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Book Giveaway: Eat This My Friend

Pages from Eat This My Friend the book

Pages from Eat This My Friend the book

Hardie Grant sent me this ace book to share with you. How nice of them, right? Thanks HG!

Eat This My Friend is a beautiful illustrated vegetarian cookbook by Jade O’Donahoo, who writes a blog of the same name, too.

Its ace pages are packed with delicious, wholesome and tasty things to cook and share with your favourite people.

Here are a tiny few that caught my eye:

Mustard Maple Baked Beans with Goats Cheese
Broccoli and Potato Croquettes
Carrot and Avocado Salad with Seeds
Emergency Macaroni (SOS!)
Brown Rice with Peas, Asparagus, Butter and Pecorino
Warm Potato and Egg Salad with Basil and Broccoli Pesto
Honey and Harissa Glazed Sweet Potato
Cinnamon Buns (yasssss!)
Peach and Raspberry Crumble
i.e. – there are heaps of delicious-sounding recipes!



Pages from Eat This My Friend the book Pages from Eat This My Friend the book


I have actually met the cute and clever lady who made this book and I reckon anything she cooks is a really good meal time (or anytime) idea.

If you’ve been to Melbourne or live in Melbourne, you might have even been to the cafe that Jade (and Kate!) started in the CBD?

It’s called Switchboard and is under the Manchester Unity building. They opened it when our city was just starting to begin utilising unconventional spaces for awesome things, so they were part of that genius movement.

(They sold it ages ago, so don’t go there trying to get Jade to sign your book or butter your muffin or anything, okay?! It could be awkward.)

Pages from Eat This My Friend the book



[This book] is the result of 15 years of collecting recipes, drawing and illustrating; of cooking and tasting and sharing; a book I hope will help you realise that incredible food need not be complicated or time-consuming nor do you need to be a chef to be able to prepare it; a book that makes you actually want to cook. – Jade O’Donahoo



Pages from Eat This My Friend the book


If you would like to win a copy of Jade’s book, then you are in with a chance. For reals! Here is how:

Comment below, telling us what your favourite vegetable is, and why. So simple, non?! 

Entries are open until midnight on Tuesday 14th February (Oh hello! Valentine’s Day!)
Winner will be contacted via email on Thursday 16th February
Entrants must have an Australian postal address.

Good luck, everyone! Thanks Hardie Grant and Jade, for the book!

  • Katie Mars
    February 14, 2017 at 4:41 PM

    I like broccolini cause it looks like a skinny dude with a bounding mass of curly hair. Plus my favourite colour is green.

  • Gen
    February 14, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    Cauliflower! Because roasting it is just about the best thing in the world. Yum!

  • Jackie
    February 14, 2017 at 8:12 AM

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who loves Brussels sprouts! They are seriously awesome and I could eat them every day. Oh and have you seen how they grow – how cool is that!

  • Freya
    February 13, 2017 at 10:37 PM

    Wow, so hard to choose, all vegetables are my friends, but currently okra because roasted it’s amazing and in curries it’s awesome, and because it’s one of the underdogs of the vegetable world!

  • Lucy
    February 13, 2017 at 7:08 PM

    Avocado! It can be eaten in so many ways-in a toastie, on pizza, or my personal favourite; sliced on top of olive ciabatta with caviar dip.

  • Katrina
    February 13, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    I love the humble onion, all ways, always x caramelised, grilled, baked, steamed, fried, stuffed, raw, whole, chopped, sliced, diced …
    Fangs for the giveaway! X

  • Sandra Middleton
    February 12, 2017 at 6:27 PM

    I love Brussel sprouts – they are much maligned by those who have not experienced the joy of eating them cooked well! Lightly steamed with the outer leaves taken off and then tossed with some bacon and red onion that has been sautéed in balsamic vinegar and seed mustard and then baked with grated melted cheese mix!

  • Meagan
    February 11, 2017 at 7:47 PM

    It’s unusual I know but i love onions (even through they make me cry) favorite dishes are onion bhajis, caramelized onions or my own invention with is an onion chopped halfheartedly, cooked in oil with red wine and severed with pasta. YUM

  • Sally Cooper
    February 11, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    If I have to choose one veggie…Potatoes because they are the BESTEST comfort food… but I’ve never actually met a veg I didn’t like! 🙂

  • Zoe K
    February 11, 2017 at 12:38 PM

    I keep reading about this beautiful book.
    Beans! When I think about beans, I think about my family in Greece who lived off the land – stories of growing beans upon beans in summer to dry and store to cook and eat in winter. They were the staple of so many meals, cooked in many ways and eaten at all times of the day. Yay for Beans!

