CAULIFLOWER RICE, ALMOND AND HERB SALAD


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Cauliflower rice is such a great way to get an extra vegetable into your meal. It’s easy, has a lovely light texture and soaks up flavour. The flavours and textures of this salad are addictive: sweet, savoury, a little bit of heat, with chewy dried fruit, crunchy nuts and finished with fresh herbs. You can serve it warm in winter or cold at a summer barbecue.

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THAI CHICKEN BURGERS

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Or should I say Thai Chicken Sandwiches?? Either way, these are ridiculous. They’re just so tasty, and so easy and so flavoursome. Juicy chicken, colourful flavoursome slaw, creamy mayonnaise/yoghurt and a crunchy roll, is there anything better? I once made these for some friends and made enough chicken and slaw to serve 8 but only had bread rolls for 4, this ended in one of my housemates going down to the supermarket after we had eaten and grabbing more rolls so we could have round two. Round two did not disappoint.

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PULLED CHICKEN TACOS

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Sticky, saucy and spicy pulled chicken with a super simple zingy slaw, fresh guacamole and manchego cheese. Delicious!!! The recipe for the BBQ sauce makes way more than you need for this recipe so I’ve made a separate post, you can find it here. It’s spicy and tangy and makes these tacos super delicious. But if you’re all like “who has time to make their own BBQ sauce you crazy lady?” then they’re actually still pretty fantastic without it. That said, with the sauce… they’re…. wow.

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AVOCADO, BASIL AND YOGHURT DRESSING (AKA SHREK SAUCE)

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I have to thank my mum for this little creation, a few weeks ago she asked me to make a green salad for a Sunday feast we were having (these are a weekly event, Dad cooks entree and mains and Mum comes in with a spectacular dessert – it’s a wonder I’m not obese!), and I decided to take her very literally haha. Everything I put in the salad was green (cos lettuce, cucumber, finely sliced celery, parsley, pumpkin seeds etc) and to up the greenness I wanted to make a bright green dressing. And voila, this happened. It is super tasty, full of nutrients and oh so creamy.

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SOY, LIME AND CHILLI ROAST CHICKEN

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This recipe makes a super juicy flavoursome roast chook. It is amazing paired with my favourite asian slaw and the leftovers make excellent lunches, or tacos! The brining is completely optional but I do it whenever planning and time allows as it helps stop the meat from drying out and adds more flavour. 

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ASIAN SLAW

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This is my go to slaw. It makes it into my rainbow lunch bowls, chicken burgers and is the base of my favourite chicken salad. I also love serving it with a roast chicken! I even mix around some of the ingredients in the dressing and take it more towards Mexican and add it to tacos. It’s full of flavour, texture and colour. What more could you want?

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BEETROOT, BASIL AND GOATS CHEESE SALAD WITH MAPLE MUSTARD LAMB CUTLETS


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This is a winning combination. The sharp goats cheese with the fresh peas and sweet beetroot is fantastic and set off by the fresh herbs, lemon zest and the crunch of the walnuts. This salad is also delicious without the lamb but the two together make up one of my favourite meals, you can easily serve this with some flat bread or roast chat potatoes.

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ORANGE, MINT, FENNEL AND CANDIED WALNUT SALAD

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Yesterday felt like a summer’s day, I was craving a summery salad and simple pasta for dinner. I love this salad as a side at a barbecue (such as with the Middle Eastern inspired bbq chicken), or with pizza or pasta. It’s light and has a great balance of flavour, texture and nutrients – and that’s pretty much what my approach to eating is all about. And just check out those colours…

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SPICY SWEET POTATO CRISPS

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I clearly had no idea what to call these. They are sweet and tangy and crispy and fresh. And spicy. Well as spicy as you want them I guess! It’s also sort of a salad. Or a nibble. Or a side dish. Or even a bar snack, along with popcorn cauliflower florets of course! The crisps themselves are baked rather than fried and placed on a mixture of sauces (green thai curry, molasses, black vinegar). They are then topped with a light and fragrant salad of fresh herbs and spices. It’s all a bit magical and crazy really, thus the trouble with the name.

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CAULIFLOWER SAUCE

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Sometime beige on beige tastes anything but. The main ingredient in this sauce is cauliflower and it can be used on pasta instead of bechamel sauce, it also works well as a substitute for mashed potatoes! I’m a little addicted…

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