BBQ Salad Series:Moroccan Carrot Salad

Carrot is a great base for salads.  It’s substantial, sweet and crunchy all at the same time.  Add a few interesting ingredients and you have a fabulous way to turn the humble carrot into something a little exotic for your meal table without it taking hours to create.   This salad is actually one that  I…

Corned Beef…The Beginning of Something

Back in the day, corned beef was something I had no idea how to cook.  In fact I still have very little idea about it, but my knowledge is slightly greater due to two lovely ladies in my life.  When I attempted to create this the first time it was a disaster and it turned…

Special Herbs and Spices in My Kitchen

For me learning to cook with herbs and spices is something that has come only with experience in the kitchen.  I started out very quietly and uncertain of what I was doing, where now I’m quite happy to be putting handfuls of this and handfuls of that in if I think it will suit the…

Greek Inspired Cous Cous

When I recently made a yummy lemon, oregano & garlic marinated chicken I was looking for something to accompany it for dinner and created this little gem.  Couscous is a very versatile grain like pasta which goes well in salads, as a replacement for rice with slow cooked casseroles or even for breakfast, served with…

Cloudberries’ Chickpea Salad

It’s a big rich to say this recipe changed my life, but it certainly changed my opinion about chickpeas. I used to avoid them, not being a fan of the side effects of a bloated belly that would eventuate after consuming them. Making  Tessa Kiros’ chick pea salad changed all that for me….  removing the…