Cucumber, Chickpea and Avocado Salad

It’s not often that I post anything remotely healthy, but this salad is an exception. I’ve been learning a new respect for the humble legume, and it’s all in the quest for the perfect flourless chocolate cake. There has been much experimenting, biting of nails, and thoughtful testing and tasting of cake. Does it have…

Lentil and Cauliflower Curry

There are very few savoury dishes on this blog. Even fewer are vegetarian. Oh, some of them only have a bit of bacon or ham, and for several years I was under the misapprehension that that was ‘close enough’. But my delusion was soon to be shattered, as my husband informed me that he does…

Swiss chard, feta cheese and egg pie

Did you ever win the lottery? No? Me neither! But I did receive an exciting phone call the other week telling me that my application to The Great Australian Bake-off had been successful, and would I bring in two of my favourite bakes to an audition next week? Would I what? Of course! What an honour…

Warm lentil and coriander salad

It’s spring! Finally! We have blue skies and sunshine for what seems like the first time in a very long time! The winter just past was so cold and long… and cold. So we are revelling in the change of season, and looking forward to enjoying the outdoors once again. I have ventured into the…

Spicy Red Lentil Soup with Cashew Cream and Lemon

So, I’m making soups these days… Very strange! What’s happening to me? I’m becoming like my mother (not such a bad thing). She used to make soup ALL.THE.TIME… which is possibly the reason I deferred it for so long! We lived in Tasmania, by far the coldest state in the country. Neither of my parents…

Corn Fritters {gluten-free + dairy-free}

Often on a Monday, the toddler and I do the grocery shopping, visiting the library on the way. He charms the socks off all the elderly ladies we see, and holds the list for me while I browse. We have a bunch of local shops, including post office, fruit and vegetable shop, pharmacy, butcher and…

Broccoli and spring onion slaw with buttermilk dressing

Aren’t holidays grand? Last month we managed to get away for a few days, and though it was only brief, it was refreshing. I could feel the stress dissolving as I soaked in the view; yellow post-harvest fields and wide red dirt plains up north. We drove nine hours to visit Alex’s grandmother, primarily so…