Insalata Caprese

Insalata Caprese

Simple, classic and timeless. There is a reason why this salad has stood the test of time. Best made in the late summer with homegrown tomatoes and basil or purchased from a local farmer’s market. Try heirloom or heritage varieties of tomatoes that offer flavour,...
Fattoush

Fattoush

Fattoush is a great way to use up old pittas and create an unforgettable summer salad. Sumac is a reddish-purplish powder made from dried and crushed fruits produced by one of the varieties of the sumac plant. It’s used in salads, to sprinkle on hummus and other mezze...
Spicy Peanut Noodles

Spicy Peanut Noodles

Summer is all about not having to spend much time in the kitchen and not having to turn on the oven. Spicy Peanut Noodles accomplishes both of those and is very moorish! The rice noodles only need soaking in hot water, the veggies just need chopping. This is great as...
Som Tum – Thai Green Papaya Salad

Som Tum – Thai Green Papaya Salad

Som Tum has is hands down my favourite Thai dish. I love the fragrant curries, the creamy soups and the tangy noodles, but this spicy green papaya salad makes my heart sing every time. The first bite takes me back to the the street food vendors of Thailand. Green...
Curried Sweet Potato Salad

Curried Sweet Potato Salad

Potato salad is a summer staple, this recipe for Curried Sweet Potato Salad is a exciting spin on the classic. The combination of roasted sweet potatoes and crunchy cashews is a match made in heaven, mingling with fresh coriander, curry powder and lime juice. Perfect...
Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese rice paper rolls are not fried, they are served fresh. Rice paper is soaked and packed with fresh herbs, vegetables and rice noodles and served with a gorgeous dipping sauce to create an explosion of taste. These work great as an interactive starter for a...
Black Bean and Avocado Salad

Black Bean and Avocado Salad

The sun is shinning and that puts me in the mood for salad. Inspired by the flavours of Mexico, black bean and avocado salad is perfect served as a main with some tortilla chips or served in little gem lettuce leaves, or can be served as a side. The recipe is from...
Moroccan Blood Orange and Date Salad

Moroccan Blood Orange and Date Salad

Inspired by my Moroccan cookery class this weekend, as well as it being citrus season, here is a lovely recipe for Moroccan Blood Orange And Date Salad. The orange blossom water, preserved lemon and sumac can all be found at world food markets, they are inexpensive,...
Squash, Feta and Pomegranate with Kale

Squash, Feta and Pomegranate with Kale

Squash, feta and pomegranate with kale is my new autumn favourite, I have completely fallen in love with it. The squash, roasted with ras el hanout, a North African spice blend, paired with creamy feta and speckled with pomegranate jewels make the dish not only tasty,...
Roasted Beetroot and Fennel with Apple Glaze

Roasted Beetroot and Fennel with Apple Glaze

Local juice company Bensons Apple Juice asked me for a recipe using their lovely apple juice. The result was roasted beetroot and fennel with apple glaze. This dish can be served warm paired with quinoa for some protein for a main meal or as a side dish. It is also...
Parsnip and Celeriac Coleslaw

Parsnip and Celeriac Coleslaw

Need to use up those parsnips and celeriac from the veg box. This is a great seasonal slaw speckled with cranberries and hazelnuts. Serve with as a salad for lunch with a bowl of soup or use as a side for dinner, goes great with burgers. Parsnip and Celeriac Coleslaw...