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Salads

Couscous salad with mixed beans, feta cheese and olives

Couscous salad with mixed beans, feta cheese and olives

As the heat wave continues light, tasty food is the order of the day. This recipe is inspired by Greek flavours and includes feta cheese and olives. As both of these ingredients can be quite salty, do check the seasoning carefully before adding extra salt. […]

Chickpea and chorizo salad

Chickpea and chorizo salad

We are having a bit of a heatwave here in the UK with temperatures consistently reaching the high 20s, and this is having a profound effect on my appetite and motivation to get into the kitchen! This chickpea and chorizo dish is light, tasty and […]

Orzo and pesto salad

Orzo and pesto salad

I love the long summer days when our thoughts turn to lighter foods and escaping outdoors. Suppers become much simpler but nonetheless ┬átasty. This week we are enjoying this nice simple salad, quick to prepare and great with cold roast meats or some simply grilled […]

The Grain Bowl

The Grain Bowl

I love grain bowls. Tasty, nutritious and adaptable, they are another way of making the most of leftovers or whatever is lurking, unloved, in the veg drawer. The first essential element is the grain. There is a great variety to choose from such as quinoa, […]

Lentil, tomato and halloumi salad

Lentil, tomato and halloumi salad

Oh heavens, I’ve just realised there is only one recipe so far on the blog which has lentils in it! To put matters right here’s my favourite lentil salad, perfect for meat free Monday.   Lentil, tomato and halloumi salad   ingredients 250g cherry tomatoes, […]

Tahini-dressed courgette and green bean salad.

Tahini-dressed courgette and green bean salad.

Summer has well and truly arrived and it can be difficult to find the energy and motivation to cook in these soaring temperatures. With this in mind I have been taking a closer look at salads, with a view to making use of the glut […]