Kidney Bean & Chickpea Salad with Spiced Citrus Dressing

  Marion Cotillard (photog. Mario Testino) / via my Pinterest   I feel like legumes deserve an apology from me. For so long the dodgy, mass produced versions of legume salads that lurk in the corners of supermarket delis, constituted the sum total of my legume-salading experience and it put me off big time. I…

Quickie Potato and Cannellini Bake

  This is one of those dishes that you can quickly prepare in zombie mode, especially if you already have a jar of sauce to hand. One night a month or so ago, I felt like making a new, super easy potato-thing that was a bit more substantial than the standard roasted chunks we usually…

Balsamic Brown Rice Salad

Siouxsie Sioux for Dazed and Confused (1999) via Cats with Famous People   Earlier this week I was lucky enough to spend three days hanging out with some of my favourite people at an awesome little bach in the sunshine and slow pace of the Queen Charlotte Sounds. It was so rejuvenating; a stunning part…

Midweek Meltdown Roasted Pumpkin & Chickpea Salad

Image via We Heart It   Oh hell yes. File this one under “salads that make you go mmm”. This recipe features some of my current favourite foodthings: chickpeas, roasted pumpkin and toasted pumpkin seeds. They come together to create a substantial salad that will fill you right up and get you charging towards the…

Keen Bean Pasta Salad for One

Blue Backpiece by Stasia Burrington   Keen Bean Pasta Salad for One (my photo)   The sun is shining today; it’s one of those days where the air feels like spring is just around the corner. The greys and browns of winter are slowly giving way to green roots and blue skies. This is my…

Chilled Out Chilli-Lime Tofu & Lemon-Garlic Green Beans

Image via Scotch & Jazz at Dusk @ Tumblr.   Mix and match is where it’s at. Use these two tasty recipes as the base of a meal or whip ’em up separately to add some protein-y goodness or green-hued superpowers to your food fix. The Chilli-Lime Tofu is tangy, moreish and so full of…

Deluxe Roasted Vege Rice Bake with Rich Tomato-Onion Sauce

Image via Asi Es Como Es   When in doubt: rice bake. This bake so, so satisfying and warming. There is a little bit of everything and it is all delicious and all superpowered. Creamy cannellini beans, toasted pine nuts, succulent roasted red capsicum, cumin-spiked zucchini and sweet chunks of pumpkin, all wrapped up in…

Easy 3-Herb Pesto

Art via The Art of Animation   If your herb garden is in need of raiding, making pesto is one of the best ways to go about it. Traditionally, pesto includes a hard cheese such as parmesan; leaving it out really lets the vibrancy if the herbs and creaminess of the pinenuts shine through. The…

Smashed Garlicky Cannellini Beans

Image via Ffffound |   My friend Shel gave me this easy, fast, rad as hell recipe when she was in town late last year and I will ever be grateful! It was the second coolest thing about her visit, next to meeting her badass & supercute baby boy for the first time ♥ These…

Three-Way Chickpea Carrot Salad with Fresh Lemon-Herb Dressing

Image via Ffffound |   I offer this belly-rubbing recipe in lieu of the promised post about eating vegan in provincial New Zealand, which was abandoned when I realised that eating vegan well in the provinces involves exactly the same thing as eating vegan well in any NZ city: prepare to do it yourself and…