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Category Archives: Salad

Panzanella

Salads needn’t be boring.  My Dad always referred to salad as rabbit food. That was several decades ago when “salad’ conjured visions of shredded iceberg lettuce, sliced tomato and cucumber, … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · 15 Comments

Chinese Style Smashed Cucumber Salad

My blogger hat blew off just before Christmas, caught in a whirlwind of social events and mundane food preparation, but now summer holidays are in full swing and the pace … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · 36 Comments

Vinaigrette Varieties

  Salad season made an early start in Brisbane this year. The temperature began to rise as soon as the calendar flipped over to September 1st. We eat salads most … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 32 Comments

Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Spice and Yoghurt Sauce

  My favourite way to enjoy cauliflower is raw. It’s a backlash from the over cooked, bitter and sulphurous smelling offerings of my childhood, but the recent trend of roasting … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · 33 Comments

Roasted Vegetables – Simple Salads

I’m deep in summer salad season. The temperature in Brisbane hasn’t dipped below 30C for weeks. Add in the humidity factor upward of 50% and phew, it’s hot! Trying not … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 27 Comments

Prawn and Ruby Grapefruit Salad

I‘ve never been a huge fan of pre cooked prawns especially not when the alternate choice is a warm, just cooked green prawn. Since relocating north, I’ve begun looking at … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · 21 Comments

Chilli Peanut Vegetable Salad with Fried Tofu

The ceiling fans are whirring at a languid pace, they seem lazy, like us, affected by the hot and steamy weather. Most nights, home delivered Thai food with a cold … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 21 Comments

Hot Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Salad Cream

   Salmon means luxury to me, a hangover from before Tasmania’s farmed Atlantic salmon industry, when all the salmon you could buy in Australia was canned, smoked or air freighted … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · 19 Comments

Caesar Salad

Caesar salad was badly overexposed in Australia in the 1990s. Every city cafe served it’s own unique version often with embellishments that left the salad a shadow of the original … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 18 Comments

Chicken Salad with Fragrant Herbs and Hoi Sin Dressing

I’ve moved two thousand kilometres to the north and the stacks of unpacked removalist boxes tell me I need more cupboard space. I don’t have a well organized high tech … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 27 Comments

Chicken and mango Salad with Curried Yoghurt Dressing

This is one of those dishes that really is just a good idea with no hard and fast rules. I usually  make it with  chicken, poached, roasted or smoked but … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 8 Comments