Salads

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Chicken, Lemongrass and Chilli

Yet another easy recipe that doesn’t take too long. Emma, who now lives in Papua New Guinea, suggested it to me the other day as it’s one that she makes frequently. It has a slight Asian feel and can have quite a hot spicy taste to it. We made it because I’d bought free-range chicken […]

Posted on: 11th Oct, 2018by frenchie Read more

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Yacón, Roquefort and Walnut Salad

  The yacón is an under ground tuberous root vegetable originally grown in South America in the Andes. It looks something like a large potato, grows like a Jerusalem artichoke, is crisp and sweetish in taste and is said to be a cross between early apples, watermelon and a touch of celery plus a little […]

Posted on: 17th Sep, 2018by frenchie Read more

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Flaxseed Coating for Fish or Chicken with Kohlrabi & Fennel Salad

Last week on a visit to my doctor he proceeded to tell me in no uncertain terms that we all (including himself) should be eating flaxseeds, also called linseeds, everyday. So we started and made a mixture of small seeds to use as a coating instead of breadcrumbs on chicken schnitzels and fresh fish fillets. […]

Posted on: 24th May, 2018by frenchie Read more

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Superfoods Salad

From our markets every weekend I always buy carrots, courgettes, kale, spinach, cucumbers, spring onions, daikon, radishes, microgreens, lots of herbs, red onions, rocket and more. I use various combinations of these in salads usually adding toasted seeds and/or nuts. So, come up with your own mix. This is our salad from last night. I […]

Posted on: 17th Aug, 2017by frenchie Read more

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Bulgar Wheat Salad

This winter I’ve made lots of different salads and this is of my favourites at the moment. Last Sunday Jason had a large pile of bunches of mint and coriander selling for only $2.50 bunch. Although I grow mint, these bunches looked so fresh I had to buy some which was, of course, too much! So, […]

Posted on: 17th Aug, 2017by frenchie Read more

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Grilled Nectarine and Rocket Salad

There’s finally lots of variety of summer stone fruit at our markets – nectarines, several varieties of peaches, apricots and plums. In the summer I like using nectarines and peaches in salads particularly when I’ve grilled them on the barbecue.   Last weekend I decided on a salad with grilled nectarines but I’m sure it […]

Posted on: 8th Feb, 2017by frenchie Read more

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Barbecued Chicken with Squash, Broccoli and Farro Salad

Like many of you, we’ve been cooking as many meals as possible on our barbecue. For me a whole butterflied chicken is always a favourite as I can marinate the chicken earlier in the day, then later, heat the barbecue, Mike puts the chicken in and after 45 minutes its done. Easy and the kitchen […]

Posted on: 12th Jan, 2017by frenchie Read more

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Orange and Honey Grilled Chicken Salad

This is a great recipe for a summer lunch or dinner – both easy to prepare and cook. To make it more substantial for dinner serve it with baby potatoes roasted with a little garlic and plenty of fresh rosemary. Once the asparagus season is finished swap to French beans instead. Edamame beans also work […]

Posted on: 12th Dec, 2016by frenchie Read more

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Herb Crusted Fish with Tomato Herb Salad

At the moment I have plenty of French tarragon growing in our garden so I’m using it as much as I can with other herbs which have finally started to grow quickly now that the weather is a bit warmer. On Sunday we bought home a piece of hapuku (my favourite) from our weekend fish […]

Posted on: 6th Dec, 2016by frenchie Read more

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Prawn Caesar Salad

I’d planned to cook the prawn part of this dish on the barbecue but on the weather was so windy and horrible that I didn’t feel like standing out in it so I cooked the prawns on my grill pan on the stove. I really like Caesar salads but am often disappointed. In my opinion, […]

Posted on: 28th Nov, 2016by frenchie Read more