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Salad Grande

Salad Grande is my very own salad which was a big hit on one of my dinner parties. It goes great as side salad with grilled meat and meatloaf and people go crazy over this. It is like spring in a bowl ❤

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  • 3 cups 4 leaf lettuce mix (coral, cos, endives, baby spinach)
  • ½ cherry tomato halves
  • 1 medium red onions (sliced into rings)
  • ½ cup pitted and halved Kalamata olives
  • 1 continental cucumber sliced into semi circles
  • 1 avocado (diced)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbspn pine nuts (fresh)
  • 2 tbspns freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 spring onion (only green part, sliced diagonally)


  • 4 tbspns lemon juice
  • Some freshly cracked black pepper
  • Some sea salt
  • 1 thai red chilli (finely chopped)
  • 1 big clove of garlic (minced)
  • A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tspn apple cider vinegar (Optional)


  1. Wash, pat dry and cut all the vegetables as per instructions and place them in a mixing salad bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl mix all the ingredients for dressing and whisk. Drizzle this dressing over the salad. Mix and toss.
  3. Take out the salad onto the serving dish and garnish with some walnuts, pine nuts and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  4. Serve.


Chicken Parma Tenders

Just a light version of Chicken parmigiana. I don’t like the thick chicken breast piece so I have used tenders, it makes the recipe lighter and more fun!

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  • 4 chicken tenderloins
  • some salt
  • some pepper
  • some paprika
  • some chicken salt
  • some olive oil and softened butter


  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • some Italian herbs (chopped fine)
  • 1 cup flour (seasoned with salt and pepper)
  • 1 egg + 2 tbspns milk (whisked)


  • 4 tbspns Napolitano sauce
  • 1 cup freshly grated mozzarella
  • ¼ cup freshly shaved parmesan


  • Some greens
  • Some asparagus
  • Or garden salad/ Greek salad



  • Put chicken tenders in a zip lock bag and pound with a meat hammer until flat and thin.
  • Season with some salt, pepper, chicken salt and paprika on both sides and keep aside.
  • Meanwhile get your oven preheated on broiling mode at 200 degrees Celsius and get your crumbing station ready, 1. Seasoned flour in a flat dish, 2. Egg wash in a shallow dish and 3. Breadcrumbs.
  • Now with the help of fork, take one tender, coat it in flour, shake off the excess, dip it in egg wash and then crumbs. Coat each and every naked bit of it and keep it on a tray.
  • Do the same with rest of the tenders.
  • Heat a frying pan and splash some olive oil and place the chicken tenders on the pan. 2.5 minutes per side. When you are about to change the side, add a small knob of butter. This will give a buttery flavour and extra crunch and color to the bread crumbs.
  • Meanwhile, get your baking tray ready lined with parchment paper. Transfer the tenders to the baking tray, smear a tablespoon of Napoli sauce on each tender, then some fresh shaves of parmesan and then generous amount of freshly grated mozzarella.
  • Broil for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve hot with greens.
  • Enjoy.

Parmesan Crusted Wings

My favorite way of making fried chicken wings ……..

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  • 1 kg chicken wings
  • 1 tbspn chilli paste
  • 1 tspn garlic powder
  • 1 tspn onion powder
  • Some chicken salt
  • Some normal salt
  • Some cracked black pepper
  • A pinch of white pepper
  • 4 tbspns vinegar
  • 1 tspn powdered parmesan cheese (carefully adjust the quantity of chicken salt, salt and parmesan cheese as we don’t want too salty)


  • 1 egg well beaten


  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • Some salt and pepper (again be very careful with the quantity of salt)
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Oil for frying


-Marinade chicken in all the ingredients given above for at least 6 hours. Now add one egg and mix again.

-In a shallow dish make your crumb mixture. You can add any herbs if you like, I added some of the masterfood pizza mix, you can add anything you like (parsley, chives, oregano, thyme, rosemary, etc.)

-Meanwhile heat the oil to 180 degrees Celsius.

-Now take one wing from the marinade and egg mixture, dredge in the coating mix and put it on a plate. Pile all the wings by following the same procedure.

-Fry in 2 – 3 batches (6 at a time) for 4 minutes or until crispy and brown.

-Serve hot with ketchup topped with grated parmesan cheese or ranch sauce or chilli aioli.

Chicken Parmigiana (Chicken Parma)

Chicken Parmigiana , one of my favorite dinner ideas ……..

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  • 2 chicken schnitzels
  • 2 eggs + ½ cup milk+ some salt + some black pepper and some parmesan
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup flour + a pinch of oregano and thyme + some chicken salt
  • Some oil for shallow frying


  • 4 tbspns Napoli sauce
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan


-Take a 2 feet long piece of cling film wrap and put your schnitzels on its one side. Fold the cling film wrap and with a meat tenderizing hammer, pound it.

-Whisk eggs and everything given for the egg mixture.

-And separately, make flour mix with everything given for the flour mixture.

-Then in another plate get some breadcrumbs.

-Heat oil in a frying pan.

-Now take one schnitzel, dip it in egg mixture, roll in flour mixture, then again in egg mixture, then in crumbs and fry on medium heat until its golden brown.

-Do the same with the other schnitzel.

-Put some Napoli sauce on them and then sprinkle some parmesan cheese.

-Bake in preheated oven (180 degrees) for 15 minutes or until the cheese is brown and bubbly.

-Serve hot with salad or wedges.

Chicken Parmesan Omelette

Chicken parmesan omelette is my favorite breakfast, whenever i want something fancy I make it ………..

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  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • A handful of shredded parmesan
  • 2 chicken tenderloins (cut into thin strips)
  • Red chilli sliced
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 2 tbspns olive oil


-In a mixing bowl crack two eggs, add some milk and whisk.

-Heat a non-stick grill pan and grill chicken strips until they are white and half cooked.

-Now heat a non-stick frying pan, spray some oil on it and when it is medium hot pour egg mixture onto it. Move the pan and make the omelette round.

-When it starts to change colour sprinkle cheese, grilled chicken, chillies and spring onion. Fold it and flip the side.

-Take it onto a plate and serve hot with toasted wholemeal bread.