Vegetarian

Chickpea, Corn and Coconut Patties

When you’re friends turn up to your BBQ, with that mate who eats ‘nothing with a face’, turn your frown upside down with these crispy, delicious babies. Oh yes, once you get one of these between two buns who needs meat? (well I do, but they won’t care because these are incredible). Pair with my coconut slaw and a dash of hot sauce and Mama is in TOWN!! Also, these babies are GF too!

Vegetarian

Peanut & Pumpkin Curry

There’s nothing I love more then a good old ‘ruby murray’, and when I have one, it has to punch me in the face with flavour.  If like me, you eat ‘anything with a face’ but are keen to try a vegetarian curry then my advice is make sure it’s a hearty one so you don’t even realize there is no meat in it! This one ticks all the boxes and you end up with a satisfied snake belly! Don’t forget your pint on the side – sorry, just can’t help it!

 

 

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Cashew Nut Pesto

I make this pesto every week, why, because it can be used with so many different dishes. Try it in sandwiches, on pizza, with grilled meats or drizzle through a good soup. Fabulous on an anti pasta platter or tossed through some pasta or mashed potato. Even for breakfast on hot toast with avocado……oohhh… somebody stop me!

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Popsie’s Banging Tomato Chutney

Whether I grow 1,2 or 5 tomato plants, at the end of the Summer season, I always have enough tomatoes for my whole neighbourhood, which luckily for me is a good thing.  Homegrown tomatoes (or any for that matter), especially freshly picked and full of the sun are the perfect ingredient for this sweet n easy chutney. This recipe belonged to my children’s grandfather, Popsie, who was a fab home cook and my best friend.

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Summer Tomato Soup & Fried Basil Chips

This is the epitome of Italian dishes (locally known as Pappa al Pomodoro) and one of my favourite, favourite soup recipes.  Actually calling it a soup is like calling the Queen ‘a lady with a handbag!’  When it’s made slowly, with love this dish has enough magic to make you believe in the simplicity and majesty of Mother Nature’s bountiful pantry! Also, 12 million Italians can’t be wrong.  An opera in a bowl……..