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Vietnamese Vermicelli Salad


A really good version of the famous Vietnamese salad if I do say so myself.

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Ginger and Sweet Chilli Stir-fry Chicken

The packet mixes and ready made jars of stir-fry sauce are a bit of a minefield of hidden additives, sugar and preservatives.  A few basic ingredients are all you need for a simple but delicious stir-fry.  Add all these ingredients……


2cm piece of ginger, 1 small onion, 1 large carrot, 1 green capsicum, 200 g chicken plus a 1/4 cup of sweet chilli sauce and 1/8 cup water into a wok and stir-fry.


Serve over a bed of fluffy jasmine rice. It’s great with a side dish of broccoli and Asian Vegetable Dressing




Grilled chicken salad with halloumi and green beans


You know how it is… the day before grocery day,  you’ve got a random collection of ingredients in the fridge, some left overs and no inclination to make dinner. This salad was created from one of such occasion…I had the left over chicken and potatoes and I threw them together with the rest of the ingredients.  This was so good, we’ve made it on purpose a few times since.

1 grilled chicken breast –  sliced

4 small chat potatoes – boiled and cooled

200g grilled halloumi – sliced into small pieces

100g green beans, blanched

2 cups baby spinach leaves

Toss it all together with Pesto Dressing listed in one of my earlier posts….and you’re done.  I love a good dinner salad; they’re healthy, quick and use just one dish.


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