Fresh Fig & Feta Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Fresh figs are quite elusive. Preserved figs, more commonplace: on a pizza, with cheese on crackers and/or Parma ham. But it seems like a rare occurrence to see fresh figs in the supermarket. Which makes no sense, because they must have a full season, just like any other fruit? So when I do see them,…

Corn, Avo and Tomato Salad with Lime Dressing & Microgreens

Microgreens are a new discovery for me. Turns out they are the tiny first shoots of the plant after it pushes its way through the soil. Of the normal plants (beetroot, rocket, spinach etc.) that we already eat. How sweet! Although can you imagine harvesting all those tiny shoots by hand? Not for the faint-hearted.…

Grilled Aubergine with Feta & Sundried Tomatoes

Classic winter salad: cooked vegetables (warm or room temp) arranged on a nice platter with some extra bits (cheese, nuts, some fruit if you’re feeling adventurous) and garnish. My favourite. This is a new one and really quick and easy – I did the aubergine in the time it took to carve the roast chicken,…

Butternut, Avo & Coriander Salad

In summer, the hot weather makes salads, sushi and smoothies really appealing, but in winter, the thought of cold salad leaves makes me want to die. Dramatic? Maybe. But true. Thoughts of pizza, pasta and curries drive me crazy during the cold days, so I need weeknight alternatives to avoid feeling like a disgusting blob…