Tomato Bulgur with Kale and Fava Beans

I’m always looking for more ways to incorporate greens and beans into our food. This tomato bulgur recipe with kale and fava beans is a great way to do just that. It’s also very YUMMY. Max absolutely loves it (so do I!). And the great thing is that it uses ingredients that I usually haveContinue reading “Tomato Bulgur with Kale and Fava Beans”

Simple Dahl (Indian lentil soup)

Dahl and veggies with rice, ah, perfect dish for cold Winter nights. Aaaaaand, according to Dr Gregor, lentils beat other beans in their antioxidant content, and they are good for heart health and for fighting cancer. So, win for the lentils! This dish is easy to make and makes enough for yummy leftovers the nextContinue reading “Simple Dahl (Indian lentil soup)”

Thai-Style Turmeric-Coconut Soup

Today and the day before yesterday Shalveena has not been feeling very well. She was in a lot of pain; probably caused by inflammation. She thus had to temporarily yield her primary domain, the kitchen, for a few days. The following soup I cooked with the objective to reduce inflammation (Turmeric, Garlic, Cauliflower) and reduceContinue reading “Thai-Style Turmeric-Coconut Soup”

Easy and Quick Chickpea Soup on a Cold Winter’s Day

It is freaking COLD here! I read that a few days ago Melbourne was the coldest city in the world one morning! That is crazy cold. Max has been leaving home at 7am, which means its still cold and dark outside and the sun is no where to be seen. He was sniffling and feelingContinue reading “Easy and Quick Chickpea Soup on a Cold Winter’s Day”

Spicy Baked Beans

When I first arrived in New Zealand 10 years ago, one of the things which startled me was the breakfast. I lived in an all-inclusive student accommodation and for better or worse had to eat whatever was given to me. I quickly settled on a winning combination of white toast and baked beans, neither ofContinue reading “Spicy Baked Beans”

Red Kidney Beans Taco

On those days when I feel like eating something fresh, crunchy, but also warm and filling, tacos hit just the spot. They are so easy to prepare and the best thing is that I can put anything that I have in the fridge. If I don’t have a particular vegetable, I can replace it withContinue reading “Red Kidney Beans Taco”