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 salads are an all…

homemade mayonnaise

Mmmm Mayonnaise – goes on sandwiches, served with salad, great for dipping, great to use as a base for dips or dressings or even other specialty mayonnaise’s. Until I learned how to make my own mayo, I thought it was difficult, and now that I have my KitchenAid it’s even easier – and near fail-proof!…

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 🙂 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…

thai beef salad

Light and flavoursome. Ingredients – 500g of sirloin steak – 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce – 2 cloves of garlic or 2 teaspoons of crushed garlic – 1 tablespoon of rice wine – 125g of thin egg noodles – 125g of green beans, topped and tailed, and cooked but still with a bit of crispness…

mango chicken salad

Courtesy – Gordon Ramseys Healthy Appetite 🙂 Great book. Awesome recipe. Ingredients –  2 medium mangos – 2 ripe avocados – squeeze of lemon juice – 300-350g chicken breasts, cut into tender loins – 200g mixed salad leaves, such as rocket or baby spinach – 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted (optional) – salt and pepper 1. Peel the…

bean salad

Good for picnics, BBQ’s, lunch or dinner 🙂 Ingredients – 400g can of bean mix – 250g of cherry tomatoes, quartered – 150g rocket leaves – 1 small spanish onion, sliced thinly – 1/4 cup of balsamic dressing – 2 tablespoons of olive oil – salt and pepper 1. Drain and rinse the bean mix….