  • Kate Campbell
    February 10, 2017 at 3:16 PM

    My favourite vegetable is broccoli. There is something appealing in it, to do with both taste and texture. I like the idea of eating a flower. I make this yummy salad with broccoli, seeds and cranberries. Soul food.

  • bernadine
    February 9, 2017 at 8:59 PM

    Well, being of Irish parents I just can’t go past the Praties, any kind cooked in any way. The basic in my vegetarian diet. Mind you, when I get a bit fancy the humble mushroom and a bit of spinach or silver beet are pretty special as well. mmmmmm

  • Kara
    February 9, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    Sweet potato is my fave! So versatile – mash, wedges, fries! My favourite is to get the left over roast sweet potato and put it in a jaffle with cheese and dip into kewpie mayo! Weird but magically delicious!

  • Tamsin
    February 9, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    Despite its bad rep as the most boring of vegetables I LOVE cabbage. It is inexpensive and readily available and super versatile. It takes on so much flavour but also has its own flavour. Love that it is great pickled, steamed, sauteed, fried, blanched and even raw. I also love the sound of it: cabbage. It sounds like a flower to me.

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      February 9, 2017 at 3:15 PM

      I like it too! Fried up with potatoes and onions and lots of salt and pepper! YUM! (And Sriracha!)

  • marina
    February 9, 2017 at 12:26 PM

    asparagus cos of the wee

  • Samantha
    February 9, 2017 at 11:31 AM

    Brussell sprouts! roasted and drizzled with olive oil, with a bit of fetta sprinkled over the top. Yum 🙂

  • Kerri
    February 9, 2017 at 9:51 AM

    This is actually hard to do when you really stop and think what is my favourite vege but after much reflection I think I’m going to go with Broccoli, controversial maybe you either love it or not but I think it’s a super versatile vege, I love the taste, especially when it’s just cooked so a little al dente still, it’s good raw with some hummus, in stirfry and always features on the nights of meat & 3 vege. It also a staple in one of my favourite dinners which is Chicken & Broccoli bake. I also whizz it up to go in savoury muffins & slice too. Yep it’s tough but Broccoli wins for me. 🙂

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      February 9, 2017 at 11:17 AM

      Now I really want chicken and broccoli bake! YUM! xx

  • Sally Frawley
    February 9, 2017 at 7:34 AM

    Ok so probs kinda boring but I love me some pumpkin. I thought it was disgusting as a kid, boring my dear old mums electric fry pan ‘roast’ pumpkin until out of sheer politeness I ate proper, roasted, unctuous, sweet orangey goodness served up by a distant old aunt…..Tgen I married a man and produced two kids who hate it!!! So lotsa lunchtime roast pumpkin salads my life now is ?

  • Anne Keuss
    February 9, 2017 at 5:08 AM

    I like unions the most. They are delicious with almost everything. In soup, in sauses, red union in a salad. And there are so many varietys.

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      February 9, 2017 at 6:59 AM

      And the onions. They are nice too. Titter! 🙂 xx

  • Caitlin
    February 9, 2017 at 12:44 AM

    This book looks so great! Almost as great as potatoes — the ultimate vegetable.

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      February 9, 2017 at 6:59 AM

      I LOVE potatoes. Gosh. Who invented those?! Genius!

  • Alex
    February 9, 2017 at 12:11 AM

    Cucumber…. because it’s crunchy, juicy and a veg that doesn’t need any preparation. I’m not an enthusiastic cook, although I love food. So this book would clearly not be for me, but my friend… a vegetarian and more enthusiastic in the kitchen!

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      February 9, 2017 at 7:00 AM

      I eat one cucumber every day. I love them too!! Snap.

  • Amber Boyce
    February 8, 2017 at 10:28 PM

    Sweet Potato! It’s as versatile as Potato, but with even more flavour. I especially love it roasted and cripsy, or grated then paired with Zucchini as Fritters.

