The 3 o’clock crash of summer!

It’s only Wednesday, and my family has eaten Bibimbap twice already this week. So we are taking a break this week, and we give you permission to do the same. When someone asks, “What’s for dinner?”  Throw a take out menu at their head and in your very best Rhett Butler tell them  “Quite frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn!”

The Summer Farm Market Treasury

A round-up of our summer fruit recipes, so when you hit the farmers markets and road side stands this week, you will be prepared for whatever the hard-working growers in your area have up for offer.

Last of the Summer Rhubarb Pie

So you have a little bit of rhubarb left to savour. But do you want pie or crumble? How to decide? Oh I know!! Both, together. Rhubarb pie with a crumble top. You’re welcome.

Vegan Manchurians & Chow Mein

Manchurians are an indo-chinese creation. Loads of garlic and ginger, mixed with shredded vegetables and deep fried to perfection, tossed in a tangy, spicy sauce to create a perfect bite of “OMG! What is this!” and also “Are you sure this is vegan!?” With flavours that mirror the Manchurian Sauce, Chow Mien bring this dish together to create a super flavour packed meal.

Bengal Gram & Quinoa Salad with Mango Dressing

Packed with protein and fibre and of course flavour! This salad pretty much tastes like summer. The quinoa and grams are wholesome and nutty, the veggies add a burst of freshness, and the mango dressing is sweet and creamy.

Lemon Caper Salmon Wellington

Lemon, dill and capers, add the perfect salty citrus flavour to cut the rich flavour of the salmon. The puff pastry is flaky and tender, and makes this meal feel a lot more special, especially considering you can have this on the table in less than an hour.

Roasted Pomegranate Seed Chutney

This chutney has a subtle fruity pomegranate flavour that is very enticing. Packed with mint, I can’t decide if its cool or spicy but there is definitely a little kick.

Chocolate Bananasicles

These really are the simplest treat, with only 3 ingredients. Totally guilt free, and they make a great alternative to ice-cream.

Coconut Curry Lentils

Comfort food you won’t regret tomorrow. This Thai inspired curry dish is quick, easy and so delicious.

Mini Cherry Clafoutis

Ripe sweet cherries are almost obscene in their perfection. This decadent french dessert is light and airy but at the same time deep in flavour. It might not be a classic summer dessert in your family…yet. But I bet once you taste it, you’ll agree it tastes like summer.

Mandarin Chicken Salad

Tangy savoury asian dressing, sweet mandarin oranges and crunchy greens, this salad has all the flavour and texture bases covered and is filling enough to be a meal on its own. Oh, and it is super quick to prepare!