Ruby Red Borscht Soup

Borscht is a fantastic winter soup. Just looking at those radiant colours of the ingredients make me feel like I’m pumped with iron and other veggie goodness. The ingredients cost next to nothing and the soup is absolutely delicious. Again, this is a vegetarian version of the recipe, but you can add sausages (I’d use…

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…

A Posh Bird’s Breakfast

This is my favourite breakfast, made extra special by these beautiful posh eggs. They have blue shells and lovely deep golden yolks. The taste is wonderful, too. Poaching the eggs keeps them soft and flavoursome, so that’s my preferred method, although it takes a bit of practice. If you can’t be bothered, fried or boiled…

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…

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,…