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      February 9, 2017 at 7:00 AM

      I really need to get on the sweet potato wagon, I am more a regular potato girl, but I thing that SP are much healthier..?!

  • Pat Hughes
    February 8, 2017 at 8:41 PM

    Really tough call to name just one favourite 🙁 But! I’ll go with potatoes. You can serve them hot or cold, they accompany most other dishes beautifully or are a meal just on their own. There are lots of different varieties for different dishes, they’re in season all year round and there is absolutely nothing better than a baked spud at the end of a hard day 🙂

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      February 9, 2017 at 7:01 AM

      Yes! Potatoes are super great, aren’t they? Smashed, mashed, baked, friend. They just do it all!

  • Beth Patch
    February 8, 2017 at 7:48 PM

    I have this conversation so often and always come back to onions. How can something be sweet and savoury at the same time?! They are SO delicious, not to mention versatile! Caramelised, deep-fried, roasted, as a soup, as a tart, in a salad, as a bhaji – hell, I basically include them in every meal! Onions all the way.

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      February 9, 2017 at 7:01 AM

      They really are the foundation of many, many good things, aren’t they?!

  • Alicia
    February 8, 2017 at 5:59 PM

    Cauliflower fo sure!! It’s the perfect accompaniment for my other love…cheese!
    Cauliflower with cheese sauce
    Cauliflower, cheese and macaroni bake
    Cauliflower and blue cheese soup – the list goes on!
    So excited for this book! I’ve been vego for 15 years and could def do with some new recipies for inspiration 🙂

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      February 9, 2017 at 7:02 AM

      Cauliflower is SO GOOD. I like a curry with it, or some fritters, even… Y to the UM!

  • Suzie
    February 8, 2017 at 5:03 PM

    Corn is by far my favourite veggie of all time! I love everything about!!!! Not to mention its spin offs – corn chips, polenta, popcorn, corn bread, corn tortillas, creamed corn (have you tried the avocado on toast with smokey creamed corn at Mixed Business?) corn fritters, corn…flour? haha! No wait, for spongecakes!!!
    Hands down best vegetable ever!

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      February 9, 2017 at 7:02 AM

      I am going to go there and try it! I can’t stop thinking about it now!! Thanks for the tip!

  • Rebecca
    February 8, 2017 at 4:36 PM

    Zucchini, all day everyday.
    I used to hate them when I was little, because I only ever had them steamed, squishy and feeling like mush in my mouth. These days, I have them raw in salads, grated in all manner of cooked delights (especially when there’s a picky man in your life!), baked into sweet treats and when I’m feeling particularly “hipster” I’ll even have them spiralised in place of noodles or pasta.
    Who would have thought something once so icky could now be so delishy?! Thanks for the opportunity to enter Pip; the book looks delightful x

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      February 9, 2017 at 7:03 AM

      They ARE good. I put some in my Stefano Di Pieri Minestrone the other day and they really made SUCH an excellent difference to the flavour. GOOD call.

  • Elizabeth
    February 8, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    Eggplants are the most delicious veg! So fleshy, filling and versatile! Plus they even satisfy your meat-eating friends at dinner parties! My Eggplant lasagne tricks even the most dedicated meat-eater! Can’t wait to see what other gems Jade has in Eat This My Friend 🙂

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      February 9, 2017 at 7:03 AM

      YUM. One of my faves is Claudia Roden’s Eggplant with Honey. If you have never made it, you should give it a go. I think you will LOVE it and it’s especially good the next day on crunchy sourdough. x

  • Briana (Bri for short)...
    February 8, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    This season it is all about fruit!! However, I do so love a crunchy snow pea – which is so sweet, that it’s almost like a juicy summer fruit! So yes. Snow peas it is!!
    Thanks for the chance to win! Love. xxx

    • Meet Me At Mikes
      February 9, 2017 at 7:04 AM

      Snow peas! Yum! I have never GROWN them, but I kind of want to… I am adding that to my to do list. x

  • Marguerita
    February 8, 2017 at 1:10 PM

    Potatoes – anywhere…any time…any which way!

