Vegetables

A surprising parsnip
A surprising parsnip
There’s more to parsnips than you might imagine.  And you might be shocked, to learn that parsnips are from the same family as parsley. But unlike parsley it is the root of the plant not the leaves that we eat. In season now until early spring but hold off as long as you can because they get sweeter after really… Read More
Cauliflower Bites
Cauliflower Bites
I do rely on Recipe Bases when I need to cook up a really quick meal or make a meal go further when unexpected guests arrive at meal time. This happened just recently when not only was there another mouth to feed, the mouth in question was a vegetarian. A quick look in the pantry and fridge revealed a cauliflower… Read More
Cooking with fresh vegetables
Cooking with fresh vegetables
Fresh ingredients can bring life to just about any dish! There is nothing better than perfectly cooked broccoli, the crunch of carrots or the slight snap of snow peas. So why not find out our top five tips for cooking with fresh!  Fresh is best!  The freshness of most types of fruit and vegetables begins to deteriorate  not long after… Read More
Spring into healthy eating
Spring into healthy eating
With dietary guidelines recommending five serves of vegetables a day, it can be hard to know exactly how much you should be eating. So to make it easy for you, a good rule of thumb is that a serve of vegetables is equal to one cup of salad or a ½ cup of cooked vegetables. Different fruit and vegetables also… Read More
Tips for selecting fresh vegetables
Tips for selecting fresh vegetables
Here’s some simple tips to help you pick veggies in tip top condition. Asparagus Look for straight, bright-green stalks with stiff tips, check that the stalks aren’t tough and woody. Avocados  Avocados are ready to eat when their skins are dark and they give in a little to slight pressure. Beetroot Choose beetroot that are firm and attached to red stems… Read More