These recipes are brought to you courtesy of Ian Haines, Market Coordinator. Ian Cooks on the Radio! This year marks the 32nd anniversary of Ian moving to Albany. Co-founder and original owner of "Kookas" the award winning and iconic Albany Restaurant, he has always been a strong advocate of sourcing, using and promoting local product.

All these recipes are easy, often "one-pot" cooking and they work! Well we hope so... Enjoy and if you have suggestions or feedback we'd love to hear from you. Please email us at

All ingredients can be bought in the market, but because of seasonality may not always be available



Availability of large Chantenay Carrots from Bathgate Farm enable this dead easy veggie dish to share!

Zucchini, Rosemary and Feta Bake

A perfect easy dish to serve zucchini in a different style. Easily made ahead it can serve as a picnic dish a side dish or a main non-meat dish!

Vegetable Tian

A French/Mediterranean dish, traditional served in a glazed earthenware dish, using eggplant, zucchini, roma tomatoes, capsicum, garlic, red onion and Parmesan cheese.

Vegetable Tagine

A fantastic vegetable dish, easy to make and stands on its own as a main course with cous cous or as a side dish. This is a mild version.

Upside down Savoury Tart

A tart with a difference! Using the wonderful seasonal winter vegetables it can easily be made in one frypan, if you have one that is non stick and suitable for stove top and oven. Otherwise it can be made in a normal deep sided pie dish.

Tomato and Shallot Tart

Bringing together ripe tomatoes and sweet shallots coupled with lots of fresh thyme into a perfect rustic lunch dish or picnic food, and its all made in the one pan.

Sweet Potato Risotto Cake

A risotto with a twist, in that it is finally baked in a loaf form to be served whole and then sliced, either as a main, a side or even cold as a picnic or lunch dish.

Sweet Corn & Potato Patties

These oven baked savoury vegetable cakes are easy to make, versatile and are great either in their own right or as an accompaniment to any dish

Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage

Winter fruits added to this slow cooked red cabbage dish makes it a perfect accompaniment to winter dishes especially casseroled Pork Sausages! Easy to make in one saucepan, just needs a long slow simmer!

Silver Beet Gratin Pie

Often overlooked, silver beet, when its young and fresh, is a great vegetable and whilst there are a few stages to this recipe it is basically easy to make and not only uses the stalks but turns silver beet into a very special (and rich) vegetable side dish.

Two Potato Shake

This time of year there are fantastic Sweet Potatoes and Potatoes available. This is basically a stir-fry potato dish; easy to prepare, cook and a real winner.


Straightforward vegetable dish of Middle East origin is often found served in some form for brunch in many cafes. It is however also a great supper dish, which can pack a bit of punch if you use lots of chilli or a chilli paste.

Chickpeas and Spinach

This vegetable dish, easily made with either English Spinach or Silver Beet, is an ideal accompaniment to any meat dish….or turn it into a dish in its own right with the addition of chorizo or even seafood!

Fresh Spring Vegetable Stir Fry

With so many great spring vegetables now in the market this very simple side dish can be ready in 5 minutes, full of crunch and flavour and looks great too.

Fresh Greens, Tomatoes & Chick Peas

This one pot cooked on the stove top vegetarian dish has a depth of flavour and great texture and is ideal on its own or as a vegetable accompaniment.

Roasted Sweet Potato, Garlic and Feta Pasties

Ideal as a main course (4 people) for any occasion or make small ones for a more substantial and yummy finger food!

Roasted Vegetable Frittata

Still lots of lovely winter vegetables around and a great way to make an easy, nourishing and tasty dish that is as good warm as it is cold.

Stuffed Pumpkin

Straightforward and using some great winter vegetables this can be made to suit any size of pumpkin, from small individual serves right up to a large blue pumpkin as a starring centre piece for any table.

Pumpkin and Beetroot Bake

A filling and very tasty vegetable dish ideal for that non-meat night or it can be an all in one side dish to accompany the meat main course. Can be made ahead of time and finished as an oven bake.

Pumpkin & Eggplant Curry

Straightforward vegetable dish that has a rich sweet creamy taste that will have them coming back for more so make plenty. Progressively made in the one pan!

Pea and Asparagus Quinoa

Fresh shelled garden Peas coupled with Asparagus combine with a mustard butter flavoured quinoa to make this versatile dish that can serve as a hot main course or side dish. Any leftovers can be served cold as a salad.