  • Samantha
    February 8, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    Brussel Sprouts. Roasted with a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper, and maybe a little bit of fetta crumbled over the top.mmmmmmmm 🙂

  • Kate
    February 8, 2017 at 12:31 PM

    corn on the cob, picked raced inside and into the pot, lashings of butter and pepper.

  • Barbara Lindsey
    February 8, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    Favourite Vegetable – Cauliflour, so versatile. Gorgeous Book.

  • Amelia Barnes
    February 8, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Broccoli! Although I pronounce it broc-il-eye as that’s how my mum always said it. As a beginner cook, I find broccoli to be non intimidating- you can’t really mess it up!

  • Pip Worthington
    February 8, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    Such a tough one! I love all vegetables but the best of the best has to be brocoli. So versatile in so many dishes and fantastic steamed on its own.

  • Sophie Pinsent
    February 8, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    Sweet potato is definitely my fav! Sweet potato chips, sweet potato mash, baked sweet potato, have it with any meal! Amazing!

  • Amy Dowling
    February 8, 2017 at 7:55 AM

    CARROT! Teaching school kids to grow their own food is my passion. Carrots is always our go to, heirloom carrots. Ar harvest time, the kids faces are the whole reason why. Squeals of delight weather the my they are straight curly or just plain crazy, and biting into a purple or white carrot just doesn’t feel real. Raw, cooked, or pressed into paper to see patterns, carrots are our favourite thing! We would love to use some of your recipies in our little school!

  • Jen
    February 8, 2017 at 7:41 AM

    Such a toughie… broccoli (I have plans of getting a tattoo in homage to the brassica), sweet potato, mushrooms, pumpkin?
    As a vegetarian for over 20 years, I think my favourite has always been the eggplant. I love that the glorious eggplant is the hero of so many delicious Asian, Middle Eastern and European dishes – it’s truely a harmonious veg!

  • Alice
    February 8, 2017 at 7:29 AM

    Pink eye potatoes! They are the bees knees of the potato world, get to cover them in a pool of butter and it seems can only be enjoyed when in Tasmania I believe. Sneaky little potato we have.

  • Simone
    February 8, 2017 at 4:43 AM

    Jerusalem artichokes – they grow in your garden like a weed, have cool tall sunflowerlike flowers, are delicious (my fav way is in a gratin with cream, lemon, thyme, breadcrumb and parsley and) parmasen top), plus they make you pass awesome farts, so the kids love to eat them. Win! Win! (unless you are travelling in a small car on a hot day after eating)

  • Rose
    February 8, 2017 at 2:24 AM

    Sweet Potato ANYTHING is WOW! The sweeter flavour is YUM and the texture is super with anything I can think of!

  • Katie
    February 8, 2017 at 1:35 AM

    Wow I have to choose a favourite?!
    Well don’t tell the other vegetable because I tell them I love them all equally but (whispering quietly) orange sweet potatoes are the best!!
    Roasted, steamed, mashed, or made into burgers, especially cheesy bean burgers, sweet potatoes are versatile and delicious.

  • Skye Beker
    February 7, 2017 at 11:46 PM

    My favourite vegetable is cauliflower because it is a versatile lass! Its such a fantastic canvas both in terms of taking on different flavours and textures. Special mention to the perfection of roasted cauliflower with a tahini drizzle.

  • Caroline
    February 7, 2017 at 11:28 PM

    Carrots! I’ve never met a carrot that I didn’t love. They’re good raw, they’re good cooked. Heck, they’re even good in cakes! There’s never a bad season for them, they’re just dependable and always there for you, yet so many people seem to hate them or find them boring.

  • Sonya
    February 7, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    Easily eggplant ??? It’s so good at soaking up olive oil and tomato sauces, and I love sticky miso eggplant.

  • Bridget Lewis
    February 7, 2017 at 10:21 PM

    Broccolini – as a child I loved eating tiny trees and even helped my sister out by eating hers too. Now I’m all ‘grown up’ I tend to go for broccoli’s fancier relative broccolini.

  • Rhana O'Brien
    February 7, 2017 at 10:19 PM

    I seriously love Brussel Sprouts! I never grew up hating them because my mum is an amazing cook and would serve them up in soups and sautéed in butter (because butter makes everything better right!). My favourite way of serving them up to my family is a traditional Irish way, cooked with bacon (and butter of course) and served with Colcannon (Irish mashed potatoes) – yum! St Patty’s Day can’t come around fast enough in our household!

