Green Papaya Salad

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I recently had dinner with a friend and we had this Green Papaya Salad. It was so incredibly tasty with it’s fresh clean taste and punch of flavour. It has been a while since I have had a Green Papaya Salad and it has motivated me to make it more often. Continue reading →

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Grated Beetroot Salad

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Beetroot is a wonderful vegetable rich in folic acid, manganese, potassium and fibre. Beetroots have a reputation for being a blood tonic, with their bright blood red colour it’s an easy one to remember. It’s actually the nitrates found in beetroot that have shown to reduce blood pressure. This is done by way of nitric oxide which is a key regulator in vascular integrity. Don’t discard the leaves as they are nutritious too! Beet greens are rich in calcium, iron and vitamin A and C.

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Pomegranate and Haloumi Salad

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This salad was inspired by a dish my friend Anita brought to a dinner party one night. It is light and fresh, and the fleshy pomegranate seeds just burst in your mouth. The colours are wonderful and the salad looks very festive.

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Erriba Salad Dressing

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When I was growing up, we always had a big salad on the table for dinner, with this dressing, and it was always a fight to determine who got to drink the last remnants from the bottom of the salad bowl. My family calls the dressing ‘Erriba’ now after the place where my parents live in Tasmania’s highlands. I like to always have a big jar of it on hand to jazz up a salad or steamed greens. You can add other ingredients to change the flavour.
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