With fried noodles, sunflower seeds and almonds, this is another crunchy salad. When you add in the Chinese cabbage/Wombok and the soy sauce dressing you get a lovely Asian flavour.
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CRUNCHY APPLE COLESLAW
By this time of the summer you’ve probably had a lot of bbq and salad meals and are just a bit sick of them. Maybe this crunchy coleslaw with apple, raisins and peanuts will help jazz up the salads at least.
CHRISTMAS – PASTA SALAD WITH HAM AND ASPARAGUS
Pasta salad with some tasty leftover Christmas ham sounds like a great idea to me. Just the thing for a lazy summer day.
Christmas Ham/Turkey and Hot Potato Salad
It’s never any problem in our household to use up the yummy Christmas ham, but leftover turkey can be a bit dry and doesn’t seem to go as quickly. Adding it or ham to this hot potato salad could be a tasty way to enjoy it.
CHRISTMAS – CHEWY CHOCOLATE COCONUT DROPS
Last week I made three different sweet treats – rum balls, chocolate fruit balls and white chocolate, lemon and almond balls – for our family Christmas get together. I’ve been making them for years and they’ve become somewhat of a family tradition. I’m thinking that maybe next year I’ll try these chocolate coconut drops as well and see what the family thinks of them.
CHRISTMAS TOASTED NUT CASSATA
I’ve been searching through the recipes this year looking for an interesting alternative to a plum pudding for Christmas Day. I’ve discovered that there’s lots and lots of alternatives including this Toasted Nut Cassata, which has fruits, nuts and brandy – all the good ingredients of a Christmas pudding. Haven’t decided yet if I’ll go with it, but it’s definitely a contender.
LEMON TART WITH CUSTARD COCONUT TOPPING
Yes, this is a lemon tart, but it’s a lemon tart with a difference. The difference being the custard and coconut topping. It’s easy enough to make as per the recipe, but if you want to make it even easier you can use lemon curd from a jar and cut out one of the steps. As the recipe says, enjoy!
RUM ‘N’ RAISIN MOUSSE – Gluten Free
I often make chocolate mousse using Toblerone chocolate, so I really like the idea of using a block of rum and raisin chocolate to make this recipe. Unlike the Toblerone version this one has a little melted butter in it, but otherwise it’s pretty much the same and as long as you check the chocolate, it’s gluten free.
CHICKEN BALLS WITH THAI DIPPING SAUCE
These are a great little idea – basically no chopping. Except for the chicken mince and the shallot the ingredients are things you’ve probably got in the fridge or cupboard. It’s just a matter of combining, shaping and frying the chicken balls and mixing up the sauce – easy as. While this recipe is for nibble size balls, you could easily turn them into patties for an easy entree.
SWEET POTATO AND SPRING ONION SCONES
Scones are something I’ve never been all that good at making. I suspect it’s because I over work the dough, something that this recipe clearly says not to do. I do like the combination of sweet potato and spring onion though, so perhaps I’ll give them a try. I’m sure those with better technique will end up with a very tasty scone.