Posts tagged with ‘Salads & Vegetables’

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Flavours of Vietnam – Chicken and Herb Salad.

by Dani

This meal was born of necessity as I the only fruit or vegetables I had was that which¬†was growing in the garden. Chicken and Herb Salad. Ingredients 3 chicken thigh breasts chopped into bite sized pieces 1 cup Vietnamese mint leaves 1 cup parsley sprigs 1 cup mint leaves 1/4 cup chopped chives 3 spring […]

Chez KP goes Vietnamese

by Dani

Ahh Vietnamese food. It never fails to delight. Never. Every dish was hungrily gobbled and loudly praised this evening. The soup was magical. My love for pho is not unknown but I simply did not have the time to make the stock. I’ve found my quick substitute soup. The beef and Vietnamese coriander soup is […]

Capsicum, Eggplant and Zucchini Salad

by Dani

I’m not entirely sure that calling this a salad is the right thing to do. I will though, for want of a better idea. Salad being a concept that has been on my mind today. My original plan was to have grlic calamari and prawns with a green salad. Then I discovered shortly before dinner […]

Panzanella – another great budget meal in a bowl

by Dani

There is a blood red sun setting over Melbourne this evening. The day has been smoky and the light eerie. Running this evening made me feel like an emphysema sufferer, the smoke haze is thick enough to be worrisome for those with respiratory diseases. On a more cheerful note, we had another great dish for […]

Noodle and crab salad for a picnic…or not

by Dani

A lovely thing about summer in Melbourne is the amount of free music events that can be found in gorgeous park settings. Which is a lovely way to spend a Sunday evening. Particularly as a picnic the evening before your First Born starts school and work resumes for the year and routine craziness consumes your […]

Tuna and chickpea salad

by Dani

Melbourne is not a place to cook this week. It reached 43.4 degrees in the city today and 44 degrees i my neck of the woods. That’s around 110 in Farenheit. Admittedly I did get up at 6am to cook some chickpeas I’d had soaking but as it is still 37.4 degrees at 9.30pm, I […]

Frugal sandwich mix and almost take away for a hot night

by Dani

Summer has come to Melbourne this week with another scorcher today. The sort of day that makes one reluctant to cook for fear of unnecessarily heating up the house. To add another challenge to the day’s meal provision, chez KP is drastically short of fruit and veg. Lil Miss’s birthday extravaganza made the farmers market […]

Summer delights

by Dani

Another day of actual summer weather and it feels like paradise. Perfect accompaniments to a summer’s day, fresh bread and salad. The bread is a pumpkin and grain loaf inspired by Confessions of a French Baker. Lovely topped with nothing more than avocado. It would be delicious with soup. Even my pumpkin hating boys enjoyed […]

A fish and salad dinner party

by Dani

It’s been a couple of weeks since this dinner party. Somewhat uncharacteristically, I didn’t take a single photo. It took all my energy to get the food to the table. Little did I know, I was being hit with a nasty virus which took complete control of me sometime around midnight that same evening and […]

Old faithful. Tuna salad.

by Dani

Stinking hot night. Tired. Poor meal planning. No proper shop done for the week. Cranky Ankle Biters. Thank goodness for tuna salad. In our house its something that everyone loves. It’s a quick and easy way to get heaps of vegetables with a good protein punch into everyone (carbs too if served with bread or […]