Roasted Veggie Pasta Bake


There is something about this time of year, when I'm still half in school holiday-mode, where all ideas of meal plans and being organised in dinner-related dinner activities go flying out the window with all of my cares and most of my dreams. This means I'm either scrabbling to find dinner out of whatever we happen to have in the cupboard, or … [Read more...]

Minted Pea Soup with Goat Cheese and Watercress


I can't remember what reminded me, but I was thinking about minted pea soup, and I remembered reading a recipe by Sophie Dahl where she said she thinks of English summers and cricket and whatnot when she makes it. I don't know what I think of, except it's delicious, and before I knew it, I found myself in front of the freezers at my local shops … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Meatloaf

Really Good Vegetarian Meatloaf (excellent if you're looking for a veg option on Christmas)

I  know, right - meatless meatloaf? What is it, then? Well, it's delicious, is what it is. In fact, when I first found the recipe, it was called "Really Good Vegetarian Meatloaf (Really!)" and I was intrigued. It had high ratings, and people who tried the recipe appeared to agree. I'll be the judge of that, I thought. Yeah, ok - they … [Read more...]

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

Honey Wholemeal Pizza Crust - an easy recipe for a spectacular pizza //

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


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...]