Mushroom Pie

A great mushroom and cottage cheese dish that makes an easy to prepare Main Dish or serves equally well as an accompaniment.

Potato, leek & Fresh Horseradish Bake

A straightforward bake that packs a punch with fresh horseradish can be made ahead and is a great alternative to roast potatoes with the roast beef!

Potato & Parsnip Vegetable Bake

An easy baked vegetable side dish utilising potatoes with parsnip and fresh horseradish to give a vegetable dish with texture, taste and a bite! It’s also an opportunity to use that julienne attachment on your food processor that never gets used!

Middle Eastern Style Potato Wedges

Spice up your potato side dish with this easy to make, slightly spiced potato dish.

Mediterranean Vegetable Stack

Easy to make with the using the best summer ingredients, this will suit any occasion from BBQ to formal dinner. Also the preparation can be done ahead of time and then just finished in the oven come meal time!

Kale & Winter Vegetable Pie

Tuscan Kale also known as Cavolo Nero, a dark green leafed versatile vegetable, very familiar in Italian recipes, is now available. Used with a few simple vegetables this makes a flavoursome winter vegetable pie.

Kale & Carrot Pizza

An ideal lunch dish or main meal accompaniment it is straightforward and easy to make.

Honeyed Sweet Potato & Sweet Corn Bake

Put a different twist on these delicious vegetables now in season in this very simple easy dish

Indian Potatoes

An Indian style Potato Curry dish. Ideal as a side dish or can be a main in its own right.

Fried Carrot & Fennel Bulb

A tasty accompaniment to any meal and its easy to prepare!

Fried Brussel Sprouts

A recipe to really bring Brussel Sprouts alive!

Fennel Gratin

The fennel bulb is a great versatile vegetable that lends itself to a huge range of dishes. On its own it makes a great side dish such as this fennel gratin whose beauty is it is prepared so quickly with such a stupendous result.

Eggplant and Tomato Gratin

Ideal on its own, or as an accompaniment to a main course. It is better made an hour or two ahead as this helps to draw the flavours out.

Eggplant in Balsamic

Delicious and healthy eggplant recipe. Great for finger food or as a snack.

Crusted Asparagus

Based on a German style of cooking vegetables- it is rich - but worth the risk!

Caramalised Beetroot & Onion Tart

This easy vegetarian dish can be used as a lunch time dish, as an accompaniment to something more substantial or as part of a buffet. Basically it is a quiche with the filling pre-cooked.

Roast Cauliflower

Many people do not realise that cauliflower can be easily roasted, rather than just steamed, boiled or covered with sauce. It retains a crisp texture and roasting really brings out the flavour ~ and it is easy to do and quick

Cauliflower Dhal

Mildly spiced this dish is real winner. Ideal as a main course.

Stuffed Red Capsicum (or Tomato)

Get away from the commonplace rice and meat stuffing with this straightforward touch of India vegetable stuffing, which can easily incorporate meat, chicken bacon or whatever to cater for those who need their protein!

Braised Red Cabbage

A great way to gently cook crunchy red cabbage and turn into it a sweet and sour vegetable dish that is an ideal accompaniment to Pork or sausages and mash, all in one pot on top of the stove and ready in under 30 minutes.

Roast Beetroot, Carrot and Apple

Simple but delicious as part of any meal this easy vegetable bake gives a new twist and flavour on traditional vegetables, and its dead easy, with very little preparation ~ and with the red of the beetroot looks pretty spectacular on the table!

Baked Green Beans and Courgettes

An easy vegetable dish, minimal preparation, short cooking and can be served straight from the oven or warm as a side dish.

Baked Avocado & Egg

Simplicity itself to make, this brunch dish combines creamy avocado and egg and when coupled with toast, ham or bacon, fresh tomatoes or feta cheese you have a fantastic looking and tasting dish that will make you a star with your family and friends.

Baked Beetroot

A simple, but different style of cooking beetroot, baked in a parcel.

Asparagus & Snow Peas with a touch of Asia

A different take on asparagus and snow peas as a side dish.

Asparagus, Leek & Pumpkin Risotto

A great winter warmer and a meal in itself or can be used as a side dish, full of flavour, texture and a real risotto creaminess!


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