These are a few of my very favourite vego yummies, that can turn a regular meal into a decadent feed. Some work well as entrees or snacks, whereas the special peas make a fab addition to any Italian meal.

Roasted Garlic

This is unbelievably yummy; if you haven’t tried Roasted Garlic, you have no idea what garlic can be. It makes a delectable (although messy) entrée, and any leftovers can be used to make really special garlic bread.

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Real Hash Browns

You’ll get about 8 good hash browns from 4 decent size potatoes. These put the fast-food version to shame but if you’re cooking for the vego’s at the barbecue, remember that all your carnivore friends will scoff them too.

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Special Peas

A delicious side dish for any pasta or Italian type of main, special peas are absolutely ‘easy peasy’.  I learnt this recipe from an Italian chef who ran a takeaway in Leichhardt in the 80s. He called them Florentine Peas. Mine didn’t work nearly as well…

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Wazza’s Potato Munchies

Very, very easy and very, very yummy….

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Real Hot Chips

Real hot chips are so much better than frozen ones. When I was a kid, chips were one of the few things I’d eat without a fuss. This is my grandfather’s method for making this yummy nostalgia food.

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Really Good Roasted Vegies

With a generous serve of satay sauce and a nice chunk of warm bread, roast vegies make a very nice meal all of their own.

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Stuffed Mushrooms Italiano

These are easy to prepare in advance, and just pop under the griller for 5 minutes when you are about to serve dinner. They also make yummy snack food for parties or picnics.

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Deep Fried Camembert

There is so much wrong with eating deep fried cheese of any kind but this is so outrageously decadent. DFC is a totally gourmet treat for a special celebration; it’s my kids idea of Birthday or Christmas dinner!

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Bean Rolls

Use up leftover beans from Tacos or Nachos to make a meal, or make a batch for extremely popular party food. Serve with some sour cream and sweet chili, or Lazy dipping Sauce, this is my most asked for recipe. NOTE: Use Sandy’s special…

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Tatie Scrolls

(aka Potato Rolls with Cranberry Sauce) One day I’ll manage to share the straightforward version, but for now I can only offer this scrumptious recipe in verse.  

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