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baked eggplant with chilli and ginger dressing

I just came back from a fabulous weekend in the Freycinet national Park, Tasmania.  The weekend was one of pure indulgence, where we drank fine wine and ate the fanciest food for breakfast, lunch and …

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Grilled peach summer salad

    INGREDIENTS 4 ripe peaches, quartered and seeds removed 1 cup pecan nuts, roughly chopped 1 spanish onion fetta cheese mixed salad greens canola oil INGREDIENTS FOR DRESSING 3 table spoons olive oil 2 …

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Cannellini bean salad with fresh mint and coriander dressing

This very simple salad has a tasty dressing made with fresh herbs, chilli, limes and sauces.  The original recipe is from Women’s Weekly, Food to Love, but this version has been simplified and adapted to …

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green lentil, coriander and mixed salad leaves

This is a really lovely and simple salad.  It’s refreshing, with a really fresh and subtile taste.  The recipe has been adapted from George Calombaris’ salad recipe in the March 2010 Gourmet Traveller.   INGREDIENTS …

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POTATO SALAD WITH AVOCADO DRESSING

I don’t really take any notice when food bloggers label their dishes as “the best ever” but this potato salad is so delicious that it probably is the best potato salad that I have ever …

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Coleslaw with an Asian twist

My asian inspired coleslaw should not really be called coleslaw, but rather “cabbage salad”.  And I say this because, I’ve always considered coleslaw, a rather boring salad…a side dish that is made in huge quantities …

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chickpea, roasted capsicum and artichoke salad

The best thing about this salad, is that most of the ingredients can be found in your cupboard.  You can marinade your own artichoke hearts and char grill red peppers, but I think store bought …

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rocket and wild rice salad with a zingy lemon and garlic dressing

summer is here, and I’m really into salads…..And with the warmer weather, I’ve been trying to introduce my boys to some, interesting and tasty vegetarian meals……..And healthy salads, full of seeds, nuts and grains are …

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kale and cannellini bean salad with tahini dressing

I’m kind of on a health kick………I say kind of because with christmas only a week away, the days seem to be full of chocolates, cakes and glasses of chilled champagne.  All the good things …

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caprice salad sticks

This simple, but incredibly delicious salad is one of the easiest dishes to throw together.  It’s light and it’s healthy, and it’s made with three key ingredients with flavours that complement each other perfectly. Originally …

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balsamic butternut kale and cranberry Panzanella

Traditionally, panzenella is a Tuscan, summertime salad made with tomatoes, cucumbers and home made croutons.  A lovely way to use up stale, left over bread.  But the other day we had an interesting salad at …

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bean corn and coriander salad

About a year ago, we ordered “asian inspired bean salad” at the Eden garden centre restaurant.  The dish arrived……an amazing salad of legumes and vegetables, spiced with fresh coriander, cumin and a hint of fresh …

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Sweet potato, chickpea and tomato salad

Look what I found in the back of my veggie drawer…….. sprouting sweet potatoes Sad and forlorn, they look like creatures from the deep, with long purple and white tendrils….. just begging me to cook …

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