Avocado choc smoothie


I mentioned in this month’s In My Kitchen post that I have been making a fab avocado smoothie on which I should do a post.  Well, here it is. Continue reading


Prawn, Mango and Avocado Salad with Coconut Dressing


It is amazing how things turn out.  Little did I know when I wrote my very first post, ‘Passionfruit Syrup’, that it would turn out to be my most popular.  Nor did I know, a post on a very simple salad,  ‘Prawn, Mango and Avocado Salad‘, would be my second most popular.  (For the curious: my third most popular is ‘International Scone Week 2012’.  I made pumpkin scones.) Continue reading

Spicy Pork Empanaditas with Chunky Avocado Relish

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Here is a recipe from another of my favourite cookbooks:  Canapes by Eric Treuille & Victoria Blashford-Snell.  As the names suggests, all the recipes in the book are for finger food.  It is great when you are having a party or for when you want an informal starter.  I have made a lot of recipes from it. Continue reading

Marinated Chicken with Corn & Avocado Salad

Whilst those in the northern hemisphere may be lamenting the end of a short summer, I am lamenting the end of an equally short winter.  Many moan about having 9 months of winter and 3 months of summer but not me.  We have 9 months of summer and 3 months of winter. Continue reading

Prawn, Mango and Avocado Salad

It is still warm in Perth.

The other night,  we were trying to work out what to have for dinner.  We wanted something light and simple.  I went to Eat Your Books.  I love that website.  It tells me that I have 15, 845 recipes on my bookshelf (and they are just the ones they have indexed).  I shudder to think how many I actually do have – more like 30,000 I would think… that should keep me busy.

I typed in ‘lettuce’ and ‘coriander’.    I love coriander and thought a salad incorporating coriander would be nice and refreshing.  Up popped (along with many others) this lovely fresh salad.  It has the never-fail combination of prawns, mango and avocado.   I was off to the shop in no time. Continue reading