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broccoli chop salad with satay dressing

Raw broccoli can be bitter but roast it briefly, like I did for this uber delicious broccoli chop salad with an Asian-style satay dressing & it becomes bright & delicious. This salad had all the elements that make a salad good – fr...
by The Fresh Aussie on May 30, 2016

chicken, spinach & feta meatballs

Meatballs – YES!!! Be still my beating heart! Little bite-size morsels of meat goodness have always been a favorite of mine but something I didn’t make very often because I considered them a little fiddly. Not anymore. I have an...
by The Fresh Aussie on May 27, 2016

salmon & black bean salad with creamy citrus dressing

In the past, I’ve never been a big salmon fan, unless it was smoked. The tide is turning & I’ve been enjoying more fresh salmon cooked a variety of ways, grilled being my fave. Salmon is good for us, we all know that. And while i...
by The Fresh Aussie on May 25, 2016

spicy avocado hummus

How was everyone’s weekend? We shot another cooking video, I’ll upload tomorrow to my YouTube channel. That was lots of fun work. Then it all went downhill afterwards as my poor hairless baby, Mango got sick in the evening, bleeding profu...
by The Fresh Aussie on May 23, 2016

raspberry lemon margaritas

This week needed booze. Not wine, I’m talking the hard stuff – tequila. Not a huge fan of fluffy, sweet cocktails, I am however a big fan of tequila & made-from-scratch margaritas. Enter these raspberry lemon margaritas, mad...
by The Fresh Aussie on Apr 22, 2016

garlic shrimp & spring veggie stir-fry

It’s not new news that a diet rich in plant-based foods is good for us. Sadly many people, for whatever reasons, have a diet lacking in the necessary nutrients that fruits & veggies offer. Enter garlic shrimp & spring veggie stir-fry. F...
by The Fresh Aussie on Apr 13, 2016

blackberry & chicken sausage salad with maple balsamic vinaigrette

Yes, another blackberry recipe. This time a salad – blackberry & chicken sausage salad. This recipe was so good, we decide to include it on The Fresh Aussie YouTube cooking channel as one of our quickie videos.
by The Fresh Aussie on Apr 11, 2016

anise chicken noodle soup

After my one indulgent day yesterday with our Easter feast, today’s food needed to be lighter. This anise chicken noodle soup was just the thing for a grey day & to settle a stomach that’s been asking me since lunch time yesterda...
by The Fresh Aussie on Mar 28, 2016

roasted asparagus & tomato salad with smoky pesto

I’m so tired today I can barely keep my eyes open. I just want to have a nap but there’s no time for that, lots to do. Thankfully there’s some of this beautiful roasted asparagus & tomato salad that I turned into a frittata left...
by The Fresh Aussie on Mar 21, 2016

asian bbq steak salad with wasabi ginger dressing

It’s a true pleasure to style and shoot pretty food. Fresh fruits and vegetables rock it better than most foods when it comes to having their picture taken. Like this Asian BBQ Salad with Wasabi Ginger Dressing. This salad not only ta...
by The Fresh Aussie on Mar 16, 2016

ploughman’s lunch plate

On a trip to England in October last year for my birthday, I was so delighted by how wonderful the food was, especially at the country pubs I visited. Especially the abundant use of locally raised & grown food. It’s how I love to cook &...
by The Fresh Aussie on Feb 15, 2016

the greek lunch plate

This week has been a huge test of my willpower. I’ve been food styling for a “fast, casual” food chain from the south – fries, chicken tenders, breaded turkey, sandwiches, burgers, milkshakes & such. We (the photography cr...
by The Fresh Aussie on Feb 11, 2016

mustard maple salad with beetkraut

This week I’ve lost 3.8 kilos. For the metrically challenged, that’s just over 8 pounds. And I’ve eaten really well doing it. Here’s one of my recipes from this week’s kick-ass, lose weight menu – mustard...
by The Fresh Aussie on Feb 8, 2016

smoky carrot hummus

You all know hummus right? Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice, spices & garlic all blitzed together to make a delicious dip-like paste. Super simple. Middle Eastern in origin (so it’s said – also sprea...
by The Fresh Aussie on Feb 1, 2016

mediterranean roasted cauliflower salad

There’s been an abundance of cauliflower recipes buzzing around on the internet: Everything from pizza bases to fried rice & wait…what…buffalo “chicken wings”. I have baulked at these alternative ways to us...
by The Fresh Aussie on Jan 28, 2016

vietnamese pork & herb noodle salad

For most of the country, thinking about sitting down to a fresh, vibrant salad is probably the furthest thing from everyone’s minds right now, especially with so much of the country under snow. I know it’s only January but I’m eager...
by The Fresh Aussie on Jan 25, 2016

one pan creamy sundried tomato chicken

I don’t eat a lot of dairy but I do love cheese & occasionally I like to cook with cream to make a sumptuous sauce. This recipe is one of those times. Cream is very forgiving in a sauce, letting you boil it without the sauce splitting,...
by The Fresh Aussie on Jan 18, 2016

pear, blood orange & smoked almond salad

Don’t just relegate fruit to desserts, it’s brilliant in savory dishes, especially salads. I made this pear, blood orange & smoked almond salad a couple of weeks ago when I received my pear stash winnings from the folks at U...
by The Fresh Aussie on Jan 12, 2016

sweet potato & bacon hash brown with baked eggs

This recipe was whipped up in minutes – I know, it kind of looks like it too doesn’t it? After spending the majority of the week nursing an injured back, I didn’t have much desire to cook. But by Thursday the pain had subs...
by The Fresh Aussie on Dec 12, 2015

crunchy apple, fennel & pomegranate salad

All my Christmas shopping & wrapping is done. I just have to post the large box filled with gifts for my family back in Australia. It’s a relief to know that the decorating, shopping, wrapping & card writing is done. Now I can relax ...
by The Fresh Aussie on Dec 5, 2015


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