  • Beck
    February 7, 2017 at 10:14 PM

    Spinach!! Can be relied on to boost the greens intake- in mine or the kids’ banana smoothies, salads, pasta, sauteed with lemon and garlic, spinach goes with almost anything! Best thing is the fact that it grows prolifically in my big planter pot in the sun, all year round, for a perennial organic supply. Lucky me!

  • Sarah
    February 7, 2017 at 10:13 PM

    potato! more than a vegetable- a whole food group! and the most important on the pyramid 🙂

  • Amy
    February 7, 2017 at 10:06 PM

    My all time fav food is garlic. When people come within a block of my house, they say, “oh, Amy must be cooking,” because you can smell it a mile away. I always at least triple the garlic in any recipe. I make myself garlic confit to store in the fridge for a quick fix. I swear it keeps me healthy. But it’s always delicious in anything.

  • Jale Alem
    February 7, 2017 at 10:00 PM

    Tomatoes.. cause its taste gives much more delicisiousness to all food. One vegetable that i can not live, probably.

  • Orla Quinn
    February 7, 2017 at 9:59 PM

    Tomato ?: I ate nothing and I literally mean nothing but tomato from the age of 6 to 9, breakfast lunch dinner snakes in between , I remember Christmas tomato sandwiches …. and although my vegetable repetoir had grown I still love Tomatoes ?

  • Judith Waller
    February 7, 2017 at 9:52 PM

    Sweet potato because I love,love,love it and my kids eat it because I tell them it’s pumpkin.

  • Nicholas Blandford
    February 7, 2017 at 9:51 PM

    Onions- the base of every good meal.

  • Flicka
    February 7, 2017 at 9:46 PM

    Flicka ? Spinach.

    Spinach + Flicka 4 eva!

    Flicka and Spinach,
    Sittin’ in a tree,
    K-I-S-S-I-N-G ?

    So, ah…yeah…I kinda dig the spin…

  • Maxabella
    February 7, 2017 at 9:35 PM

    I love Jade’s blog so I’ll be looking out for the book! My fave veggie is zucchini. I put them in everything. They are so simple to grow.

  • Louisa
    February 7, 2017 at 9:21 PM

    Pumpkin! More specifically, pumpkin on a pizza with goats cheese and caramelised onions. Not only because this is an utterly delicious combination but because a dear friend and I used to regularly enjoy such a feast when we were a little younger and a little more footloose and fancy free. Though it can be more difficult to coordinate catch ups these days, when I bake this combo at home I am instantly transported back to this time and I think of my buddy with much love.

  • Spanky
    February 7, 2017 at 9:01 PM

    How can you go past pumpkin? It can be sweet or spicy, dessert or dinner, it can be roasted, mashed, curried, frittered, pied (is that a word? It totes should be!), sconed, hot or cold. It is everything!

  • Julia
    February 7, 2017 at 8:55 PM

    CAPSICUM for sure! Caps can potentially be an aggressive guy with so much attitude, but it’s also easy to mellow him out if you just spend the time getting to know him.
    In my house we sing a song called “Maximum Capsicum”…that’s how much I love it.

  • Clare
    February 7, 2017 at 8:47 PM

    I’m going with Brussel sprouts – I live in the home of Brussel sprouts-Healesville if you didn’t know – soup and slaw – just 2 of the many recipes I’ve discovered – yunpm!

  • Liz Grogan
    February 7, 2017 at 8:43 PM

    How I love pumpkin- any way, any how. Amazing to think of all those hours I spent as a child at the table when everyone else had long gone except my long suffering dad. I wasn’t to leave until I had eaten every mouthful on my plate and how I dispised pumpkin. A bite of pumpkin with a water chaser and I would get through eventually …..until the next evening. It was a bit of a ritual really.
    Thankfully for all at my table I have cottoned on to its deliciousness and I am grateful for my poor dad’s good grace and his never once uttering “I told you so” as I sneak a bit of the orange stuff off his plate!

  • Talia
    February 7, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    Zucchini. After moving out of home I went on temporary vegetable strike due to a childhood of what I thought was vegetable overload (thanks Mum) – my favourite veggie loving friend recently helped me rekindle my love for all things vegetable by cooking a zucchini pasta veggie bolognaise.

