Mushroom San Choy Bow

AlexandraGluten Free, Main Courses, Starters, Vegan, Vegetarian187 Comments

Mushroom San Choy Bow is a fabulous meal for vegetarians and carnivores alike. San Choy Bow is a popular dish, served in most Chinese restaurants. It is one of my favourites and one that I frequently order. On a number of occasions, I have enjoyed the pork, chicken, duck and quail versions of this dish. However, the idea of creating … Read More

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad

AlexandraGluten Free, Main Courses, Side Dishes, Starters, Vegetarian166 Comments

My Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad with pomegranate and mint is healthy, satisfying and totally delicious. This is a great salad which is easily prepared. It is full of health-benefiting nutrients, bright flavours and contrasting textures. Furthermore, it is very pretty to look at. The bright green herbs lift the neutral colours of the salad. A sprinkle of pomegranate arils adds … Read More

Sweet and Sour Carrot Salad

AlexandraGluten Free, Side Dishes, Starters, Vegan, Vegetarian250 Comments

Sweet and Sour Carrot Salad

This beautiful Sweet And Sour Carrot Salad is sure to impress and will forever change the way you look at the humble carrot. It will also simplify your entertaining as it is suitable for many people with specific dietary requirements, being gluten-free and vegan. It contains roasted carrots which I toss in a Sicilian-style, agrodolce dressing. “Agrodolce” translates as “agro” … Read More

Pumpkin, Cranberry and Almond Salad

AlexandraGluten Free, Side Dishes, Starters, Vegan, Vegetarian244 Comments

Pumpkin Cranberry Almond Salad

My roasted Pumpkin, Cranberry and Almond Salad is perfect for any occasion or family gathering. However, I’m thinking that with Christmas just around the corner, this roasted pumpkin salad will be ideal as a colourful and nutritious side dish. As an added bonus, for those who have family or friends with specific dietary requirements, it is also vegan, gluten free … Read More

Asparagus and Parmesan Filo Rolls

AlexandraNibbles and Small Bites, Starters, Vegetarian164 Comments

Asparagus and Parmesan Filo Rolls

Fancy looking and festive, these Asparagus and Parmesan Filo Rolls will make a veggie lover out of anyone. Even someone who generally avoids this vegetable will enjoy asparagus wrapped in a crispy, cheesy, filo blanket. Asparagus spears wrapped in filo are one of my favourite appetisers. Wrapping them in this crunchy pastry makes this ideal finger food. If you need … Read More

Mixed Seed Crackers – Gluten and Dairy Free

AlexandraGluten Free, Nibbles and Small Bites, Side Dishes, Starters, Vegan, Vegetarian164 Comments

Mixed Seed Crackers

These Mixed Seed Crackers really exceeded my expectations. I suppose, truth be told, my expectations were fairly low. I’ve wanted to try them for some time but I was a little hesitant, feeling that something that looked like bird food may not be really enjoyable. Well, I was wrong and I’m now convinced the birds are onto something! The crackers … Read More

Roasted Cipollini Onions with Thyme

AlexandraGluten Free, Side Dishes, Vegetarian110 Comments

Roasted Cippolini Onions

Roasted Cipollini Onions with Thyme are easily prepared. They are perfect as a vegetarian starter or as a great accompaniment to steak or poultry. Pronounced chip-oh-LEE-knee, this is an Italian heirloom onion variety. Their name, in Italian, means “little onion”. Cipollini is a more uncommon variety of onion. I bought these from the Adelaide Central Market but I have seen them … Read More