I don’t even think there is enough words in the english language to express the love and obsession I have for salads. A salad that’s full of healthy, fresh ingredients, that not only satisfies the tastebuds but fills you up and gives you energy - SIGN ME UP!
I’ve always felt a little weird about sharing my salad ‘recipes’ though; I think my brain doesn’t agree its a recipe because it’s so simple and just random things thrown in a bowl together, but now that I say that out loud, I see that I was being silly because these salad recipes are too good not to share.
I have a few go to salads lately, including this super easy, super tasty asian inspired crispy tofu and pickled ginger salad. I’ve become obsessed with the convenience of pre-shredded/julienned (matchsticks) vegetables because they make salads like these so easy to make. If you’re not a fan of pre-packeted vegetables (which I totally understand) but you want to have the convenience of being able to whip up a salad like this in no time, I recommend prepping a large amount of whatever vegetables you want at that start of the week so you’ve got them ready to go in the fridge every time you make a new salad - aka, everyday, sometimes twice a day in my house.
I’m loving creating meat free versions of my old school fave recipes and this is another delicious winner! I serve mine with zucchini pasta since the lentils and beans are so filling but you could easily serve yours with pasta if you want more of a traditional spag bol. Another amazing bonus about this meal is it is unbelievably cheap to make, so going meat-free won’t break the bank with this one!
Having only recently began phasing meat out of my diet, I am still quite new to vegetarian recipes and I was honestly surprised with how much I loved every mouthful of my Roast Vegetable Lasagne. I thought it would be one of those vegetarian meals that just wasn't the same without meat, but boy, oh boy, was I completely wrong! This recipe has such a homely vibe to it; perfect for the winter months when you need a delicious and warming meal.
Let's be honest, who doesn't love a good platter these days? I know I am a sucker for a good platter paired with the perfect wine and these three dips - olive, beetroot and roast pumpkin hummus - are perfect for any platter. They are also great to use as a dip for carrot/celery sticks as a healthy snack during the week.
I recently visited Bhutan and Nepal where I was introduced to Dal. Different types and flavors of Dal were served to me with almost every meal I had which made me fall in love with this meat-free, easy meal... So of course I had to learn how to make it.
Here I've shown you a tweaked version of the traditional Dal but still with the same amazing flavors. I love making this dish because it's so cheap, simple and healthy - my three favorite things about a recipe.