Vegetarian Christmas Meal Ideas

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I know, I know - you're a vegetarian at Christmas and you don't know what's festive enough to eat when everyone else is chowing down on ham. Or worse - you're a carnivore hosting a vegetarian and you don't know what to do. Relax. I got some vegetarian Christmas meal ideas that don't take long, aren't fiddly, but are super-festive and full of … [Read more...]

Potato and Cabbage Soup with a Jalapeno Lime Twist

Cabbage and Potato soup with a Jalapeno Lime Twist - I was super-surprised at the ingredients in this one, but it really works.

I don't know where y'all are, but it is STILL freezing in Melbourne. Last night I was huddling under a blanket and I've been walking around with constant cold feet. We can still eat soup here, people. Soup in December. SOUP, I tell you! If you're cold too, you might like to warm up with this Potato and Cabbage soup with a Jalapeno Lime Twist - or … [Read more...]

Honey Wholemeal Pizza Dough

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Pizza has become a once-a-week staple at VMHQ, and with good reason. Reasons. 1. Breadmaker does all the work. 2. We all eat it (fussies included) 3. It takes hardly any time, and has VEGETABLES (I even make the girls' tomato sauce a hidden veggie one) 4. Pizza. We are also very fortunate to live in basically what is the Deli … [Read more...]

Easy Pumpkin and Fennel Risotto

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When there's fennel in my veggie order, I am ashamed to say I pretty much do the same thing with it. Every time. It's so good roasted though, so nobody complains (yet). Paired with roasted root veg - well, who's going to turn their nose up at a pumpkin and fennel risotto? Especially if it's easy! Not me, anyway. I love risotto. In fact, I … [Read more...]

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, … [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...]