Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad

This is great vegetarian salad that is perfect for lunch and so healthy. Marinaded artichokes, cucumber, baby cos lettuce, red capsicum, mini Roma tomatoes, walnuts and Spanish Onions, all add a rainbow of colour to the cooked green lentils. Served with a vinaigrette dressing and crusty bread it makes a delicious lunch. Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad Ingredients: 2 cups cooked green lentils 1 medium … Continue reading Lentil, Walnut and Vegetable Salad

Jackie’s Vegetarian Zucchini Slice

Jackie has shared her wonderful Vegetarian Zucchini Slice recipe which is perfect for any meal or for lunch at work. It is brings together so many great flavours. The tang of semi-sundried tomatoes, the sweetness of carrots and caramelised onion, the freshness of basil, a hint of ginger and the sharpness of Greek feta and Cheddar cheeses.   It is so easy to make and … Continue reading Jackie’s Vegetarian Zucchini Slice

Eggplant, Prosciutto and Cheese Braid

Eggplants are plentiful at the end of summer and taste wonderful in this braided savory pastry. The best prosciutto and Maasdam or Swiss cheese are layered on homemade shortcrust pastry with the eggplant and baked till golden brown. This savoury braid makes a  perfect and satisfying  lunch served with a mixed green salad. A vegetarian version is also included below with the recipe for making … Continue reading Eggplant, Prosciutto and Cheese Braid

Egyptian Koshari and Home Made Baharat

Koshari is the national dish of Egypt that mixes lentil, rice, small macaroni noodles, a spicy tomato sauce, topped with fried onions and chick peas.  This is another dish for the International Year of Pulses. The tomato sauce is made with a spice blend called Baharat and this gives the dish its amazing flavour. Egyptian Koshari Ingredients: Rice: 1 cup of medium grain rice 1tblsp … Continue reading Egyptian Koshari and Home Made Baharat

Potato and Roasted Capsicum Salad

This is a Mediterranean style potato salad that brings together roasted capsicum, red onion with a light vinaigrette.  A perfect salad to accompany grilled meats. Potato and Roasted Capsicum Salad Ingredients 6 large desiree potatoes 1 large red capsicum 1 medium red onion, cut into fine rings then cut in half to form strips 1 large clove of garlic, minced 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 5 … Continue reading Potato and Roasted Capsicum Salad

Coloured capsicums

Capsicums Stuffed with Rice

Summer vegetables are in season and so delicious. I couldn’t resist the colourful capsicums today and so here is my recipe for capsicums with a rice stuffing.  These contain all vegetarian ingredients and are suitable for those on a vegan or vegetarian diet. Capsicums stuffed with rice Ingredients Capsicums of any colour though red and yellow are the sweetest 3-5 cups hot vegetable stock olive … Continue reading Capsicums Stuffed with Rice