Tag: salad

Last of summer strawberry salad 

This summer we have had a love affair with strawberries that surely cannot be rivalled. Our local store gets in the biggest, reddest, juiciest ones and I just couldn’t get enough. Never has fruit held so much juicy joy and goodness for me as in these first months of pregnancy, […]

Golden beet, brown rice and arame salad

Last week in our organic veg box we got some amazing golden beetroots and my first thought was to roast them with some dijon. I have never had this before, and have no idea where it popped up from, but something about the sweet warmth of the beets and the hot, […]

Raw carrot, zucchini and orange salad

Yesterday, although it was October 1 and I awoke to rainclouds and endless grey skies, the sun came out for lunch and so I whipped up this autumnal salad from my veggie box, captured its bright and beautiful colours, and it felt just perfect for the transition of the seasons. And […]

Mung bean salad with nasturtiums and nigella seeds

This beautiful and easy little salad is the coming together of two timely things: an abundance of bright and delicate nasturtiums in our new front garden, and an even greater abundance of unprepossessing mung beans that have been lurking around the kitchen looking for a cause and a purpose. I rather […]

Fennel, radish and avocado summer salad

This is truly a corner shop salad. I made it the other day with some ingredients I liked the look of at my local convenience store (he does sell avocados and fennel so a cut above some) when I was way short on time and too hot to think about […]

Orange, broad bean and avocado rice bowl

In my opinion, healthy, clean food is almost always about bold flavours and simple wholefoods and this makes such a welcome escape from overly complex recipes and lengthy methods and prep. In the vein of one of my favourite and most striking little salads from by Matthew Kenny – the magical trio of grapefruit, avocado […]

Raw arame and sweet potato salad

Last weekend with little warning I went seaweed crazy and bought a huge bag of dried arame, some shredded dried wakame and some fresh salted sea vegetables from Earth Foods in Kentish Town. Perhaps my body knows the minerals it’s needing – and loud hankerings should never be ignored. I […]

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 – […]