A blog by a girl from Sydney who loves to go out and eat, over buy too many cookbooks and magazines, and create her own recipes.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Eggplant Pizza

This is a great recipe for those of you who are eating gluten free or trying to stay away from bread.

It also is a much healthier way to try and get your pizza like fix without eating the real thing!

This recipe creates 4 slices!


1 Eggplant
Cheese ( light tasty cheese or a parmesan )
chopped tinned tomatoes ( use this as your tomato base, not a tomato paste as that has to much salt and sugar)
your favourite choice of pizza toppings
Oven set to 180'C


Simply wash and cut the top of your eggplant, then cut into 4 from top to bottom length ways.
Put each slice on a tray to put in the oven and place a decent amount of tinned tomato on each slice of your eggplant then place your toppings on top then your cheese, basically your doing the same thing as you would normally for a pizza.
Then place in the oven to cook, take it out when your eggplant is sizzling and all the cheese has melted nicely.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bean and Lentil Rice Salad

A good vegan recipe that is great with a salad, you could even use this as a filling in a large lettuce leaf and use it to make vegan tacos!

- 4 Tablespoons dried crushed onion
- 1 1/2 Cup uncooked brown rice
- 4 Tablespoons Green split peas (dried)
- 5 dried Bay Leaves
- 1 can organic mixed bean salad
- 2 long red chilli's with their seeds removed, finely cut up!
- 2 Teaspoons Thyme
- 2 Teaspoons Oregano
- 1 heaped Teaspoon ground garlic powder
- A few cracks of rock salt and black pepper to taste
- Juice of 1 Lemon


Cook your rice with the 5 bay leaves, and in a separate large saucepan or small pot add some water to cook them until they are soft.

Once the rice and split peas have both been cooked, drain them and add them to a large bowl.

Then add your beans, chilli's, thyme, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper and Lemon.

Mix together and add a little more lemon juice or salt and pepper if desired.