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Indian Vegie Feast # 7 – spinach kofta in tomato gravy

The state of Gujarat in western India advocates a meat free diet. This dietary recommendation dates back two millennia, when the slaughter of animals was banned in the name of … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 29 Comments

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

In the late eighties I made my initial foray into the food business. I worked long hours for little financial reward, but I gained a wealth of experience money could … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 11 Comments

Baked Spinach Risotto Cake

Contemporary Australia’s love affair with Italian food has never lost its ardour, rather, the relationship has become more like that of an old married couple who have grown comfortable in … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 9 Comments

Oatmeal, Spinach, Tomato and Feta Cheese Tart

This is a recipe that’s evolved over time. The mealy, rustic pastry I have stolen from a tomato tart recipe in my 1979 edition of Jane Grigson’s “Vegetable Book”. Grigson … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 11 Comments

Green Pea Risotto

You gotta love spring veg! 1 stick celery, finely diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 300g Arborio rice 120 mls white wine 450mls approximately hot vegetable stock 1 cup fresh young … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Roasted Pumpkin and Pine Nut Pasta Sauce

  My other half would eat pasta with a tomato based sauce for dinner every other night, while I prefer a little more variety, so this is a compromise dish, … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

SAAG PANEER: Spinach and cottage cheese curry

Nearly every curry house in my hometown serves a version of this dish, I have tasted the good, the bad and the downright ugly!  There are endless recipes for saag … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 5 Comments


When I was a kid, my Mum supplemented the family meals with home grown veg.  Melbourne winters in the 1950s and 60s were cold, no snow, but frequent frosts. Not … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Popeye’s envy – Spanokopita, both large and small

My hometown Melbourne has the largest Greek population outside Greece, in fact, my neighbourhood was dubbed little Athens in the 1960s. The “spinach filo pie” is frequently the predictable vegetarian … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · 2 Comments