What did you have for lunch today?

Gotta love lunchtime! It quite possibly could be my favorite time of day.

This is what I had…


This is as healthy as it gets my friends.  It turned out to be fat-free (cept for the olive oil, but that’s good for you) sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and meat free. The best bit though, was that it was packed with flavour. Check out the cooked quinoa below… my friend Georgia thinks that it looks like worms. :)


If you want to get some great new ideas for vegan recipes, you need to visit my legendary friend Linzo’s blog Eats: roots & leaves.


Tadaaaaaa… It was awesome.

Here’s the recipe:

1. Chuck pumpkin, zucchini, carrots plus a can of beetroot onto a baking tray and bake till they look “well-done”.

2. Add broccoli, green beans, tomato as fresh ingredients and stir into the baked ingredients once they have cooled.

3. Boil 1 part quinoa to 3 parts water then let it simmer (with lid) for 15 mins. Then fluff it. If you don’t know what this means, ask your mum how you fluff cous cous.

4. Use olive oil and salt & pepper to season.


Update – VP thinks you should only use 2 parts water to 1 part quinoa and thats why it doesn’t look fluffy in the photo. I followed the instructions on the packet, but she could quite well be right.


4 thoughts on “What did you have for lunch today?

  1. Are you vegan? Or want to be? Or just doing something different for lunch?

    We try to be vegan at home, but Steve eats meat (and buys the kids sausages at Bunnings!).

    Linzi’s blog name is HILARIOUS! So very clever! I’ll be visiting because that does look good (and healthy). Win/Win!

    As for lunch being your favourite meal? Breakfast/brunch is definitely mine!

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