Author Archives: Chasy

Raw (Veganish) Coconut Brownie Bliss Balls – nut free! (lol)

Folks, I am getting bloody tired of sending my kid to school with packaged food. While it won’t give her diabetes tomorrow, it’s not teaching her good eating habits. Besides, I like cooking stuff. That is why we’re here, after … Continue reading

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Tofu Makhani

This is not in any way traditional, but it is kid and veggoe friendly, so it is a winner in my house. I use a combination of coconut milk and yoghurt, rather than butter and cream, because it gives the … Continue reading

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Pork Sausage, Lentil, Spinach and Mushroom Stew with Soft Polenta

A ribsticking, hearty winter dish that will cure all ills.* It can be a bit of a juggling act for the novice cook, but if you time it correctly, it cooks quickly enough to be a midweek post-work meal. *Maybe. … Continue reading

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Chocolate, Zucchini, and Quinoa Mini Muffins

If you’re like me, with children like mine, your skill level at hiding vegetables in things is at boss level. I made these for my 9 year old to take to school and she not only likes them, she looks … Continue reading

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Blue cheese, apple, bacon, and caramelised onion empanadas

These are not true empanadas, but I started calling them that because of their shape. They take on the shape simply because the apple doesn’t fit in, otherwise! I made these specifically to be paired with whisky at a private … Continue reading

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Beetroot and Blue Cheese Brown Rice Risotto

This is definitely a cheat’s risotto. Brown rice doesn’t cook down properly with the usual stock-ladling method, so you have to use the absorption method. Still tastes just as good. Ingredients 3 whole beetroot, grated 2 cups of brown rice … Continue reading

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Picky Eater Friendly Tuna Fritters with Hidden Veg

I made these for my picky eaters, aged 8 and almost 2. They gobbled them up and asked for more. I can’t guarantee the same success, but they are also very satisfying for grown ups, too. Ingredients 400g tin of … Continue reading

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