Fridge scraps soup

fridge scrap soup

I received a beautiful big box of vegetables today, as I've started ordering a weekly box rom Ooooby with the busy 6 weeks ahead. (No, I am not being paid to make mentions. I paid for my produce and I love their philosophy, so they're getting a mention for any other busy Sydney siders who need a good outsource) When I received it and went to put it all away, I found a few sorry looking veggies that were coming to the end of their days. There was only one thing to do: Make a 'fridge scraps … [Read more...]

2 minute Teff bread

Teff with smashed avocado and herbs

I wanted something 'bread like' and all I had was the Teff flour I've been experimenting with. I had bacon on the go in one pan and a salad sorted, so it also had to be instant. The experiment began and resulted in this super simple pancake like, airy soft 'bread' that is great to toast up over a couple of days and spread smashed avocado, paté or dips on top, or even perhaps pop under the grill for a couple of minutes with pizza toppings. Consider it a quick new little feather in the cap for … [Read more...]

Buy Nothing New Curry – Vegetarian / Vegan

Vegetarian Curry

I love that I'm writing this up on world vegetarian day! No matter what style of diet or nutritional 'box' you might put yourself in, we could all make more room for veggies! This got dubbed the 'buy nothing new curry' because the veggies used for it resembled bits and pieces fit for the compost bin. BUT, I like to push the envelop and reduce waste wherever and whenever possible, so I decided, on a night when my boys were out for dinner, that I'd make the curry for myself and test it. Oh how my … [Read more...]

Simple Thai Chicken Soup

thai chicken soup 2

I am such a fan of the quick throw together soup. This Thai chicken soup was exactly that. I couldn't face another plain chicken stock soup - you know when you just CRAVE a big punchy flavour vibe? Well, this was that for me earlier last week. This is easy to make with any kinds of leftovers you have in meat or veg department - except maybe root veg, not so awesome for this texture wise, but zucchini / fennel / kale... Those would all be great veggie alternatives if you've not got / don't eat … [Read more...]

Octopus Stew


Octopus. One of those ingredients you perhaps love when someone does it 'properly', ie when you don't cook it. Does it end up too rubbery? Not sure how to cook it? Not sure why it's awesome? Octopus grows fast and has a short life cycle, making it a great sustainable choice when procured locally (watch for frozen imports, especially baby octopus). The problem with Octopus is that people often end up with chewy, unpleasing textures when cooking it too long or not long enough. If you were to … [Read more...]

Cool Green Soup – Comes with a free halo!


You may have heard, I'm on a quest to incorporate cooling, soothing chokos into gorgeous dishes. This dish is just so darn FRESH. Perfect for hot weather or days when you feel the need to eat something completely cleansing and pure, or a great little appetiser for lunches in the summer time. It's super easy and leaves you feeling like a green light has been turned on inside you, giving you, bright eyes, lightness and energy. What you'll need (serves 4 entrée sized soups, or 20 little … [Read more...]

Super Quick Luscious Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup

Red bean and sweet potato soup

You're looking at your week. It's a nightmare. This is a recipe that will take you less time to organise than the queue at the take away shop. Promise. It's luscious, packed with nourishment and superfood goodness and it's a completely no fuss style of soup. Sold? Well, here you go! What you'll need! (Serves 8-10) 2 cups Red Lentils. 2 litres best chicken stock you can afford, or home made. (veggie stock is fine too of course for vegetarians/ vegans) 1.25 kg sweet potatoes, … [Read more...]

Luscious Bean Soup

Mixed bean Soup

Luscious Bean Soup As winter draws to a close here in Sydney, I feel my rich soup days are soon to be replaced with lighter, brighter foods - such is the way of the seasons and I just love those changes through the year and seeing new things pop up at the markets! If you're not a market goer yet, it really does take you from saying to yourself 'we need tomatoes can you grab some' to 'look at all these different tomatoes, which ones should we try?". This Bean Soup is an easy one. Those soup … [Read more...]