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moroccan cauliflower soup

Cumin, corriander, paprika and cinnamon….just thinking about these four spices…..mixed and blended together, wakes up the olfactory senses.  Add onion, garlic and parsley  and you have a middle eastern taste sensation. These spices and herbs are …

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greek roasted cauliflower

This is the easiest recipe and is a lovely side to any dish.  Roasting brings out a nutty flavour in the cauliflower and the garlic slices add texture as well as taste. INGREDIENTS 1 head cauliflower, …

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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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EGGPLANT ROLL UPS WITH MINTY FETA FILLING

These little eggplant rolls are stuffed with smashed feta. The addition of lemon juice, fresh mint and chilli give a tangy bust of flavour to the filling. I’ve made these roll ups twice over the …

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moroccan roasted vegies

My boys have always been easy eaters.  Our family dinners did not have to have camouflaged vegetables  such as broccoli trees or  carrots grated mince beef. Veggies have always been enjoyed and eaten with gusto. …

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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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moroccan chickpea soup

This soup can be made on the spur of the moment as the ingredients can be found in most home pantries.  The cumin gives it that moroccan flavour, while the lemon juice makes it tasty …

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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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spiced chickpea vegetable salad

This salad has 2 of my favourite things.  Chickpeas, the protein packed legume and Yotam Ottolenghi, the Israeli born chef whose cooking style is rooted in Middle eastern cuisine.   (His dishes have been describe …

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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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sweet potato wedges sprinkled with cinnamon and paprika

I never used to like sweet potatoes.  I didn’t like the sweetness nor the creamy texture.  But that all changed when I  married my Kiwi man.  He calls sweet potatoes kumaras, whether the flesh is …

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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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