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Asian prawn and noodle salad with coriander and lime dressing
One of my favourite quick recipes to cook is this Asian prawn and noodle salad. It’s really easy to throw together and has wonderfully fresh, crisp flavours and with a really healthy tick. The dressing is delicious and works well also as a marinade, or stir fry sauce.
Lettuce pesto is a perfect recipe to use up your slightly wilted or older lettuce leaves. Its also a great recipe to get rid of any unwanted herbs you may have lying around.
Sicilian Seafood Salad
Serves : 6
Skill : Easy
Prep : 30 min
Cook : 6-8 min
My Garden Life Salad
Serves: 4 Adults
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Sesame BBQ Prawns with Chilli Jam and Pear and Herb Salad
Serves: 20 Adults
Prep: 20 mins Cook 10 mins
Crispy Rice Paper Salmon with Melon and Broccolini Salad
Give my Crispy rice paper wrapped salmon with melon and broccolini salad a go. You will love the combination of flavours and textures. The simplicity of this recipe which brings to together subtle flavours that pack a punch.
Any restaurant, any home, any place in Palermo will have a Sicilian Caponata recipe at hand with delightful combinations to enjoy this dish in so many ways.
There are so many variations on Sicilian Caponata and believe me they do differ. I have had all sorts of combinations, artichoke, apple and pumpkin, swordfish, potato and capsicum. It goes well with just about anything and you can eat it hot, cold or at room temperature.
Caramelised pineapple, coconut, quinoa and chicken salad with spicy chilli dressing
Serves 4 - 6
Prep 10min Cook 20mins
This caramelised pineapple, coconut, quinoa and chicken salad with spicy chilli dressing recipe is not only tasty but perfect during the cooler months.
Honey Roast Strawberries and Feta Panzanella Salad
Serves 4 - 6
Prep 10 mins Cook 20 mins
This Honey roast strawberry and feta panzanella salad recipe is a fresh take on the traditionally renowned recipe that will get you taste buds in a flutter.
Bitter greens, cucumber, watercress, avocado and orange salad recipe with gremolata dressing
Orange Salad Recipe
Serves: 4 to 6
Prep: 15mins Cook 0 mins
Quinoa salad recipe with broccoli and feta
Prep 10 mins Cook 15mins
Barbeque Ginger Beer Beef and crispy noodle stir fry salad recipe
Prep 20 Cook 25min + overnight marinating time
Asparagus and Quinoa Salad with Toasted Seeds and Strawberries
Roast chicken, cinnamon fried pumpkin and spinach salad with raspberry vinaigrette
Serving Size: 6
• Prep time: 20 minutes
• Cook time: 10 minutes
Prawn and Avocado Cocktail Tarts with Fresh Basil
20 mins prep 15 mins cooking
Roast Chicken, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad with Honey and Mustard Dressing
This Chicken Roast potato and chickpea salad is perfect for a lunch or dinner option and is filling enough to satisfy even the hungriest of appetites.
Nectarine and Halloumi Salad
One of my favourite salads with fried halloumi, fresh sweet nectarines and crunchy pears all tossed with peppery rocket. A perfect salad for when stone fruits are in season and you want a meal more than a snack.
Grilled Asparagus with Sticky Walnuts, Celery Leaves, Blue Cheese and Orange Dressing
You will love this sophisticated salad, tender asparagus, sweet, sticky walnuts and a tang of blue cheese. All brought together with a simple fresh orange dressing.
Coconut Poached Wild Caught Barramundi, Chili Spiced Pumpkin and Cucumber
This recipe for Coconut-poached Wild Caught Barramundi with a Chili Spiced Pumpkin and Cucumber salad is just delicious and a must to try.
Marinades & Dressings
Starting with dressings, a fundamental lesson to learn in cooking. A dressing can take a salad, from blah.... to a symphony of fireworks to a ballet of flavours and textures dancing gently on the leaves.
Cucumber, Pickled Onion, Feta & Yoghurt Salad
Why I love this Cucumber salad is it has everything you could want in flavour. The tangy bite of the quick pickled onions, crisp crunchy cucumber, creamy thick Queensland Maleny Dairies Natural Yoghurt, salty feta and then the hint of fresh mint, dill, garlic, and lemon...what more could you want in a salad.
Watermelon, Raspberry & Cucumber salad with Buffalo Mozzarella & Mint
My Watermelon, Raspberry & Cucumber salad with Buffalo Mozzarella & Mint went a little more Italian with the addition of fresh Raspberries, torn fresh basil herbs and a sweet and tangy Raspberry vinaigrette, not to mention deliciously milky curds of Buffalo mozzarella.
Tandoori Yoghurt Baked Salmon
This is the tastiest Tandoori Baked Salmon. The Tandoori marinade uses a particular Indian pickle called Gongura or onion pickle. This has a salty, spicy flavour , perfect for giving my Tandoori marinade that perfect kick of authenticity.
Miso & Ginger Baked Pumpkin
A very easy and tasty dish that I know you will love. Why? Because I love this Miso & Ginger Roast Pumpkin so much, and I love the Miso & Ginger paste because I can use it in so many other ways.
Preserved Lemons are a great way to use up an abundance of lemons and have them for use later in the year. After a few short days soaking in salty lemon juice, the lemon peel is softened and bursting with lemony goodness.
Italian Flavour Bomb
If you love bringing wonderful Italian flavours to your salads, marinades and dishes you make then you must try my Italian Flavour bomb. Perfect for dressing salads, vegetables, marinated meats, fish or drizzling over the top of cooked meats, once you make this Italian Flavour Bomb you will be using it for everything.
Asian Inspired Flavour Bomb
This delicious and versatile Asian Inspired Flavour Bomb is made with garlic, coconut vinegar, fresh lime juice, and Tamari. It’s the perfect healthy salad dressing to top on your favorite salad or use as a marinade for fish, chicken, tofu, vegetables or noodles!
Moroccan Flavour Bomb
This tasty and versatile Moroccan Flavour bomb is a little like a Chermoula. And it is a recipe for flavour you will want to always have on hand.
Fried Chickpea, Herb & Honey Salad
My Fried chickpea herb and honey salad is a very simple salad, with a bit of a twist by frying the crushed peas which gives them a great crunch and texture.
Beef Kofta with Roast Vegetables
For an anytime meal that can feed the whole family these Beef Kofta with roast vegetables are the perfect option. Middle eastern cooking never looked so easy with this two tray meal combining herbs and spices with lean beef mince and fresh vegetables.
10 Minute Spicy Prawn Tacos
If you want maximum flavour in a short amount of time, try my 10 minute Spicy prawn tacos. With a zesty slaw and fried green beans, these tacos are full of flavour, healthy and delicious. A quick easy recipe everyone will love and perfect for a quick midweek dinner or relaxed weekend lunch.
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