Pretty darn close

Today I decided to make a meat free dinner and go vegetarian. I had a stash of my trusty TVP in the pantry and thought of the bolognaise that I would make. Having not made in awhile I decided to try it out in my slow cooker after I had rehydrated the TVP. This time…

Just playing…

Like many a blogger I enjoy sharing with my readers my experiences. I also enjoy playing with my iPad, taking pictures and sharing photos from my cooking, places I have visited or experiences that I shared. Here a few foodie photos that I have taken lately…Nothing exciting but related to food.

Ewey gooey

Several years ago I dated a like minded foodie like me. The relationship went on for six years but in the end he ran off back to a woman he knew as a teenager and I was left rather heartbroken as I cared very much for him despite our differences we shared. Dating another foodie…

Two years ago…

Two years ago I had visions for this blog but unfortunately like my most successful blog The Bookaholic Bookworm I have not written in it for sometime. While designing my employers website last year reminded me of how much I have missed WordPress and it’s only until now I realised that I should be get…

Asparagus Salad with Feta and Oranges*

This was a dish that I discovered a long time ago in a Vegetarian cafe that has since closed down. I didn’t need to ask for the recipe as I could pick up all of the flavours as I ate it and have remembered it ever since. It goes something like this… Ingredients 1 bunch…

Sarah’s Vegetable Salad*

My sister Sarah made a similar dish like this for my brother Rob’s birthday one year which was really tasty and filling. I decided to recreate it myself and this is what I did. Ingredients 2 medium kumara (sweet potato) peeled and cut into chunks 1 large red onion, peeled and cut into chunks about…

Made in Morocco

The Cookbook: Made in Morocco: A Journey of Exotic Tastes and Places © R.A Bremner 2016 Author(s): Julie Le Clerc and John Bougen Impression of the Book:  Julie Le Clerc has made herself a household name as a chef in my home country (New Zealand) where she has contributed recipes and snippets of food related…

The Slow Food Movement and Biodiversity

The Slow Food Movement is an international organisation involved in projects from over 160 countries including New Zealand (NZ). Founded in Italy in 1986, the Slow Food Movement (SFM) is dedicated to defend regional traditions, good food, gastronomic pleasure and a slow place of life.  Its aim is to promote food that is good, clean…

How are you are enjoying these Vegetarian dishes so far?

It has been really interesting writing these dishes up on here as at present I am typing them from a folder of notes that I typed up a few years ago and almost forgot about until I found it among some of my other folders a wee while ago. After I have completed this exercise…

Vegetarian Hamburgers*

Ingredients 1 to 1 half cups of cooked lentils (not too soft but firm enough to fry) 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 garlic clove, finely diced handful of parsley half a cup of carrot and zucchini (courgette) or you could use half a cup of whole kernel corn 1 egg (optional) a little plain…