mexican rice bowl

To say we like Mexican cuisine in this house is a gross understatement. Tacos, nachos, chilli, burritos, enchiladas, guacamole, quesadillas .. all of it, we loooove it. This Mexican rice bowl is an easy, delicious way to use up leftovers from the Mexican feast the night before or for meal preparation for a busy week…

lentil and haloumi salad

Another Summer salad to add to my ever growing collection.. nothing better than a really good wholesome salad in the heat of Summer I reckon. Salad’s are so quick and easy, not to mention fresh and nutritious – it’s an easy way to get a dinner meal out of the way so you aren’t stuck…

sweet potato, spinach, fetta and pinenut salad

It’s Summer season here in Australia. And that means three things : 1. It’s bloody hot. 2. The best seafood is around. 3. It’s salad time. It’s too humid to be sitting around waiting for slow cooked meals and roasts in the oven around this time of year, so simple and delicious┬ásalads are an all…

panzanella salad

I cannot begin to explain how much I love panzanella. If there’s one thing my good friends know about me, it’s that I do not like raw tomatoes. My one exception to this rule that I will eat them pending they are paired with strong robust flavours – and you know what? Panzanella is exactly…

pico de gallo

Pico de gallo is traditionally served with Mexican dishes, it is also called salsa Mexicana due to its colours correlating with the Mexican flag. Ingredients: – 1/2 a punnet of cherry tomatoes, diced – 2 jalapenos, diced finely, half the seeds discarded – 1/2 a red or white onion, diced finely – corriander (optional –…

warm broccoli, asparagus and feta salad

I have made this twice now.. Once as a side with poached eggs for breakfast and now, as a side for dinner. Parker, Bart and I love it.. It might just be our new favourite side dish ! Ingredients: – 1 medium sized head of broccoli, stalks removed, and cut into florets – 1/2 a…

a warm lentil, spinach and goats cheese salad

I am on another health kick. *Sigh. What I have come to realize is that healthy food doesn’t need to be boring ­čÖé It can be fun, funky and most of all tasty. Ingredients: – 1 can of lentils, drained and double rinsed – 1 large cup of rinsed baby spinach leaves – 60g of…

greek salad

Simple, easy and really delicious. Great for bbqs and partys. Ingredients: – 2 Lebanese cucumbers, deseeded and cut into 1cm chunks – 1/2 a punnet of cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters – 1/2 a red onion, cut into a chunky dice – 1 block of Greek fetta, cut into 1cm chunks – 2 tablespoons of…

fresh cucumber, onion and tomato salsa

This salsa recipe goes great with any kind of mexican dish It adds freshness and crunch. Ingredients – 3-4 lengths spring onions, sliced finely – 1┬á cup of cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters – 1/2 spanish onion, diced finely – 1 ripe avocado, diced finely – 1/3 cup of cucumber, cut into small pieces –…

warm herb marinated potato salad

This goes so delicious with Cajun Beer Roasted Chicken or any other BBQ favourite.. This recipe is dedicated to my beloved Robbie, who really enjoyed these potatoes. Ingredients – 16 small red or clean skinned potatoes – 3 tablespoons of olive oil – 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar – 2 teaspoons of wholegrain mustard…

bruschetta with marinated goats fetta

This was inspired by my best friends quick and easy and super delish dinner last week. Ingredients: – pieces of sour dough, or bruschetta toasts – half a red onion, chopped finely – 12 large basil leaves, sliced – 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered – 4 pieces of semi-sundried tomatoes, chopped – 2 cloves of garlic,…

warm marinated tofu salad

Something different and delicious, a┬á great lite lunch or dinner. Ingredients – block of firm tofu – 2 cloves of crushed garlic – 1 teaspoon of crushed ginger – 1 or 2 teaspoons of crushed chilli – 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, or tamari┬á(wheatfree soy) – 2 tablespoons of Kecap Manis (sweet soy) – 1…