broccoli chop salad with satay dressing

Raw broccoli can be bitter but roast it briefly, like I did for this uber delicious broccoli chop salad with an Asian-style satay dressing & it becomes bright & delicious. This salad had all the elements that make a salad good – fresh & crisp from the broccoli & apple, sweet & a little chewy from…  [Read More]

chicken, spinach & feta meatballs

Meatballs – YES!!! Be still my beating heart! Little bite-size morsels of meat goodness have always been a favorite of mine but something I didn’t make very often because I considered them a little fiddly. Not anymore. I have an easy method, nothing earth shattering but it seems to take a fraction of the time than it…  [Read More]

salmon & black bean salad with creamy citrus dressing

In the past, I’ve never been a big salmon fan, unless it was smoked. The tide is turning & I’ve been enjoying more fresh salmon cooked a variety of ways, grilled being my fave. Salmon is good for us, we all know that. And while it’s higher in calories than other fish, it’s health properties far…  [Read More]

spicy avocado hummus

How was everyone’s weekend? We shot another cooking video, I’ll upload tomorrow to my YouTube channel. That was lots of fun work. Then it all went downhill afterwards as my poor hairless baby, Mango got sick in the evening, bleeding profusely from her nose. This has been an ongoing issue. An emergency dash to the…  [Read More]

hot & creamy citrus avocado dressing (& kitchen clean-out)

Monday is here again. How was your weekend? I’m feeling a little virtuous for a Monday morning because I’ve already got dinner planned & prepped for tonight – barbecued chicken & bacon salad with this damn, delicious hot & creamy citrus avocado dressing. All you do is throw some ripe avocado, orange & lime juice, garlic, mayo,…  [Read More]

cherry hemp chocolate clusters

We’ve all said it – “I’ll start my diet when _____ (insert here whatever occurrence is happening in your future life)”. It could be: You’ll start your diet after your friend has visited. Maybe after your birthday. Christmas. Winter. The list of excuses is endless. I know because I’ve got the War & Peace equivalent…  [Read More]

raspberry lemon margaritas

This week needed booze. Not wine, I’m talking the hard stuff – tequila. Not a huge fan of fluffy, sweet cocktails, I am however a big fan of tequila & made-from-scratch margaritas. Enter these raspberry lemon margaritas, made with elderflower liqueur. Perfect! First you’re going to want to make some sort of garnish…or not. I don’t usually…  [Read More]

garlic shrimp & spring veggie stir-fry

It’s not new news that a diet rich in plant-based foods is good for us. Sadly many people, for whatever reasons, have a diet lacking in the necessary nutrients that fruits & veggies offer. Enter garlic shrimp & spring veggie stir-fry. Fifteen minutes & minimal effort is all it takes & you’ll be munching on a…  [Read More]

blackberry & chicken sausage salad with maple balsamic vinaigrette

Yes, another blackberry recipe. This time a salad – blackberry & chicken sausage salad. This recipe was so good, we decide to include it on The Fresh Aussie YouTube cooking channel as one of our quickie videos. I love the contrasting textures & flavors of this salad – slices of crisp apple; tart, dried cranberries; creamy sheep feta; crunchy, toasted almonds;…  [Read More]

anise chicken noodle soup

After my one indulgent day yesterday with our Easter feast, today’s food needed to be lighter. This anise chicken noodle soup was just the thing for a grey day & to settle a stomach that’s been asking me since lunch time yesterday “what the hell happened?”. I know stomach, I’m sorry. 

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