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.
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?
Last week it was 7 months since I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. After being flown home early from holiday due to being very poorly, Mum took me to the doctors and they sent me home not knowing what was wrong. Rather than going straight home, we called in at Leadenham Teahouse and I had a huge hot chocolate and slice of cake to try and make me feel better. This of course made me feel so much worse (whoops) and when we walked into the house the phone was ringing and it was the doctor asking me to go straight back in as he thought I had Type 1!
A week today I'll be 'popping-up' at The Leadenham Teahouse. My first thought this morning was...'what happens if we still have snow and no one comes!' But I can't change the weather or if no one stops by so I'm not going to worry. I am really excited for what the week will bring as many of you know it is my dream to have my own little cafe some day.
This salad is really fresh and can be eaten hot or cold. The honey & mustard dressing adds a little sweetness and brings the dish together. Don't worry if you don't have all the ingredients, the kale can be substituted for another green leafy veg and the broccoli for cauliflower or carrots.
Last week one of my boxes contained Sweet Winter Slaw. I've had lots of people tell me how much they enjoyed it so I thought I should share the recipe with you all. The combination of crunchy cabbage, zingy lime, sweet mango and a little chilli hit seem to compliment each other perfectly. The herbs also add a freshness and make it seem okay to be eating a salad on these cold winter days. Mum did say she warmed hers up a little over the weekend and it was really tasty too.
This salad is simple to make and can be eaten hot or cold. There is sweetness from the onions and carrots, a bit of sharpness from the lime, crunch from the cashews and a fresh flavour from pomegranate and mint. The halloumi adds a little indulgence (especially when warm) but can be substituted for feta if you prefer.