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Honey Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Salad

The weather is still a little dreary and cold  here in southern Australia, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have salads. Salads are a dish that can be served warm or cold, as a side or in this case, can easily be the main event. I am such a huge fan of making ‘plant food’ the centre of any meal. For so long, the meat or protein component of a meal has been the centre piece and the poor old salad or vegetable component, delegated to a side dish. I made this dish recently for some friends who came for lunch. This warming salad was the centre piece and was served with a side of roast chicken pieces. It does have chickpeas in the dish, along with goats feta, so it’s ‘hearty’ enough to be served on its own or to vegetarians. The best part of this dish, is its simple, very tasty, reasonable quick and very nutritious. One to serve at any dinner, lunch, BBQ, brunch, or simply mid week meal for the family. …

Warm Roasted Vegetable Salad

I love a good salad and I particularly love a salad ( or any dish for that matter) that uses up leftovers. This simple and quick dish is so yummy and is a great way to use up any leftover roast vegetables you have in the fridge. I often get ask, “I don’t know what to do with my leftovers, so I just end up throwing it out- what can I do?” Well, you can make this dish! Serve it along side any protein ( we had grilled lamb chops, along with broccolini and zucchini.) Did I mention it will take you only 5 -7 minutes to make?  In this dish, I used some leftover roasted sweet potato, potatoes and carrots from the night before. But you could use any or many of whatever roasted vegetables you have. Just add a couple more ingredients and that is it! Warm Roast Vegetable Salad Print Recipe This dish will take you only 5 -7 minutes to make? I used some leftover roasted sweet potato, potatoes and carrots from …

Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa salad with Grilled Haloumi

I love cauliflower and I really love salad. But now the weather has gotten cold here in Melbourne, cooling salads are not high on the meals list. So why not make a roasted cauliflower WARM salad? This vegetarian warm salad was not only delish, with quinoa and grilled haloumi, but it took a little over 30 minutes to make. We had it as our main meal, but you could also serve it along at any BBQ or dinner party with other dishes.   Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa salad with Grilled Haloumi Print Recipe This vegetarian warm salad was not only delish, with quinoa and grilled haloumi, but it took a little over 30 minutes to make. Great served as a quick stand alone meal or serve when entertaining a crowd. CourseMain Dish CuisineSalad Servings Prep Time 4 People 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Servings Prep Time 4 People 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa salad with Grilled Haloumi Print Recipe This vegetarian warm salad was not only delish, with quinoa and grilled haloumi, …

Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad

This Delicious Chicken Caesar Salad is not only tasty, but super quick and easy. Like all my recipes, it has the added bonus of a few extra healthy ingredients, to take this dish from delish to extra nutrish! One of those ingredients I like to add to any salad is sprouts…. Ok, you maybe saying how 1970’s of you, but these little nutritional powerhouses pack a mean punch and never underestimate the benefits of them. Here is some reasons why you should get some more sprouts into you! It’s estimated that there can be up to 100 times more enzymes in sprouts than uncooked fruits and vegetables.  Enzymes are special types of proteins that act as catalysts for all your body’s functions. Extracting more vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids from the foods you eat ensures that your body has the nutritional building blocks of life to ensure every process works more effectively. The quality of the protein in the beans, nuts, seeds, or grains improves when it is sprouted. The fibre content of the …