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vietnamese summer vegetable rollls

vietnamese summer vegetable rollls

I adore Vietnamese rice paper rolls and since visiting Vietnam a the end of last year I love them even more. They are pockets of vibrant freshness that are so healthy your halo starts shining the minute you pop one in your mouth. For this recipe I have kept them vegetarian – although I do love prawns in them too. The important thing is to add variety to give enough crunch and flavour. You can literally clear out your fridge to make them. I have gone in a vegetable salad direction here and included romaine (cos) lettuce leaves too.  Continue Reading →

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crunchy summer salad with a balsamic and honey vinaigrette

crunchy summer said with a balsamic and honey vinaigrette

Summer is hitting us hard today with temperatures predicted to be in the upper thirties. I am not quite ready for this heat onslaught, but I am well into the swing of things regarding summer eating and have been devouring a range of new salads recently. I love this crunchy summer salad because of all the texture, and the balsamic honey dressing adds a sweet and sharp flavour element.

Its actually part slaw and I like to use a combination of red and green cabbage which I slice extremely finely on my mandolin. In fact the mandolin is imperative here as you don’t want thick bits of any of the ingredients. I love the red onions. Again very finely sliced as they add so much flavour. The radish the pepperiness and the carrots some sweet and crunch. Toasted pumpkin seeds in abundance, and I use a generous handful gives the nutty texture.

Baby spinach or baby kale levels make up the leafy green element and I adore them both raw. This is a salad you want to dress and toss before serving so that you coat all the bits with the delicious dressing.

Make the salad as big or as small as you like and the ratios are not that importune. I would say use as much spinach or kale leaves as you do shredded cabbage and use about 1/3 of that quantity for the red onion. You don’t want that to be good strong.

Salad ingredients: red and green cabbage, red onion, radish, carrots, pumpkin seeds, baby spinach or baby kale leaves  Continue Reading →

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instagram moments | summer

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I’m sad to say goody to summer, but I love autumn and will embrace winter.

A few of my summer moments captured on my iPhone. Follow me on Instagram. – DrizzleandDip

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blueberry ice cream with maple and cinnamon

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blueberry-ice cream

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In an attempt to cling onto the last bit of summer I made this vibrant blueberry ice cream. The cinnamon is so mild you can hardly detect it, but its flavour somehow enhances the blueberry. Maple syrup also works well with blueberries, so I was rather thrilled with how this ice cream recipe worked out. Continue Reading →

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