Vegetarian Dishes

Sweet Potato and Broccoli Salad

Sweet Potato and Broccoli Salad

This is a recent post I wrote for the awesome blog, The Mom Diaries by an inspirational mamma friend of mine. Please check it our for inspirational stories about motherhood, the highs and the lows, and great recipes, of course! Often, we as mothers decide what our children will or will not like without giving them a fair chance to explore and try new ingredients. This said, it’s really important to cultivate an interest in food from a young age. My daughter of eighteen months has surprised me again and again with her adventurous spirit, but lets face it, all toddlers are inquisitive and...

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Salad on the go

Salad on the go

It’s a beautiful September afternoon, a light rain is falling outside and the branches are covered in bright green new leaves… It always makes my heart skip a beat when the seasons start to change, there just seems to be this excitement and expectation in the air as nature holds her breath for summer to arrive. One of my recent projects is a salad shoot with my dear friend and fellow foodie Jill Chen. We’d planned this salad shoot before the arrival of Summer and crammed it in-between our busy schedules. The more I look at this picture the more I wonder why I haven’t...

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Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Kale burst onto the ‘super food’ scene faster than you could say Goji berry. It has also, it seems, stayed in vogue  for longer than most of the super foods that simply seem to disappear quietly making room for the latest health-promoting product. Don’t get me wrong, the idea of ‘super foods’ is definitely a real one, they are most definitely foods that are absolutely loaded with essential nutrients and cancer-fighting anti-oxidants, but my own lifestyle leans more towards eating a well-balanced diet and eating whole foods and Organic, when possible. So my first...

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Easy Summer Outdoor Entertaining

Easy Summer Outdoor Entertaining

How fitting that it’s one of the most gorgeous summer days today… Possibly it’s more noticeable because it’s that time of summer when you realise that the days are getting a little cooler and you’d better appreciate every sunny, wind-free day you’ve got! This brought me to the thought of outdoor entertaining, something I personally think I’ve got down to a fine-art. I can honestly say that I am at my happiest when I’ve got a glass of chilled white wine in my hand and I am sitting around a huge table with friends and family eating in a relaxed,...

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Mixed Cheese Tortellini with Red Pepper Pesto

Mixed Cheese Tortellini with Red Pepper Pesto

It’s almost the weekend and seeing as I’m on a roll posting more regularly, I’d love to share this beautiful recipe with you. I’m not usually very big on Valentines day, but what I do love is make my hubby a special meal. This dish is guaranteed to be a show-stopper. What’s more romantic than putting so much love into a dish and making your own hand-filled tortellini! So, on that note. Here is a basic pasta recipe that I often make in my food processor, but it’s just as easy to make by hand. Enjoy! Basic Pasta Recipe: (Serves 4-6 people) 500 g strong white...

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Slow-Roasted Tomato Soup

Slow-Roasted Tomato Soup

I’m huddled in front of the fireplace on a very cold and rainy June evening and the sound of the crackling fire and the hum of my laptop are the only sounds in the house. The rain has finally stopped. This is the perfect time for a quick blog post before the busy week starts, I think. And what better way to bring a little colour and cheer into this grey day than write about tomato soup and share these beautiful pictures with you… I never quite got tomato soup until I started roasting the tomato’s, and my life was changed really. Now I’m hooked. In my catering...

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