Eggplant – a vegetable or fruit?

On ABC NSW radio EGGPLANT – a vegetable or fruit Eggplants, like tomatoes, are thought of as a vegetable, but are technically a fruit. Eggplants, also known as aubergine or brinjal (Solanum melongena) are a member of the nightshade family and are related to potatoes and tomatoes. Buying & storing Choose eggplants with firm flesh […]

Cumin Spinach Chickpea Dip

Try this easy recipe that is not only healthy but versatile as a dip or as a substitute for mashed potato. Makes about 3 cups Ingredients 400g canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 cup (200g) chopped, blanched spinach 1 cup thick Greek-style yoghurt 2 tablespoons lime juice, or to taste 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 […]

Chokos – versatile as a fruit AND a vegetable

Cook chokos to resemble pears and apples.

June 22, 2009 • Tags: , , , , • Posted in: Recipes, Radio, Desserts • No Comments

The Not So Humble Potato

On ABC NSW radio  POTATOES Here are some quick & easy potato recipe ideas for breakfast or brunch: Bubble & Squeak – a great way to use left over vegetables. Simply pan fry or barbecue cooked potato with other vegies especially pumpkin, kumera (orange sweet potato), onion. Potato rosti – Combine 4 large (about 800g) […]

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