Ingredient: Pulses & Legumes

Mexican beef and polenta bake

Mexican beef and polenta bake

It is starting to get mighty nippy in Dunedin. Although not quite here yet, winter is certainly around the corner and I am all about hearty, warming food right now. This beef and polenta bake is just what I am craving. The polenta topping is […]

Chicken and bean quesadillas

Chicken and bean quesadillas

I first made these cheesy morsels for a morning tea (slightly unorthodox I know), as the savoury option and they were gobbled up as fast as I could flip them out of the pan!  Ever since they have been one of those crowd-pleasing favourites that […]

Spicy chorizo, chickpea and tomato soup

Spicy chorizo, chickpea and tomato soup

Winter for me starts with soup-making motivation stirred by the first sight of the new season veggies. I make a huge batch which is then either eaten as lunch and dinner for the next few days, or frozen in an assortment of plastic containers. I find the trouble with freezing a large quantity of the same food is that it can become totally uninteresting. I soon forget the excitement of picking the vegetables, marrying (more…)