Living the Savory Life

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Category: Healthy

Pea and Avocado Crostini with Zucchini and Tomatoes

Even the biggest carnivores need some vegetables every now and then.  Today is my day and I couldn’t be more excited about this recipe.  It’s one of the best things I’ve made lately (and considering those lamb shanks that’s a pretty tall order!).Pea and Avocado Crostini with Zucchini and Tomatoes ~ Living the Savory Life
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Fish Stew

Hello friends.  Long time no chat.  It had to happen eventually though, right?  A new post?  Here it is!

So 2015…. not my best year for blogging.  I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t be able to find a single soul to disagree.  But that’s the lovely thing about life right?  We get to start again.  Let’s put 2015 blogging in past and move forward shall we?  It might take a bit to get back into the swing of things but I will.  Like riding a bike and all, right?  I think so, but please stick with me until my writing gets a bit less clumsy.  And wait until you get a look at these photos!! Shocking!!!!Fish Stew
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Christmas Recap and Prawn Cocktail

DSC_0709The holiday season was SO busy for us, but I’m guessing that statement is not unique to me.  I hope you all have had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I know I was so spoiled with not one, not two, but THREE Christmases!  How does a girl get so lucky?  I had one with my family in November in the US, one with just my better half in the middle of December in Perth and a third with his family on Christmas in Melbourne.  It was a whirlwind of food and family and presents too!
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Turkey “Cobb” Salad

When thinking of what to put together for dinner this past week, I was really thinking of a true Cobb salad.  Chicken, egg, avocado, blue cheese and bacon among a pile of greens and tomatoes and onion.  All of this of course to be topped off with a thick and creamy dressing.  You know, one of those salads that end up with more calories than a bacon cheeseburger?

Yeah, that’s what I really wanted.

Using my better judgement (for once) I opted for this Turkey “Cobb” Salad instead.  Beautiful, fresh leafy greens topped with chopped turkey, thinly sliced carrot, sliced cucumber, chopped tomato, blanched green beans, blanched broccoli, and topped with a lightened up buttermilk ranch dressing.Turkey "Cobb" Salad ~ Living the Savory Life
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Buttermilk and Herb Marinated Chicken Served on a Bed of Spinach

Buttermilk and Herb Marinated Chicken ~ Living the Savory LifeFriends, I have a great one for you today!  Huge HUGE hit in this house.  Any leftovers are great for salads and sandwiches the next day.  In fact, I’m a little sorry that I didn’t make extra so there would be leftovers.  Buttermilk and herb marinated chicken on a bed of spinach looks very elegant but cooks up quickly which makes it a possibility for the mid-week menu.
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