Summer Brunch Menu

Summer brunch in the backyard with friends…it doesn’t get much better than that. This was an Aussie-themed spread, inspired by some beautiful tableware from www.kitchenwaredirect.com.au. The gorgeous coloured serving plates and bowls are from the Ecology Beach range, made from bamboo fibre.  It’s lightweight, has that unique “recycled” look and is simply stunning on the… 

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Chicken, Mango & Macadamia Salad

This delicious salad just screams all things Summer!  Mango is the absolute favourite food in our house right now – the kids can’t get enough.  So imagine their delight when it was actually part of their dinner!  This is fresh, fast, healthy & scrumptious – throw it together and take it for a picnic tonight…good… 

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Upside Down Potato Salad

Oh how I love Summer barbecue season!  There’s something so wonderful about sausages and salads on the deck!  We entertained on the weekend and I adapted an Anna Gare recipe to make this delightfully festive Upside Down Potato Salad.  You can go a bit all over the place with your capsicum and spinach, or make… 

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Roast Pumpkin & Feta Quinoa Salad

A deliciously healthy weeknight meal – I really loved this (unfortunately, my kids did not!)  The flavours balance perfectly and it’s really simple to put together.  Best of all, it comes in at just 330 calories per serve! Ingredients (serves 4)800g pumpkin, peeled & cubed4 baby beetroot, peeled & choppedolive oil spray1 leek, sliced150g quinoa25g… 

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Roast Vegetable & Pesto Lasagne

This is a low-calorie version of a traditional lasagne – I love using low-fat ricotta instead of bechamel sauce, as it’s so easy and delicious!  The pesto adds to the rich flavours of the roast veges (and is even nicer if you make your own!)  Enjoy! (The veges taste best from Charlie‘s!) Ingredients1/2 small butternut… 

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