Penne arrabiata

Penne arrabiata

You can make this classic Italian dish really spicy, or deseed the chillies to make it less confronting. Whatever you decide, it’s a winning winter warmer! Ingredients: 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 small red chillies, chopped (see note) 800g can diced tomatoes 1/2 cup vegetable ..

Pumpkin and chickpea salad

Pumpkin and chickpea salad

This pumpkin and chickpea salad recipe is vegan friendly. Ingredients: 1.2kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, cut into 2cm pieces 1/3 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 400g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed 6 dessert figs, finely chopped (see note) 1 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced 1/2 cup coriander leaves, roughly ..

Avocado salad with Asian dressing

Avocado salad with Asian dressing

A powerhouse of nutrition, green avocados are the star ingredient in this Asian-style salad side. Ingredients: 2 avocados, halved, stones removed, peeled, roughly chopped 1/2 cup mint leaves 1/2 cup coriander leaves 2 Lebanese cucumbers, halved lengthways, deseeded, thinly sliced crossways Asian dressing1 tablespoon mirin (see note) 1 1/2 tablespoons Japanese rice vinegar 2 teaspoons ..

Avocado salad with ginger dressing

Avocado salad with ginger dressing

Bring avocado salad to life with an Asian-style ginger-infused dressing. Ingredients: 150g sugar snap peas, trimmed 2 avocados, halved, stones removed, peeled, sliced 100g mixed green salad leaves Ginger dressing1 1/2 tablespoons mirin 1 1/2 tablespoons Japanese rice vinegar (see note) 1cm piece ginger, peeled, finely grated 1 teaspoon caster sugar 1 tablespoon olive oil ..

Sweet potato and spinach salad

Sweet potato and spinach salad

This recipe is vegan friendly. Ingredients: 800g orange sweet potato, peeled 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 150g baby spinach 160g roasted red capsicum, cut into strips 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 3/4 teaspoon dijon mustard Instructions: Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Cut sweet ..

Green chai

Green chai

This recipe is vegan friendly. Ingredients: 2 green tea bags 6 cardamom pods 1 cinnamon stick 2 whole cloves 3 teaspoons white sugar 1/2 cup soy milk Instructions: Step 1 Empty contents of tea bags into saucepan. Add cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, sugar and 1 1/2 cups of cold water. Bring to the boil over medium-high ..

Red fruit salad with mint syrup

Red fruit salad with mint syrup

Enjoy this refreshing dessert that doesn’t take forever to prepare and goes down a treat with guests. Ingredients: 1/3 cup caster sugar 10 large mint leaves 250g strawberries, hulled, halved 125g fresh raspberries 400g watermelon, rind removed, cut into 2.5cm cubes Instructions: Step 1 Place sugar and 1/2 cup warm water in a small saucepan ..

Cos and celery salad

Cos and celery salad

Add a dose of goodness to your diet with this crisp cos and celery salad. This is a FODMAP friendly recipe for a Low FODMAP diet. Ingredients: 1 cos lettuce, roughly torn 5 sticks celery, sliced diagonally 1 cup pecan nuts, toasted, chopped Lemon dressing1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons ..

Colourful corn salad

Colourful corn salad

This corn and avocado side salad adds a splash of Mexican colour and flavour to the dining table. Ingredients: 4 bi-colour corn cobs, kernels removed (see note) 1/3 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 small avocado, finely chopped 250g cherry tomatoes, quartered 1/4 cup lime juice 2 tablespoons olive ..

Red lentil and spinach dhal

Red lentil and spinach dhal

Try your hand at an Indian dhal! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon peanut oil 2 medium brown onions, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 cups red lentils 400g can crushed tomatoes 50g baby spinach, trimmed, chopped 1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves 4 chapati breads, ..

Brown rice and harissa roasted vegetable salad

Brown rice and harissa roasted vegetable salad

This colourful salad incorporates all our favourite roast vegetables with tasty brown rice and spicy harissa. Ingredients: 1 cup medium-grain brown rice, rinsed 1 medium red capsicum, chopped 1 medium yellow capsicum, chopped 1/2 small orange sweet potato, thinly sliced 2 small zucchini, halved, chopped 2 baby eggplant, halved, chopped 1 tablespoon harissa 1/4 cup ..

Warm cauliflower salad

Warm cauliflower salad

Aromatic spices and flavours make this cauliflower salad a side dish to remember. Ingredients: 600g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts 1/2 cup raisins 50g baby spinach lemon wedges, to serve ..