August 2016 Playlist!

VEDA is over for another year. As always I’ve had a lot of fun participating in this challenge, I’ve made some online friendships and joined a new community called “We Vlog Collective“. Click play¬†below to watch the playlist of last months video/vlog extravaganza!


Happy Watching!




Inspired by the movie of the same name, this dish is hearty vegetable stew, the kind of thing you would eat on a rainy day. It brings a smile to your face as the steam rises and warms your soul.



  • Mushrooms
  • Shallots
  • Capsicum
  • Zucchini
  • Eggplant
  • Canned Diced/Peeled Tomatoes (Depends on your preference)
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic
  • Thyme


  1.  Dice all the vegetables into cubes
  2. Poor olive oil into a pan and pan fry the shallots
  3. Once the shallots are browned, add the capsicum, zucchini and eggplant.
  4. Finally once all of these are cooked to your liking (I like them soft, some like them a bit crunchy), add the mushrooms.
  5. Spice up the dish by adding the pepper, garlic and thyme.
  6. Last poor in the can of tomatoes. (Personally I love eating peeled whole tomatoes in my dishes as they explode with flavour when you bite into them, I used diced as that is my partners preference).
  7. Simmer for 10 minutes and serve.
  8. Alternatively you can slice vegetables into thin pieces and layer them in a tray, poor canned tomatoes on top then bake in the oven until cooked.