Tag Archives: #salad

Let’s Celebrate REAL Food + a Recipe for Chicken Livers Wrapped in Bacon

  I find recipe inspiration in a lot of places – recipe books, Pinterest, magazines, random ideas, cooking shows, etc. and I often try out these new recipes, like one does… Something that’s been really bugging me lately is that a lot of ‘low carb’ recipes out there are just trying to emulate the regular

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Roasted Tomato Salad with Homemade Cheese

I’ve been all kinds of busy these past few days – it’s funny how productive one can be when your partner is away… I didn’t say I was focused – no, I’d say I was more like that ADHD squirrel from some animated movie! A bit of DIY here and there, some bits of spring

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Monthly Ingredient Challenge: Apples {Slow Cooked Pork & Apple Salad and Apple Pie Ice Cream}

I’ve recently joined a group of fellow food bloggers who do a monthly recipe challenge. What fun – I’m so excited to be doing my first one! The ingredient to use was apples… I decided to do 2 dishes, because you just HAVE to have a sweet apple dish in the mix. My slow-cooked pork

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Guacamole Salad with Tomatoes & Sweet Basil

My Monday Inspiration To You: How to jazz up a simple tomato & avo salad: Tomatoes and avocados {when in season} are two of the things that are always in my fridge – you can literally have a salad with just these ingredients. They also transform any dish, especially a good steak! Add some sweet basil

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Curried Mango Coleslaw

I have a new-found love for coleslaw! It’s crunchy, tangy and delicious – and will add some pizzazz to most meals. As a child, I used to hate cabbage, whether it was cooked, coleslaw, or whatever… Just one of those foods I didn’t care for. Even as an adult, cabbage is something I wouldn’t normally

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Mediterranean-Style Lamb Ragú Salad

Isn’t it amazing what you can do with a beautiful piece of meat and a few key ingredients? Take a whole neck of lamb, add some tomatoes, a bit of stock, garlic & lemon, stick it in a pot, wait a while – and presto – you have a wonderful, flavourful dish! {Or something to

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Hearty Green Veg Salad

Ah – holiday time, what a wonderful time of the year! Kids are home and you might have some visitors… They all need feeding and with as little a fuss as possible. Over the next few weeks I’ll be focusing even more on fast, fresh and simple foods {isn’t that the title of one of

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Confessions of a Low-Carber… {and a super Chicken Salad}

We’ve been ditching the carbs for almost 2 years now – actually almost 3 years..? Let’s just call it 2 years… We started out by just ditching all the obvious carbs: bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, etc. We also avoided all processed foods, but sometimes we’d have some sweet treats… That alone yielded amazing results, both

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Lazy all-in-one Weekend Salad

Happy Friday! So, what’s on the menu this weekend? I must confess… I love to cook and experiment with new recipes, but often on weekends I just don’t feel like spending any time in the kitchen. The less fuss, the better! So here’s a great recipe that is really quick to prepare and includes everything

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Chicken on the #Braai

Seeing as it’s Braai Day tomorrow, I shall share this marvelous recipe for chicken on the braai: You will need: 1 or more whole chicken 1/4 ‘secret’ marinade I used for a recent lamb braai {Remember to always remove the meat from the fridge a good few hours before cooking.} Use your secret marinade to

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