Category Archives: Salad


We have been enjoying our very first summer here in California with a couple of camping trips.  We left our camping gear back in Australia – neither of us can figure out exactly why we did that but everything was … Continue reading

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Hot Smoked Ocean Trout Salad

My lovely local deli stocks a beautiful range of hot smoked fish.  So whilst I am waiting for my coffee, distracting Elliott from all the goodies, I start dreaming up different ways to serve and prepare the different fish.  This … Continue reading

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Duck And Mango Salad

Too many busy weekends have passed since we all sat down in the backyard and shared this amazing Duck and Mango salad.  I don’t like it when life gets so busy that we have no time on a weekend to … Continue reading

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Haloumi & Beetroot Salad

School is back on Monday after a lovely, not so long Summer holiday.  Essie is starting school this year and she is beside herself with excitement. All books are contacted, lunch boxes labelled, uniforms ironed, new socks and shoes purchased … Continue reading

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Dijon Salad Dressing

I love this dressing.  It is my standby dressing I make whenever I need a green salad.  It is full of flavour and scrumptious enough to use as a dip to dunk raw vegetables in. All you need is some … Continue reading

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Peter’s Salad

  As this recipe was given to me by a friend called Peter it is aptly named ‘Peter’s Salad’.  I have been wanting to share this recipe for so long as it is the easiest, most scrumptious salad. When we … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Today is officially the first day of summer here in the southern hemisphere.  Salads are a big part of my cooking repertoire in summer and I thought I should focus on some of my all time favourite salads to share … Continue reading

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Crisp Salmon, Lychee, Coriander and Chilli Salad

Recipes like this make me very happy to be living in a sub-tropical climate.  The balance of the salty, the sour and the sweet in South-East Asian cooking is intoxicating and perfect during the warmer months. This recipe is from … Continue reading

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Spiced Roast Cauliflower Salad

As the majority of the meals I cook are to be eaten by young children I keep the food relatively basic.  Not too spicy and quite homely.  But my taste buds cry out for a hit of flavour from time … Continue reading

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Yoghurt And Dill Dressing

Greek yoghurt is always stocked in our fridge as is a huge bottle of whole egg mayonnaise. I combine the two to use in a multitude of dishes.  A little garlic, salt and pepper, squeeze of lemon juice and a … Continue reading

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