PITA CHIP VEGETARIAN ‘NACHOS’

PITA CHIP VEGETARIAN NACHOS 5    Confession: these aren’t really nachos. They aren’t made using corn chips because when they craving took I only had some slightly less than fresh pita bread on hand. I hate waste so wanted to use it and these were born from what was in my fridge/pantry. The perfect lazy, waste free dinner and so delicious I made them 3 times in a week.

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PUMPKIN AND FETA BRUSCHETTA

PUMPKIN AND FETA BRUSCHETTA 2   The creamy caramelised pumpkin that tops this bruschetta can easily be prepared the night before for an indulgent week day breakfast or just add a poached egg and you’ve got a delicious weekend brunch. Sweet pumpkin, fragrant thyme and salty feta is a pretty classic combination, but perhaps you’re yet to eat it for breakfast?

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PRAWN AND GREEN PAPAYA RICE PAPER ROLLS

 

These are so fresh and tasty. The perfect thing for a light summer dinner and super perfect for taking to work. If you do that be prepared to sit at your desk dreaming about lunch for a god period of the morning. The fragrant smell of the salad will get you all excited before you even start on the rolling part.

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VEGETARIAN OKONOMIYAKI

Grilled things you like. That is apparently what ‘okonomiyaki’ translates to (I read fried things somewhere else but same same…kinda), and this is definitely a grilled thing I like. These Japanese pancakes are a fantastic way to use up left over vegetables and make a super quick dinner. They’re also ridiculously tasty but I’m not going to claim this is a particularly ‘traditional recipe’. Instead, I’ve gone for easy.

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MINT, BEETROOT AND GREEN BEAN SALAD

I’m really into beets and goats cheese at the moment (such as in this tart!), and the mint and beans in this salad mean it’s also fresh and crunchy, making it another delicious summer salad to add to your rotation.

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BARBECUED CALAMARI WITH GRILLED CORN SALSA

 Calamari loves to quickly cooked, and it doesn’t need to be deep fried to still be delicious. This recipe ticks lots of boxes for me, it’s quick, easy and all the cutting for the salsa is balance by the lack of it for the calamari.

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MISO CARAMELISED EGGPLANT IN LETTUCE CUPS

I never used to be an eggplant fan. It was too often, butter, soggy or watery. I’ve learnt that when it’s cooked in certain ways it is so delicious. This is one of those ways, in this little recipe the eggplant becomes meaty and laden with umami rich  flavours from the miso paste. The crisp lettuce cups are a perfect foil to this salty richness.

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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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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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