Green Beans & Bacon
Jan02

Green Beans & Bacon

When you’re first trying to eat healthy, it seems like you are being punished and all the tasty things taken away. There’s a couple of simple ways to avoid feeling deprived, and that is to allow yourself a wide range of good fats (as fat carries flavour) but increase your intake of vegetables, in particular the green ones. Bacon really helps you get used to the flavour and overcome that ‘you don’t make friends...

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Green Bean and Coriander Salsa
Feb23

Green Bean and Coriander Salsa

So, maybe it’s cheating to call this a recipe. It’s just a really light, fresh salsa which I whip up to have with a mexican meal and it looks all pretty in a photo so here it is … Ingredients 1 x small yellow capsicum (peppers) 1 x medium tomato 20 x green beans 1 x medium cucumber Leaves from 5 x coriander (cilantro) stalks 1 x teaspoon paprika 1 x tablespoon olive oil 1 x tablespoon white vinegar Method Chop all...

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Haloumi Egg & Pork Salad
Feb13

Haloumi Egg & Pork Salad

A quick mid-week meal, a delicious but filling warm salad packed with protein and nutrients. Ingredients 2 slices haloumi cheese per person 120 grams pork strips per person Snow pea sprouts 2 boiled eggs per person Yellow cherry tomatoes Green beans 2 handfuls washed baby spinach per person Ingredients – Pork Marinade Dried or fresh basil, thyme, oregano Olive Oil Lemon Juice Method Marinate pork in herbs, lemon juice and olive...

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Summer Seafood Salad

This recipe features all of my favourite summer things – mango, prawns, smoked salmon, avocado and cucumber. It’s a dish all on its own or it can be served on a large platter at a BBQ, with or without the seafood. Ingredients 100 grams smoked salmon 10 cooked king prawns 1 small avocado 1/4 red onion 4 x boiled eggs 2 x mango cheeks 1 x sweet potato 1 x cucumber 4 cloves of garlic Whole egg mayonnaise Lemon juice Method...

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Sweet Potato & Hummus Salad

We dropped in to visit some friends who have recently planted a vegetable garden to accompany their 5 chooks, turning a typical suburban backyard into a mini-farm. We picked some basil, cos lettuce and endive, all so crisp and green with life, eating it as we went and saving a bit for dinner. For dinner, they whipped up a ceasar salad using the cos lettuce, fresh eggs and left over Xmas ham while we used some Xmas leftovers of our own...

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Roast Vegetable Salad
Jan31

Roast Vegetable Salad

What a delectable and healthy salad, full of colour and goodness. It takes a little time to prepare all the vegetables but the effort is well worth it. When blanching the vegetables do each type seperately.  Put on a pot of water and bring to the boil then add vegetables, bring back to the boil then take out with a large straining spoon and plunge immediately into iced water, this helps keep the beautiful green colours. Keep the water...

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Smoked Salmon Salad
Jun19

Smoked Salmon Salad

This is a really basic recipe – its less a recipe and more a few tips for piling some stuff up on a platter or plate, but it sure is effective at parties! The purpose of this recipe is to showcase the delicious smoked salmon or other seafoods and compliment it with just a few fresh flavours. You could add prawns or muscles too. Ingredients Smoked salmon (sliced) Lettuce Sprouts Purple onion Capers Lemon wedges Avocado Method...

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