaked in a sweet syrup flavoured with lemon, rose water and orange blossom water.  The home blanched almonds also give this cake a lovely crunch. Basbousa is so delicious and cut into small squares makes a lovely sweet treat for any special occasion. Basbousa, a Classic Semolina Cake Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading Basbousa, a Classic Semolina Cake

Zucchini, Onion and Prosciutto Crustless Quiche

This very easy crustless quiche is so easy to make and with the zucchini, prosciutto, ham and Spanish onion, makes a tasty meal to serve with a great salad. At the moment celeriac is still available in Sydney. It makes the perfect salad to serve with the quiche. I have included a link for the recipe below if you want to try it. Zucchini, Onion … Continue reading Zucchini, Onion and Prosciutto Crustless Quiche

Dominique’s Oat, Date and Nut Biscuits

Dominique has shared the recipe with us for these delicious and easy to make biscuits. Filled with oats, nuts, dates and seeds they make a great accompaniment for that afternoon cup of tea or for a quick, healthy snack on the run. Dominique’s Oat, Date and Nut Biscuits Ingredients: 1 cup of brown sugar 115 g butter, softened 2 eggs 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 … Continue reading Dominique’s Oat, Date and Nut Biscuits

Polenta, Bacon and Veggie Cakes

These healthy little polenta cakes combine zucchini and tomato with two cheeses and the goodness of Kefir. The sausage and bacon add a great flavour and makes them perfect for a light lunch or for snack anytime. Prepare the ingredients ahead and they are really quick and easy to make. Polenta, Bacon and Veggie Cakes Ingredients: 1/3 cup polenta 1/3 cup plain flour 1/2 tsp … Continue reading Polenta, Bacon and Veggie Cakes