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Friday, 10 April 2015

A Foodie Post

Do you end up with an assortment of food in your fridge that you hate to waste? Food waste is such a waste of money and the world's resources. I came across the site recently which I think is pretty cool. You check off what food you have, and can even nominate a special dietary requirement, and it immediately comes up with a whole bunch of recipes using what you have. Here's the

A while back we had visitors who brought with them the most delicious broccoli salad I have ever tasted. They were kind enough to share the recipe, so here it is...although I think I have "improved" it a little healthwise, and I will put both versions in.

Raw Broccoli Salad

I just realized these look like huge pieces of broccoli, but it is just a single serve bowl.

Into your salad bowl mix...
1 head of broccoli cut into bite-sized pieces
10 slices of bacon, cooked until crispy (I used 5 slices)
1/4 cup (1 medium) red onion, finely sliced or diced
1/2 cup of raisins or craisins
1/2 - 1 cup of sunflower seeds

Mix together and add...
1 cup of mayonnaise (I used 3/4 cup)
3 Tbsp of white vinegar
2 Tbsp of sugar (I used 1 Tbsp of Xylitol, plant based sweetener)

I have made this a few times now and everyone loves it!

We have family living with us for a while as they resettle themselves from Australia. Amy keeps posting things on Facebook about how soft the grass is here, and how lovely she finds the rain. There's nothing like going home is there. It makes me realize what we sometimes take for granted. 


Feijoas - yum!

These are what we are enjoying right now. Our expats often crave them. They are sometimes known as a pineapple guava in other countries I think. They have a grainy texture and a tangy flavour. They can be used in cakes, preserved, used in chutneys and in so many other ways. We just dig into them with a teaspoon, and some even just eat them skin and all. We only have two smallish trees producing, and I know that's not going to be enough for 6 people!


  1. Another fruit I've never tasted. From your description they sound wonderful. I make a similar brocolli salad and it's very popular with my family and easy to take places as well.

    1. Wish I could send you some of these fab fruits to try Cynthia, but alas..customs.


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