An Ode To The Stonesoup: Two Minimalist Recipes Inspired By The Blog That Taught Me How To Eat

throw together dinner

Like most Australian women of my generation and my mother’s generation, The Australian Women’s Weekly taught me how to cook. Not the magazine itself, in my case, but all of my first cookbooks were AWW publications, and two of my most trusted sources for fail-safe recipes and general kitchen know-how are books by AWW. However, AWW did not teach me how to to eat. No, the blog and writer who has influenced my diet and approach to food is The Stonesoup (written by Jules Clancy). Continue reading

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Charred broccoli with white bean mash and grilled vegetable skewers

This looks so fancy but it is oh, SO, simple. I’ll let you in on a sercret – searing lemon halves is an easy trick to make any plate look gourmet. Do it.

One of our favourite dinners used to be from the Stonesoup – tuna, broccoli and white bean mash. Fast, delicious, healthy and cheap. This is an adaption that subtracts the tuna and adds some grilled vegetable skewers. Call me biased, but I think it’s even better. If you’d like to try the tuna variation, you can find it here. Continue reading