Crispy Baked Eggplant Chips with Sweet Chilli Mayo

When your kids are fussy and you want them to eat stuff, you cover it in crunchy coating and serve it with a dipping sauce, right? Right. Does it work? Not if you’re me! Well, the older kid, who is branching out somewhat, ate the chips, but no sauce. The Smalls, who is my dinnertime kryptonite, nibbled one single tiny piece…

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Southern Fried Tofu

Hello? Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me… Ok all Pink Floyd references aside, it has been a long time since I clicked “add new” to the post section of this here blog. It’s a pleasure to reacquaint myself with your company. What have I been doing, you ask? Making southern-fried tofu, of course: Made…

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Vegetarian “Fish” Cakes

So over the last few days I’ve been watching Eat Well For Less? where VMHQ’s favourite UK Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace and a mate go into people’s houses who are spending outrageous amounts of money on their weekly shop, and help them figure out how to cut it down. There has been a lot of fish products spoken about and when…

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4 Ideas for Leftover Rice

In collaboration with SunRice. You know how there is that one thing you just fail at in the kitchen? Like poaching an egg is harder to master than peace in the Middle East, and the thought of creating a croissant makes you break out in a cold sweat? For years I was thwarted by rice. One of the cheapest, most…

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Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Shells

Stuffed shells is one of those dishes I always read about, that sounded exactly like something I would want to eat, but never made – simply because I had no idea where on earth you would find those jumbo pasta shells. Never seen them in any of my regular haunts, never saw them in any of the delis I went…

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Spicy Black Bean Quinoa Bowls + Win a Global Takashi Knife Set Worth $1199

  Congrats to Louisa G! I’m in Queensland at the moment, eating all the fresh fruit and drinking all the cold beer, because it’s WARM, y’all. Spring is sprung and all that. A very nice respite from winter’s end in Melbourne, which still won’t properly end until about December. The day before I left, it was heading into the 20s…

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Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

I  know the time for winter food is coming to an end (although we’re right at that moment in Melbourne where you think it will never be warm again HOLY SHIT FFS), but the nights are still plenty chilly enough for comfort carbs. Made a Veggie Mama recipe for yourself? I’d love to see it! tag #veggiemamafood on social media…

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