Easy take to work lunch | vego

On the days I am organised enough, I love to make lunch to take to work. It tends to be cheaper, you get exactly what you want & it tends to be more nutrient dense. My brother is currently staying with us & my sons are obsessed with him, which means I have more time … Continue reading Easy take to work lunch | vego

Zucchini, feta, mint & pomegranate salad | GF VEG SF

This salad is deliciously fresh & has a great balance of flavours with fresh zucchini & mint, sweet pomegranate & of course, salty feta. It's also very easy to prepare, so long as you can get seeds out of pomegranates (unlike me!) 1 zucchini, use a vegetable peeler to slowly slice lengthways.  2 tablespoons pomegranates … Continue reading Zucchini, feta, mint & pomegranate salad | GF VEG SF

Hot-smoked salmon salad | GF SF

I love a good salad - salty salmon, creamy feta, fresh mint, crunchy lettuce & of course a generous sprinkle of chilli 1 fillet of hot-smoked salmon, shredded1 cup cos, finely chopped1/2 cup mint leaves1/2 zucchini, sliced & pan-fried for 1 minute on each side 3 baby Roma tomatoes, cut in half3 teaspoons Persian feta (or … Continue reading Hot-smoked salmon salad | GF SF

Salad, our friend | V RSF GF

SALAD - it's a word we often associate with health freaks "I'll just have a salad thanks" but in reality you can make some really flavoursome salads, full of nutrients. My family has always had salads as a component of dinner every night. With me being the only family member who doesn't eat meat. Or … Continue reading Salad, our friend | V RSF GF

sweet potato & haloumi summer salad | vegetarian

This is another massive salad made for a family meal with my Mum, Dad, brother & sister. This enormous salad bowl (approx 50cm diameter) was a Christmas present from my brother - meant to put all salad ingredients in, then toss & put in a more suitable bowl for the table but of course, this … Continue reading sweet potato & haloumi summer salad | vegetarian

Couscous salad | vegan

My Mum & I have been making variations on this salad for about 10 years now. Yes, it contains gluten but still tastes light. It works with any greens, especially snow peas, asparagus & zucchini.INGREDIENTS1 cup couscous - pour 1.5 cups boiling water over couscous in a heat proof bowl & sit a plate over … Continue reading Couscous salad | vegan

Fig salad | raw | vegetarian

I picked up some beautiful fresh figs from my local markets yesterday (Orange Grove in Lilyfield, Sydney if you're ever in the hood on a Saturday from 8am-1pm). They werent cheap but i had to have them! I love figs & basil so also picked up some super fresh basil from the markets. INGREDIENTS 1 … Continue reading Fig salad | raw | vegetarian

Pumpkin & chèvre salad | vegetarian GF

INGREDIENTS 1-2 cups pumpkin 1 tablespoon chèvre 1 cup English spinach 10 small mint leaves 1 tbspn sunflower seeds 1/2 teaspoon chilli METHOD 1. Heat the oven to 190 degrees 2. Chop the pumpkin into wedges about 2 inches square & 1/2 inch thick 3. Put the pumpkin in the oven with a splash of … Continue reading Pumpkin & chèvre salad | vegetarian GF

pumpkin, beetroot, haloumi

I seem to repeat this sentence a lot when ive created a meal: I threw this together with what ingredients I could find. The sweetness of the pumpkin, earthiness of beetroot & saltiness of haloumi work really well together. It’s not often I eat a savoury meal without green – the baby kale just adds … Continue reading pumpkin, beetroot, haloumi

quinoa, pumpkin, capsicum, parsley salad

I just made this salad up with what ingredients I had at home.....This was enough for 2 people (or in my case for me only for lunch & dinner!) INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup quinoa (I used tricoloured but any type is fine) 1 medium red capsicum/pepper 1 cup pumpkin 1 large Dutch (purple) carrot 1 cup … Continue reading quinoa, pumpkin, capsicum, parsley salad