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Category Archives: Vegan

Sticky Black Rice with Ginger Syrup

I always sit up and take notice when a cafe breakfast menu offers something over and above the usual eggs/bacon/pancakes and muesli choices. I’d much rather be able to choose … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 24 Comments

Spiced Millet Salad

 Millet, a grass cereal, formed the bulk of the bird seed mix I fed my pet budgie when I was a kid. I never thought then it could be people … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · 21 Comments

Cucumber, Peanut and Coconut Salad

Pungent mustard seed oil is little appreciated in Australia except by our large community of Indian expats, but even they may not be aware Australia has it’s own high quality … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · 29 Comments

Miso Roasted Cauliflower

Meat and three veg was the norm for dinner when I was a kid, meat cooked well done and vegetables boiled for half an hour. Potatoes and carrots could withstand … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 34 Comments

Date, Orange and Bitter Leaf Salad

  My third post for The Cookbook Guru, inspired by Paula Wolfert’s “The Food of Morocco” is  Orange, Leafy Green and Date Salad. I loved the idea of this salad the … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 25 Comments

Cajun Spiced Roasted Vegetable Salad

news flash, news, flash, news flash, news flash, news flash, news flash, news, flash, news flash, news  I ENTERED THIS RECIPE IN THE RECIPE WRITING COMPETITION AT EAT DRINK BLOG, … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 37 Comments

Lemony Pilau with Toasted Pinenuts

There are several varieties of rice on my pantry shelf, but I confess to falling off the locavore wagon when it comes to this wondrous grain because the irrigation of … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 17 Comments

Amarena Cherry Stuffed Amaretti

There is a funny story attached to this recipe. Having friends around is always an excuse to bake, to spread not only the love, but the calories. And so it … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 30 Comments

Jane Grigson’s Greek Bean Stew

It’s no secret I hold the late English cookbook writer Jane Grigson in high esteem. She came to food writing in the post WW2 period when the English were entering … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 25 Comments

Boumiano – The Cookbook Guru

Jane Grigson’s “Vegetable Book” is a handy reference to turn to when confronted with a glut of seasonal vegetables. I don’t have a vegetable garden, but I do have a … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 20 Comments

Shredded Wombok Salad with Tomato Dressing

The weather is a constant topic of conversation in Melbourne probably because it’s continually changing. We’re either waiting for a cool change, rain, a warm day or perfection in the … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 27 Comments

Orange and Ginger Pickled Beets

We spent a leisurely ten days in Brisbane last month. On our first morning we chose a cafe at Eagle Street Pier on the Brisbane River for breakfast. The setting … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 30 Comments

Miso Glazed Roasted Eggplant

Miso is a new ingredient in my kitchen. My past miso eating experience has been limited to soup and a few attempts at eating oily miso eggplant at below average … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 20 Comments

Toasted Sesame Seed Dressing

Our dinner table has acquired a much anticipated Japanese aesthetic. The new Japanese cookbooks in my library and the stock of Japanese groceries in my pantry have led to a … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 28 Comments