coconut fish curry
a nice brightly flavoured curry, perfect for the end of summer. i used cod for this (cos i love it, altho i do hate removing the bones) but you can use any firm skinless white fish. make a simple curry with coconut milk, fresh tomatoes, fresh chili pepper, ginger & garlic, some nice chunks of fish and a good squeeze of lime. make sure you serve it with some rice to soak up all that sauce!
beet slaw with pistachio butter
holy cow, this salad is a revelation! it probably doesn’t sound like those flavours even go together but omg they were made for each other! i mean the pistachio butter alone, you could put on anything, but paired with the beet slaw — already a straight up winner, beautifully balancing sweet and savoury — the flavours & textures together are phenomenal. also, it’s filling, so if you’re thinking, “what? beet slaw for dinner?” think again!
lamb burgers with mint-feta pesto
oh boy, this is another winning flavour combo. i often find lamb so rich, but the tang from the feta in the pesto cuts any richness the beautifully seasoned ground lamb burgers might have. you can serve these as i always do (on their own, with a side of traditional greek salad) or you can pack them into a pita pocket with shredded lettuce.
arugula, dried cherry & wild rice salad
i feel like i have two recipes for greens-based salads and every time i make either, i declare it to be my favourite salad. this is one of them (here is the other). loaded with flavour and contrasting textures — not only dried cherries and wild rice, but toasted almonds and tangy feta cheese too — it is both the perfect side salad (if you cut back on the rice) as well as a full meal salad. take note, cos this is the perfect dish to make when you’re asked to bring something to a dinner party, or potluck.
chicken & chorizo fajitas
i’ve been making these fajitas since my kids were little. i suppose chorizo isn’t terribly authentic — should be sautéed red peppers, but guess what my kids prefer? sautéed chicken and onions with sliced chorizo, piled in to big flour tortillas with all your favourite fixins: lettuce, tomatoes & cheddar for sure, but we love these with refried beans too. i guess they’re kinda fajita-burritos. fajitarritos.
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