This is a recipe for one of my favourite salads I've made over the past few weeks. We have so many tomatoes in the garden at the moment so it's a great way to use them up. You can serve this salad as a main at lunchtime or it'll make a great side salad to accompany a BBQ.
It may be getting sunnier but we still love to have a bowl of soup for lunch. I wondered as it got nearer to summer whether people would still order it off my weekly menu. Luckily they do, which means I make a bit extra for us to have over the next few days. Last weeks cauliflower & coconut was one of my favourite with its creamy texture and subtle spicy flavour. I served it with a toasted coconut flake and chilli seed sprinkle to add a bit of texture and heat to the dish.
Energy balls are so quick to make and great to have at arms reach. Being diabetic, I have to constantly keep control of my blood sugars so if they start to drop an energy ball can boost them back up to where they need to be. They have sweetness from dates and slow releasing energy from the oats so work perfectly as a mid morning snack or a little treat after lunch. If you are gluten free please miss out the oats and increase the nuts and dates a little.
My blog this week is to help you create an exciting green salad rather than just throwing a bit of lettuce and cucumber into a bowl. It’s simple to prepare, tastes delicious and adds a bit of excitement to your salad bowl.
Kale is a great vegetable, full of beneficial nutrients and in season at the moment, but sometimes it can be a little boring. Normally it is just steamed and added to the side of your meal and you may eat it because you know its good for you but really its not your favourite. Sound familiar?
A few weeks ago on my menu were these delicious energy balls. They consisted of a base of cacao, almonds, dates, oats, peanut butter and coconut oil which were blended togther and rolled into balls. I then blitz some freeze-dried strawberry pieces into powder and rolled the balls in this. As well as looking great, they also gave you that dark chocolate hit with the added sweetness and flavour of the strawberries.
This recipe is the one I always use to make a basic houmous. Its light and creamy and can be easily changed by adding some roasted veg or extra spice. If you blend it well you'll have a smooth consistency but sometimes its nice to have a bit of texture so try not to over mix.
This is a very easy salad to make but is really tasty. I made it for our last yoga day and lots of our students commented how much they liked it. Apart from cooking the quinoa (or you could buy ready cooked), you just do a bit of chopping and chuck everything together. The citrus dressing really brings the salad together making it a delicious meal which is also very nutritious.