All posts tagged: vegetarian

Honey Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Salad

The weather is still a little dreary and cold  here in southern Australia, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have salads. Salads are a dish that can be served warm or cold, as a side or in this case, can easily be the main event. I am such a huge fan of making ‘plant food’ the centre of any meal. For so long, the meat or protein component of a meal has been the centre piece and the poor old salad or vegetable component, delegated to a side dish. I made this dish recently for some friends who came for lunch. This warming salad was the centre piece and was served with a side of roast chicken pieces. It does have chickpeas in the dish, along with goats feta, so it’s ‘hearty’ enough to be served on its own or to vegetarians. The best part of this dish, is its simple, very tasty, reasonable quick and very nutritious. One to serve at any dinner, lunch, BBQ, brunch, or simply mid week meal for the family. …

Zuchini and Corn Fritters

On a Wednesday night, my daughter goes to netball training. As a busy mum, I share the responsibility of getting her and her friends to and from training with another other busy mum. Its what all busy mum’s should do…share the load! On one particular night after training, I bought back my daughters friends to have dinner. These zucchini and corn fritters where what I served as one of the girls is vegetarian. And what a hit they where. I promised the girls I would give their mum the recipe, so here it is! ( OK, I might be about 9 months slow in getting it to you, Amy and Kate….oops, sorry. Better late than never!!) I often cook up fritters on a night when I need to use up bits and pieces of vegetables. Going meatless at least one night a week is not only good for the body but the environment as well. These fritters require little effort and as I often do and suggest, make a large batch and have them in …

Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa salad with Grilled Haloumi

I love cauliflower and I really love salad. But now the weather has gotten cold here in Melbourne, cooling salads are not high on the meals list. So why not make a roasted cauliflower WARM salad? This vegetarian warm salad was not only delish, with quinoa and grilled haloumi, but it took a little over 30 minutes to make. We had it as our main meal, but you could also serve it along at any BBQ or dinner party with other dishes.   Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa salad with Grilled Haloumi Print Recipe This vegetarian warm salad was not only delish, with quinoa and grilled haloumi, but it took a little over 30 minutes to make. Great served as a quick stand alone meal or serve when entertaining a crowd. CourseMain Dish CuisineSalad Servings Prep Time 4 People 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Servings Prep Time 4 People 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa salad with Grilled Haloumi Print Recipe This vegetarian warm salad was not only delish, with quinoa and grilled haloumi, …