Beetroot hummus

We love hummus and often make it in the traditional way. It’s low fat and delicious with carrot and salad sticks for a healthy lunch. It is so very easy to add in other flavours such as spinach, puréed carrots, cooked red peppers etc. Having discovered the little vacuum sealed packets of cooked beetroots sold…

Fabulous Refried Beans

This easy recipe is an adaption of Chef John’s version of Refried Beans. If, like me, you have only had refried beans out of a tin then you are in for an epiphany… These are delicious and I make a pot once a month and freeze into portions. We have them over nachos, as a…

Baba Ganoush

I went to a vegetarian cooking class many years ago and one of the lessons incorporated Middle Eastern dips which everybody loves and are so easy to make… This beautiful eggplant dip is our favourite and is foolproof – I have been making it for years and it always tastes the same.  Light and airy…

Perfect Pesto Pasta

I love the fresh taste of Basil – it’s one of my favourite herbs.  Whenever I find a lovely fresh bunch I make pesto – it’s so easy and only takes minutes in the Ninja or food processor. I assemble everything I need and put it all in the Ninja – it whizzes it up…

Smoked Mussel Dip with Black Olives

This is an unusual dip but is absolutely delicious and can be assembled in minutes. Ingredients: lemon juice black pepper olive oil 1 carton soft cream cheese 1 can smoked mussels, drained 2 tablespoons roasted red capsicum 2-3 tablespoons slivered black olives 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill Method: Beat together the cream cheese and mashed…