I am a huge fan of asparagus and eat it as often and as much as I can whilst it’s in season. But not everyone gets as gastronomically giddy as me over a simple roasted spear, so for those that need more, I roll out the pastry. If ever there was a way to initiate a love affair with a variety of vegetable in my house (or fruit) I simply have to wrap it up in some buttery, flakey goodness or set it in a soft creamy pillow surrounded by a light crust. Nothing really new here, Asparagus tarts in...
I got away quite lightly with odd food cravings whilst I was pregnant, but I did eat A LOT of burritos. So many in fact that I vowed I would never even look at another one. Forever and ever after! However, there is something so deliciously convenient about having some yummy fillings all parceled up in a tortilla or a beautiful fresh green Silverbeet leaf! This week, my Petite Produce Box is a little green fiesta and even though I said I’d never go ‘there’ again, it’s just too good an opportunity to miss. Roasted Spring Vegetable Burrito with Quinoa...
I may have mentioned once or twice that there’s a fair bit of ‘Greek’ in our house. It’s not all ouzo and plate smashing, but there is certainly always feta and lashings of olive oil. During the winter months we tend to eat a lot of comforting one pot wonders but as soon as the sun starts dancing again, we fall easily back in to our favourite eating habits. Mezze (shared plates). I love this style of eating; as the warmer season opens up to the change in produce it’s a lovely simple way to sample a little of everything....
In keeping with the lovely legume theme I am making a Falafel ‘style’ lentil and kumara burger with feta ‘mayo’ and (since this is legume appreciation week) a chickpea salad with celery, parsley, feta and pomegranate. Lentil veggie burger with Feta ‘mayo’ Serves 4 2/3 of a cup of green/puy lentils (basically any, but not orange as they are tooo mushy) 1 kumara chopped into little neat cubes 1 bay leaf 1 small red onion (finely chopped) ¼ bunch of parsley (roughly chopped) 1 clove of crushed garlic 2 tsp of cumin 1 tsp of coriander ½ tsp of sumac...
I’ve been living by the sea for as long as I can remember, (with a stint ‘in land’ growing produce) met the man of my dreams in a little Greek fishing village and would often be found ‘hanging out’ with the local fishmonger as a child. So, it should come as no surprise to me that my daughters’ favourite foods so far in her one year of life are fish and greens. For her we still keep it quite simple; roasted or baked en papillote to seal in the flavour; but for us big kids, we like a little bit...
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