Recent Recipies

BABY ASPARAGUS WITH LEMON RICOTTA

BABY ASPARAGUS WITH LEMON RICOTTA

This Baby Asparagus salad has delicate flavours, the earthy slightly grassy taste of the asparagus complements the creamy lemon ricotta.

Zucchini Noodles, Cherry Tomato and Feta Salad

Zucchini Noodles, Cherry Tomato and Feta Salad

The Zucchini Noodles in this salad partner beautifully with sweetness of the mini cherry truss tomato and the salty feta, while the basil adds a fresh summer vibe.

Pleurotus Oyster Mushroom Salad with Spinach

Pleurotus Oyster Mushroom Salad with Spinach

In this Pleurotus salad, these oyster shaped mushrooms are paired with sweet baby spinach sensational with aromatic Dukkah and lemon Dijon vinaigrette. I especially love mushrooms with beef and poultry, this a great salad for a barbecue, to serve as part of a buffet or […]

Roasted Kipfler Potato Salad with Herbs

Roasted Kipfler Potato Salad with Herbs

The Kipfler potato is just perfect for roasting as it crisps up beautifully and has a wonderful buttery nutty taste which is wonderful with the fresh herbs and tart lemon. This herby potato salad pairs beautifully with barbecued red meats and poultry or would make […]

Yu Choy and Char Siu Pork Salad

Yu Choy and Char Siu Pork Salad

For this Yu Choy and Char Siu Pork Salad choose young, tender choy sum for its mildly sweet flavour which compliments the earthiness of the red cabbage, fresh herbs and tart vinaigrette.

Snow Pea Salad – a verdant Spring salad

Snow Pea Salad – a verdant Spring salad

This Snow Pea Salad is vibrant green and full of crunchy sweet snow peas and mild seeds, just perfect with creamy avocado and the subtle Dijon Vinaigrette. This is an elegant salad perfect for a glamorous dinner party served alongside a whole baked salmon or […]

In Season October – your spring vegetable guide

In Season October – your spring vegetable guide

In season October try some fresh and tender baby bok choy either steamed or raw. Crisp, bright green sugar snap and snow peas make great springtime salads. You will find globe artichokes a real treat, as well as tasty and vitamin-packed mushrooms. Asparagus is at its peak during spring and just perfect for elegant salads. You will also find plenty of cos lettuce which is great for its crispness and adding bulk to your salads.

Cherry Tomato Feta Salad

Cherry Tomato Feta Salad

This Cherry Tomato Feta Salad has all-time classic flavours that you just can’t go wrong with, sweet cherry tomatoes, feta and basil.

Black Lentil Salad – perfect for picnics

Black Lentil Salad – perfect for picnics

This Black Lentil Salad features a plethora of fresh herbs that were perfect with the earthy flavour of the lentils and nutty seeds.

Thai Vinaigrette

Thai Vinaigrette

This Thai Vinaigrette recipe features the fresh, vibrant flavours of Thailand. A a balance between hot, sour, salty and sweet.


What’s in Season

A Guide for Seasonal Produce in Australia

A Guide for Seasonal Produce in Australia

The diverse land and climate in Australia lends itself to the growing of bountiful and varied seasonal produce. Each season brings a different variety of fruits and vegetables to choose from that are unique to each month.

Eating seasonal produce reduces the environmental impact that farming them off-season presents. They are much tastier and are packed with much more nutrients than those grown in hothouses/greenhouses or those that have been imported.  Which in turn encourages the consumption of local produce and encourages the local farming community.

Out of season produce could be grown in artificial environments or sprayed with pesticides. For biosecurity reasons imported produce may be subjected to fumigation. I believe seasonal produce is not only much tastier but it is also much better for you.

Following is a general guide to the most common seasonal produce in Australia as the diversity of temperatures in Australia makes it difficult to be precise.

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Low Carb Salads

Zucchini Noodles, Cherry Tomato and Feta Salad

Zucchini Noodles, Cherry Tomato and Feta Salad

The Zucchini Noodles in this salad partner beautifully with sweetness of the mini cherry truss tomato and the salty feta, while the basil adds a fresh summer vibe.

Snow Pea Salad – a verdant Spring salad

Snow Pea Salad – a verdant Spring salad

This Snow Pea Salad is vibrant green and full of crunchy sweet snow peas and mild seeds, just perfect with creamy avocado and the subtle Dijon Vinaigrette. This is an elegant salad perfect for a glamorous dinner party served alongside a whole baked salmon or […]

Avocado with Smoked Paprika Dressing

Avocado with Smoked Paprika Dressing

The delightful Smoked Paprika Dressing in this salad can double as a marinade for meats and poultry. But it was incredible with the pretty fanned avocado.

Oregano Salad with Tomato and Onions

Oregano Salad with Tomato and Onions

The key to this simple Oregano Salad is good quality tomatoes, the wonderful aroma of the tomatoes and fragrant oregano was perfect with the pungent onions.

Raw Mushroom Salad with Hazelnut Gremolata

Raw Mushroom Salad with Hazelnut Gremolata

The addition of gremolata in this Raw Mushroom Salad is sublime with the zingy lemon dressing. This salad keeps well so can be made in advance.