Carrot-curry noodle soup

I am aware that carrots are good for me, and I like them well-enough, but they;ve never been my favourite to cook with. I don’t know if it’s because I was ruined for all future carrotage as a child by my mum’s honey carrots, or if it’s because I like to make pretty food, and…

Apple palov, soup and salad

The last night of Uzbek attempts was another palov, this time with apples, another soup, and another salad. Both the soup and the palov recipes came from this blog (http://uzbekcooking.blogspot.com.au/) although I tweaked them a little to be vegan friendly. The salad I just threw together, using ingredients that seem to repeat a lot in…

The Super-Late Christmas Post

Okay okay, its way past time for Christmas posts now, but I never wrote mine and now I am sitting in Abu Dhabi airport with many hours to kill (13 down, 10 to go) so now is the time. Oddly, being away from home made celebrating feel more important than usual, so I tried to…

Happy Hanukkah

With all the buzz about Christmas, and numerous potatoes hanging out in my kitchen, I decided it was probably time for a little Hanukkah cooking. I made potato latkes, apple sauce and knishes (not typical Hanukkah fare, but they are Jewish and I wanted pastry). As per usual I used the might power of the…

Holodnik and apple pie

This is the last of the Belarussian posts – I actually wrote it ages ago, but got so busy, I forgot to post it. Holodnik Holodnik is chilled soup, and this one is made of beetroot. We have had beetroot growing in the garden for months, and this week it was finally time to pull…

“Romantic” fried chicken dinner and the best apple pie ever

When I think of a romantic dinner, I think candles, wine, maybe some music. Fried chicken and tv doesn’t usually come to mind. But that’s what we went with on Friday night, and it didn’t turn out half bad. I was already making the seitan (yeah, i totally made seitan) when Mr called sounding very…

New-York Pizza and waldorf salad

I love making pizza. I have this pizza base recipe I was given in a high-school hospitality class, and I’ve used it ever since. In an odd piece of coincidence, my recipe for Waldorf Salad is also something I picked up in that same class. Seems like something from high-school stuck after all. I haven’t…

Rhubarb crumble cake

This is the promised vegan rhubarb crumble cake post. My partner’s Nanna gave us some rhubarb to use recently. I’ve never cooked with rhubarb before, and in a fit of creativity I decided to make something up, rather than turn to the internet for help. The result was delicious crumble cake, with a layer of…