Originating from China, pai huang gua, is a smashed cucumber salad often flavoured with garlic, chiles, and rice vinegar. Served as an appetizer or a side dish this salad is full of flavour and texture. This is my take on a smashed cucumber salad. Cool and crunchy with a touch of spice, this is an easy way to eat more cucumbers than you thought possible in one sitting.Continue reading “Smashed Cucumber Salad with Peanuts and Chile Oil”
Chile Oil Zucchini Dip
A riff on a basic zucchini dip, this version is spiced up with an aromatic chile oil and a hint of lime juice. Serve it up with your favourite summer veggies, or go all in and make a batch of flaky scallion pancakes for dipping.Continue reading “Chile Oil Zucchini Dip”
Maybe you have a surplus of zucchini in your garden. Maybe you like dipping things, but beans just aren’t for you. Maybe you’re watching your carbs. Whatever the reason, this dip is delicious and nutritious.Continue reading “Zucchini Dip”
Grilled Green Bean Salad
Tossing the green beans on the BBQ gives a touch of smoky char that adds to the flavourful crunchy herb packed dressing. A quick and delicious side dish that pairs well with any simple supper.
An excellent way to use up all of the greens in the garden, or in your CSA box. Plenty of aromatic spices and rich coconut milk combined with heaps of greens makes for a nourishing and satisfying dish. Continue reading “Garden Saag”
This creamy cashew based tzatziki is packed with dill and cucumber. Eat it with lemony roasted potatoes or use it as a dip on your next veggie platter.
Avocado Cashew Ranch Dip
There’s something magical about the combination of herbs, the lemony tang and the vibrant green colour. Creamy and savoury this dip is sure to be a hit. Gluten free, dairy free, legume free – it’s a perfect addition to your spring crudité platter, served up with some roasted veggies… or as a dip for chips. It’s so delicious you’ll have a hard time not eating by the spoonful.
Spaghetti Squash with Spinach Cashew Pesto
This pesto is deliciously green and nutty, packed with toasted cashews and large handfuls of spinach. Enjoy it as a pizza topping, for breakfast with eggs and potatoes, or my most recent preferred way of eating it, with spaghetti squash.
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Chocolate Cinnamon Raisin Buns
Sometimes you just need a damn treat. These buns are best fresh out of the oven, when the chocolate inside is warm and melty. Soft, chewy, bursting with raisins and oozing with dark chocolate. With a hot cup of coffee, this combination is pure bliss!
Warming spices, aromatic ginger and garlic, saucy deliciousness. A quick and easy weeknight meal. Simmer chickpeas in a large pot with pureed tomatoes, spices and steeped black tea. Cook up a pot of rice and you’ll be eating a hearty comforting meal, better than any take out chickpeas in no time at all.