Category archives: Salads

Warm Winter Salad Bowl

January is a lovely relief from the heaviness of December if you know what I mean... Not just food wise - although the eating and drinking can all get a bit much too. There just seems to be such a rush in the month leading up to Christmas as businesses try to wrap things up and the general craziness and mayhem of Christmas, that once it's gone it definitely feels like[...]

Warm Lentil & Butternut Squash Salad

I am so happy I managed to grow this beauty in the garden without the slugs and snails getting to it first. In the end it took over a little as it trailed across the lawn but I ended up with this lovely looking butternut squash. It's always good to grow the foods you love eating and I sure am a big fan of butternut squash! I love it roasted, in stews and curries or in[...]

Autumnal Broccoli Mango Salad

I usually tend to throw things together with whatever's in the fridge, especially when it comes to salads, so it was really by accident that this salad happened. And what a lucky accident this Mango Broccoli Salad was! This is an incredible taste sensation of earthy broccoli with sweet juicy mango and crisp red onion, topped with a creamy tahini and hemp seed dressi[...]

Healthy Lunch Bowls

It's October already and here I am back at college for my final year as a Naturopathic Nutrition student. I am absolutely loving getting down to the nitty gritty of the effects nutrients have on our body. In particular I'm finding it fascinating learning about how certain nutrients play a role in switching on or off certain genes which may be the catalyst in the progr[...]

Summer Cherry Salad

It really feels like summer is here on the South Coast of England, around the Sussex Kent borders, when you're driving through the country side there are cherries and strawberries being sold at the side of the road every few miles. This summery cherry salad says 'Yes the summer is here summer'! Inspired by a recipe in one of my favourite cookery books - Green Kitchen[...]

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Studying for my end of year exam at the moment and sadly haven't got much time for fun experimenting with new dishes in the kitchen.. As a result all I want to eat is this trusty quinoa tabbouleh! It's fresh, crunchy and zingy, great on it's own, with a leafy salad or with a side of roasted veg, for breakfast {I love dinner leftovers for breakfast}, lunch or dinner!  [...]

Beet, Quinoa & Dill Salad

I want to share this recipe with you today because it's a big favourite of mine and a great one to take to pot luck parties and BBQs. Very simple to assemble and you will love the earthy, sweet and aromatic flavours of the beets, dill and garlic. Quinoa is the base for this warm salad, I use it a lot as it's such as  a fantastic alternative grain on a gluten free d[...]

Street Salad

Mr E has been so amazing this week by joining me in eating lots of raw food. As part of the research I'm currently doing into raw vegan diets for a college project, I am also having to experience eating a 100% raw vegan diet for 1 week. This is day 4 and I'm feeling really good; physically I feel lighter and full of energy, while mentally I feel really alert and focus[...]