Guest Blog – Brisbane’s CBD Farmer’s Market

Sandra from downunder sends in some great photos of the Brisbane farmers market: Every Wednesday from 10 am to 6 pm there is a farmers market in the heart of downtown Brisbane. Local and neighboring farmers (some from up in Cairns) come down to sell their wares. My shopping for the week all came to a total of Aussi $22!…

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Fenugreek and Quinoa Salad

This was a lucky discovery. Tasty and amazingly good for you as well. Fenugreek greens can sometimes be found in an Indian food market and are often used in Ayurvedic cooking. Serves 4 1 large avocado 2c quinoa (cooked) 1/2 c green olives stuffed with garlic 1/2 bunch fenugreek greens 1/2 bunch mint 1/2 lime's juice 1-2T e.v. olive oil…

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Thai Squash and Avocado Salad

This is phenomenal. Especially if you like fresh Thai salads like green papaya salad or vermicelli salad.

The spaghetti squash makes an interesting substitute for noodles in this cooling salad. Great for a hot summer day.

serves 4

  • 1 small Spaghetti Squash, roasted whole to tender 45 minutes to an hour in a 400 degree oven

While it is still hot, cut it in half. Remove seeds. Remove spaghetti strands with a fork into a bowl. Get what you can and allow the rest to cool for easy removal later.

Add:

  • 1-2 T fresh butter
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 small onion, sliced thin and rinsed under cold water

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Egg and Avocado Salad

This makes a nice breakfast. It has a powerful punch of nutrients and energy. It is also just a really nice salad and can be served hot or warm.

Serves 4

  • 3 free range eggs
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, sliced or pounded
  • 2 small onions, sliced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated or pounded
  • 1-2 T oil or butter or both
  • 1 t turmeric
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1 t cumin seeds, ground
  • 1 t coriander seeds, ground
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 3 T toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • lime juice to taste
  • 1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

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