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  Hello! A little break over the Christmas and new year period turned into a much longer blog hiatus than expected. But I am back! And I have a lot of great stuff to share. This salad is a favourite that I have been meaning to blog for a really long time. Like some of my other [...]

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As we come to the end of the season for tomatoes in Australia, I thought that this recipe from Ottolenghi’s Plenty would be a lovely way to show them off. This salad also ticked a few more boxes, including Saskia’s beloved theory of ‘combining for protein‘. It was also a nice, substantial salad which we [...]

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The other weekend Mr M suggested that we go on a picnic. I was thrilled at the idea – a picnic is really just eating and lounging, two of my favourite things! But I was less enthused when I realised we didn’t particularly have any picnic-friendly food on hand. So I did a ‘surprise chef’. I [...]

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  A month or two ago, Mr M attended a Cath Claringbold cooking class at the Essential Ingredient. My urgings to write a guest post on the experience have fallen on somewhat deaf ears. Nonetheless, an excellent outcome of the class is this recipe for quinoa tabouleh, which is quickly becoming a favourite around our house. I think it has [...]

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A little while ago we had a reader request for some ideas on how to cook quinoa, the super healthy, alternative grain. Following on from my quinoa porridge, I decided to experiment with a quinoa salad. Keeping in mind Saskia’s crusade on combining for protein, I added chickpeas and veggies to the quinoa. I had [...]

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And the mezze feast continues… Though the food we served and ate at our mezze party was tasty, the menu was crying out for a fresh salad to cut through all the cooked food. I scanned the many Middle Eastern-esque cookbooks lying around the house for inspiration… And I found, amongst the Maloufian books, a [...]

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I made a roast cauliflower salad to accompany the tomato salad and vegetable tagine that we served as part of our mezze. The recipe is based on a roast cauliflower salad from the beloved (and sadly departed) television show ‘The Cook and the Chef’, although I tweaked the ingredients to have more of a Middle [...]

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Hello, my friends. Today, for a variety of reasons, I will be keeping things simple and short. A few weeks ago, we whipped up a delightful dinner of barbequed prawns and a mango salad. It was another one of those delectable Summer evening meals, and I thought I’d share it with you today. Almost everyone [...]

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We have really enjoyed Melbourne’s lovely weather of late. The other weekend, Mr M and I decided to go on a picnic to relax and soak up the sun. We headed to Yarrabend Park on a Saturday afternoon and found ourselves a lovely little spot by the river, underneath a huge gum tree. We whipped [...]

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In my opinion, chickpea salad is the ultimate in all great meals. Everything about it is good; nothing is bad. For example: It tastes great. It is healthy: when combined with cous-cous, it forms a complete protein. It’s also low-fat and low-sugar but contains loads of useful nutrients such as fibre (in the chickpeas) and [...]

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