Meatless Monday – Irish Stew

I’m starting to appreciate the saying “done is better than perfect”, especially when it comes to forming habits. Sometimes making sure I’m on track is more important than creating the perfect blog entry. Sometimes the end goal is the journey, the longer I stay on the path the more likely I am to reach the… Continue reading Meatless Monday – Irish Stew

Meatless Monday – Gnocchi with burnt sage butter

I never quite understand the fuss about gnocchi. My first experience had been a starchy, floury thing that made me full after eating a half dozen or so. There had been a number of times when I stared resentfully at a plateful of gnocchi after a few bites and wonder how anyone can finish this… Continue reading Meatless Monday – Gnocchi with burnt sage butter

Meatless Monday – Okra Belachan

I decided to blog about this particular recipe in the mistaken belief that this was a childhood dish. Turned out that Okra is not an ingredient I grew up with in Indonesia, and this was further confirmed when Mum gave me a puzzled look when I asked how often we ate okra when I was… Continue reading Meatless Monday – Okra Belachan

Meatless Monday: Leon’s Superfood Salad

Post Australia Day weekend  I was nostalgic over Leon‘s salad and not the quintessential Australian meatpie. Leon is a chain of great food in London, and one of the places that the London Stitch and Bitch used to frequent. I used to order their Superfood Salad multiple times and their recipe book is one that I tend… Continue reading Meatless Monday: Leon’s Superfood Salad

Meatless Monday: Ottolenghi’s Kosheri

Starting Meatless Monday with this recipe from Ottolenghi’s cookbook, Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.  This is a completely unfamiliar dish for me, so cooking this felt a bit like reading a choose your own adventure book. So what is Kosheri? According to Wikipedia it’s: Kushari, also koshary, kosheri or koshari (Egyptian Arabic: كشرى, [ˈkoʃæɾi]), is an Egyptian dish of rice, macaroni and lentils mixed together, topped with a tomato sauce, some… Continue reading Meatless Monday: Ottolenghi’s Kosheri

#Meatless Monday – warm lentil and beetroot salad straight

The end of the wettest Australia Day weekend on record (not official), also marked the quiet deflation of the giant duck in Darling Park. Got to say, I rather missed seeing its gigantic inflatable yellow butt as I walk down Pyrmont Bridge. Today being Monday, I finally have the time to whip up a Meatless… Continue reading #Meatless Monday – warm lentil and beetroot salad straight

Meatless Monday – Pear & Raspberry Bread and I wish you hadn’t asked

It is wet. I am standing inside a room dripping with water from its roof. Inside this little cottage, the smell of wet woollen rug and the metallic sound of water hitting metallic surface was overwhelmed by the sense of quiet that blanketed the room. I am in a dream, someone else’s or mine or… Continue reading Meatless Monday – Pear & Raspberry Bread and I wish you hadn’t asked

Meatless Monday – Baked Gruyere Cheese Souffles

There are times when everything is just right and a recipe turned out perfectly, sometimes a little too perfectly. Six souffles went in and six came out so light and fluffy I barely had time to grab my camera before they deflate. This recipe was taken from Serge Dansereau’s French Kitchen – Classic recipes for… Continue reading Meatless Monday – Baked Gruyere Cheese Souffles