Clare’s Christmas Parfait

My sister Clare made the most deliciously simple dessert for our (early) Christmas dinner at Mum’s on the weekend and it was so scrumptious that I had to share! 


Layer 1: 
Raspberry jelly
Layer 2: 
Strawberry jelly
Layer 3: 
Jalna Vanilla Yoghurt
Layer 4: 
Raspberries & chopped strawberries
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Layer 6: 
Another dollop of yoghurt
Layer 7: 
Toasted almond flakes
Layer 8: 
Red currants to decorate

She also made a fun Christmas salad the next day that I just had to share with you as well!  She’s a clever cookie that one.

How creative do you get with your food at Christmas time?

For more easy Christmas (and rest of the year) recipes from FGB you can head over here.


A well overdue easy peasy dinner winner

This recipe was given to me by my good friend Bec a couple of years ago. I have named it for her.

I tend to have phases with salads. This is the current fave. This salad has remained the fave for much longer than others because it is just so good! This salad has also become my Mum’s current fave also -which is saying a lot because she eats salad as her whole meal almost every night!

Perfect with some fish on Good Friday for those of you who follow that particular Easter tradition.


700g roasted pumpkin, cubed
some roasted baby beetroot, halved
1 avocado, sliced
punnet of baby tomatoes, halved
1 red onion, sliced
lots of baby spinach leaves*

Mix the following ingredients together in a jar with a lid:
1 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
1 tbspn fresh mint, finely chopped
2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper

*If you are looking particularly close at the photo you’ll note that on this particular occasion I mixed the baby spinach with some rocket for something different.


Oriental Fried Noodle Salad

1/2 – 1 Chinese Cabbage or Savoy Cabbage, shredded finely
6 spring onions, chopped
100g lightly roasted slivered almonds &/or pinenuts
1 pkt Chang’s Fried Noodles 100g


¼ cup White Vinegar
1/4 cup Castor Sugar
1 tblsp Soy Sauce
2 tsp sesame oil (Optional)
½ cup Olive Oil

Mix all the ingredients of the Dressing in a saucepan. Stir well over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool. Combine the Cabbage, chopped spring onions and almonds in a salad bowl. Add dressing and mix well. Just before serving add the noodles and toss thoroughly.

Addition 02/11: This recipe just got even easier! Chang’s have now put out a bottle of the dressing that goes on this salad! That just cut down the prep time by half!

This delicious recipe, from the back of the packet of Chang’s Oriental Fried Noodles, is a very well known salad recipe and can be found at many a group BBQ when one is required to bring a salad. It is so easy to make and tastes amazing. Add about 300g of shredded BBQ chicken or BBQ pork and you have a meal on it’s own.

You may have noticed that today is Wednesday and not Tuesday, the regular day for easy peasy dinner winners. It’s just getting too hard for me to do a regular post every week. So this will be the last regular easy peasy dinner winner post with linky. I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you for the fantastically easy recipes that you have passed this way over the last 6 months.

Addition – as the linky tools are no longer free all of the links are no longer accessible :(

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