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My Family Reunion & Eatfest!

October 17, 2014
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This is the most sedate, non-blurry picture as we kept laughing!

My gorgeous brother & sister: This is the most sedate, non-blurry picture we could get as we kept laughing!

I don’t have a very big family. There’s no line-up of aunts & uncles and cousins on my Christmas card list! It’s just me and my older sister and younger brother.

We are scattered from Melbourne to Brisbane to San Francisco and opportunities to meet up are few and far between. Last week, my sister visited Australia and we had a “pot-luck” dinner reunion in Melbourne, hosted by my very special friends, Kyle & Gerry. It has been 6 years since my sister has been in the country and we enjoyed plenty of  laughs and childhood reminiscing. It was a fabulous time and my thanks go to all who made it so.

But…. more importantly… what did we eat?!!

I marinated some chicken thighs in smoked paprika, olive oil and garlic and we grilled them on the barbecue with some local pork sausages.


Kyle made a Thai style coleslaw with carrots, bean-shoots and cabbage. He mixed through some grilled prawns and dressed it with a Thai dressing with coconut cream. He didn’t give me his recipe but here is my own recipe for a coconut dressing.


My brother made a broccolini salad with roasted celery & onion and steamed broccolini & asparagus. He dressed with a hommus sauce, which I would never have thought to do but it was AMAZING!

mums fritt

My mum made a roasted pumpkin and capsicum frittata with sage leaves.

Japanese Jicama Salad with Sesame

I made a jicama salad with a simple lemon & sesame dressing.


I made a green salad and served it with my favourite green goddess dressing and toasted walnuts.

Creamy Cauli & Egg Salad

My Aunty made a potato salad….but hers had actual potato and bacon in it!! Here is a recipe for my potato-free, potato salad!

choco pie2

I had pre-made the chocolate gingerbread pie and frozen it. It travelled the 1800kms very well and was enjoyed by everyone!


And I also took my own booch, which we quickly drank so my sister bought some local Remedy Organic Kombucha, which was just as good as homemade!

You know, a meal in a restaurant is wonderful, but who can beat a spread where everyone contributes and everything is homemade!




5 Comments leave one →
  1. Michelle Chilcott permalink
    October 17, 2014 6:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes & letting us get a peak at your family I’m sure you all had a fantastic time catching up.

    Regards Michelle

    Sent from my iPad


  2. October 17, 2014 1:13 pm

    What a wonderful feast for such a special gathering.

  3. Natural New Age Mum permalink
    October 17, 2014 10:29 am

    Yummo! Some good inspiration there 🙂

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