What am I making with my organic veg boxes? Come on in, I’ll show you.


I get my veggie boxes from Whole Larder Love, and a few people lately have asked me what I've been making from the contents. It's a bit fun, like a Masterchef Mystery Box, but gianter and with more cabbage. I must admit, I've been thinking in all sorts of traditional recipe ways when I open the … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Veggie 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 … [Read more...]

Veggie 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 … [Read more...]

veggie meal plan

I neglect beans. I really do. For no other reason than I never had them growing up, so rarely think about them... except when it's Mexican night! Damn, are they good.I like the idea of a brothy, soupy, beany dish to be eaten with a hot baguette. Flavoured with herbs and fresh tomato and garlic. Why … [Read more...]

Veggie meal plan

I am back from the fun and frivolity of the conference. Lots of awesome people to see and even more awesome people to meet. I love seeing everyone let loose and have a good time!There also may or may not have been an incident that involved me and a Vanilla Ice song.I also got to meet Captain Craft … [Read more...]

Veggie Meal Plan

With my head still firmly in holiday mode, and my diary fast filling up with things that mean I should really get my act together, dinners around here are still lazy summer style.God help me if I have to put the oven on.So with that, (and so I can get back to my book before the baby wakes up), here … [Read more...]

Vegan Meal Plan

Happy New Year, meal planners! I hope your wonderful night topped off a wonderful year, and you're all excited and shiny and clean and new and motivated for the year ahead. I know I am.Meal plans this week are gon' be a little different. I know it's the time for resolutions that everyone loves to … [Read more...]

Veggie Meal Plan

I haven't been well, so this week's meal plan is really quite hastily put together. I'm also thinking of palming the cooking off to Veggie Dad, given he won't be at football training as much in the evenings any more. As always, though - it's good stuff!Am dipping back into an old post for the … [Read more...]

Veggie Meal Plan

I was watching an American breakfast news program this week, and they did a segment on the White House chefs losing a significant amount of weight with some healthy changes, despite working on pastries and sugary dainties at work. Then they cut to a picture of a batch of oatmeal-raisin cookies … [Read more...]