vegan

Not too heavy and pretty damn tasty.

Harissa Quinoa and Grilled Eggplant and Bell Pepper Salad

Quinoa is couscous for Celiacs. And like couscous, it’s pretty bland unless you flavour it with something. Harissa is a good something. Combine that with some grilled still warm veges and a citrus vinaigrette and you’ve a pretty damn tasty slap-up lunch. Harissa Quinoa 2T Harissa 2C quinoa 4 spring onions a handful of fresh […]

Silky smooth and smokey.

Smokey Butternut and Red Pepper Soup

I never could have imagined years ago that I’d eat and enjoy pumpkin soup but there you go. This is actually pretty awesome. Creamy, savoury and rich. 1 medium sized butternut squash 2 red peppers 2 medium onions 4 cloves of garlic 2L vegetable stock 1½t smoked paprika (i.s. “spanish paprika”) sunflower oil 3 bay […]

Sage and Garlic Marinated Mushrooms

Sage and Garlic Marinated Mushrooms

It’s hard to beat a fried mushroom. I mean they’re good even with with white buttons but when, in the late summer here, you have access to fresh chanterelles then, well, you’d be mad not to try ‘em. Also, sage is lovely and suits the “meaty” mushroom flavour really well. Although taragon or whatever other […]

Broccoli, Capsicum and Ginger Stir-fry

It’s dishes like this that have made me appreciate being celiac. Now I have to make everything from scratch – so I know where everything that goes into my food comes from. I find that curiously satisfying. I love fresh ginger, in the way that I can’t believe I ever cooked with ginger powder (it’s […]

Black-eyed-pea Curry

Black-eyed-pea Curry

Not the the cheesy pop group but the bean… It’s funny to me that I, the (ex-)quintessential meat-eater: am largely vegetarian these days keep a vegetarian blog have just realised that many of the recipes here are actually vegan You could seriously have not made me believe that of future-me only a few years ago. […]

the secret ingredient

Roasted Potato, Chilli and Tomato Hash

I’m slightly at a lose at how I should catergorise this recipe. I stumbled upon some smoked paprika the other day and reminded of my most memorable culinary experiences on a trip to Spain, was inspired to through together some kind of potatas bravas thing. Only thing is, I don’t think potatas bravas really goes […]

Minted, Boozy Pineapple Salad

Minted, Boozy Pineapple Salad

The simple things are the best eh. Maybe I’m just lazy but seriously when I’m walking a TV chef add 5 different herbs to a salad I’m thinkin, bugger that for a laugh. A) I just can’t be asked with that (finding them all etc) and B) it’s not particularly cheap in this part of […]

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta

Bruscetta is one of those things I figured I’d never eat again. And I always loved it. So I was quite happy to find the other day in the frozen foods section, some gluten free ciabatta (with the brand Fria – most of their bread seems pretty good actually). And also some lovely looking colourful […]

Summer veges.

Ratatouille – Turkish style

I have found the secret to a good ratatouille and it is two words: olive oil. I remember making my first ratatouille only a couple of years ago, in a mates flat in Paris, while myself and old Kiwi mate were 6 weeks training through western Europe. Good trip. Awesome feed. One of maybe on […]

Onion Bhajis

Onion Bhajis

The best thing so far seems to not adjust recipes that have gluten but to just make things that never had gluten in the first place. Cakes from almond meal or eggs (pavlova!). Or better yet, cook from cuisines that don’t typically use gluten e.g. basically, Asian. That way you end up using rice, chickpea […]