    I would love to own a copy of “Eat This My Friend” to continue sharing the veg goodness with my favourite vegetable loving friend.

  • Bridget
    February 7, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    Peas! I LOVE peas. In pasta, with roast potatoes, in curries. I wait every summer for fresh sweet peas from my father’s garden…I used to eat them frozen straight from the freezer as a kid!

  • Christine
    February 7, 2017 at 8:28 PM

    Carrots because you can eat them raw with French onion dip (the best dip ever), steamed, in a casserole or a stir fry then you can have them sweet in a moist carrot cake with cream cheese frosting – oh so yum!!

  • Jenny Joy
    February 7, 2017 at 8:27 PM

    I love potatoes because they’re like shrimp – you can do EVERYTHING with them! I love them roasted in olive oil and salt and mint and oregano so they’re all crispy outside and fluffy inside. My stars, what a good time.

  • Sam
    February 7, 2017 at 8:19 PM

    Yams, can’t get them in Sydney but always hover them up when back in NZ on the farm.

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  • Lou
    February 7, 2017 at 8:13 PM

    I love all veggies but cauliflower has got to be my favourite. Baked cauliflower cheese in the middle of winter = heaven. Raw cauliflower with hummus = best. Cauliflower soaking up the flavours in a curry = yes please!

  • Nat Semmel
    February 7, 2017 at 8:09 PM

    Can’t beat carrots! Honey and cumin roasted carrots, heirloom carrots, grated carrots, dipped in tahini, yum!

  • Jennifer
    February 7, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    I love all veggies so it’s tough to pick just one! My boys LOVE eating broccoli so I’ll go with that one…as there’s nothing better than seeing your family yummm up your cooking ?

  • Reannon
    February 7, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    I’ve seen this book pop up a few times on Instagram. It look like something I’d really like a lot!
    I love cabbage in winter- shredded, fried with garlic & chilli.
    I love zuchinni in Summer- sliced, pan fried with garlic & the tossed with baby spinach.
    I love sweet potato ALL year round- roasted OF COURSE!!!

  • Analise
    February 7, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    I would have to say the humble brussel sprout! I love them roasted with almond slivers and coconut oil, and my almost six year old gobbles them up every time! Yummo!

  • Jaye Heraud
    February 7, 2017 at 7:58 PM

    My fav is mushrooms!! So many varieties to choose from. And they are so good for you, because “iron helps us play”!!

  • Meribah
    February 7, 2017 at 7:56 PM

    My favourite vegetable is definitely the pea!! So sweet I’d almost eat them as a fruit. The perfect addition to almost any meal! Vive le pea!!

  • Kayla Torres
    February 7, 2017 at 7:53 PM

    my favourite would have to be the humble pumpkin, you can make almost meal or snack with pumpkin and it adds the most beautiful sweet yet savoury flavours!

  • Charlotte Vermeersch
    February 7, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    I’m gonna go with potatoes! I could (and have) eat a bowl full. We were brought up on them boiled, mashed with veggies and heaps of butter with a sausage in the middle, as home made fries with mayo, roasted, in potato salad, as gratin dauphinois – just potato everything! #CARBSFOREVER

  • Jean
    February 7, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    Got to be sweet potato!! Mashed with loads of butter. In the oven for chips. Cubed for vegie curry. So good!

  • Corinne
    February 7, 2017 at 7:38 PM

    Broccoli. Because who wouldn’t want to eat baby trees?!

  • Vana
    February 7, 2017 at 7:24 PM

    Oh Pip! I love ALL OF THE VEGETABLES. Unfortunately, my children love NONE OF THE VEGETABLES. I kid you not, I have been purée ing, grating and blending them into bolognaise, risottos, sauces and smoothies for years now just to get anything healthy into them. But maybe if I dished up something tasty from this book, that might change?? Let’s face it, probably not. But at least I could cook something new, fresh and vegetable-lishious for my hubs and I while the kids chow down on bolognaise (again). Please save us from blended-vege-boredom! (Oh and if I REALLY had to choose, it would be the snow-pea. Those things are so darn cute in a green and bendy way) .

  • kylie
    February 7, 2017 at 7:22 PM

    I’m really loving mushrooms at the moment. Great on toast for breakfast, in a salad for lunch and they make an awesome sauce or stroganoff for dinner.

