Happy Meatless Monday everyone! Hope you all had lovely weekends and were able to stay warm and dry no matter what you were up to! I wasn’t feeling the best, so in between catchups with friends I had a lot of down time, watching the footy and pottering around at home. No matter how I’m feeling I always enjoy some time in the kitchen, particularly when it involves pumpkin!
I’m a huge fan of black beans but they can be tricky to find in can form in Melbourne, so when my local grocer has them I stock up and then take great delight in cooking with them. One of the best parts of these burgers is they freeze well so I can whip up a batch and then keep my black bean obsession going even when I can’t find them in stock! Plus, they are delicious and healthy and taste just as good served with a side salad or in a traditional burger.
This bright green dish is amazingly simple but packs a flavour punch thanks to the ginger & orange dressing. The tangy orange works so well with the grated ginger, with a tiny bit of sweetness from the honey – perfect! This recipe makes quite a bit of dressing, but the quinoa just drinks it up so I really like it, but use less if you prefer!
Now that asparagus is back in season I wanted to use it in a salad for my work lunches this week. I have been on a bit of a goats cheese kick lately but decided to pair it with another of my favourite cheeses – haloumi – in a fresh and delicious quinoa salad. It turned out really well and I found myself looking forward to lunch at work even more than usual – and that’s saying something!
Woah, what a mouthful of a name for a biscuit! If you like I Spy Plum Pie on facebook (and if you don’t, maybe now is a good time to start?!) you might have seen these biscuits pop up last week, so I thought I should share the recipe! I bought some quinoa flakes for the first time a few weeks back and have been using them to make porridge in the morning as it’s just gotten too cold for my normal smoothies. I decided to try something different with the flakes and I had heard they make a good substitute for flour in biscuits and cakes, so took some inspiration from a bunch of recipes I came across and came up with these! They turned out pretty delicious too!