30 Minutes or Less, Lunch, Recipes, Vegetarian

Vegan Green Goddess Wraps

I love getting requests from readers, you can get in touch with me via my hashtag which is #TMCimhungryfor and let me know what you would like to see on the blog. My good friend Michelle asked if I could feature some vegetarian recipes, so I thought I’d kick things off with these vegan green goddess wraps. Easy to make, super yummy and if you didn’t want them completely vegan they would work great with cheese. Herby wraps, avocado & basil sauce and all of the greens. They are lovely and fresh, super easy to make and virtually fat free. I hope you like them!

Vegan Green Goddess Wraps | The Mother Cooker

Breakfast, Recipes

Seeded Banana Muffins

Don’t you just love the smell of cinnamon? I know we are only in June but Autumn will roll around quicker than you can blink. But for now I am savouring summer and keeping Autumn alive by cooking a batch of my seeded banana muffins. These came about because I was trying to develop a recipe that my 10 month old could eat as a snack. Sometimes it’s hard to find two different meals in the morning or out and about, so making something we can both eat is welcome.

I simply doctored my cinnamon and banana bread recipe and took out the salt and sugar for these muffins, then I just miss out the larger seeds for Evie. These have a subtle sweetness, just enough to curb the sugar craving. But if you wanted a little more, you could brush on honey or chocolate. I’m really happy with the way they turned out and I hope you enjoy them. If you plan on making a batch, they should last for a couple of days in an air tight container.

Seeded Banana Muffins by The Mother Cooker

Dinner, Recipes

Roasted Tomato & Garlic Prosciutto Pasta

If you make this, I promise the smell that fills your house is worth it alone. Sweet bubbling tomatoes, garlic and chilli waft out of the pan like nectarine for tomato lovers like me. Now if you have a friend or spouse that doesn’t like tomatoes, like my husband…they’ll still eat it. In fact they’ll even have seconds, I mean he was pretty hungry but he really doesn’t like tomatoes. He did request for extra meat, in fact he requested salami but he’s not the cook so.

On the other hand, if you want to make this veggie go ahead. The sweet flavours of the roasted garlic and tomato make this flavourful enough. But I love adding salty prosciutto…to anything really. I’ve used wholewheat pasta because we cut out white pasta and bread a long time ago in our house. Can’t resist a potato though, potatoes and cheese are my downfall.

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Prosciutto Pasta by The Mother Cooker

Dessert, Recipes

Chocolate & Berry Meringue Cake

I promised that I wouldn’t share another dessert option on the blog for a while, but I really couldn’t keep this one in a folder on my computer. I hope you can tell why? It’s a really great time for berries at the moment, beautiful fresh strawberries, raspberries and cherries. Combine that with chocolate meringue, heaps of vanilla cream and a strawberry & balsamic glaze and well, you’ve got a slice of heaven. This crumbly and chewy meringue melts in your mouth; but adds enough crunch to give the dessert a nice texture.

I really hope you like it, one to share!

Chocolate and Berry Meringue Cake

30 Minutes or Less, Lunch, Recipes, Salads

Vietnamese Noodle Salad

I wanted to include quick and tasty salads in my lunch options, this one is super simple but the dressing brings it all to life. You can either have this completely veggie or it would be cracking with prawns or chicken. I was inspired by one of my favourite dips that comes with the crispy squid at Pho, a Vietnamese street food restaurant. Punchy and tangy, the perfect balance of sweet and sour. You can even add a hotter chilli if you are brave enough. It would be the perfect accompaniment to dip crispy chicken in. If you aren’t a fan of udon noodles like my Husband, it would be lovely with vermicelli. The dressing is packed full of flavour, so you will only need about 2 teaspoons per serving. You also won’t need any added salt as you get enough from the fish sauce.

Vietnamese Noodle Salad