Your Weekly Feed – end of the year light and summery


Alright, holidays!  Yay!  We have escaped the dust and noise of the renovation for a few days and have done a bit of a road trip to Port Douglas and back as we are keen to explore the area as much as we can.  Stunning, hot but stunning!  Tonight is the last Your Weekly Feed for the year, with new recipes, that is.  Kim & I will be taking a bit of break over Christmas but we have planned to keep Your Weekly Feed going with some of the top picks from the last 32 weeks just in case you are seeking inspiration or actually have some time up your sleeve?!

A big thank you to everyone who has taken an interest in Your Weekly Feed and helped pass the dinner love around, we really appreciate it and I know my family have enjoyed trying out lots of new meals too.  Kim & I are really looking forward to seeing what 2016 brings, no doubt loads of deliciousness!

From last week though I’ve gone for The Annoyed Thyroids Spicy Chicken Tacos for one of my picks as I’m sure they will be making an appearance these holidays.


Also because it’s light and summery, from The Purple Ladle this Asian Coleslaw, the photo speaks for itself!


Speaking of light & summery my final contribution for the year is just that with this Watermelon, Mint, Haloumi Seeded Salad.  I had something similar out to lunch with Mum when she was visiting the other week and thought I’d try to recreate, how did I go Mum?

Watermelon, mint, haloumi seeded salad

It’s very quick & easy and is great as a side or as a main, lunch or dinner especially in the hotter weather.  The quantities below are enough for 2 so just add extra depending on how many people you are feeding.

What you need:

1 1/2 C sliced watermelon

2 C baby spinach

180 g haloumi, sliced

1/4 C fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped

1/2 small spanish (red) onion, finely sliced

2 Tbsp sunflower seeds

2 Tbsp pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

1 Tbsp olive oil (for frying the haloumi) & 1 Tbsp olive oil for dressing

1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

salt & pepper to taste

What you do:

Heat olive oil in a fry pan and gently fry the haloumi turning after 2 minutes or so when it has started to golden, remove from heat and drain on kitchen paper

On a serving platter (or individual bowl, doesn’t matter) scatter the spinach leaves, spanish onion, watermelon & mint, top with the haloumi and sprinkle the seeds.

Drizzle the oil and vinegar over the salad and season to taste.


Please pop on over to Land of Zonkt to see what Kim is serving up for her final 2015 contribution and then we look forward to see some great meals linked up below too.



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16 comments on “Your Weekly Feed – end of the year light and summery

  1. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry
    December 13, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Oh I’m in love with your haloumi and watermelon number, Vicki! What a wonderful combo. We’ve been having A LOT of haloumi at our place lately since the weather warmed up! A shame my partner Daniel doesn’t like watermelon (what on earth is wrong with him??), so I guess I will have to make this one all for myself! I think I could handle that 😉 Seeing as it’s the final YWF for the year, I’ll say a BIG thank you to you and Kim for hosting this lovely link up. As you know, I only started contributing late this year but in that short time have felt so incredibly welcome here and have really enjoyed connecting with your lovely selves and all the other fantastic bloggers who contribute. So thank you! I hope you have a wonderful break with your family and a relaxing holiday season! 🙂

    • Vicki
      December 13, 2015 at 10:58 pm

      I ate the whole salad in the photo myself which I probably shouldn’t admit to but it’s a really yummy salad! Thank you for all your delicious links and for joining in with YWF, we love hosting it. Hope you have a fantastic summer too. x

  2. peregrinationgourmande
    December 14, 2015 at 1:52 am

    I really would like to ry this haloumi thing. Never tried it before. I tried to watch the sugar movie but I have to buy it on Itunes. I will do it. But i saw the teaser of the movie. Is this guy from australia? xx cathy

    • Vicki
      December 20, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Oh you must try the squeaky cheese!

  3. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    December 14, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks for the shout out on the tacos – I love watermelon in salads but I love the idea of adding the seeds and giving the dish a bit of “bite.” Thanks to you and Kim for hosting and bringing such deliciousness to the interwebs every week. Here’s to a whole lot of yum in 2016! x

    • Vicki
      December 20, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Thank you for all your contributions to YWF, so delicious!

  4. jayne
    December 14, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks for the coleslaw love Vicki! LOVE the look of your watermelon and haloumi salad what a great combo for summer. Thanks so much for hosting!

    • Vicki
      December 20, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Our pleasure Jayne, thank you so much for contributing

  5. Tania | My Kitchen Stories
    December 15, 2015 at 5:53 am

    It must be getting very warm up there now Vicki and perfect for watermelon and haloumi salads. Have a lovely Christmas x

    • Vicki
      December 20, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      It is Tania (we escaped for a few days back to Sydney) I hope you have a lovely Christmas too.

  6. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    December 15, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I could eat a watermelon salad like this nearly every day of the week. Everything on this page is beautiful!

    • Vicki
      December 20, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks so much Maureen (I have been eating a lot of watermelon lately!)

  7. Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living
    December 16, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I love checking in to your weekly post to be inspired in the kitchen! Then I realised I had a yummy recipe to add to the collection this week. The watermelon and haloumi looks incredible – anything with haloumi has me sold :):) xx

    • Vicki
      December 20, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      We were so delighted that you did link up that delicious cake, looks so good. Lucky husband. Thanks so much for linking up.

  8. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    December 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Ooh I need to try those Spicy Chicken Tacos! And your salad looks divine. Happy Christmas and thank you so much for hosting this yummy link up! Enjoy your well deserved break. xxx

    • Vicki
      December 20, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      Enjoy your break too Lucy and thanks so much for contributing to YWF this year xx

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