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POSTS TAGGED ‘SALAD’

MY FAVOURITE COLOUR IS SALAD

1. How stylish and cute are these? Limoux ‘Salad Song’ Oil and Vinegar Cruets designed by design collective MINT Inc

2. Vianney from blog Sweet Life Bake promises this Mango Cumin Salad Dressing is creamy and dreamy.

3. Feeling crafty and have 5 minutes to spare. These painted arrow salad servers will dress up any salad.

4. I didn’t know what Mid Century Modern was until I decided to renovate my house, now it’s all I seem to want more than anything. This MCM bright salad platter with teak tongs has been added to my wish list.

5. My favourite colour is salad art print is such a happy, fun and virtuous print to have on your kitchen wall.

6. Spring dipped salad bowls – a beautiful mix of natural wood and bright rubber just sings spring.

7. Add a pop of colour to your kitchen with this retro enamel bright red colander. But be quick, there is only one.

8. An affordable way to jazz up a simple salad, just add these fun floral green salad servers.

9. Salad spinner art – I love kids art, I have my son’s works of art framed in my lounge. This is such a cool idea for kids. The gist is, you place a paper plate in a salad spinner, add some paint and spin your masterpeice. Rebekah will show you how on her blog a bit of sunshine.

Posted on: April 5th, 2013 by Ingrid Opera No Comments

SISTER vs SISTER: SALADS

Ingrid’s SPINACH, ORANGE AND PISTACHIO SALAD

I’m finally using my Christmas present, a three part cooking course at Main Course. I’m loving it, I feel a bit like a contestant on Masterchef, however, it’s better, as your the judge who gets to sit down and enjoy each course...

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Vanessa’s WARM PUY LENTIL AND ROASTED TOMATO SALAD

If you havent discovered these lentils you really must. I used to think that lentils were fare for tree hugging hippy vegetarians and never ventured down that path but when I was a nanny in the UK I first discovered a version of this salad and I...

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Posted on: April 1st, 2013 by Ingrid Opera No Comments

SISTER vs SISTER: HAM

Ingrid’s HAM AND BREAD SALAD

This dish is easy and it compliments anything thrown on the bbq. The crunchy bread makes it a little bit different from the usual salad offering, it’s a hearty dish, that even the blokes pile high on their meat laden plates. All thrown...

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Ham tortillas with pineapple salsa

Vanessa’s HAM TORTILLAS WITH PINEAPPLE SALSA

You can’t go past leg ham on the BBQ, there is something about the way the glaze crisps up the fat, that gets me every time. It’s great with eggs, in a sandwich or thrown through pasta, in fact it’s pretty dam good on it’s...

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Posted on: March 18th, 2013 by Ingrid Opera No Comments

MANGO AND AVOCADO SALAD

This salad is so refreshing, so easy and sure to be a hit at your next BBQ.

At the recent Pirate party our Mum Val turned up with the most amazing salad I have had in a long time. It was so refreshing and full of my favourite ingredients such as mango, avocado, coriander and lime. Mum doesn’t usually bother with fussy and complicated food and she said that this was really easy. Her only problem was she couldn’t find the “Thai fish sauce” at her local supermarket.
She said she found the recipe it in an old magazine and thought it sounded nice.

The following day I attempted to re-create it, a quick phone call to get the recipe ended up being a list of ingredients without quantities. No problem, I like to do it my way anyway!
The quantities are my version and as always “taste, taste, taste” to adapt it to suit. I do like things quite tart and zesty so you may want to cut back on the acid.

What you need
I 120g bag salad greens, mescalin, rocket or baby spinach
1 firm mango
1 firm avocado
Dressing 
50mls vegetable oil
2 teaspoons of sesame oil
2 teaspoons sweet chili sauce 
50mls lime juice 
( I had a drama here because the bloody limes had no juice! I managed to get a minimal amount out of them and a bit of flesh but substituted it with regular white vinegar) 
1 teaspoon Asian fish sauce
(Mum couldn’t find it and I actually forgot it so I am going to say you actually don’t need it but I have added it just in case you want to give it ago. The fish sauce will be the salt element. Despite loving salty food I don’t think it’s needed)
A hand full of chopped coriander
A hand full of chopped mint


Lay the mango and avocado on a bed of salad greens, mix all the dressing ingredients together and shake well. Drizzle over the salad and serve with a couple of wedges of lime.
Simple but perfect

Mango and Avocado salad

I used any additional dressing the following evening and made a basic lettuce, tomato and avocado salad, once again it was perfect especially served with a tasty scotch fillet steak.

Posted on: February 19th, 2012 by Vanessa and Ingrid 4 Comments