Honey-slathered, cumin and chilli roasted pumpkin, slung together with barley, chives and parmesan. A deconstructed risotto of sorts. Easy autumn fare.
Two recipes in one: a warm, chunky caponata-style salad of eggplant, zucchini, tomato, red onion, olives and fresh herbs; and a chilli bean dish with caponata-style vegies. Take one or both and you’ve got a peasant’s feast in no time at all. Serve the salad as a side or the beans as a main. Warming autumnal fare.
Perhaps I jinxed things with overzealous descriptions of a return to normalcy. Tonight, along with most people around Australia, I’m anxious as cyclone Yasi – tipped to be the worst storm ever to hit Australia – will hit the North Queensland coast. The second unprecedented severe weather event to hit my subtropical adopted state in [...]
With a headstrong garlicky fragrance and backnotes of coriander, chilli + cashew, this pesto is a punchy little number. Spread it on sandwiches/wraps, serve it as a dip with corn chips, or heap it onto burgers. Add a bit more olive oil and drizzle over roasted vegies + couscous or dress a soba noodle salad with it. Stores in the fridge for several weeks.