Main Dish Recipes

Kale omelette

52 Weeks of Kale – Kale Omelette

Real food recipes don't have to be complicated and time-consuming. If you've been following my menu plan posts, you'll know that I eat eggs for…

Lamb chops with kale pesto

52 Weeks of Kale – Kale Pesto

In September 2013 I decided to expand my repertoire of kale recipes by posting a new recipe every week. The 52 Weeks of Kale project was born! I…

Mexican red bean casserole

A Cooking Class and a Mexican Casserole Recipe

Anyone who reads my blog knows how much I love food, and with my tight budget, I'm always on the lookout for cheap entertainment. So when the…

Kangaroo chilli with rice

Black Bean and Kangaroo Chili

The weather is getting (slightly) cooler here, so I've been craving more hearty meals. I've always been a fan of vegetarian chili, but recently I've…

Buckwheat gluten free pizza

Gluten Free Buckwheat Pizza Dough

I love pizza. Apart from the fact that it's yummy, it's also a great way to use up practically any leftovers you have in the fridge. Some of my…

Kangaroo burgers

Gluten Free Kangaroo Burgers

I got a lot of comments about kangaroo meat on yesterday's post, and I can understand that it's a bit counter-intuitive that we eat our cute, furry…

Socca pizza

Gluten Free Socca Pizza Base

A while ago I posted a recipe for a gluten free buckwheat pizza base, which was an okay pizza base, but sometimes difficult to roll out and a bit…

Baked potato

Gourmet baked potatoes

Baked potatoes are probably my favourite comfort food, and something I eat at least once a week. It is such a basic dish that can be jazzed up with…

Homemade felafel

Homemade Felafel That Doesn’t Fall Apart :)

I am a vegetarian who worked in a Turkish restaurant for six years, so I have eaten a lot of felafel in my time. I have tried to make it at home…

Homemade pizza

Homemade pizza

A favourite dinner recipe around here is homemade pizza. I confess that, like stir-frying, I used to be terrified of baking anything with yeast. As…

Slow cooker roast chicken

How to Roast a Chicken in Your Slow Cooker

I only have a tiny oven in my kitchen, which doesn't really lend itself to cooking a big roast dinner, even for one person. So when I bought a whole…

Gluten free kofte curry

Indian kofte curry

This is a creamy, delicious, not-quite-so-healthy curry recipe that is based on a recipe I learned in a cooking class and this recipe from Veggie Num…

Beans

Mexican beans

Mexican food is another favourite of ours around here. I love how versatile a batch of Mexican beans can be, you can serve them with brown rice, or…

Moroccan lamb shoulder

Moroccan-Style Slow Cooked Lamb

Since I have been buying a lot of lamb in bulk recently, I've been experimenting with different flavours to mix things up. I couldn't find a recipe…

Palak paneer

Palak Paneer (Spinach Curry)

A while ago I posted about how to make paneer, now I'd like to share another recipe with you for using it up. Paneer is wonderful for using in…

Peanut and potato hotpot

Peanut and Potato Hotpot

I came across a photo of a peanut and potato hotpot on The Kind Cook's facebook page, and it looked so delicious I had to try it. I have modified the…

Shakshuka

Shakshuka (Eggs Baked in Tomato Sauce)

Firstly an update on Mr Omnivore, it seems I may have spoken a little too soon yesterday. Overnight his eye swelled up and they discovered a piece of…

Slow cooker lamb shoulder

Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder

When I purchased my budget lamb pack a few weeks ago, it came with a big piece of lamb, that I wrongly assumed was a leg. When I got it out to cook,…

Pulled pork with veggies

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is not a common dish here in Australia, but I'd seen it on other blogs and wanted to give it a try. I do love my slow cooker, because it…

Spinach and cheese gozleme

Spinach and cheese gozleme (Turkish pastry)

I love Turkish food. I spent my young student days working in a Turkish restaurant, where I made minimum wage but got as much food as I could eat. I…

Stuffed eggplant with paneer

Stuffed Eggplants with Paneer

Yesterday I posted how we made paneer cheese from scratch. Last night I decided to use some of the paneer to make stuffed eggplants. I based this…

Homemade veggie burgers

Tasty Bean Burgers

These burgers made a perfect $21 Challenge meal, since I already had all of the ingredients in the freezer or pantry. Frozen broad beans are a good…

Twice baked potatoes with kale

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Kale (52 Weeks of Kale)

Apparently today is National Kale Day, which makes the second post in my 52 Weeks of Kale series very appropriate. Today I'm going to share a recipe…

Nut roast 600

Vegan and Gluten Free Nut Roast

My first introduction to nut roast was when I was working as a volunteer overseas and volunteers from the UK cooked it for the vegetarians in…

Gluten free dosa

Vegetarian Dosa Recipe

Recently when a friend was visiting me, we went out for lunch, and I had an amazing gluten free meal - Indian dosa. It was basically a thin crispy…

Weeknight stir-fry with Quorn, broccoli, bok choy and mushrooms

I used to be terrified of stir-fries, so it is kind of ironic that this is the first recipe I’m posting on this blog. However, once I figured out…

Beans

West African-Style Baked Beans

I came across this recipe for West African-style baked beans when looking for a bean dish that was different to the ones I already know how to make.…