Quick fix salads

Quick fix salads

Recipes, Recipes over Troubled Water, Salad Days
The JuicyThe Green & CrunchyThe Spiralised The MediterraneanBring the outdoors inThe Salsa Sunshine vitaminsEven as we head towards autumn when the sun is thinner, there's nothing better to lift the mood than sitting outside surrounded by all the colours under the sun, catching some back end of summer rays and with a bowl of Mediterranean freshness topped with crispy Habas Fritas. Everyone can dream. Originating in Spain, Habas Fritas (roasted, salted broad beans) have become popular as a snack but you don't need a gin and tonic to enjoy them. They are currently my favourite crunchy topping for salads. You can roast your own, thereby controlling the amount of fat and salt, in which case dried split fava beans from Hodmedods are just the job and are British grown. Or…
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Somewhere over the rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow

Recipes, Recipes over Troubled Water, Salad Days
A celebration of saladsIn celebration of the lockdown summer I am writing a series of blog posts on salad-making. Not just salads as a side serving but as a meal in themselves - as protein-rich, good-fat and low-carb as you like, brimming with vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients. If you don't want to addle your mind with all that nutrition and food science simply go for a variety of differently coloured plant-based ingredients and you can't help but benefit from a nutritional boost and a taste sensation. Follow the yellow brick roadStarting with a Rainbow Salad you can either create one rainbow plate singing with colour or put together a selection of salads in harmonising parts. The more colours of the rainbow you include the greater the range of phytonutrients, your…
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