My mum used to make a thick mushroom stew, flavoured with a little miso or often Vegemite (!), which she would serve on brown rice. I’ve taken the memory of that stew and dialed up the flavour with a punchy spring onion and ginger sauce.
Soup is one of my Mum’s favourite foods and in winter there was always a pot bubbling away on our range. Inspired by Mum’s soup, I’ve added a touch of spice to this velvety cauliflower and leek soup. If using homemade vegetable stock, use raw vegetables, not roasted, to keep the stock light.
You’ll find quinoa flour at selected supermarkets or health food stores. This dip will last in a covered container or jar in the fridge for four to five days. The crackers are best eaten on the day they’re made, but can be stored in an airtight container in the pantry for up to three days. Cucumber and snow pea crudités, as pictured on the previous page, make a fine addition too.
We grew up eating kohlrabi from my parent’s vegetable garden, long before most Kiwis knew what they were. Though often cooked, I love it best eaten raw.
Growing up vegetarian we were exposed to food inspired from all over the world, but especially Asia and India, two places where delicious vegetarian food goes back for centuries.
It’s likely you’ll have leftover melted chocolate after dipping these biscuits, but I find it easier to melt more than needed, to make dipping easier. If you have leftover chocolate, you can either double-dip the biscuits once the first layer has set or pour excess chocolate into ice cubes moulds and store in the fridge for another recipe.