Category: mains (cooked)

sheperds pie

            When I left Boston just after the record-making arctic winter this year to come home to a Sydney winter I wasn’t overly happy… I do love my sunshine! That said, there have been many afternoons of lovely winter…

stuffed poblano peppers

I can’t remember the last time I cooked something a little gourmet from scratch! My partner is currently working out of the country during the week so figured he deserved a home cooked meal before flying out again early tomorrow morning. It was a…

quinoa and avocado salad

With much gratitude, I am privy to delicious homemade vegan dumplings courtesy of my ‘sister-in-law’ (something that’s way out of my humble skill set) and other random vegan dishes when we visit. On Sunday, I was served up a super simple yet super delicious…

spinach vegetable pilaf

Yum! I just made a delicious omnivore-approved, vegan, gluten-free spinach and vegetable pilaf for dinner – took a little longer than expected but totally worth the wait, and you can easily put it on to cook and leave it mostly unattended. To be honest,…

wild mushroom risotto

I have been so busy/stressed/uninspired lately that cooking at home, let alone new recipes has been but a figment of my imagination, but after a long, boring day studying macro economics I was craving a distraction so pursued the cupboards and dragged myself to the…

baked ratatouille

I’m in love with Joseph Shuldiner’s new recipe book Pure Vegan. It’s beautifully presented (yes, I’m a sucker for sexy photos of food), and it’s all VEGAN and mostly whole-foods / plant-based, and by this I mean that not all the recipes depend on…

creamy mushroom and leek pasta

It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes I get a nasty craving for something creamy… and attending to this craving vegan-style has been easier than I ever would have thought! This dish is cooked, but if you want something raw, check out my chili…

spanish lentils and mushroom stew

It wasn’t my intention to do two blogs in one day, but you have to strike while inspiration is hot, right?! My goal  for 2013 is to try a new recipe every week, and given it’s Sunday of the first week, I had to…

mushroom and lentil loaf

To be totally honest, family holiday meals in the chilly New England climate get me a little down. Being 100% raw was the worst – bringing raw burgers and a dehydrator to the ‘in-law’s’ was kind of embarrassing and no one ever really wants…

peanut vegetable stir-fry

So I know this recipe might get me in ‘trouble’ with some of my strictly raw friends, or those that don’t ever eat honey (or peanut butter for that matter), but sometimes I like to compromise a little so I can cook a meal…