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Posts Tagged Salads

Haloumi and avocado boats

Haloumi and avocado boats

  Vegan – Vegetarian – Sugar Free – Dairy Free – Low GI – Medium GI I made this dish up one day after staring aimlessly into my fridge wondering what on earth I was going  to eat for lunch!  When suddenly inspiration was born from the slab or haloumi and coz lettuce hiding amongst the jars of various condiments. Thankfully one of those condiments was a little jar of homemade coriander and macadamia nut pesto. I had no sooner gently pan fried a couple of pieces of haloumi in  virgin coconut oil and placed them inside a few leaves of coz lettuce with avocado, drizzled with the home made pesto

My Bali Food Trail

My Bali Food Trail

  I recently took some much needed ‘time out’ to visit my favorite home away from home, Bali. It was my first trip back after I spent nearly 6 months living there in 2011 to make a decent dent on my upcoming book.  Perhaps one of the things that resonates most with me, aside from Bali’s laid back pace of life, is the organic and whole food movement that has really taken off there since my maiden voyage 13 yrs ago. I feel like I am in whole food heaven when I am in Bali and I swear I eat twice as much because the

Could the kale craze be making you fat?

Could the kale craze be making you fat?

If you have been looking for ways to get healthy then you may have jumped on what I term the ‘kale craze bandwagon’ being peddled by a plethora of food coach’s of late, without the technical training to understand the flip side to their recommendations. Kale is known as a cruciferous vegetable, belonging to the Brassica family, also joined by cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and bok choy. Now it’s a fact that the cruciferous family of vegetables are rich in vitamins, soluble fiber and selenium, with potential anticancer properties, thanks to the presence of a recently discovered compound known

Goat Feta & Toasted Almond Quinoa Salad

Goat Feta & Toasted Almond Quinoa Salad

  Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Cows Dairy Free , Diabetic Friendly, Anti Candida This recipe is so easy and absolutely delicious thanks to combination of fresh ingredients. It can be adapted to be vegetarian or you can add some organic chicken for added animal protein if you fancy. I love using quinoa as a lower carbohydrate alternative to rice and other grains. Quinoa is actually a seed and comes in red, black and white varieties. It’s higher in protein than many grains, which enables your body to burn it up more slowly, leaving you fuller for longer. To make life easy for yourself, make up enough to last 2

Toasted Macadamia and Nectarine Salad

Toasted Macadamia and Nectarine Salad

Vegan – Vegetarian – Diabetic Friendly – Gluten Free – Dairy Free  Here’s a delicious summer salad I made a few weeks ago that will go well with anything you have prepared to serve on your Christmas table this year! It’s light and fresh with a delicate blend of sweetness from the nectarines and the sour from the lemon dressing. The best part is it’s so quick to prepare! Merry Christmas and here’s to a delicious Christmas lunch or dinner! I’d love to know what you have prepared for Christmas lunch and if you send in any of your favourite Christmas

Mango, Macadamia & Snow Pea Salad

Mango, Macadamia & Snow Pea Salad

  Summer’s fast approaching and that means mangoes! I have whipped up this delicious salad to spice up your next lunch and the toasted macadamia’s add an amazing flavour with the snow peas and mango. I must admit, I do not eat a lot of fruit, aside from grapefruit, lemons, strawberries, blue berries and raspberries with the odd banana in a protein shake, because I don’t like to over do the fructose (the naturally occuring sugar in fruit) so I go for the lowest sugar fruits. So mangoes are a bit of treat for me and I really enjoy them

Green bean salad with goats feta, toasted almonds & currants

Green bean salad with goats feta, toasted almonds & currants

What you’ll need… Green beans – allow one handful per person 1 table spoon goats feta – I prefer Meredith brand for it’s creamy texture and great flavour 1/4 cup slivered almonds – toasted 1/4 cup dried currants 1 – 2 table spoons olive oil – extra virgin 1 dessert spoon of fresh lemon juice Sea Salt and pepper to taste How to make… Rinse and top and tail green beans, before lightly blanching in a steamer, until slightly crunchy. Transfer the beans to a collander and rinse under cold water to prevent from over cooking. Add green beans to a large mixing bowl

Chargrilled Tuna & Bean Salad

Chargrilled Tuna & Bean Salad

DF – dairy free; GF – gluten free; SF – sugar free; Low GI; Diabetic Friendly Ingredients… Blanched green beans, topped and tailed 6- 8 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved Approximately 100 – 120 grams of tinned tuna (can use fresh tuna fillet if preferred) 2 tbs of loosely chopped flat leaf parsley ¼ cup pitted black olives Juice of ½ half a fresh lemon 2 – 3 tbs Cobram Estate Olive oil Ground salt and pepper to taste Method… Add blanched green beans, cherry tomatoes, tuna pieces, parsley and black olives to a medium sized mixing bowl. Toss ingredients through with olive oil

Fresh Fig & Toasted Walnut Salad

Fresh Fig & Toasted Walnut Salad

Right now is a great time to incorporate fresh figs into your diet, not only because they are in season and taste divine, but because they are a very alkaline fruit, perfect for keeping your health in check! I use goats feta in this salad as a low allergenic alternative to cows cheese and the toasted walnuts make add delicious nutty crunch. Drizzle with my nothing naughty salad dressing and hey presto – you have a tasty summer salad that ticks all the nutrition boxes. This salad makes a perfect addition to any choice of protein, including organic chicken, lamb, or fish.  So make