Thursday, 10 November 2011

Summer Salad

The nights are getting longer and a little bit warmer so I am always looking for simple meals to eat outside.  Something that means belly's are full without ending up feeling like a blow up ball.  I am a total fruit nut so I immediately fell in lust with this summer salad.

For the dressing just squeeze the juice of one lime then add, very finely cut a piece of Spice Girlz preserved lemon, swish (highly technical term!) around in a small cup.  The slice up some watermelon and strawberries, you could probably add mango too. Place on the the first plate you can find, pour dressing over it, dress it up with some fresh mint and a couple of slices of mint and you are good to go back outside and have a glass of wine and/or watch the kids run around!

Enjoy x

P.S.  If you would like to order any of the Spice Girlz products you can get onto the website at and if you need any assistance or can't find what you are looking for just give Bron a call or email and she will help you out!  Easy as this salad :)

Friday, 4 November 2011

Pumpkin Salad with Preserved Lemon dressing!

My new favourite, that I have even been able to get Miss just turned 5 and rules the world to try, is Pumpkin salad with Preserved Lemon dressing ...tonight I served it with a few local lamb chops.  Very basic, fairly quick and totally healthy.

I slow cooked the pumpkin and the chops, in separate pans in the oven, both just drizzled with a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper.  I love my meat really cooked , no baaa left, so I leave it all in  the oven for a while. 

The next step is to make the mayonnaise.  At the moment, due to my current eight months of pregnancy, I don't use my usual homemade mayonnaise recipe as it has raw egg.  So I just bought some organic mayonnaise to use as a base.  I then added some chopped up chives and the very finely chopped skin of two pieces of Spice Girlz preserved lemon.  Now if you haven't tried these preserved lemons they are to die for! Maybe it has been too long between drinks for me but you open the jar and it is like inhaling a margarita! Divine!

Anyway...... mix up the mayonnaise mix and leave it in the fridge.  On a plate I put a pile small handful of baby spinach, danish fetta, roasted pumpkin then place the lamb chops and drizzle the preserved lemon dressing wherever you want!

Fabulous....even if I do say so myself!

Preserved Lemons are a product you can grab if you want to head down to Willunga Farmers Market tomorrow.....come and say hello!

** Just a isn't Bron that did this post but Katy it's just me that's pregnant!**