Grilled Mushroom, Celery and Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto

Risotto has got to be one of my favourite comfort foods, creamy, rich and full of flavour. However, the same creamy-richness can turn to stodgy for certain palates. This recipe adds some of the celery at the mid-point, to retain its crunch and light flavour, offering a respite from the decadent taste of the rice. We’ve also mixed up the mushrooms: by reserving most of … Continue reading Grilled Mushroom, Celery and Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto

Watercress Soup

Considered by some to be old fashioned, watercress soup has become fashionable (again), because of the health benefits associated with watercress. Watercress has high levels of Vitamin A, C & K and is a good source of  phosphorus, potassium, folate and magnesium. This peppery soup is an adaption of the one my mother-in-law was taught to make when they lived in England. Our version is … Continue reading Watercress Soup


Hummus – gloriously protein filled and so damn tasty that it is devoured by almost everyone, from fussy children to snobby foodies. Although we’ve been making hummus long before becoming vegaquarians, our love of this simple spread has grown exponentially. We seem to make a batch at least once a fortnight; it adds a depth to wraps and sandwiches and is an easy and simple … Continue reading Hummus