Winter Roast Butternut Salad with Lemon Dressing

When most people think of salad they think hot summer days, lettuce, refreshing cucumber, nothing hot or cooked and anything else along those lines.  But I think there is a whole class of salads that can fit into the winter category and can make the perfect side or even meal during those cold winter months.

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Pork Rib Tacos with Quick Onion Pickle

Doug and I went through a serious taco phase, pork rib tacos, beef short rib tacos, steak with chimichurri in a taco and popcorn prawns with a lemon and coriander mayo in tacos.  There are in no way traditional or authentic but they tasted so good and will be put up on the blog over the next few weeks.  So if you love tacos and all the trimmings that go with them, you are in luck!

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Courgette Carpaccio

When the sun is out on the weekend, the beers get cracked, ice gets popped into the Gin and tonics and the braai comes out.  What is better than a lamb chop, delicious steak or chicken on the braai, with that char-grilled smokey flavour.

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Bun Cha with the Best Dipping Sauce Ever

Bun Cha are little meatballs served with noodles wrapped in lettuce and are a common Vietnamese street food.  I have never been to Vietnam, but if all food taste like this then I am going soon.  These little bites of heaven are a firm favourite in my repertoire of recipes.   Every time I make them, people love it and any ideas I may have had of leftovers go out the window.

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