Golden rice salad


This golden rice salad is a nice change from my usual bowl of brown rice, and is rather sunshiny now that it's getting warmer again. The yellow is from turmeric, which is amazingly good for you, but doesn't impart much of a flavour. Never fear, everything else makes up for it! In this salad, I mixed cooked brown rice with roasted sweet potato … [Read more...]

A few ideas for your winter veggie box


Howdy, gang! As I was unpacking my organics box the other day, I had to think quickly about what was to be done with all of it. Organic veggies don't last long, and it's horrible to waste them, so I mentally put them in order of what needed to be used first and started prepping some of them for dinners during the week. Then I thought some of you … [Read more...]

A very veggie Valentine’s Day

goat cheese risotto

We totally do Valentine's Day here at VMHQ. Any excuse for a food theme! But really, although we give gifts and show our love and appreciation the rest of the year when it isn't expected, it doesn't hurt to have one extra day to make an effort. My husband is a good dude, and I'll spoil him if I damn well want to! Anyway, if you do Valentine's … [Read more...]

Veggie meal plan

 Pin ItI get asked quite a lot if there are recipes to go with my meal plans, and usually there aren't - simply because I don't often make the same thing twice, and I'm usually experimenting with something that will eventually end up on the blog most weeks. So I decided to make a meal plan of all the things I've already made whose recipes appear on … [Read more...]

Veggie Meal Plan and pleading the case for independent grocers.

As part of my efforts to buy local and eventually avoid the big two supermarkets as much as I can, I decided to take a road trip to Maleny in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and see if doing my shopping at their IGA was viable. I do shop at farmer's markets and two local fruit + veg places, but it does require several trips a week and with two … [Read more...]

Veggie meal plan

 Pin ItIt's about that time of year where lots of this happens:Rugging up, watching fun things (in this case, River Cottage Spring!) and a hell of a lot of crochet. I've got the biggest to-do list and I've not even made anything for my own baby yet! Must get cracking as I've only got 8 or so weeks left. But I'm getting very, very, very tired … [Read more...]

Veggie Meal Plan

Happy Mother's Day, peeps! And to those whose mamas can't be here, I'm thinking of you. And those who are struggling to be mamas. And to those who don't have a good relationship with your mother... I think of you most of all.This week is a bit of a variety of things... all random suggestions in my head that I'll play with when the time comes.Except … [Read more...]