Sundried Tomato Mac and Cheese


I don't think there's ever been a situation where I haven't liked mac and cheese. Well, there might be those years when I was a toddler and all I ate was Weet-Bix (sounds familiaaaaaar), but in all the years I've been conscious of cheese, I've loved mac and cheese. Having said that, I'm pretty sure I've never made it with actual macaroni. I … [Read more...]

Cauliflower and Leek Soup


As most of my recipes seem to be, this one for cauliflower and leek soup is a happy accident. Halfway between the "shit, I'm making a white bean soup and we have no white beans" to "no problem, I'll make potato and leek soup" to "aaaaaaand we don't have enough leeks for that and nobody wants to eat mashed potato soup" to "bingo!" when I found a … [Read more...]

Spinach Alfredo Pizza

pizza with alfredo sauce

I have a brand-new obsession, and it takes the form of a creamy, cheesy sauce on a crispy-yet-chewy pizza. Holy hallelujah, it is insane. I'm a bit iffy with pizza, I think owing to the fact I don't really like tomato-based sauces. And when everyone's slapping that shit all over pizza, you can imagine I can really take it or leave it. But one … [Read more...]

Roasted pumpkin and fennel lasagna


  Now, far be it for me to dictate how to live your life, but please don't make this lasagna with butternut pumpkin. I'm going to go so far as to say don't make anything with butternut pumpkin ever, because it's a bit... lacking in flavour, to be polite. Ok, fuck politeness, eating butternut pumpkin is like eating a picture of butternut … [Read more...]

Eggplant, haloumi and pumpkin parmigiana


You know how you're staring into the bottom of your fridge knowing that there's stuff you need to use up, but none of it really goes together? That's how this dish was born. Only it really, really goes together. Allow me to explain. Obviously, haloumi goes with everything. So when I considered making an eggplant parmigiana bake, I had a … [Read more...]

The Quick Lunch: Thai Soup for One


I'm back! And you know I'm back from my super-sunny Queensland trip when pretty much the first thing I do is put a second jumper on. I loved how awed everyone was when they wandered around Noosa beach on the first day of winter with the sun shining and them regretting their choice of jeans. But it was also pretty fun to come home to a brisk … [Read more...]

RECIPE: Quinoa “Meatballs”

Quinoa Meatballs // The Veggie Mama.

This is a recipe borne from cooking quinoa with too much water to the "you idiot, this is gluggy" stage, rather than the lovely fluffy grains I'm used to. Crossed with the ideas that came after these veggie-packed kiddo quinoa bites that were such a hit with my girls. We had them with some sauce and a salad and called it a day, but they would be … [Read more...]

Mushroom-chive wontons


Hello and welcome to wonton hour. Today we'll be making wontons with a soy-mushroom-chive filling, absolutely delicious little morsels of goodness. These are great on their own with some dipping sauce, or floating in a gingery broth with lots of crispy carrot and Asian greens. I froze the lot and kept them for quick lunches during … [Read more...]