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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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Sweet Sautéed Kale

Take your sautéed kale to the next level with this quick and simple recipe by adding in a touch of something sweet. Kale – the healthy vegetable love of the decade. There are quite a few things that you can do with kale, but for this recipe I’m keeping it simple which makes it a perfect complement to a weeknight dinner. Personally I do try and eat healthy as a lifestyle choice. But I won’t lie I do indulge in the not so healthy from time to time, and for me that means something that satisfies my sweet tooth more often than not. And that is how this simple and healthy recipe came about; it satisfies a bit of the sweet tooth without leaving you feeling as though you are having desert for dinner, while being quite healthy due to the base ingredients. In the Turks and Caicos we do have a local liquor brand called Bambarŕa and they also produce some delectable non-alcoholic jams. My personal favourite is their mango jam which is beautifully…

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Scalloped Curry Vegetable Medley

Hello spring! So guys daylight savings is officially in full effect which means longer days, which I am so happy about because if there is one thing I truly dislike about winter is late sunrises and early sunsets because I don’t get to see the sun being that I work inside an office all day. And thanks be to God that spring means a bit more of a tolerable weather – if this English weather can someday make up its mind. But for now I’m just happy that I can wear lighter outerwear. But I think there is some small part of me (a very incy wincy part) that will miss winter. And that is for the cozy weekends on the couch and of course the comfort food that I get to eat. Well in truth I have comfort foods year round but somehow they just seem more filling during a cold winter. So before the seasonal goodies are no more, I paid a visit to my local farmers market which is when this simple…

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