Browsing Category : salads

Back to Basics: Coleslaw


Back to Basics: Coleslaw Yes. I know. You can buy it from the store! Coleslaw though is different wherever you buy it! Some are too creamy, some have a lot of onion in, others are watery or taste vinegary. So, how about you create your own coleslaw so it’s just how you want it every time. Think of coleslaw as…

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Summer is on the way… !


Summer is on the way… ! If you are in the UK… isn’t it a glorious day!? It certainly feels like Summer here! (20c / 68f)ย So, out are the hot soups, theย curries and the chili and instead let’s have salads! No, not a bit of lettuce and tomato, a proper salad! or even how about a delicious Buddha bowl? I…

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Winter Chickpea Salad


Winter Chickpea Salad Chickpeas! Do you eat them? Do you love them? They are almost a staple in our house! My husband buys them by the case (12 tins) or two or three!!! We have dried chickpeas too but it’s so easy to just open a tin and eat them straight out of the… pop them in a pan with…

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Courgette Ideas…


Courgette Ideas… Love them? Despise them? Well… I’m not sure you can just say you don’t like any vegetable without trying them cooked in different ways!? I mean, how can you compare chargrilled cajun marinated courgette strips to spiralised pesto courgetti? Our allotment has so far produced some lovely big courgettes from just two plants… Sure we panfried a few,…

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Sexy Summer Salad


Sexy Summer Salad See… something named after you at last! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ Ahhh… Summer! ๐Ÿ˜€ The longest day of the year has been and gone which means nights are drawing in already! WHAT… noooo!!! Well, the sun may have hidden behind the clouds today this week but that doesn’t mean we can’t have salad! Especially salad as good as this…

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Back to Basics: Buddha Bowl


Back to Basics: Buddha Bowl Buddha Bowl? What’s that!? Well, I just realised that it’s been a long time since I posted anything new in Back to Basics! The weather has suddenly changed and the garden is springing into life! ๐Ÿ˜€ My spinach and chard are starting to grow and the mixed leaves are poking through the soil. There’s some…

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Creamy Chunky Coleslaw… Vegan!


Creamy Chunky Coleslaw… Vegan! Ooo it was sunny here today! Up to 18 degrees centigrade! ๐Ÿ™‚ Bearing in mind that last night we were threatened with a frost, the temperature today was none too shabby! ๐Ÿ™‚ So, sunny weather brings lighter food, salads and ice cream! I’m not sure how long this weather will stay but this chunky coleslaw is…

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Happy St. Patricks Day with Pesto Courgetti


Happy St. Patricks Day with Pesto Courgetti This week has been better! Not that I’ve got much done though! But at least I’ve had a bit of a rest and restored my energy! ๐Ÿ™‚ As promised, I’m actually managing to post twice this week! ๐Ÿ˜€ Today is St. Patricks Day – not that we celebrate it, but it is becoming…

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Sizzling Shiraz Salad!


Sizzling Shiraz Salad ๐Ÿ˜› Doesn’t that sound great!? Sizzling Shiraz Salad!? Well, Shiraz is a fantastic variety of mangetout – a purple podded type! No alcohol here if you were hoping! ๐Ÿ˜› Don’t be disappointed though because this warm sizzling salad is so delicious you’ll soon forget I even mentioned Shiraz! ๐Ÿ˜€ Last weekend we were at a Farmers Market…

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