BARBECUED BROCCOLI WITH ALMOND AND CHILLI

Broccoli is one of my favourite vegetables and this recipe works with both broccoli and broccolini. Over here in the southern hemisphere we’re busy barbecuing everything in sight and in my house vegetables do not escape the grill!

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BEETROOT, SPINACH AND GOATS CHEESE GALETTE

All the things about this tart make me very happy. Earthy, sweet beetroot, bright green spinach, the pretty beetroot greens and the creamy goats cheese. This is a fairly classic combination, but I’ve included a few tweaks in this recipe to include more vegetables and use some of my favourite things. The result is a nutty, sweet and salty tart that I love for lunch or dinner.

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SLOW ROASTED TOMATO PASTA

    Healthy meals shouldn’t be difficult and sometimes you need a simple pasta dish up your sleeve. And this one is a winner. Plus it’s perfect for summer as that’s when these ingredients are at their tastiest. The key to this pasta is quality produce, you need ripe flavoursome tomatoes, fragrant basil and good quality oil and balsamic.

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PEA AND ZUCCHINI SALAD WITH MOZZARELLA

This salad is fresh and delicious, the perfect thing to accompany a summer barbecue. The ribbons of zucchini curl around the juicy peas, and the sharp vinaigrette balances the creamy mozzarella and sweet peas perfectly.

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FRIED RICE WITH CUCUMBER AND CORIANDER SALAD

Fried rice is one of my favourite things. Not wasting leftovers is another of my favourite things. Christmas is a time when we tend to over cater in my household, and coming up with new ways of using the leftovers is a fun post Christmas game. This fried rice is super tasty, full of veg and can use up a tonne of left over bits and pieces in your fridge.

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CHICKEN, GINGER, CHILLI AND ALL THE GREEN THINGS RICE NOODLES

These noodles are full of flavour and nutrient packed ingredients! You can use any green vegetables you want, go with what’s in season. They’re also quick and easy to make as you can be as fancy or as basic as you like with your ingredient prep and using lean chicken mince means you don’t need to cut any chicken – another time saver.

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VEGETARIAN DUMPLINGS WITH CRACK SAUCE

These dumplings are filled with a great mix of vegetables and slathered in a very addictive sauce. So they’re all about balance and I love that! I like them best steamed and then generously dribbled in sauce. The chilli in the sauce isn’t just tasty, it’s great for you too.

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PRAWN TOSTADAS

Well hey there summer! Time for long nights sharing food with friends in the evening sun – and these are just perfect for that. The fresh prawns, creamy avocado and sweet corn are amped up with a little chilli and lime to make for a super tasty snack or starter. As a bonus they’re super easy to make too.

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STEAMED OCEAN TROUT WITH SESAME, GINGER AND GREENS

The perfect thing when you want something, light, quick and nourishing. Green vegetables and omega 3 rich ocean trout make for a well balanced meal, especially when you serve it with some brown rice to soak up the delicious sesame and ginger dressing. You can have a healthy and oh so tasty dinner ready in about 20 minutes, and that’s a win in my books.

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VEGGIE BURGER

If you’re after a fun, quick and easy meat free monday idea then this recipe has you covered. I’ve been playing around with veggie patties for a while now and I’m finally really happy with one. This patty has a good ratio of vegetables and legume, and a flavour that doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the burger components, just gets a nice little harmony going on with them.  And that’s exactly what I wanted from this burger.

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