ICEBERG LETTUCE WITH FETA AND GARLIC DRESSING

Day 4 of 365 salads : winter Feeding a crowd, weekend barbecues, picnics in the park; this salad is a winner.  Simply plate up and dress when ready to serve, or better still, put the dressing in a small jug and let guests help themselves. Caveat: the dressing is so yummy, make plenty! Lettuce has…

GRILLED ZUCCHINI WITH FRESH RICOTTA

Day 3 of 365 salads: winter Think zucchinis and we think of summer gardens trailing with zucchini plants and yellow zucchini flowers.  however, although winter,  we still have plentiful local zucchinis due to the late mild weather. This salad is so easy the kids can take over in the kitchen. Serve with slow roast lamb…

FRENCH GREEN BEAN, ROAST WALNUT AND GOAT CURD SALAD

Day 2 of 365 salads: winter Bright sunshine , a 3 degree winters morning and an early morning walk along the beach path juggling along with joggers, dogs, bike riders and walkers followed by coffee and we have the perfect start to Sunday. Too cold for salad…..never! Team this one up with lemon, thyme chicken…

BEAN THERE DONE THAT SALAD: tuna and cannellini bean, crunch salad

A quick, delicious, bean and tuna salad that ramps up any work lunch box in a nano second. Gluten, sugar and dairy free, a real winner! Everyone loves this salad; its yummy, portable, versatile and can be used over 2 days with freshness intact. Transport yourself to Italy with a bowl of this salad. Using…

WATER: make the ordinary extraordinary

Water, my drink of preference . Why…… because 60% of our body is water. We all need it, a big part of us is made up of water and its always available. Sparkling or still, whether from the wildest snow capped mountains that feed pure melted snow into crystal clear streams or the gush from your kitchen tap,…

SUMMER BOWL, Breakfast done simply

Hot, summer days, clear blue skies, early mornings and the living is easy…….. breakfast or beach ?…….. I know what my answer is!  Healthy, quick and gluten free…yes. yes. yes   But….. with this great dish, you can do both. Those of you who are culinary challenged and for those of you who know their whisk from…

WINTER PORRIDGE with winter fruits, gluten free

Porridge, healthy and sustaining, spice up yours with this quick winter recipe. Every day breakfast needs to be simple, not a Michelin 3 star event!  I am sure, we can all agree on that. If you have 3 kids to get off to school, yourself to work and the dog to the vet, this recipe might just be for…

EASY SUNDAY NIGHT VEGETABLE SOUP

It’s great to rummage through the beautiful cookbooks and food magazines  for inspiration and linger over the pictures but sometimes we just want a repertoire of quick, easy, go to, recipes for each season. Soups give great mileage and can be made from autumn through to spring. The choices of soups seem infinitesimal and many require little…