Spring Vegetable Risotto

Spring Vegetable Risotto | The Organic Place

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The long winter has waved goodbye, and the fresh, tender veg of spring are HERE! This base risotto recipe is, of course, perfect year-round, but there’s something special about the delicate greenery and lemon zinginess of this spring version. It’s about to be your new favourite. Print […]

Cheesy White Bean and Leek Casserole

Absolutely nothing beats a creamy, cheesy, bubbling casserole right from the oven for these chilly winter nights. This cannellini-bean version is chock-full of sweet sauteed leeks, garlic and aromatic veg and works well either topped with breadcrumbs and parmesan (as a main) or parmesan and cracked black pepper (as a side). It’s also awesome assembled […]

Oma Mary’s Hearty Beef Stew

We are now well and truly into winter which makes me crave comfort food. There’s nothing like a warming dinner at the end of a frosty day. This recipe is my mum’s beef stew, (she is known as Oma to my kids). There are too many variations to include but this is probably my favourite, and the most palatable to my children.
You can cook this in an hour or two on the stovetop but the best way is to chuck it all in a slow cooker in the morning. Go about your business and bask in the delish smells as they take over your house. Rest in the knowledge that all you have to do in the evening is throw some rice in the rice cooker, throw some pasta into the slow cooker half an hour before you want to eat, or if you’re really feeling energetic, you could whip up some mashed potato.