• Eggplant with Black Garlic

    Day 31: Roasted Eggplant With Black Garlic Tahini Sauce 23/09/2016 100 Days Project

    This is a simplified, veganised version of a recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook Plenty More. It makes a delicious and filling meal for two, or a smaller starter for four.     Roasted Eggplant With Black Garlic Tahini Sauce Recipe Serves 2-4 Tahini Sauce 40g black garlic ½ tsp salt Juice of 2 lemons ⅓ cup…

  • Quesadilla

    Day 30: Quesadillas 22/09/2016 100 Days Project

    Sometimes I play that game in my head ‘If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be…’ and a battle rages between Middle Eastern food and Mexican food. Then I remember Southern Indian food and sushi and get very confused. Anyway, tonight I was in love with beans,…

  • Apple Sultana Oatmeal

    Day 29: Apple and Sultana Steel-Cut Oats 21/09/2016 100 Days Project

    I have never been one to skip breakfast, sometimes indulging in two of the Most Important Meal of the Day through sheer indecision. Savoury or sweet: who can choose? So if you have a slow-cooker handy, I can highly recommended waking up to the aroma of warming spices as a solid way to start the…

  • Broccoli with Sesame Sauce

    Day 28: Broccoli with Sesame Sauce 20/09/2016 100 Days Project

    This is based on one of my favourite sides from Tanuki’s in Auckland, which I don’t think is vegan, but this version definitely is.     Broccoli with Sesame Sauce Recipe Serves 2 Sauce ¼ cup tahini ¼ cup sake 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp mirin 1 tsp rice vinegar…

  • Frank's Pasta

    Day 27: Frank’s Pasta 19/09/2016 100 Days Project

    I used to make such a fuss whenever I prepared a pasta sauce for dinner, needlessly over-complicating things; all that changed when my dad-in-law Frank visited and cooked us fabulously simple pasta dishes like this one. Cherry tomatoes are crazy expensive right now (shame on me for cooking out of season) – when supply is…

  • Simple Tofu Dumplings

    Day 26: Simple Tofu Dumplings 18/09/2016 100 Days Project

    We made 50 dumplings from this mixture with quite a bit left over. They take a while to prepare, but it’s worth it for all the dumplingy goodness at the end.     Simple Tofu Dumplings Recipe Makes more than 50 1 heaped Tbsp minced ginger 1 small, hot red chilli, finely chopped 2 spring…