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this salad has simple yet sophisticated ingredients that are really so effortless to pull together. we had this on a Friday night after a long week at work. we wanted something light yet decadent, and we didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen; relaxation, wine and chats were needed, and this dish […]

zucchini linguine, basil pesto & spinach

I’m sharing a really special secret with you. This salad is my Absolute Fave! Because my husband’s motto is ‘it’s not a meal unless there’s meat in it’ I usually make this when I’m alone or as a side dish for dinner. Ingredients: serves one – 1 zucchini, made into vegetable “linguine” (using a vegetable […]

kitchen | moroccan spiced roast chicken & cauliflower barley salad

This recipe just dropped into my inbox and it looks too delicious not to share! It’s a beautiful, seasonally transitional dish, perfect for a long lazy weekend lunch or relaxing evening meal. Who can go past the fragrant Morrocan spices? I certainly cant! Moroccan Spiced Roast Chicken with Cauliflower & Barley Salad Ingredients: 1 tsp […]

week in instagram

my zombie family hanging out on my kitchen window! selfie coffee from Morso Harley bear swordfish carpaccio at Love.Fish Australia Day homemade salads Banoffi pie from Love.Fish homemade laksa breakfast parfait table view from Sugaroom Bar+Restaurant dinner club at Love.Fish with the Jacksons rainy out my window at work macabre pretty skull vodka our his+her’s […]

chorizo cabonara & catalan market salad

Let’s not tell Jay, but if I could have a second husband it would be Jamie Oliver. That Englishman can cook! I stalk follow him on Twitter & Instagram and he recently posted this recipe, which of course I just had to emulate for dinner. Give it a try; it’s pukka! For the salad 25 […]

chicken salad with cranberries, apple & feta | recipe

There is nothing more joyful & holistic than a healthy salad packed with colour. I love to mix fruit & nuts in with my lean protein & greens. It’s one way to make sure you don’t get bored with salad day in, day out. Here is one I made for yesterday’s lunch. Chicken salad with cranberries, […]

salad all in one

I am obsessed with this salad. OBSESSED! It doesn’t matter that Jay walks around singing The Simpsons “you don’t make friends with salad” song when I give this to him in his work lunchbox, because with a salad this yummy you won’t need friends! Melly’s all-in-one autumn lunchbox salad Baby spinach; 1 cup Green beans; […]