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Vegan borscht (beetroot soup)

Vegan borscht (beetroot soup)

Put olive oil in a heavy-bottomed soup pot on medium heat. When oil is hot, add onion and leek, stir to coat, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring, until onion has softened and just begun to brown. Add garlic, tomato paste, paprika, caraway,...
Hearty bean ragù with carrot noodles

Hearty bean ragù with carrot noodles

Heat a large pan over medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil (or a dash of water), garlic, onion and the chopped carrots. Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add in the beans, lentils and all remaining ragù ingredients. Bring to a low simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally while...
Spicy Moroccan silverbeet

Spicy Moroccan silverbeet

Heat a little oil or water in a large frying pan on medium heat. Sauté the onion, garlic and chilli for a few minutes or until they begin to soften. Mix in the Moroccan seasoning and tomato paste. Add the silverbeet, coriander and chickpeas, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or...
Stuffed kumara

Stuffed kumara

Line a baking tray with tinfoil, and preheat the oven to 200°C. Cut the kumara in half (lengthwise). In a bowl, toss the chickpeas, olive oil and spices and place on the lined baking tray. Rub a dollop of olive oil on the halved kumara and add these to the...
Chickpea curry

Chickpea curry

(Serves 4) Put rice on to cook. Place a pan on medium heat, with a little oil or water. Add in the onion, cooking until softened. Stir in the garlic, curry powder and date syrup. Next, add the chickpeas, tomatoes, coconut cream and salt. Stir well. Simmer on low until...
Lentil bolognese

Lentil bolognese

(Serves 4) Place a pan on medium heat with a little oil or water Add the onion and carrot and sauté until softened. (If using frozen carrot, add this after the mixed herbs). Next, add the garlic and salt and stir, before adding in the dried lentils. Pour in the...
Chickpea ‘chuna’ sandwich

Chickpea ‘chuna’ sandwich

Add onion, chickpeas, mayo and mustard to a bowl and mix well. Mash the mixture with a fork or potato masher, until most chickpeas are squashed. Your ‘chuna’ filling is ready to be made into a fish-friendly sandwich!
Vietnamese-style Warm Salad

Vietnamese-style Warm Salad

Combine dressing ingredients in a cup and set aside. Fry the mock abalone in the sesame oil for about 4-5 minutes, turning frequently. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the instructions. Place noodles in a bowl and top with all salad ingredients and mock abalone. Mix dressing and pour over...
Bok Choy, Tofu & Mushroom Udon Soup

Bok Choy, Tofu & Mushroom Udon Soup

Remove the bok choy leaves from the stems. Set aside. Roughly chop the leaves and plunge into a pot of boiling water. Cook for 3 minutes, then remove and rinse in cold water. Set aside. Snip stems from the mushrooms and dice. Set aside. In a large bowl, add bok...
Lemon roasted baby carrots and broccolini

Lemon roasted baby carrots and broccolini

Preheat oven to 180°C.  Chop off the carrot tops before spreading them out on a lined oven tray. Cover in the oil and lemon zest and toss to coat evenly. Place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes. Add the broccolini and return the tray to the oven for a...
Red lentil and chickpea chilli

Red lentil and chickpea chilli

Heat a large saucepan and toast the cumin seeds and chilli flakes for 1 minute until they release their aromas. Add the oil and onion, and cook for five minutes. Stir in the lentils, stock and tomatoes, then bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the lentils...
Three bean hummus

Three bean hummus

Measure all the ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Adjust flavour with salt and lemon juice. Empty into a bowl and refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours, covered. Drizzle over a little olive oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika. Serve with warmed pita.
BBQ Jackfruit Tacos

BBQ Jackfruit Tacos

Break apart the chunks of jackfruit into shredded pieces using two forks. Heat oil in a saucepan before adding the onion, garlic, and jalapeño. Cook until onion is translucent. Add the shredded jackfruit, BBQ sauce, spices, and salt to the pan. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring to mix through the...
Carrot ‘Salmon’ Mini bagels

Carrot ‘Salmon’ Mini bagels

Peel the carrots lengthwise. Place the carrot strips into a bowl and pour over the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, liquid smoke and a few pinches of salt. Toss the carrot peels to combine the marinade. Set aside for at least an hour.   Slice mini bagels in half and place...
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