Vietnamese noodle salad = fragrant, easy, tasty

Went back down to the “big smoke” yesterday and was reminded of the Vietnamese noodle salads I would get all the time. Here’s the Opti version, certainly not my creation

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Green soup for Halloween ! Quick & easy creamy asparagus & spinach soup … so nutritious too !

This soup is super easy- a great combination of greens, a good way to get this most essential colour in our diet as well. So super low in cal and

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Super quick & crispy veggie shards = chunky chips !

Easy peasy chips technique, I’ve done carrot and zucchini, could be used with others. They were great, give a go when you have the oven on for something else.  The

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Nachos ! The last of the flat bread recipes for a while … addictive is the word !

Not one for a mid week meal from scratch, definitely a weekend meal when you have time to go back and forth to the kitchen, to slowly cook and eat.

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One pot coconut curry noodles … for when you ain’t got no time for ‘dat !

I ain’t got no time for ‘dat ! Done and dusted in 40 mins including 30 mins cooking time. A one pot wonder, no foffing or fussing around, just chuck it

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Creamy asparagus, mushroom & broccoli crepes … Yum yum

Made of three parts, this is one for a lazy Sunday arvo to make it in one go, but well worth the effort. Veggies inside and sauce can be pre-cooked,

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Spicing it up … Imam Bayildi (stuffed eggplant)

Felt like a bit of something spicy after a few “plainer” delights the past week or so. Called the poor man’s meat, more like a filling optifaster’s heaven ! Slow

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Quick & easy condiments … Gran’s Cucumber Pickles & a Red Onion Chutney

My mother in law does these fantastic red capsicum pickles, they are super sweet but tart at the same time. Really yummy. This reminded me of the awesome benefits of

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I just made bread … out of just cauliflower, super low cal & carb flat bread. Vegan + grain, gluten & nut-free !

Well, holy grail number II done ! Yes this is a slightly technical recipe, but nothing too out of reach of anyone at all. All you need is a cauliflower,

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Pizza ! Vegan, Egg free, veggies only, very scrummy

Finally I’ve tweaked this recipe enough for it to stand up against its egg white competitors. Of course egg whites have very little cal and no carb, but this base

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