Stuffed Squash

I found these cute little squashes from our local green grocers and just had to do something with them. Stuffing is always a good idea and this recipe is perfect for the Halloween season.┬áThis is a veggie version to suit my vegetarian man, but feel free to add bacon or substitute the lentils with minced…

Almond Milk Berry Shake

Drinking lots of milk in the morning gives me tummy ache, so I’ve been trying alternatives like soy milk, which I quite like although it takes a little getting used to. However, soy milk is often sweetened and there seems to be a bit of controversy over its health benefits as it apparently raises estrogen…

Nutty Green Curry

I believe you can never go wrong with Thai food. It’s just beautiful, fragrant, tasty, light and filling all at the same time. This is a veggie version of the good old chicken green curry, where I substituted chicken with nuts. The secret to a good home made green curry is in finding really good…

Toms & Tortellini

Tomatoes were the most successful thing that my Gardening Experiment produced. Over the weekend I got rid of the plants for the winter and harvested the remaining fruit. That means I have plenty of tomatoes, so it was time to do something with them and quickly. I usually make this sauce with tinned tomatoes, but…

Aubergine Bolognese

Aubergine bolognese is another one of my favourite recipes for the cold autumn and winter nights. I picked up the recipe idea from an Italian restaurant. Their “Pasta Norma” had a few aubergines and tomatoes tossed in spaghetti. I made it a bit heartier, and turned it into a bolognese-style sauce. This is super simple…

The Gardening Experiment

As I hit my fourth month of pregnancy in April, I felt that it was time to get in touch with nature, play the good Earth Mama and get some of my own, tasty, non-toxic veggies growing. We have a lovely South-facing garden which already had a vegetable patch from the previous owners. Unfortunately the…

Stuffed Courgettes

This is one of my favourite veggie recipes, although it can easily be beefed up for the ones that have a taste for something meatier. It looks a bit more involved than it actually is with all the hollowing of the courgettes, but since the courgettes cook so quickly, this is not a big slave-job…

Raw Pesto Pasta

In my quest for more energy I’ve become increasingly interested in raw food recipes. The smoothies, juices and salads include a massive amount of fresh vegetables, and it’s just common sense to me that they must pep me up. I also want to make something that doesn’t give me a post-dinner food coma. Today I…

Two Shades of Smoothie

No one said growing a baby was going to be easy, but lately I have been absolutely exhausted. I also get hungry couple of hours before lunch time. Smoothies are touted as the great energy giver. They should also keep the hunger at bay for a good few hours. I decided to make two versions,…

Lush Leftover Bake

Todays recipe is an easy and yummy bake made from yesterdays leftovers and a few bits in the fridge that are in danger of going off. You can use pretty much anything you like for this dish. Ingredients: Leftovers from yesterday’s bbq: 2 grilled courgettes Half a grilled green pepper 1 slice of grilled halloumi…

Steamed Salmon and Asparagus with Spinach Stir Fry

I like to cook fish in a steamer. Not only can you cook without fat, but the steamer keeps all the fishy smells inside, so that your kitchen doesn’t smell like a chip shop for the next few days. Also, steaming locks all the flavors in, so the fish is really tasty with hardly any…