venison, blue cheese, pear & walnut salad, with garlic and thyme crushed baby potatoes

this well known combination of flavours is popular for a reason… its bloody good.

the pear refreshes the palate from the thick creamy intensity of the cheese … the peppered venison is just simply indulgent, and walnuts not only bring the texture and crunch, but are ALSO good for your heart…. so how can you say no to that?

pairing this salad with the crushed potatoes makes the venison go further (it aint a cheap cut of meat) without compromising on flavour.   the potato dish is a good side to any meal and its bloody delicious.  anything with butter is, right?

a simple dish to make, so no excuses k?

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lamb with grilled peach, rocket, mozzarella, pinenut & almond salad with rockin mint pesto

just brilliant. this salad will change your life.

I promise you:

  • sweetness from the grilled peaches,
  • balanced by pepper from the rocket,
  • paired with toastiness from the nuts,
  • contrasted by the creaminess of cheese,
  • all in harmony with the tenderness of the lamb,
  • and a flavour punch from the mint pesto

this will drive you crazy….

and you will want it for dinner the next evening too.

do it.

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vietnamese chicken salad, with crispy fried shallots

this is a go to favourite of mine.  its easy, and its a salad full of flavour and texture.

the dressing recipe is incredibly adaptable – use it for a thai beef salad, or make it vegetarian and chuck in some firm fried tofu …. its a real crowd pleaser.

fresh and crisp, your body will love you for it… and your tastebuds too.  thats what i call a win, win.

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wasabi & sesame crusted tuna, with avocado, corn, tomato and coriander salad served with a ginger, soy and lemon vinaigrette

the classic combination of sushi inspired this dish.  its been SO hot in christchurch lately, and that brings with it cravings for fresh and clean salads.

this dish brings with it a pop of hot from the wasabi, balanced beautifully with the salt from the soy and sour from the lemon.  the ginger will remind you of sushi garnishes – and altogether this is a match made in heaven.

im drooling writing about it.

this will take you 30min or so, so an easy and TASTY weekday meal.

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scotch fillet, with beet, corn, spinach, almond & basil salad served with smoked feta cream

i went to the supermarket intent on making a steak with a pumpkin, basil, pinenut & feta salad……… but when the pumpkin looked shriveled and a bit nasty, i went with the beetroot instead.  and then of course, it all had to change.

but thats where the best ideas end up coming from – the need to adapt.

this is bloody delicious.  and its easy 🙂

get into it.

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