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Another Bean Salad (Lemony White Beans with Pecorino)

I was short on time today and decided to bust out the tins of cannellini beans once again.  Instead of making my usual Easy Bean Salad with Goats Cheese, I tried this version from my new Date Night In book by Ashley Rodriguez.  She serves it as part of an antipasto platter, but it was great with lamb cutlets (the rosemary really matched up well) and some Fennel and Radish Salad on the side.  READ MORE


Avocado Salad with Cumin and Pepitas

I recently bought the most beautiful new cookbook by Ashley Rodriguez – she’s a former chef in the US who has the award winning blog ‘Not Without Salt’.  The book is called ‘Date Night In’ and it’s packed full of decadent feasts to share with your significant other, designed to get the juices flowing and reinvigorate relationships (wink wink).  READ MORE


Raw Carrot and Beetroot Salad

This is a lovely fresh salad, which goes with just about anything really.  The earthy beetroot is great raw with the lemon and it’s really healthy.  A good one for all ages (if you leave out chilli or add it at the table for the grown ups) it’s another Karen Martini fave.  She pairs it with spicy fried lamb mince and a chickpea puree.  I reckon it would be good with roast chicken or schnitzel, lamb cutlets or pan fried fish.  READ MORE