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Vegetarian kale and two cheese ravioli AND #win a Kitchen Kart for your school!

21 Aug

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Friends often ask me, how did I get my kids to eat such a wide variety of foods? I think the answer is part luck, part genetics, and partly because I am a mean mum who makes them try foods that they THINK they despise until one day they actually request it. Continue reading

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Vegetarian Mexican lentil loaf

27 May

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Trying to find a meal that my whole family eats is a thankless task yet I have struck gold with this simple recipe. Continue reading

Roasted cauliflower open pie – vegetarian

24 Sep

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I do not recall the exact date that roasted cauliflower became my children’s favourite cooked vegetable but suffice to say, it was a case of ‘oh happy day.’ Continue reading

Vegan chocolate and coconut cupcakes

12 Sep

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I haven’t eaten meat for decades but have always loved my dairy products. I remember when I first become vegetarian, going out to eat in suburban Sydney meant pasta for dinner. And I’m not talking delicious hand-made gnocchi with wild mushrooms, or eggplant lasagne, but usually dry packet pasta with generic tomato sauce. Yawn. Continue reading

Blueberry bircher muesli

10 Aug

blueberry bircher muesli

The Hungry Dad loves bircher muesli for breakfast but doesn’t love paying the $18 or so that fancy Sydney cafes charge for it. For years we’ve been making it at home and it is so cheap to make that I am shocked at how much it goes for at cafes. Continue reading

Mexican black bean soup – vegan

27 Jul

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Readers will know of my love of cold weather and all things that accompany winter, especially the food side of things. Soup, for instance, is one of my fav foods and I tend to eat it year round. Summer in Sydney is not soup weather by any stretch but when the soup craving comes you gotta obey your tummy. Luckily for me it is winter here and cold – perfect soup weather. Continue reading

Easy tomato soup – vegan

7 Jul

Easy tomato soup

Winter is well and truly here in Australia. I am probably the only person in Sydney cheering for the cooler weather. I am not a fan of the heat and humidity but am absolutely pro-boots, coats, scarves, heaters and all the other trappings of winter. Winter also allows me to indulge in some of my favourite foods: soups and puddings.   Continue reading