Golden rice salad

Yellow-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

organics 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...]

Summer meal ideas

no oven dinners

Because seriously - who wants to put the oven on? Or even take too long cooking things? Not me, but I'm pretty lazy. Anyhow, if you're pressed for time, or just want a relaxed approach to dinner when everyone's hot and frazzled and tired, here's a few ideas that don't take long, don't need too much heat, or can be done on the barbecue … [Read more...]

Guest Post: I’m the only vegetarian in my family.

Howdy y'all! Today we have Sheri guest posting, all the way from Canada! She blogs at What The Boy Ate about her picky-eatin' son, life as a stay at home mom, and being the only veggie in her family, which I know some of you struggle with yourselves... Enjoy! Hello Veggie Mama readers, I am honoured to be able to write a guest post while … [Read more...]

Veggie meal plan

fresh egg fettuccine

 Pin It I 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 … [Read more...]

Veggie meal plan

Knitting

 Pin It It'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, … [Read more...]

Veggie Meal Plan

starbucks cafe hour

I can't stop looking at recipes for seriously, seriously healthy food. Like if it's vegan, gluten- and sugar-free, and full of things I've never heard of before like maca and bee pollen, I am all over it. I don't know who I am any more! The things I've been eating for lunch... the things I've been putting in smoothies... I've either lost my mind or … [Read more...]

Veggie meal plan

BiggieFort

This week, we're on HOLIDAYS! YAY! we are THIS excited. School is out, the weather's been great (except for yesterday), and we're going to take things easy. Last school holidays before VB 2.0, so I intend to do the least amount possible. Including boring dinnery things. So this means we'll be mostly sticking to easy … [Read more...]

Veggie Meal Plan

veggie meal plan

 Pin It Lots of wintery goodness as it's cold here at night. During the day it's hot and sunny and with just a slight wind, but the evenings are a little frosty. I know, don't hate me too much. Lots of veggie-packed goodness this week, I'm off to the farmer's markets to get my usual haul in a moment. The veggie filo will be filled with … [Read more...]

Veggie Meal Plan

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 … [Read more...]

Veggie Meal Plan

meal plan

Well, as happens occasionally, we only got through two of the meals on our list last week. We're nothing if not flexible! So the rice, schnitzel and pizza are making a reappearance. I've also been very conscious of making do and making things last lately. For no other reason than I think it's good practice. I'm so used to just getting things … [Read more...]

Veggie Meal Plan

meal plan

Happy Sunday! I hope you're enjoying it. My post is a little late today because I have been enjoying my Sunday! I've been to the farmer's markets to pick up fruit and veg (overloaded on the fruit as you can see above, cos I'm on a juicing spree!), a baby + kids market to buy two new babies (ok I bought several cute second-hand dresses and a … [Read more...]