Three Bean Salad with Sweet Dressing – Classic Women’s Weekly Recipe

Contributed by Francine


This is a great salad to take with you when invited to an omni bbq as it has protein in it.

In fact, when I take it to bbqs, it disappears and I even get compliments for it!

It is an original Women’s Weekly recipe.




250g frozen green beans (I use baby beans)

250g frozen yellow beans (I use a 440g can of Butter beans, drained as these are hard to find now)

440g red kidney beans, drained

1 small red capsicum, sliced

1 small onion, sliced (I use a red onion)


1/2 cup oil (I use extra virgin olive oil)

3 tablespoons white vinegar

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teas dry mustard

1 small clove garlic, crushed

1 teas dried basil leaves



Combine thawed beans, rinsed kidney beans and butter beans, capsicum and onion in bowl. Add dressing, Cover, refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.

Sweet Dressing:  Combine all ingredients in screw top jar, shake well.

Serves 6

Warm Quinoa Veggie Salad Recipe by Laur

Recipe by:
Description: Quick, easy, tasty, nutritious, & flexible
Serves: 2

Ingredients: 1 cup Quinoa, 1 1/4 cup Water (optional: use 3/4 cup water and 1/2 cup veggie stock), 1/4 Butternut pumpkin, 1 Red capsicum, 2 cups Spinach, 30g pinenuts, 30g Pistachios, 2tbsp vegan mayonaise or cheese spread or dressing

1. Preheat oven to 180’C
2. Cut pumpkin and capsicum into 1-2cm cubes
3. Place cubed veggies on baking tray lined with baking paper — put in pre-heated oven for 20-30 mins (may need a bit longer if not fan-forced)
3. Rinse and cook quinoa as per package instructions (optional: add veggie stock for additional flavour)
4. Rinse and drain fresh spinach
5. When veggies and quinoa are ready (and still hot), mix together with spinach in a bowl (the heat/moisture will help to wilt the spinach)
6. Add nuts and sauce
7. Mix well
8. Eat while still warm, or pop in the fridge for later.
NOTES: The beauty of salads is that you can increase or replace the grain, the veggies, the nuts, or the dressing (anything really) to your taste.

Salad before mixing

Stirato Bakery Cafe (Vegan Friendly), Fyshwick

Stirato Bakery Cafe


Address: 21/1 Iron Knobb Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609


Stirato is a VERY accommodating and kid-friendly café (decked out with a furnished cubby house, and loads of indoor toys). There is a yummy vegan pie on the menu, and the staff are friendly, helpful, and willing to vegan-ise dishes and drinks.

Superfood Salad

Instagram: @stirato_bakery_cafe

Oliver’s Market (Vegan Friendly) in Gundagai, Goulburn and beyond

Oliver’s Gundagai


See all their vegan items here:

Oliver’s is a new(ish) pit-stop located perfectly for road trips to or from Sydney, Melbourne, or anywhere in-between. There’s a bunch of healthy, vegan items on the menu (burritos, soups, curries, sushi, nuggets, chips, salads, juices, chia puddings, bliss balls, muffins… read: A LOT!), as well as packaged items (muesli, tea, popcorn, drinking chocolate…). They even sell DVD’s and books that most vegans will be familiar with (Cowspiracy, Forks Over Knives, etc.). Check it out!

Instagram: @oliversrealfood

Lily’s Vegan Kitchen (New Vegan Business in Canberra!) @ Southside Farmers Market – Discount for Vegan ACT Cardholders!


Where:  No shop location, but orders can be collected from Lyons or delivered for an extra fee. Also attends Southside Farmers Markets on Sundays (unless announced otherwise on social media accounts)

Website address:

Instagram address:

Phone Number: 0497 772 442

Discount for Vegan ACT Cardholders

FOR CATERING / PRE-ORDERS ONLY — must advise at time of ordering that they hold a Vegan ACT card

  1. 5% off all whole tarts and cakes
  2. “buy 6 get the 7th free” of any small items (can be made up of any combination of): slice of tart/cake, small tarts/cupcakes/muffins, empanadas, biscuits, etc.

Rawsome Earth Cafe, Cooma

Original Post by Trish Nubel

Have you heard about Rawsome Earth Cafe in Cooma? Offering so much yumminess its hard to choose a great healthy choice for a day trip or on the way to the snow.
Located 95 Commissioner st Cooma in Earth Song Wellness building behind Coles and opposite anytime fitness. The centre offers a variety of practitioners, yoga and a great little gift shop full of unique gifts from hand selected crystals to warm winter jackets there is something for everyone with 30% off selected sterling silver gemstone jewellery well worth the drive 😘🙏🏼🙌

Potato and Kalamata Olive Stew Recipe by Gareth

Original Post by Gareth

I’ve had a few requests for this recipe so I thought I’d chuck it up here

Though this serves 6-7 decent meals, it works just as well halved.

Potato and Kalamata Olive Stew


150ml olive oil
1.5kg potatoes, cut into medium chunks (about as big as a ping pong ball )
1 bulb of garlic peeled and coarsely chopped (feel free to add more, it loses some of its flavour after cooking)
600g jar of kalamata olives, sliced up
500g jar of sundried tomatoes, chopped
250ml wine (red or white, doesn’t matter)
250ml stock (again, whatever)
5 tablespoons of dried mixed herbs


Using a large soup pot, heat the oil on medium-high and add the potatoes and garlic. Cook until the garlic gets a bit seethrough.
Add the tomatoes, olives, herbs, wine and stock and mix well.
Cover the pot and let it simmer (stirring every once in a while) until the potatoes are done to your liking. Mine take about 25 – 35 minutes.

Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.

Done, go eat