On a Sunday night, I prepare my lunch for the upcoming week. I create recipes that I can enjoy whilst at work. This recipe is full of vibrant colours and flavours. If you find yourself looking at your lunch with disdain and despair, it’s time to start getting creative. It only takes 45 minutes and you can leave it all to cook whilst you get on with something else.
I find that mung beans go well with Indian spices, they are a great carrier for different flavour combinations. The roasted carrots add a sweetness that cuts through the zesty, sharp dressing.
Here is to no more boring lunches! Continue reading “Spicy mung bean and roasted carrot salad”
Autumn has finally arrived in Nice, there has been a big temperature change and last weekend we had an apocalyptic storm. When the weather is bad in Nice all there is to do is to stay in and cook. Unfortunately, I currently do not have an oven so a lot of my favourite Autumnal dishes will have to wait until I am back in England. Having said that, an ingredient that I do like to use a lot during the colder months are lentils. Packed full of protein and filling, lentils are the perfect carrier for lots of different flavours. Here I have combined them with mint and lemon.
Mint is one of my favourite herbs, it is also a herb that grows well, my Dad has a fine crop growing in our family garden at home. On my recent trip to the market, I bought myself a big bundle along with some courgettes and a romanesco. Delicious fresh produce to make a flavourful, healthy and filling salad. Continue reading “Lentil, courgette and romanesco salad with mint and lemon”
I have been living in Nice, France now for over 5 weeks. During which I have been able to try lots of different new food and cooking styles.
There are some great pan-Asian restaurants here, offering Japanese, Vietnamese, and Chinese food. One restaurant that I have frequented quite often serves a delicious Chinese cabbage salad that I love. I have also recently discovered a wonderful Asian supermarket where I can pick up fresh Asian ingredients.
This salad is my interpretation of the cabbage salad that I have been enjoying in Nice using some of these ingredients. Continue reading “Chinese cabbage and broccoli salad in a creamy Asian-style dressing”
This zesty satisfying salad is an all time favourite lunch time choice for me, but it also makes a delicious healthy evening meal with the addition of some crumbled feta cheese or grilled chicken. Continue reading “Quinoa and chickpea salad”
This recipe was a result of improvising the night before a staff picnic. I wanted to make a veggie dish for my friends at work. It went down very well. Continue reading “Puy lentil, butternut squash and feta cheese salad”