this salad is inspired by one of the best salads i have ever had – at chi wah wah down christchurch’s terrace. i had to try and remake it!
fresh fresh fresh, with loads of texture…the creaminess of the avocado pairs beautifully with the sour, salty asian style dressing.
high in vitamins, antioxidants and omega 3 to name only a few, this salad is a fully balanced meal in its self!
super easy to make, and it maintains its crunchy texture for a couple days after (if you manage to hold back and save some for day two!)
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this meal has that decadent feeling to it…
the rich buttery sauce that comes from the pan fried fish, is balanced by the citrus from the lime. texture comes from the green beans, sugar snap peas which are only warmed, rather than cooked through … a toastiness comes from the sliced almonds.
with chilli mayo on the side, its your choice how much spice you want to bring to the plate.
use any kind of fish for this dish… its the flavours that will make you want to cook it again, and again, and again….
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this dish is inspired by another meal i had at the beautiful aro-ha retreat… the mushroom mole i had one evening meal on the retreat blew my mind, and i had to give it a go!
this is full of flavour, the guacamole balances with the heat of the mole beautifully. i decided to bake the tortillas in the oven in order to get a nice crispy corn chip… they gave texture to the dish and also added a bit of fun to eating the meal.
the kids will love it. the whole family will love it. and they will NOT miss the meat. (just dont tell them)….
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so the star in this dish is the spaghetti sauce…. you could actually serve it with anything you fancy… (chicken, steak, white fish) or, even have it all on its own. its full of flavour and satisfying.
black bean spaghetti is incredible… its texture is firm and chewy… its robust enough to stand strong against the punch of the miso. the sauce is a little rich, so bok choy is the perfect pair.
give it a go, its easy to make. and i know you will do it again!
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this is a unique soup… i first tried something like it at the beautiful Aro-ha wellness retreat.
i was so inspired by the depth of flavour – the sweetness of the kumara, with the tanginess of the citrus, balanced by the heat of the ginger. it blew me away and i had to replicate it.
this is a bloody good effort – it satisfied all my cravings for a repeat.
a very easy recipe – throw it together, itll taste like you were in the kitchen for hours.
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this dish is perfectly comforting on a cooler evening… choose the level of chilli kick you like… the intensity of flavour from everything else regardless will have you salivating.
the cashew aioli needs a little pre-thought (the nuts need soaking for at least 4 hrs) but everything else comes together in 30mins.
the depth of flavour that comes from the dahl, is beautifully complemented by the cooling aioli, the almonds bring texture – altogether a satisfying and nutritious meal.
if you or the family are not sure about lentils, or havent enjoyed them in the past, this may be the dish to change your mind!
give it a crack.
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the lamb is actually just the “side”in this dish… i have made it with pork belly too… this dish is all about the cauliflower.
its a stand out.
something special happens to cauliflower when you roast it beyond soft – browned, crispy in parts, flavours intensify and it becomes something you just cannot get enough of.
give it a go, and i know youll want to make it again within the week.
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this salad is inspired by one i tried at vault 21 in dunedin, new zealand.
the flavours were just incredible, its a salad on steroids – so i knew i had to try my hand at replicating it.
and this is perfect – just like the original. there is no doubt itll make an impact at your table!
its easy to make. the effort is in the confit garlic mayo, but please.. pretty please, please make it yourself… the flavour cant be replicated by store bought mayo… i promise itll be worth it and the fam will be impressed!
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i had a craving for good ole fashioned fish and chips, but with my low carb diet, those traditional potato chips and the fish batter just werent going to fly. dammit!!!
but it didnt turn out to be much of a sacrifice… i adapted, and produced this stunner of a dish.
it blew away the cravings…. and the family didnt even miss the original!
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this dish is great as a starter, or a main meal. full of fresh and intense flavours, indulge to your heats content, and there is no guilt!
even if you feel a bit odd having “raw” fish, give it a go and surprise yourself – it may just change your mind.
its a quick and easy dish, with just enough remaining for work the next day. yay.
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