Category: Grains, Pulses & Starches

There is a definite chill in the air but armed with cheese, butter, garlic and mushrooms I feel quite prepared for it. And the idea of slow cooked one pot meals with generous lashings of red wine and garlic is definitely something to look forward to. But as those slow cooked meals are more suited for leisurely weekend cooking I still crave the comfort of good, wholesome and tasty food during the week. I think this Baked Polenta ticks all…

Quinoa Risotto

I think it is a bit ironic that the most popular recipe and photos on the blog is also my least favourite ingredient. I have said before that I do think the only thing interesting about quinoa is the spelling but I find myself time and again trying to make some flavourful dish with it. These Quinoa Fritters with Avo Salsa¬†were definitely a successful attempt and remains a very popular recipe. I have been playing with the idea of doing…

The first time I came across Cauliflower Couscous was on www. drizzleanddip.com and it has been a staple ever since for “low carb” dinners. I am sure the Banting Diet crowd will just love this and it is fantastic as a mock couscous or to replace any pasta. But even with no diet in mind this is a surprisingly tasty way of preparing cauliflower. Make it plain with just some seasoning as the “starch” for a bolognese sauce or meaty…

At your next barbecue, skip the usual corn on the cob and make this flavourful, colourful and super easy salad recipe given to me by a friend who insisted I try it (and put it on the blog). The salad is also fantastic as a meal on its own – cook the corn any way you prefer, mix in a protein like some tuna or grilled chicken breast and you have the perfect mid-week summer meal. Leave out the meat…

I am firmly in the camp that believes the only interesting thing about quinoa is the spelling. But once in a while against my better judgement I end up buying a pack and then have to look at it every time I open the cupboard. On the last look I decided to try and make something interesting as camouflaging it in a salad does not work. I devised these fritters and they are really tasty. I decided to go the…

We were talking the other day about how bad french fries are for you and these are by no means a replacement but they are certainly delicious. They are a good option when I want a side dish with more texture and bite than plain cooked polenta or mashed potato. Their crunchy exterior and tasty parmesan interior is great side to a stew/bolognaise and they are perfect for dipping into the thick gravy or tomato sauce. Best eaten straight out…

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