Archive of ‘Recipes’ category

Building a Smoothie

Now that I have a blender that actually, y’know, blends things, I’m back to making smoothies as my breakfast of choice most days. I love the variety and I’m always trying new combinations, but there is a rough recipe of sorts I use for all my smoothies that I thought I would share with you.

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Recipe: Spinach and Goat’s Cheese Risotto

Late last week I had a huge craving for risotto and realised I hadn’t made any in months, so set about changing that quick smart. I like to keep mine simple on the ingredient front (but not on the flavour front!) so went with spinach and goat’s cheese, and it definitely hit the mark!

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Blended fun: Hummus and Juices

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I have a new food processor/juicer/blender toy and I’m loving playing with it, so pretty much everything I cook at the moment has at least one element going through the machine! I’m particularly loving the juicing mechanism, but also whipped up some hummus to snack on at work.

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Recipe: Roast Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Now that the heatwave in Melbourne has subsided for the time being I have been able to turn the oven back on and add some more variety to my cooking. This roast veggie quinoa salad with a tahini dressing seemed like the perfect way to reintroduce oven baked foods to my diet, and is the perfect thing to bring to work for a week’s worth of lunches!

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Recipe: Pumpkin Soup

If you follow I Spy Plum Pie on facebook you would have seen I got a new toy recently (and if you don’t, maybe now is a good time to start?!). As an early birthday present my parents bought me a food processor and I LOVE it! It does everything I could possibly need including juicing, blending, mixing and chopping. Given the weather took a turn in Melbourne on Saturday we decided to try it out by making pumpkin soup, and it was a delicious success.
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