Warm Pumpkin and Cous Cous Salad (Vegetarian/Vegan)

A delicious salad from our resident craftswoman Lisa Haas


I c wholemeal cous cous

500g pumpkin (cut into 1.5 cm cubes)

8 Spring onions (finely chopped)

¼ tsp cumin

1/8 tsp cinnamon

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tblsp lime juice

30 ml olive oil (and 15 ml extra)

Small bunch fresh mint

Bunch fresh coriander

¼ c pumpkin seeds, roasted

1 c…

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Free interactive recipe book


We’ve collected some of our favourite treats and combined them into a Midlifexpress Interactive Recipe Book

Included is a selection of vegetarian meals, sweets and drinks.

Please note: For best results please view in Adobe Acrobat Reader as the book has interactive elements that may not work in other readers.

Earl Grey Tea Cake

 |  by  |  Sweet

Want to try a cake that actually tastes like tea?

Or combine a cup of tea within a cake?

Then try an Earl Grey Tea cake.

1 cup (140g) chopped fresh dates
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of (baking) soda
3/4 cup (180ml) brewed earl grey tea
2 apples, peeled and grated
1 1/4 (185g) self-raising flour, sifted
3/4 cup (135g)…

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Cauliflower Soup with Onion Rings

 |  by  |  featured, Savoury

I love cauliflower – even more so when it’s in a soup. Try this variation with onion rings.

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Green lentil and cauliflower dhal

 |  by  |  Savoury

Here’s a superb dhal with plenty of flavour, colour and personality.

2 cups dried lentils, soaked for 6-8 hours  (can be soaked overnight) and drained.
1/2 Cauliflower, cut into small florets
3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
100g frozen spinach
1 onion, finely diced
3 cloves of garlic. finely diced (or 3 tsps of minced garlic)
1 teaspoon…

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Sue’s oaty delights

 |  by  |  Sweet

I love oats. Here’s a fibre-filled biscuit I call Oaty Delights. It’s my adaption of what was originally an Anzac biscuit recipe. However, I’ve deviated so far from the original over the years that it’s become a new invention.

I  often vary the amount of oats, golden syrup and butter so it’s best to experiment.

Preheat oven…

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Sue’s luck of the Irish potato soup

 |  by  |  Savoury

I encountered the most delicious potato soup when I was in an Irish bar in Austin, Texas. It was thick, rich, and addictive. Unfortunately, I have no idea how it was made.

I have tried my best to recreate it and have found a delicious, not quite the same, alternative.

6 large…

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Quick and easy tomato pasta

 |  by  |  Savoury

Lisa Haas, our resident midlife Creative, offers us a generous serve of this gorgeously succulent treat for pasta lovers.


Use whatever you have at hand for the sauce.

As a guide its basic ingredients include:

chopped onion (or spring onions)
a few cloves crushed garlic
tomatoes ( 3 large fresh tomatoes or I can tomatoes)
about a tablespoon tomato paste
freshly ground pepper

Additional ingredients…

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