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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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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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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MISO AND MINT BROAD BEAN TOAST

Broad beans are delicious, and if you’re screwing up your face right now maybe you just haven’t eaten fresh, double podded broad beans before? Because if you haven’t you are missing out on some serious yum. Plus things on toast are great. Thus this recipe has two great things going for it.

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SNACK YOUR WAY TO 5 VEG A DAY

You’ve probably realised by now that I’m a little obsessed with getting in my veg each day. I think it helps keep my diet balanced and my body happy. I find that having vegetable based snacks really helps me do this. This post contains 4 snack ideas and a new recipe for some yummy vegetable crackers, as well as handy information on how many serves of veg these snacks will give you.

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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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HEALTHY LUNCHES, ZERO PREP

These lunches are aimed at people who have a work kitchenette and actually get a lunch break – but have limited time for lunch prep outside of work. Or, like me, maybe some days you’re just not that organised and need something you can throw together at the start of lunch that’s more nutritious than two minute noodles (and isn’t a tuna salad).

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