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Apple and Fennel Salad with a Lemon Vinaigrette

A light and fresh summer time salad that will compliment any barbecue or regular weekday menu. Alright so I will be the first to admit that salads were never my food of choice. I personally never found them unsatisfying, not until I learnt the right way to make them. The traditional garden salad can be built upon through the addition of a variety of ingredients; and it is a great compliment to virtually every meal. And a healthy alternative to a serving of rice or pasta, which you may have for dinner on a regular basis. But we all know that sometimes it’s great to mix things up. This simple salad is quick to prepare and is a beautiful summer time alternative to the garden salad. This salad is based around two core ingredients which are granny smith apples and fennel. The granny smith apples in this recipe are fresh, juicy and crunchy. They do have a slight tartness to them which is a great flavour addition to have in any salad. And what goes…

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Tangy Roasted Pepper Pasta Sauce

A simple homemade pasta sauce made with roasted peppers and is elevated with the tanginess of freshly squeezed oranges. This fresh and tangy sauce is complimented with a yellow pepper salsa style topping which is quick to prepare making it ideal for weeknight dinners. This recipe is all about freshness for the summer season; from the Ramiro peppers and orange juice in the sauce to the crunchy yellow peppers in the topping making the dish a great addition to your summer menu. If you are a pasta lover like me, you will love this roasted pepper sauce. Your taste buds will sing songs of delight as you experience the smooth creaminess of this sauce. And when you get to the fresh crunch of the yellow pepper topping you can only say mmm … mostly because your cheeks will probably be full of yummy pasta! In general pasta is a great dinner time option. It is typically very simple and easy to prepare which makes it ideal for busy weeknights, and when you dress it up…

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