This is a great base recipe, and meat eaters will never guess it's vegetarian! If you cannot find black beans use extra quantities of the other beans to make up.
This delicious dish makes a great dip or entree. Basil and tomatoes are seasoned with green chilli, garlic and sea salt. Serve with toasted baguette slices or pitta wedges.
This is a fast and easy starter that's colourful and delicious. You can buy deli roasted capsicums or roast your own.
This is a delicious vegetable salad with eggplants and zucchini that's colourful as well as flavourful.
I learned of this fried banana dish when I was in Kenya. Potatoes aren't that common in Kenya but bananas are.
This recipe is bursting with flavour! It is fresh and spicy, and did I mention easy? The chillies and Tabasco add heat, and the coriander, lime juice and spring onions create freshness. Use with tortilla crisps or as a spread over corn tortillas and top with fillings of your choice, wrap and serve as a snack.
Salsa can't be made any quicker than this. Perfect with corn chips for a last-minute party finger food.
Tofu stretches the peanut butter in this spicy dip, reducing kilojoules and giving it a velvety consistency. Serve with crudités, as a spread or as a dressing for an Asian noodle salad.
The base of this delicious spread is simply yellow split peas. When seasoned with cumin, garlic, lemon juice, and fruity olive oil, they are transformed into a mouth-watering dip or spread.
Baba ghanoush has a deliciously smoky and nutty taste and a creamy texture and is a great way to "hide" eggplant for reluctant eggplant eaters. Serve it with wedges of warm pita bread.
Hummus is unbelievably simple to make at home – and you can do it for a fraction of the price of bought versions.
Fibre-rich tinned beans are the base for an easy spread that makes a satisfying snack with wholegrain biscuits, wholemeal pita crisps or baked tortilla crisps. It can also be used as a sandwich filling with grated carrots, sliced cucumber, tomatoes and lettuce.
This is a great dessert for entertaining as it looks dramatic but can be prepared ahead of time, even the day before. Be aware that some pears take a long time to become tender – test with a toothpick, which should slide in easily.
Enjoy this classic dessert of pears poached in wine and delicious flavours like saffron, orange rind and cinnamon for an elegant end to a meal. Try red wine for a great colour and omit the saffron.
This salad is a great variation on a potato salad. It highlights each vegetables' colours when it's displayed on the platter.
This easy-to-make party favourite is rich in fibre and bursting with flavour. Add more garlic if you like.
Here is a fresh-tasting, colourful salsa that is rich in vitamins and valuable anti-oxidants. Great for parties.
Take your vitamin C in the form of this luscious tropical fruit and you'll replenish potassium and vitamin A, as well. There's a good amount of fibre, too.
This fantastic chilli beans recipe has been honed over 15 years of cooking laziness - prepared in 5 minutes and aged to perfection in a slow cooker. Stir it every couple of hours (if you're in the house) to help fuse flavours and eliminate any pot-sticking. Perfect for use with nachos, tacos, dips etc. You can use a tin of lentils instead of the vegetarian mince.
I adapted this recipe from an existing one and my kids absolutely love it and it's really easy and healthy.