D is for .. dhal – spiced red lentil dhal with chickpeas and spinach

Dhal is a staple food in Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Nepalese and Indian cuisines. It is one of the most beautiful global comfort foods known – it’s deliciously spiced and complex but warming, soothing and satisfying all at the same time. Dhal is usually served as a side-dish, but I’ve been known, on more than…

corn fritters + pico de gallo and quick guacamole

It was another no meat Monday in our house last night.. and all I could think about were the corn fritters I had eaten at Bills with Krys in Sydney. Luckily I found a recipe online… Crisis <averted> Ingredients: – 6 cobs of corn, kernels shaved off – 1/2 red capsicum, diced finely – 1/2…

a warm lentil, spinach and goats cheese salad

I am on another health kick. *Sigh. What I have come to realize is that healthy food doesn’t need to be boring 🙂 It can be fun, funky and most of all tasty. Ingredients: – 1 can of lentils, drained and double rinsed – 1 large cup of rinsed baby spinach leaves – 60g of…

roasted capsicum and pumpkin pizza

Here’s another one of our vegetarian pizza recipes from tonight.. Roasted capsicum and pumpkin, my boys loved it ! ** Place pizza stone in oven and heat up to 230-250*C Ingredients: – 1 quantity pizza dough – 1 quantity of pizza sauce – pumpkin, sliced very finely approx 3mm-4mm thick – 1 capsicum, oven roasted,…

zucchini pizza

Tonight we had pizzas. I love pizza night. It gives me the opportunity to use up a lot of produce before my next shop. I make my own dough, sauce and use only fresh ingredients, it makes for a more fresher, tastier and more delicious pizza. ** Place pizza stone in the oven and crank…

roast vegetable quiche

Its another no meat monday here at our house. Heres a quicky I whipped up this evening, I used any leftovers to make little quiches for my little man to eat 😀 nom nom nom nom nom ** Pre-heat oven to 180*C ** Ingredients – 2 sheets of storebought shortcrust pastry, thawed – 8 eggs…

the hangover breakfast

It is quite often that I wake up on a Sunday morning with a cracking headache. Self Inflicted Hangover. What can I say? I like my liquor, don’t judge me!! Anyway, moving forwards, I have found that this is the best way to start the day rocking a hangover. Don’t go straight to the drive-thru…