Take a second look! The Good Food Float attracts both lookers and diners wherever it goes. It is pictured here at Launceston Tasmania’s Harvest Markets. The menu features fresh, locally sourced produce in dishes like Harvest Laksa with rice noodles, Sriracha eggplant banh mi with pickled vegetables and […]
Brown Lentil Salad 250g brown lentils soaked overnight 1 medium onion diced fine 1-2 cloves garlic crushed 1 tblsp Dijon mustard 150ml white wine vinegar 200ml good olive oil salt & pepper 3 bay leaves Drain lentils, place in a pot & cover with cold […]
Peter Clarke, head chef of the award-winning Vintners Bar & Grill in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, gave us this lesson on some basic crowd pleasers anyone can make. “The Asian Dressing goes with absolutely anything, from salad to dipping sauce. You can make a […]
Creamy rice is studded with colorful edamame and red peppers, plus chunks of chewy tofu. Serves 8 Ingredients 1 package extra firm tofu 2 tbsp lite soy sauce 1 can (425g) coconut milk 1 cup white basmati rice 1 cup diced red bell pepper (about […]
Nearly everyone loves chili, and this thick, chunky version is loaded with three different types of beans, as well as protein-rich quinoa. Be sure to include plenty of sides: cashew sour cream, chopped spring onions, cilantro, lime wedges and vegan cheese. If you prefer to cook […]
This satisfying pasta casserole channels all the flavors of autumn: pumpkin, sage, warm spices and toasted nuts. Make this fully healthy plant-based by sautéing the onion and garlic in a little water instead of oil. Serves 8 as a main course or about 12 to 14 as […]
If you are new to macrobiotics, there are plenty of knowledgeable exponents and a wealthy of recipes to try. However we recommend The Great Life Cook Book approach to macrobiotics and the large scale entertaining theme of this inspired book. Co-author Priscilla Timberlake studied macrobiotics […]
Thank goodness for inventive minds! My current favourite kitchen gadget is my award-winning veggie spiralizer Veggie Twister which transforms zucchini and carrots into some pretty convincing pasta shapes.
I’ve been cranking out the noodles and making a fabulous almond carbonara sauce using almond butter and sun dried tomatoes for my “zoodles”.
What’s in your Gentle Kitchen pantry? If you are a highly organised, experienced (much admired) cook there may be some exotic spices, or something guaranteed to produce a sure-fire quick-fix dinner or a much-loved recipe preserved from the kitchen garden.
Our July date at Cafe Blossom was a birthday celebration – and we weren’t disappointed. On a summer day this pretty New York Upper West Side restaurant gave our party of four foodies a warm welcome. We toasted the birthday girl with a very nice glass of The […]