Spring Nicoise Salad

This spring nicoise salad is a way of celebrating the bright yellow of early spring. The bitterness of Radicchio Variegato di Castelfranco, the crisp freshness of cucumber, the soft richness of boiled eggs and the bite of capers and anchovies all combine to make a lovely light lunch. Serves 1 Ingredients 2 eggs bitter leaves (I used Radicchio Variegato […]

Sprouted quinoa falafel

Apparently sprouting grains makes them easier to digest and allows their nutrients to be more easily absorbed. Apparently quinoa has superpowers. So that means these sprouted quinoa falafel have super powerful superpowers. The earthy heat of the cumin and coriander bring out the nuttiness of the sprouted quinoa and the fresh coriander, lemon and carrot give […]

Griddled Peach, Pea and Mozzarella salad

This griddled peach, pea and mozzarella salad is a wonderful celebration of the height of summer. The sweetness of home grown peas is brought out by the sweetness of ripe peach. Charring the slices of peach on a cast iron griddle gives them a slightly more savoury flavour and the milky saltiness of the mozzarella […]

Freekeh salad

This freekeh salad has a very satisfying nutty flavour, as well as all the cooling freshness you’d want on a hot summer’s day. Freekeh is a cereal crop, middle eastern in origin, which can be used much like rice. I opted for using cracked freekeh for this salad but it is also available whole, which […]

Carrot, Bean and Tapenade salad

A raw root vegetable salad is one of my winter staples. In this particular one, the sweetness of grated parsnips and carrots is counterbalanced with a potent tapenade. In the darkest depth of winter, you sometimes need a little reminder that summer is only a few months away. Sharp lemon, piquant capers, fragrant parsley and […]

Gravlax with beetroot and cucumber

This salad of Gravlax salmon with beetroot and cucumber was inspired by the height of summer and the arrival of the season’s incredible vegetables. The earthiness of beetroot, both in sweet, roasted chunks and in crisp, raw slices, is balanced by the sharpness of lightly pickled young cucumber and the piquancy of capers. Curing salmon is […]

Smoked Herring, Fennel and Apple Salad

This summer salad brings together deliciously oily smoked herring, aniseed fennel, crisp and sharp apple and seasonal British lettuce. Like the coriander and lime pickled cucumber rice salad I made a few weeks ago, this dish is ludicrously simple but wonderfully light and punchy, which is ideal for the heat wave we’re currently experiencing. If you’re […]

Coriander and Lime pickled cucumber salad

This summer salad is designed to celebrate the fresh flavours of lime and coriander together with honouring the triumph beautifully cooked basmati rice. One of the greatest things about food is that you never stop learning and evolving the way that you cook it. For even the most basic food stuffs, there are countless cooking […]

Winter cabbage salad with flame roasted peppers

Serves 1 as a main or two as a starter The powerful flavours of this light winter salad are ideal for the post Christmas period, when you’ve finally become tired of festive indulgence and yearn for something a little healthier. The gentle heat of the garlic in the dressing should help to banish any remnants […]

Roasted Corn Salad with basil oil

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Serves 2 This simple corn salad was partially inspired by for the love of yum‘s lovely End of Summer Corn and Potato Salad with Red Chilies. Nadia’s post beautifully describes a drive from Toronto to Rhode Island, littered with tempting farm stands and fields upon fields of fresh corn, which encouraged […]

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