Chipotle Lentil Rice Tacos

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This is a sponsored post for SunRice. “I wonder how many lentils I’ve ever eaten in all my life?” I’ll always fondly remember this humble pulse as the staple diet of my favourite 80s pals The Young Ones. Neil the hippie was forever trying to make their student dollar stretch by eating boring health food everyone hated, like lentils and … [Read more...]

Mushroom Risotto with Toasted Walnuts and Goat Cheese

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This is a sponsored post for Power of Mushrooms. Are you one of the four million Australians who are vitamin D deficient? With that being just under one in four adults in Australia, I’m going to bet some of you are. Hell, I bet I am. Low vitamin D levels can leave you more at risk of risk of heart disease, Type II diabetes, hypertension, … [Read more...]

Pumpkin and Spinach Lasagne

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Yeah yeah, I know - I have a thing for pumpkin lasagne. I can't help it, it's so damn good. As is using up a whole bunch of spinach or kale or silverbeet in one go with pumpkiny, cheesy surrounds. Now don't do what I did here in all my brilliance, and have lasagne sheets on the bottom. They will go hard and they will be impossible to eat. I … [Read more...]

Sundried Tomato Mac and Cheese

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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...]