Broccoli quesadilla

You can put almost anything in a quesadilla and make it appealing. It is also a great way of making a quick meal when you have limited supplies in the fridge. So I always make sure I have tortillas and cheese on hand. On this occasion the fridge was pretty empty but I had broccoli….

Grilled lamb cutlets and broccoli

There is not much you can say against lamb cutlets.  When perfectly grilled, they are slightly caramelised on the outside and tender, moist and succulent on the inside. Hard to resist, especially with the right marinade! And what grills perfectly with lamb? One of my favourite vegetables. Broccoli. Lately I’ve been roasting broccoli, but this…

The winter garden 2013

After the last of all the summer/autumn vegees were finished, I eventually cleared the space for winter vegees.  Of course, all of the dead plants went into the active compost bin, and I emptied out the compost bin that I had left undisturbed for a few months to let all the contents fully break-down.  In…

Vegetable Bisteeya

This recipe comes from the Gourmet Farmer Deli Book, a cookbook about producing and cooking food the ‘way it used to be’.  Amongst the different recipes for making cheeses, hams, bacon and smoking and curing fish, there are a lot of recipes for great dishes.  This dish looks at first glance a spanakopita, but made…

Sweet potato and broccoli frittata

It’s vegee night! We like to have vegetarian nights a couple nights a week. And this dish is quick and simple. Pre-heat the oven at 200 C or 400 F, and heat an oven-proof pan on the stove with medium heat. 1 medium sweet potato, diced2 heads broccoli, small pieces1 medium onion, finely diced3 cloves…

Broccoli soup with cream and croutons

Soup3 heads broccoli2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced4 cloves garlic, minced1 medium onion, minced2 large stalks celery, diced1 tsp nutmeg2 cups chicken stock2 cups milkCream for serving CroutonsAbout 4 cups diced French baton bread2 cloves garlic, shredded through a fine microplane1/2 tsp black pepper1 Tb oregano1 Tb basil1 tsp salt For the soup, chop up…

Broccoli and carrot creamy pasta

Chop up 2 stalks celery, 1 head broccoli, 2 small carrots and 3 garlic cloves. Sauté, add 1/2 cup chicken consume, 1/4 cup cream, 1 Tb tomato paste, 1 Tb oregano and black pepper. Cook until vegees are tender and serve with pasta. A quick and simple dinner!

Pasta with broccoli, pea and bacon in cream sauce

A very simple dinner. While the water is coming to the boil, sauté some minced bacon, cut broccoli and garlic for about 5 minutes. Add about 1 cup whole milk and frozen peas. Once simmering, add a mixture of 1 cup cream and 4 egg yolks. Add some grated nutmeg and black pepper and stir…