It is January and healthier eating is top of mind for most of us after the last few weeks of holidays and festivities. The 6 recipes below are some of my favourite vegetable and vegetarian recipes that I hope will help make this month’s eating regime a bit more on the healthier side while still being interesting and delicious. These are recipes I have made numerous times and are  favourites that deliver on flavour, being fuss free and will keep everyone satisfied.

Roasted Butternut with Miso and Garlic

The first dish of Roasted Butternut with Miso and Garlic is based on a recipe I found on Sylvia Fountain’s Feasting at Home blog.The roasted butternut is sweet, spicy and garlicky with savoury umami flavours that only miso can give to a dish. I think the recipe will make a really delicious soup so serve it with some crusty sourdough and dinner is sorted.

Fried Aubergine with Goat's Cheese

Next up is Chef Loyiso’s Fried Aubergine with Goat’s Cheese. This young Cape Town chef takes one of my favourite vegetables and dresses it up with tomatoes, goats cheese and basil leaves for a vegetarian meal that is packed with flavour.

Tandoori Roasted Carrots

I love these Tandoori Roasted Carrots and do not want to eat carrots any other way now. Turmeric is still the spice of the moment and these sweet vegetables easily handle all the spice it is coated with.

Fried Eggs in Garlicky Yogurt

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, these Fried Eggs in Garlicky Yoghurt is such a delicious vegetarian meal. I love the play of the cold of the yoghurt with the heat of the fried eggs, the warmth of the paprika and the saltiness of the feta cheese. Add to that the chewy texture of a slice of sourdough and you are speedily sorted with something really good to eat.

Quinoa Veggie Burgers with Avocado Tahini Dip

I have to admit quinoa is not my favourite ingredient but these Quinoa Veggie Burgers with Avocado Tahini Dip are really delicious. Packed with veggies and no processed ingredients these make a great meatless meal and I am convinced it will keep all the carnivores at your table pretty happy and satisfied.

Miso Roasted Aubergine

Last and certainly not least is this recipe for Miso Roasted Aubergine is one of my favourite ways to eat aubergine. It is all kinds of delicious comfort food of savoury, sweet and spicy. The miso glaze is quick to make and elevates the humble egg plant to something truly delicious.

Some good news for those readers who have asked, our next Food Photography Workshop will take place on Saturday the 17th of February 2018.  Our goal for the day is to create a space where we all can play, learn from each other and have a lot of fun doing it. Come be inspired, get creative, get more comfortable with your camera and most importantly play. All the details can be found here and do let me know if you would like to join us for the day at the most beautiful location.

Here’s wishing you a delicious foodie 2018. I am looking forward to share some of my favourite recipes and flavours with you as we venture through the year ahead.

Need more inspiration? Check out all the other VEGETABLE and VEGETARIAN recipes on the blog.

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