beet, orange & fennel salad

Several years ago my hubby was doing the majority of the cooking & we ate salads almost every weeknight. It was fantastic. Next thing I’d lost eight kilos. Hang-on, quick calculation here…okay, 17 pounds. Looking back now it seemed so effortless (largely in part due to the fact I didn’t have to cook). Fast forward to…  [Read More]

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]

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]

grilled zucchini, walnut & feta salad

Because it’s such a healthy way of eating, I’ve been cooking Mediterranean inspired food this week, including this grilled zucchini, walnut & feta salad. Along with Mediterranean food, my latest obsession is finding a bra that actually fits & doesn’t have me oozing out all over the place like out of control bread dough. The bras that…  [Read More]

rainbow sushi (grain-free)

Those who know me know I’m not into foo-foo names, such as “rainbow sushi”. And, this recipe isn’t really sushi, but…it does have a rainbow of veggie colors that are rolled up in sheets of nori (seaweed). The name seemed apt. This is not only a cool way to get your kids to eat their…  [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]

sticky slow roasted tomatoes

Too early for tomato recipes? I know most of North America is slowly waking up from winter but here in Florida we had about two hours of winter then it was back to hell-fire hot. I was loitering about the fruit & veg stand the other day when I noticed a pretty display of Roma tomatoes.…  [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]

roasted asparagus & tomato salad with smoky pesto

I’m so tired today I can barely keep my eyes open. I just want to have a nap but there’s no time for that, lots to do. Thankfully there’s some of this beautiful roasted asparagus & tomato salad that I turned into a frittata leftover for dinner tonight…meaning, I don’t have to cook. After a…  [Read More]

asian bbq steak salad with wasabi ginger dressing

It’s a true pleasure to style and shoot pretty food. Fresh fruits and vegetables rock it better than most foods when it comes to having their picture taken. Like this Asian BBQ Salad with Wasabi Ginger Dressing. This salad not only tastes phenomenal, it looks gorgeous. And it’s wholesome, diet friendly and easy to throw together. I…  [Read More]

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