Tomato basil sauce

It’s been too long since I last posted, but it just didn’t seem right to be posting random recipes about food and my normal little life over here when such utter tragedy was taking place in my beautiful former hometown Boston this past week.  Now that the scariest part (hopefully) is over, I breathed a … Continue reading

Chickpea curry

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve gotten really into chickpeas lately, so wanted to share another recipe that features them.  I love Indian food but don’t eat it that often because the curries are so heavy that I typically feel grossly full after eating them.  This is a healthy, light curry that uses … Continue reading

Sweet potato chickpea patties

Recently, I’ve gotten really into chickpeas.  This hasn’t been a conscious choice but whenever I search for vegetarian recipes on Tastespotting they seem to be in almost all of them.  And why not?  They are incredibly versatile – you can roast them, put them in soups, or mash them up and put them in delightful … Continue reading

Quinoa pizza balls

I typically don’t go more than a few days at a time without eating quinoa.  It’s just so versatile and good for you, and thus I am constantly looking for new ways to make it.  This has become my absolute favourite creative recipe that I’ve discovered on my hunt to make quinoa in innovative ways. … Continue reading

Quinoa, kale, and broccoli bowl

Are you ready to consume multiple superfoods in the same bowl?  Then make some space in your life for this incredibly nutritious and delicious dish.  I actually have had trouble finding kale in Australia, but it can occasionally be found at organic food sections of various groceries.  The last time I saw it, I snatched … Continue reading

Black bean chili

I haven’t made chili in ages, and typically don’t make warm things unless it’s cold out, but when it was raining non-stop a few weeks ago I got a sudden urge to make this black bean chili.  It looked super healthy and I couldn’t wait to try it out.  Imagine my utter dismay when I … Continue reading

Cornbread cranberry stuffing

So for this past Christmas, I was determined to go all American since I hadn’t gotten to do Thanksgiving.  This meant turkey, cornbread, stuffing, and cranberry sauce for Christmas dinner.  Imagine my utter horror when try as I might, I could not find frozen cranberries (and certainly not fresh) at ANY grocery stores in Sydney. … Continue reading


So the holiday season may be over but I’m not done sharing holiday recipes with you yet, because I firmly believe certain foods shouldn’t just be enjoyed over the holidays.  One such food is cornbread.  In America we typically associate it with Thanksgiving, and in Australia I doubt it’s associated with anything at all.  Anyway, … Continue reading

Chili lime tofu

So, to continue on my healthy food kick, I now would like to raise another controversial topic: tofu.  I know many people are haters, but I honestly love tofu mainly because of this recipe.  I also am obviously super into Asian food and I think any Thai/Vietnamese/Chinese dish with tofu is almost always delicious.  The … Continue reading

Vegetable tian

Happy New Year from Australia!  Most people at the beginning of January are thinking about how to make healthy resolutions, so here is a great vegetarian dinner recipe that looks a bit fancier than just eating some steamed or roasted vegetables.  It’s a great recipe for cold winter months especially, although I did just make … Continue reading