Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Colour my food...

It's not just colours in fabric, thread, crockery and trinkets that raise my 'wow' register. 
Food can do it too!

Like Saturday's 'Prawn & Avocado" salad...

Mr E peeled the local prawns, and I invented a new mango and lime salad dressing...

 Very simple, and very fresh.
Want the recipe?

In a blender add:

* the fruit of one peeled mango 
* 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
* the juice of one lime
* 1 1/2 tablespoons macadamia oil (cold pressed organic)


Yesterday for lunch I used the remainder of the mango & lime dressing as a dip for a platter of raw vegetables, some water crackers, and crumbly Mersey Valley cheese.
I also mashed together an avocado, sweet chilli sauce, and the juice of 1/2 a lime as an extra dip for our lunch...

It looked so lovely and rustic served on my old wooden bread board.
As well as the cheese and water crackers we had raw carrots, raw sweet potato slices, cucumber sticks and cherry tomatoes...

Not much left afterwards...

...but just enough for Blossom's afternoon tea. 

Like I said. Colour is wonderful, no matter where you find it!



  1. I love seeing your cooking, always looks delicious

  2. Looks good! I might try it.

  3. Oh Jenny-girl I think you've found my appetite...been so sick with food poisoning and this is the first thing that has looked good to me. Love you girl!

  4. Your photography is amazing Jenny ... & you make me look at colours in a whole new way.
    AND I wish I lived at your house if thats what you serve up for lunch !!!!!! x0x

  5. Oh, it all looks so good; my mouth is watering just looking at the pictures!

  6. those prawns look devine, dressing sounds sublime (rhyming and puning lol) I need to get my camera/sd card sorted so i can take some new photos and do some decent blogging!

  7. Looks very delicious and fresh.

  8. It looks delicious Jenny! I've never heard of eating sweet potato raw so I've just had a google search to discover some recommend it and others don't due to an enzyme inhibitor in raw sweet potato called trypsin which is destroyed during cooking. I guess enjoying it it moderation is definitely a healthy alternative to potato crisps or similar.

  9. Looks so delicious. I'm not a fan of mango, but that dressing does look wonderful and my husband would enjoy it a lot.

  10. All that yummy healthy food looks so delicious! Beautiful photos too, Jenny! Xx

  11. You make healthy eating look so attractive, Jenny!

  12. That mango & lime with prawns looks fantastic.

  13. Hi Jenny, Thank you for the lovely photos, your food looks so appealing, appetizing, yummy and nutritious. I bought a book many years ago called 'Colour My Food' all about the nutritious value in all the colours of food. I think your yummy dressings make it too. Love all your photos, thank you for sharing your talent it is a gift to be able to see and put things together with colours, that is an area I struggle with myself, once I get into something my creative imagination comes forward but knowing how far to mix or when to stop with the colours does not seem to come natural to me so your tutorials is a great help, think I should print or keep a diary of particular posts to refer to in future. Learning so much from all you share, thank you, Judithann


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