  • Melinda
    February 7, 2017 at 7:22 PM

    Garlic. Yummmm. Last night I ate a whole bulb roasted. It is a vegetable right, I don’t what it is if it isn’t?

  • Tara Devers
    February 7, 2017 at 7:10 PM

    Mine has to be…beetroot! As a child I felt it tasted of mud but now all bets are off! I simply love it in a salad but my full time addiction has become chocolate beetroot brownies. I just can’t get enough! Anything that can be so versatile, hugely healthy & such a rad colour definitely deserves some favouritism in my book!

  • Lucy Kalstrom
    February 7, 2017 at 7:03 PM

    Purple sweet potato is my fave, because when it is baked it becomes candy like and in potato and leek soup it adds a zing and even in mash it rocks 🙂 Mmmm vegetables!

  • Liz
    February 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Cucumber! It’s the best! In drinks, in salads, on its own with soy sauce, served hot with garlic … it’s all good!

  • Melanie Worth
    February 7, 2017 at 6:40 PM

    My favourite vegetable is the potato. Such an obvious, seemingly non-sexy choice, I know, but it’s so versatile! Made into oven-baked chips, cooked with some fresh rosemary and olive oil. Mmmm… Or a nice, creamy mash with plenty of fresh, black, Silkwood pepper… Team it up with some sweet potato for a yummy frittata. Or simply boiled along with some green beans and drizzled with some olive oil and white vinegar the way my Nanno used to eat them. The choices are many. And so good! I love potatoes!

  • Lucy
    February 7, 2017 at 6:29 PM

    I love most veggies but is anything as good as a spud? Baked, mashed, scalloped, chipped, hasselbacked. I love them all.

  • Amanda
    February 7, 2017 at 6:08 PM

    I think it’s the yellow capsicum. When I did a residency in Scotland, at the very northern, pointy end of nowhere, fresh veg was not really a thing. Somehow yellow capsicums were one of the only things the tiny supermarket would get in! Consequently I ate them on everything!! Now every time I eat one it makes me think of that amazing time I got to do a hot glass residency in Scotland. (I still love them too!)

  • Meg
    February 7, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    I’m a spinach devotee. I pretty much eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I describe myself as a dietary arsehole (vegan, gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free), but spinach is my verdant powerhouse buddy! It’s juiced, blended, diced, sautéed, roasted, wilted. The only thing I’ve yet to try is dessert spinach: I think I’ve just given myself a mission!

  • Nicole
    February 7, 2017 at 5:48 PM

    I think I love zucchini the best, it is excellent on its own – sauteed in a little garlic and oil or thinly sliced raw in a salad with lemon juice. It also slides into almost any sauce or chili or curry, adding more veggie bang for your buck.

  • Karen
    February 7, 2017 at 5:44 PM

    I really love broccoli. Just a great flavour and texture, and when I found out it’s great to help keep bowel cancer, which runs in my family, at bay, I was very happy with the excuse to eat lots.

  • Lisa Beaumont
    February 7, 2017 at 5:42 PM

    Broccoli! So good crispy and roasted, crunchy and chopped in a salad, tender and steamed with sesame, or silky in a cheesy soup…and to think I hated it as a child!

  • Kasey
    February 7, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    I love beans! Raw beans, cooked beans, beans as a dipping stick, beans with feta cheese and olive oil!! I do love beans!!

  • Catherine Hallam
    February 7, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Yay! My favourite vegetable is broccoli. Not only is it great on its own, but it’s the best in curries and saucy things! All the sauce gets soaked up by the leafy part of the broccoli and then when you bite into it, you get a dose of broccoli and a hit of curry sauce. Bam! The best 🙂

  • Susan
    February 7, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Love love love broccoli! It’s great raw in a pasta salad and best in a stir fry. I put it in turkish bread and that’s no lie. ?

  • Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys)
    February 7, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    My favourite vegetable is the eggplant because without it you wouldn’t have luscious baba ganoush, comforting moussaka or, my all time favourite, Chinese-style stuffed eggplants!

  • Maureen
    February 7, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    I love parsnips! They are earthy, unusual texture and I love them baked as chips with lemon pepper – yummo!

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