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My very first on-purpose vegetarian creation

10 Jan

*On-purpose because i actually went looking for a vego recipe, as opposed to say…eating an apple 😛

Vege Patties


2/3 cup plain flour

1 zucchini, grated

1 medium beetroot, grated

1 small brown onion, finely chopped

2 cloves (or equiv) garlic, crushed

1/2 cup frozen peas/corn/carrot mix (or equiv)

1 egg, lightly beaten


Combine ingredients and season. Shape into patties and refridgerate for 30 mins+ before cooking, to help them hold their shape

*It seemed a little bland to me, so i added a fair bit of ground coriander (cilantro?) root, and ginger.

All ready to go


I took the precaution of wearing rubber gloves...hellllllo beetroot!


Very, umm...pink


My uneducated theory - pinkness helps to give "meaty" appearance? Maybe?


The end result - actually rather delicious!


What we also ate - sausages for the Mr


And a few pics from yesterday evening 😀 

REALLY not in the mood to have my photo taken!



I love that smile.


getting a bit arty 😉


And there you have it – very yummy vege patties, very relaxed evening at home ♥


Best of – fatfree vegan yummies

6 Jan

SusanV from FatFree Vegan Kitchen has compiled a list of her favourite recipes from 2010, here.

Having only recently stumbled upon this awesome blog, the round up is priceless to me because i missed them all the first time around! I’m not vegan or even vegetarian, but slowly changing my eating habits to align with these beliefs.

I’m totally going to make these…

Banana-Maple Oatmeal Cookies

…And these….

Ridiculously Easy Curried Chickpeas and Quinoa

And definitely this…

Chocolate-Blueberry Cake


Yum! ♦

What i did today

2 Jan

As per my previous post, Brady and I had the pleasure of hanging out with our little mate Cayden today! We had a lovely couple of hours, though i’m embarressed to admit how much more energy a 3 ½ year old has compared to me! I’m kicking myself for posting the previous picture before our playdate ended, because i got some much better ones afterwards!

(I considered cheating changing the challenge photo, but thought nah, why not just post more pics 😛 )

‘Scuse hubby’s filthy feet :O

Poor Buzz got a workout!

This afternoon i’ve been preparing some delicious foodstuffs for the BBQ we’re having tonight! I’ve done a yummy potato salad, caramelised some onions, made a salad, prepared some big mushrooms for grilling,  marinated some meat….and made some rocky road cups. You know, in case I my guests get peckish after dinner!

And please, join me in an anti-raindance. I’ll be the ridiculous looking one. You can’t miss me.