A tasty and easy vegetable soup to make - delicious served with fresh bread!
A quick and easy non-meat version of the nachos, using refried beans, tomatoes and onion layered with cheese over tortilla chips. Ideal for anyone needing a quick nacho fix or when hungry guests turn up unanounced! Perfect for parties and BBQs too. Serve with guacamole, salsa and a side salad. It doesn't get better than this!
A vegetarian version of minestrone, bursting with flavour and healthiness. Goes great with crusty Italian bread.
A modification of the traditional potato and cabbage or kale dish, with chunks of potato and a rich cheesiness that my dad exclaims over. Using milk instead of cream makes it healthier.
Quick and easy asparagus that is sautéed and topped with Parmesan.
An easy vegetarian pasta dish that's perfect for a quick weeknight supper. A hearty and delicious tomato, spinach and black bean sauce is served over whole wheat pasta. It's also great served with brown rice, and you can substitute tinned borlotti beans for the black beans.
This is a cold and crunchy marinated broccoli salad that is perfect for a picnic.
This dish has a mild ginger flavour that can be adjusted according to taste. Works well with tofu. Serve over steamed jasmine rice.
A delicious and satisfying Mediterranean-inspired blend of Swiss chard, olives, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes tossed with pasta.
This salad couldn't be simpler, but is a delicious accompaniment to barbecued meats, kebabs or fish.
This lasagne uses cheeses that have a lower fat content than many traditional hard cheeses.
This light stock is suitable for vegetarian dishes and for fish, poultry or meat recipes when a delicate flavour is required.
Galette is the French term for a flat, round pastry or cake. The galettes here are made from wholemeal scone dough flavoured with a little Parmesan cheese. They make a delicious base for a tomato, basil and pine nut topping. Serve as a snack or starter, or as a light lunch with a mixed leaf salad. They're also good cold.
Mashed potato enriched with cottage cheese and Parmesan and enlivened with garlic and herbs makes a marvellous filling for the pasta parcels called ravioli. A small amount of extra virgin olive oil is added at the end, so none of its flavour is lost and the dish tastes richer than it really is.
Sweet aniseed-flavoured fennel and mushrooms make a delicious combination in this smooth vegetable soup, topped with a cheesy garnish. Serve with chunks of rustic bread to make a satisfying meal.
This main dish has a rich, smoky flavour and tastes great with lemon-scented rice. This dish makes up one part of of a Tex-Mex vegetarian buffet and is ideal for serving alongside green rice, salsa cruda, stir-fried vegetables, rich roast onions, and coriander and cabbage slaw (all of which can be found on this site).
Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes have a rich, distinctive flavour and combine beautifully with a medley of meaty mushrooms in this warming stew.
The next time you're looking for a simple, healthy dish to serve, try this nutty-tasting grain as a delicious switch from rice.
This Italian salad (known in its homeland as insalata alla giardiniera) uses the freshest produce from the vegetable garden to provide it with a wonderful mix of colours, flavours and nutrients. It stores well and is even better the next day.
Broccoli and cauliflower add extra nutrients to a family favourite, while a fat-free sauce keeps it light.