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Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea Spinach Salad

I saw this recipe in the New York Times this week and had to try it! First it is a salad that can be served as a main course and second I’ve never made roasted chickpeas and really have wanted to … Continue reading

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Curry Laksa

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the huge influence that Asia has on modern day Australian food.  I’ve learned a few new dishes and new names for old favorites.  (For example, ‘Dim Sum’ is called ‘Yum Cha’.)  With all of the … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Soup

We started making this recipe about a year ago and it is a family favorite.  The kids absolutely love it with crackers or garlic soldiers.  My husband and I put a swirl of truffle oil and pepper on top – … Continue reading

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Thai Chili Dipping Sauce

When visiting Thailand, my Mom and I ate fried rice every chance we had, and it was always served with Chili Dipping Sauce. Makes about 1/2 cup. Keeps for 3 weeks in the frig.  Recipe from The Best of Vietnamese and … Continue reading

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Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

It’s about time I put this recipe up, we make them every week.  My interpretation of the crazy maze of what is ok and not for food is everything in moderation and homemade it better than prepackaged, especially for kids … Continue reading

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Thai Fried Rice

This has slowly crept in and is now a an official member of our rotation – I only say official since my not spicy 8 year old ate a huge bowl! I’ve made it a habit of always making too … Continue reading

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Sick Soup

Well it happened, 6 months after being here in Australia, we have one down (fever 102)!  Never fear though, sick soup is here.  This is our tried and true soup that my Mom always made us when we were sick, … Continue reading

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Grilled Tasmanian Salmon with Mango Kiwi Salsa and Wilted Spinach

Another great day at the fish market, the kids picked out a whole Tasmanian Salmon!   You can prepare this meal very quickly so it is ideal for the hot weather we’ve been having 😉  The spinach was so fast … Continue reading

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Roasted Mushroom Risotto

I LOVE mushroom risotto.  This recipe is unique because the mushrooms are roasted in the oven as the risotto is being made.  I used a recipe from my Sunset Cookbook as a guide, but pretty much changed everything.  Sausage was … Continue reading

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Finally, a homemade macaroni and cheese recipe that the whole family loves!  I’ve tried many recipes and was miffed as to why my kids would not eat homemade mac and cheese, but only mac and cheese from a box.  Since … Continue reading

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