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Asian style cucumber and tomato salad

I have just arrived home from visiting family and friends in Melbourne, and while I had such a fantastic time, it really is good to be home. One of my favourite things about Melbourne is the fabulous food I get to eat while down there, and sharing meals with people I haven’t seen in a while. Luckily, my family are foodies too, so I get taken to the BEST places all across the city.

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Yotam’s Root Vegetable Slaw

Yotam Ottolenghi is such an inspiring chef and in my eyes her really can do no wrong.

His new cookbook, Jerusalem, is a work of art, full of stories of his home city (which is very topical in the current political climate) and stunning recipes. Though it has sections for meat and fish, as usual he takes good care of us vegetarians with beautiful dishes based on the freshest of produce.

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Roast Beet, Carrot and Orange Salad

Though the weather is warming up a little and signs of summer are starting to break through, the evenings are still cool and perfect for a meal involving roasted veggies.

The combination of the crisp roasted carrots and beets with the citrus punch in this salad works well as an accompaniment to almost any main, and also stands alone as a delicious meal, particularly with a bit of added goats cheese and a crusty bread.

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Monday Munchies – Chana Chaat, Indian Style Salad

This week’s Monday Munchies recipe comes from a new cookbook that one of my best girlfriends got me for my birthday: Vegetarian by Alice Hart.

I have so many cookbooks and cooking magazines, but this is one that I know will be on high rotation in my kitchen.  The photography is stunning, recipes simple enough to make on a normal day and there are a whole bunch of ‘how-to’ instructions scattered throughout the book.

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Monday Munchies – Fennel, Pea and Asparagus Salad

This week’s edition of Monday Munchies comes to you all the way from Melbourne.  My fabulous foodie Aunty Di recreated this salad after eating it at a local restaurant.

It is a wonderful combination of red onion, crunchy fennel, fresh peas and asparagus, dressed simply with a squeeze of lemon and a drizzle of olive oil.

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