Thai satay salad with Tofu

I’m a recent convert to tofu, but I’m a long term fan of Thai food, having loved it since I taught English language classes there at the tender age of 21, and I’d be very happy to eat this salad (or a derivation of it) pretty much every day. Substitute the tofu for anything you… Continue reading Thai satay salad with Tofu

Beetroot salad

This super pretty beetroot salad is by Honey & Co for Waitrose Magazine, and I’ve made it three times already – it’s perfect to zhuzh up a midweek lunch of leftover BBQ chicken with salad, or as a side salad to basically anything you care to eat. It’s sooooo much more interesting than just a… Continue reading Beetroot salad

Asparagus pesto salad

Asparagus season has landed in the UK, and this rather lovely salad is my new favourite ways to eat it, along with salmon and crushed new potatoes. Home made pesto is really easy to make, and makes all the difference, so I urge you to give it a whirl. Just looking at this pretty plate… Continue reading Asparagus pesto salad

Tomato, mozzarella + basil salad

I have made this salad more times than I care to remember, but I keep coming back for more – excellent as a side salad, main event, or as a nibble to accompany drinks, I also make the basil dressing alone to drizzle over roast or BBQ chicken because it’s delicious. This amount of dressing… Continue reading Tomato, mozzarella + basil salad

Salad Niçoise

It’s not hard to see why this salad is a stone cold classic – it’s delicious, substantial, easy to make and appears to contain all known food groups. If you’re lacking in any particular ingredient just leave it out, or substitute with anything you have to hand – once you have tuna, eggs and green… Continue reading Salad Niçoise

Warm grain salad

This salad is A) yummy, B) pretty, plus C) a batch lasts me all week for lunch, so in my book it’s a winner. What’s not to like about winter veg, grains, herbs, spices and nuts? Result! The recipe is from the Waitrose Food Magazine, which I highly recommend if you can get your hands… Continue reading Warm grain salad

Brussels sprouts salad

Try saying that after a glass or two of Christmas sherry! Inspired by the Ottolenghi Brussels Sprouts Nests that my sister made as a Christmas Day starter a few years, this is my way to stay festive while feeling like I’m not full to the brim with food. I make enough of the salad for… Continue reading Brussels sprouts salad

Chicken kebab with crunchy red cabbage

Friday night is takeaway night in our house (or at least it’s food that feels like a takeaway) and last week we had this super colourful meal of chicken kebabs with flatbreads and all the trimmings. No you don’t have to lay the food out in rainbow patterns, I just don’t seem to be able… Continue reading Chicken kebab with crunchy red cabbage

Buttermilk chicken with spicy coleslaw

Winner winner chicken dinner. A little forward prep is needed with this one (to marinate the chicken), but then it’s easy peasy. Whole chicken thighs with bone in + skin on work well too, but this time around I’ve cut boneless chicken into pieces. The coleslaw is zingy and delicious and onion free for those… Continue reading Buttermilk chicken with spicy coleslaw

Tabbouleh

You can fling pretty much anything into tabbouleh – so long as you have some herbs, seasoning, and dressing in there it’ll taste great. This recipe is from the Waitrose Food magazine and is super colourful and contains two things I particularly love, figs and pistachios. Neither are obligatory, although the nuts do add crunch.… Continue reading Tabbouleh