Salads

Raw kale, miso and hemp salad

I found this amazing little recipe while flicking idly through a great book called Thrive Foods at a friend’s house and rustled it up on the bank holiday when time was scarce and hunger great. It is delicious, super alkalising and a welcome variation on the much loved raw kale and […]

Curried chickpeas with yoghurt and scallion

This easy and delicious bowlful of goodness is based on a recipe by Heidi Swanson and when I threw it together last week we were practically licking the sides clean. Chickpeas are one of those things we always seem to have in the cupboard if all else fails. That and […]

Raw kale and mango salad

At my first private healthy cooking lesson we made this delicious and simple salad with gluten-free salmon and quinoa burgers and it went down a storm. I also served it at Pura Vida Social Club, pictured, and it disappeared just as rapidly. Kale is packed with nutrients including calcium, Vitamins A, C and […]

Coconut, corn and kale salad

Hankering after something coconut flavoured last night, I whipped up this salad with some wild cod and it was delicious – tropical, warm and sweet, a plate to whisk you out of london and off to sunny nature with just one bite. Toasted coconut flakes are one of my favourite […]

Winter beetroot, grain and avocado salad

When I feel like something healthy and hearty on a winter’s evening and the idea of yet another soup doesn’t quite cut it, a good grain-packed bowl with veggies and oodles of toppings and flavours – usually springing creatively forth from whatever is in the cupboard and the fridge – […]

Quick and easy avocado, fennel and grapefruit salad

The fresh and simple flavours of this salad hit my spot every time. I came across it in Matthew Kenney’s brilliant book Everyday Raw and knew immediately I would love it. Testament to my decisive tastebuds, Ben said he had marked the page out too as one I would like, […]

Kale and nori superfood sprinkle

When I started eating more veg and less meat and getting a weekly organic box, the challenge to keep flavours and recipes fresh and exciting soon became apparent – with a hungry and discerning team of dumpling rollers to feed every lunchtime at Rainbo HQ, not to mention the hungrier […]

Sumac, tahini, carrot and apple winter crunch salad

As the cold creeps in and all I find myself thinking of is a giant duvet bodysuit, where I last put my Eskimo sheepskin mittens and a lavender bath that never ends, I find it harder to eat consistently healthy food. Warm red wine-fuelled Sunday roasts, unappealingly cold trips to […]

Raw Moroccan cauliflower couscous with yoghurt and dill

An impromptu and rapid cooking session with our good friend Giles, sourced mainly from veg box leftovers which included a particularly forlorn looking cauliflower, led to this delicious cumin and dill flavoured crunchy gluten-free couscous which is sure to become a reliable recipe in the often time-starved Rainbo / Naturalista […]

Ben’s Asian chicken salad

Ben has been in bed with Gwyneth Paltrow for the past week. I’m pretending not to care but as he laughs with delight at the recipes in her new book It’s All Good, I can’t help but want to join in. For his inaugural Naturalista creation he chose his take […]