baked monkfish, with garlic & bacon brussel sprouts, red cabbage and toasted almonds

delicious!!!

the savoury and rich notes of the garlic and bacon veges are a perfect compliment to the tender and meaty fish baked in brown butter & lemon slices.

texture comes from the cabbage and brussel sprouts which are only lightly tossed on the heat like a stir fry, and the toastiness of the almonds is the final icing on the cake bringing it all together.

such a quick and easy dish to prepare, but max flavour!

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middle eastern chicken salad, with tahini dressing

im always on the hunt for new salad ideas…. i know i have to eat lots of fresh veges to be healthy … but honestly, im just not a big fan of one dimensional salads that you eat because you have to.  it makes veges a chore rather than a joy.  it doesnt have to be that way.

im on a mission to make healthy and nutritious salads…. but to slam dunk it on the flavour too.

this is one of those salads.  flavours pop so much in this dish, you may not even recognise it as a salad.

in fact, dont even tell your kidlings its a salad – they might get the wrong idea.

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a take on nachos: chipotle mince, with kumara chips, avocado, tomato and coriander salsa

nachos are a fave, aren’t they!?

here’s my take – the guilt-free version.

this dish WILL provide the satisfying “comfort” factor that comes with a plateful of spicy mince and “chips”…. but this baby is packed full of good things.  swapping out those corn chips for kumara, means you can pretty much eat as much as you like without filling that temple of yours with grease ….

(did you know that one serving of corn chips, is approx only 7 chips… AND corn chips are no better than your bought potato crisps! thats scary!)

anyway….. with this dish, i can bet on it that you won’t miss the corn chips.

try it, see for yourself.

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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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