Tag: Vegetarian

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Cauliflower, Corn and Cannellini Bean Chowder

Soup season is upon us and what better way to start the winter off but with a big bowl of nourishing cauliflower chowder. We often associate chowder with the popular seafood chowder with its thick, creamy consistency it naturally  sounds and feels comforting in these colder months.

This vegetarian version is a lighter take on an authentic chowder recipe which is normally made with floury potatoes and heavy cream. Can also be easily made vegan with the elimination of the cheese. Even though it doesn’t contain those heavy ingredients with the addition of the cannellini beans it simulates the same sort of comfort level.

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Italian Stuffed Eggplants

Italian food is still so dear to my heart. I love the taste and flavours but mostly I love the stories, memories and family comforts it brings. I grew up with my Nonnas cooking the Italian favourites whenever we would go to visit and as we get older the nostalgia becomes so much more important. It resonates with more than just eating, if you have ever had the pleasure of eating at an Italian family feast you will know exactly what I mean.

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Whole Roasted Spiced Cauliflower with Beetroot Hummus & Quinoa Flatbread

Have you seen the latest trend which seems to be making an appearance on many foodies blogs, plates and social media?

I’m talking about the new obsession with whole roasted cauliflower. It’s the vegetarian version of the meat lovers lamb roast. Many healthy wholefood cooks have been seen making different versions with Jamie Oliver also jumping in on the new idea.

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Mexican Black Bean & Quinoa Lettuce Burgers

Have you ever tried lettuce instead of bread buns? 

I like to switch it up and use lettuce as a healthier alternative to burger or Mexican night. This vegetarian burger version is packed with the goodness of quinoa, we all know how much I love quinoa. It is such a versatile ingredient to use instead of rice, meat, pasta and makes can be used in so many dishes. Now who would have thought even a quinoa burger. Black beans, capsicum, paprika, hint of chilli gives it that Mexican flair with the addition of avocado you seriously can’t go wrong. 

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Creamy Braised Lentils with Mushrooms and Kalettes

After a huge weekend, actually I should say week of party celebrations. It was nice to get back to healthy eating and to kick off the week with a meatless Monday dish of braised lentils was just the thing I needed.

As I become more in tuned with my body and health over the past few years, I honestly do enjoy meat less meals more and more. I cannot say I am a totally converted vegetarian, though I have cautiously reduced my intake on red meat. My digestive system and over all energy has notably changed for the better.