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FRUIT AND VEGETABLE WASH

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE WASH

Not only is it important for us to eat lots of fruits and vegetables but we must learn to prepare them safely to get rid of pesticides and bacteria.

In Season November – get ready to BBQ!

In Season November – get ready to BBQ!

In season November is the start of the summer vegetable season so get ready for those barbecues! Great for this are vibrant green asparagus, and sweet corn char them on your BBQ and toss them in salads. Try some crisp and cool cucumbers as they […]

Broccoli Slaw with Avocado Mayo

Broccoli Slaw with Avocado Mayo

A super healthy version of coleslaw this Broccoli Slaw recipe uses whipped avocado with its creamy texture instead boring mayonnaise.

PAK CHOY AND BLOOD ORANGE SALAD

PAK CHOY AND BLOOD ORANGE SALAD

Pak choy is wonderfully crunchy and fresh when raw, which worked just beautifully with the juicy blood oranges and crunchy peanuts.

BABY ASPARAGUS WITH LEMON RICOTTA

BABY ASPARAGUS WITH LEMON RICOTTA

This Baby Asparagus Salad has very delicate flavours, this is a wonderfully elegant salad that is easy to prepare but will impress your dinner guests.

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 […]


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

BABY ASPARAGUS WITH LEMON RICOTTA

BABY ASPARAGUS WITH LEMON RICOTTA

This Baby Asparagus Salad has very delicate flavours, this is a wonderfully elegant salad that is easy to prepare but will impress your dinner guests.

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 […]

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.