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What's Cooking? Healthy Vegetarian Recipes this Season

18 Dec, '17

In Happy, healthy ageing tips

 

With Christmas just around the corner it is the perfect time to take a look at the most affordable, fresh and delicious recipes to satisfy your taste buds.   

 

Here are a few of our top Aussie style recipes using this summer's fruit and veg:

 

Click here for a list of all the fruit and veggies that are in season this summer.

 

 

A starter to share

 

Veggie damper:

Chopped 1 Spring onion, 1 clove of garlic, ½ a capsicum, 1 zucchini, parsley and mix it with olive oil. Add salt, pepper and ½ a tablespoon of vegetable stock powder. Then mix in ¾ of skim milk and knead the dough into a large ball. Sift a little flour over the dough and bake for 35-45 minutes. 

For an extra bit of Aussie savoury/sweet flavour consider sprinkling the damper with wattle seeds.  

 

 

Main for the BBQ

 

Barbeque cauliflower steak:

Cover your cauliflower steaks with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place the cauliflower steaks on your barbecue grill. Cook the cauliflower steaks until it's tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.  Mix 1/2 cup of chopped basil and oregano, 1/2 a cup of chopped red onion, 1 finely chopped chilli, 15mls of white vinegar and 60mls of extra olive oil in a bowl. Brush the steak with the seasoning. 

 

 

A chilled dessert

 

Fruit ice blocks: 
Mix half a melon honeydew, half a rock melon, a half a cup of berries in a blender. Spoon mixture into ice block moulds and freeze.    For an extra bit of Aussie flavour add some lemon myrtle leaves.

 

 

A fruity vegan drink

 

Smoothie:   

Blend half a cup of raspberries, one banana, fifteen grapes and half a cup of strawberries. Mix one cup of crushed ice on a low blend on and off. Serves two.   

 

 
Here are a few other meal ideas using this summer's fruit and veg:

 

  • Fruit salad 
  • Fruit wands
  • Cauliflower soup 
  • Zucchini corn muffins  
  • Savory pumpkin muffins  
  • Moroccan cocktail scones  
  • Bruschetta  
  • Gourmet toastie 
  • Rotel tomatoes with pasta
  • Caramelised cauliflower and peas 
  • Vegetarian Chow Mein
  • Salsa Manuela