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Green Bean, Tomato and Pea Salad

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In the warmer months when you are wanting to make the most of the sun, sometimes you don’t want to spend the whole evening cooking a meal. That’s why it’s always good to have a few quick and easy salad recipes up your sleeve that you can whip up in a jiffy and still impress – this salad is just that. I love salads that make the most of seasonal produce. Here we have green […]

Soba and Smoked Salmon Salad

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Two blog posts in a row for salmon… You must be thinking I am obsessed, but this was way too delicious not to post straight away. This noodle salad is a healthy summer dish full of crunchy vegetables. It is a great mid week meal when you’re feeling lazy and you’ve got no time to cook. The only cooking involved is of the noodles which takes around 4 minutes. All you need to do is […]

Roasted Sticky Chilli Salmon

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Roasted sticky chilli salmon is a dish full of Asian flavours that makes for a delicious evening meal. The original recipe comes from the Mind Food magazine. My friend Lucy made this for me one night and I absolutely loved it, so I chose to cook this for my Mum on her birthday. For a Summery meal you could serve the salmon topped with steamed, slivered asparagus and accompanied by a salad. Stir-fried asian greens […]

Oven Baked Zucchini Boats

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I absolutely love zucchini. This recipe is not only super easy and quick, but it goes well with most main dishes; especially mediterranean or italian flavours. It is also a great way to increase your vegetable intake for the day.Β I am normally quite pedantic when it comes to ingredients and their quantities but these boats don’t require any measurements. Enjoy!

Pork Braised in Spiced Coconut Water with Rice Noodles and an Asian Coleslaw

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Vietnamese food is one of the healthiest cuisines in the world, and they get this reputation from the use of all the fresh ingredients and their minimal use of oil. This recipe will transport you straight to Vietnam. It is super delicious and also very healthy; it is jam packed with lots of fresh herbs and the pork is cooked in coconut water. Succulent slow cooked pork, fresh coriander and mint, a sprinkle of peanuts, […]

Roast Cauliflower with Almond Sauce

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This recipe is amazing! If you are a fan of cauliflower cheese, you will go crazy for this amped up healthy alternative. I first tried this at my friend Emma’s house and I demanded the recipe off her (I even hounded her on Facebook when she hadn’t sent it to me within a few days). Charley Noble has a similar dish at their restaurant, and this is where Emma first got her inspiration to make […]

Polenta Chips

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If you always order polenta chips when you are out for lunch and dinner, here is a recipe for you. This recipe produces restaurant quality polenta chips! The chips taste so good, you would never guessΒ that they are baked not fried. Thank you Donna Hay for the recipe and Laura for the inspiration. The polenta can also be prepared a few days in advance if you need.

Creamy Fish Pie

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There is nothing better than a deliciously creamy fish pie. It is not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you like fish pie, then you will LOVE this recipe. The first time I tried this pie, was as a flat meal in Dunedin… many years ago when I was a poor university student. There are not many recipe’s that I would ever repeat from my scarfie days as they were all frozen veges and mince […]