All Recipes · Appetizer/Starter · Course

Carrot and Yoghurt Meze or Yoğurtlu Havuç Ezme

I remember having an incredibly primitive recipe notebook many years ago. I used to scribble down every new recipe in it along with my regulars that I made at the time. At the time, I used to talk to our neighbours, my Mum’s friends and even the ladies at our local fresh produce market for… Continue reading Carrot and Yoghurt Meze or Yoğurtlu Havuç Ezme

All Recipes · Cuisine · Mediterranean

Unveiling the tagine and couscous

I was thinking the other day... Every time I make my Moroccan Faux-Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives and Harissa Flavoured Couscous with Raisins and Pine Nuts, I need both recipes in front of me, on the same page. And they never are! Because, one of them is a main and the other one is a side… Continue reading Unveiling the tagine and couscous

Restaurant Reviews · Reviews

Restaurant Review: The Gantry, Sydney

We decided to try a new place to celebrate our birthdays this year. A new place to have a vegetarian degustation menu with wine pairing experience, to be precise. John found this place called The Gantry. It’s located at the end of The Rocks (Walsh Bay), right underneath the Harbour Bridge with a spectacular view… Continue reading Restaurant Review: The Gantry, Sydney

Gardein Range

Gardein Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Wings

Now, Gardein Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Wings are the real deal. I’m telling you, they are fast, practical and incredibly tasty. How to cook Gardein Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Wings Stove top is best: ln sauté pan over medium heat, add 1 Tbsp of oil. Add frozen wings and cook 4-6 mins until crispy and… Continue reading Gardein Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Wings

Gardein Range · Product Reviews · Reviews

Gardein Lightly Seasoned Chick’n Scallopini

Gardein Lightly Seasoned Chick’n Scallopini is the best chicken breast alternative for vegans and vegetarians, ever!   Gardein Lightly Seasoned Chick’n Scallopini Ingredients: water, soy protein isolate, expeller pressed canola oil, methylcellulose, tapioca starch, yeast extract, organic cane sugar, organic vinegar, potato starch, salt, quinoa, natural flavours (from plant sources, contain celery), colour added, mushroom… Continue reading Gardein Lightly Seasoned Chick’n Scallopini

Gardein Range · Product Reviews

Product Review: Gardein Golden Fishless Filets

Gardein Golden Fishless Filets are an absolute life-saver in the kitchen. They are so practical; I stopped making my own vegetarian fish and chips from scratch. There is nothing fishy here, just great taste and 0mega-3s without cholesterol. Dip in tartar sauce or ketchup for a quick bite, or add some chips and coleslaw to… Continue reading Product Review: Gardein Golden Fishless Filets

All Recipes · Course · Diet · Salads · Vegetarian

Creamy Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Thyme

I have been growing some of my herbs in our outdoor area for some time. Some of them have been successful, some died and replaced and even the replacements died. It’s a process I’m learning and in the end, all this will translate into a mini eBook (hopefully) for you guys to download. I will… Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Thyme

All Recipes · Course · Cuisine · Diet · Indian · Vegan · Vegetable Dishes · Vegetarian

Recipe: Aloo Matar (Potatoes and Peas)

Aloo Matar (Potatoes with Peas) is one of my favourite vegetarian Indian dishes of all time. Partly because it was the first Indian dish I ever learnt to cook. Aloo means potato and matar means peas, by the way. It is a dry style Indian dish which can be added to other dishes like a… Continue reading Recipe: Aloo Matar (Potatoes and Peas)

Ingredients

Ingredient Profile: Purslane or Green Purslane

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) comes from Portulaceae family and has many names like green purslane, pigweed, portulaca, kitchen-garden purslane, poor man’s spinach and munyeroo (Aboriginal term). Purslane is considered as a weed by many farmers. However, it is an edible succulent with a chewy texture and a mild, slightly lemony taste. Depending on the variety, the… Continue reading Ingredient Profile: Purslane or Green Purslane

All Recipes · Appetizer/Starter · Deli

Haydari (Turkish Yoghurt Dip)

Haydari is a Turkish yoghurt meze. Herbed and spiced yoghurt, so to speak. There is another variety of it which uses both yoghurt and feta cheese. The recipe below uses yoghurt only. But, I know how to make cheesy one, too. So, I will publish that one as well as soon as I have the… Continue reading Haydari (Turkish Yoghurt Dip)