127 posts tagged salad
Soy/lemon/ginger/honey salmon and baby courgettes, sautéed in coconut oil, with diced red bell pepper, plum tomatoes, pecans and mixed salad leaves.
Broccoli quiche with buttery new potatoes, pesto pasta salad, orange and carrot salad and creamy sweetcorn and pepper salad.
I went out to lunch today with one of my oldest friends (I can’t believe I’ve known you 12 years, Elise!) to a lovely delicatessen called Peppers. They have separate vegetarian/vegan and gluten free menus too if you so require them, which is always nice, as I know having a ‘restrictive’ diet can feel like you’re being a pest - this way your options are already laid out in front of you, woo hoo! :D
Lunch - 2x cage free scrambled eggs with paprika and nutritional yeast, rocket with balsamic and half an avocado with cracked black pepper.
Omelette (2 whole, 1 white) filled with spinach and tuna, cooked in coconut oil, with paprika and wild rocket with balsamic.
A couple of you lovely people have messaged me about the elimination diet/cutting out foods for acne and have all been very helpful! Hence why I’m eating eggs - y’all have said they’re okay. I’ve ordered a book about the “Whole 30” diet as quite a few of you swear by it to help acne. So thank you for all the help! :D
Crayfish, avocado, salad leaves, black pepper, lemon juice and a Dijon vinaigrette.
I hope Pret A Manger never stop making salads! They’re the best. :3
Butternut squash risotto with flaked almonds and rocket. (gf, vegan)
I’ve never attempted risotto before as I was told it was incredibly difficult to do, but considering I completely made this recipe up and it was the bomb.com, it can’t be that difficult! :P
I roasted some b-squash, a carrot and some red bell pepper together in coconut oil, paprika, tarragon and s&p, then blended with almond milk, apple cider vinegar and nutritional yeast (in place of parmesan). I boiled the arborio rice separately with vegetable stock and a little garlic, adding a dash of almond milk at the end, then poured the purée/sauce over the rice and munched away. :3
I made waaay too much rice (on purpose) but I made 3 cups stock to 1 cup rice, added 1 cup stock to the rice in the pan and simmered until absorbed, then poured a little stock in at a time, waiting until that bit had absorbed before adding the next bit until every last bit was gone. And that’s your basic risotto! :)
Carrot sticks, sugarsnap peas, red bell pepper, cucumber and red pepper hummus with pistachios.
Spinach, orange bell pepper, cherry tomato, chickpea, pistachio and fig salad with a pomegranate molasses/tahini/orange juice dressing.
Tempeh, butternut squash and black bean warm salad with spinach and a drizzle of tahini.
I cubed some b-squash and roasted it in the oven for 15 minutes with a little rapeseed oil, and whilst this was happening I sautéed some red onion, fresh ginger and garlic in a wok before adding the cubed tempeh. After that, I added some water to soften the tempeh and create a sauce, along with black pepper, soy sauce and pomegranate molasses. Once the b-squash was done, I threw it in the wok, gave everything a quick stir then served on a bed of spinach. Nom.
I’m pretty set on becoming 100% vegan again - but last time I was 100% vegan I know I didn’t get enough protein, so I’m trying to make sure I have beans/pulses every day. Tempeh is a particularly awesome protein source if you’re new to veganism - this ‘salad’ has 30g of protein, so it’s definitely possible to get enough if you try. :)
Lunch - veggie taco bowl salad. (vegan, gluten free.)
Iceberg lettuce, black beans, cherry tomatoes, avocado, red onion, brown rice ‘tortilla’, cumin, paprika, lemon juice, black pepper and a drizzle of tahini.
I was looking for some gluten free soft tortillas in the local organic shop, but couldn’t find any, so I winged a recipe and made my own using 1/2 cup brown rice flour, a few spoonfuls of ground flaxseed and 3/4 cup almond milk, stirred together, heated some rapeseed oil in a frying pan and cooked until I thought they were done! This made 2 big wraps. :)
Dinner - home made chickpea and edamame burgers with roasted cherry tomatoes and “coleslaw” salad.
The coleslaw is made from shredded iceberg lettuce, carrot, courgette (zucchini) and apple, then I finely sliced some orange bell pepper and spinach, tossing it all together before adding the dressing which consisted of tahini, lemon juice, almond milk, cumin, s&p and a dash of garlic powder.
The burgers are completely made up, well, as was the coleslaw, but I can’t really remember what I put in them - I just know it was nice! :)
Homemade hummus, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, shredded beets, salad leaves, Israeli couscous salad, edamame, roasted red pepper, small tortilla, seeds and a mustard dressing - box from Pret A Manger.
Sorry ~again for the lack of posts - my camera was playing up, but it’s all sorted now. :)
Wholewheat sourdough toast with sunflower ‘butter’ and fruit salad - pineapple, red grapes, cherries.
Spicy roasted aubergine, bell pepper, tomato, new potato and kidney bean ‘bake’ with spinach and balsamic salad.
I don’t really have a recipe for this - I just used what I fancied and tried to recreate something I’d had at a veggie cafe recently. However, I found something online that looks fairly similar if you want to try it out - recipe here. :)
On this plate is a collection of the best things I have ever put in my mouth.
I know - it looks like your average salad plate but it was so. good. I ordered the roasted potato, aubergine and tomato bake with ‘all the salads’ which included some couscous dish that was sweet and tangy and is the answer to life itself, a coleslaw that I think had apple in? I usually hate coleslaw as I detest mayo, but again, this was lovely. There was also some cucumbers in a tzatziki type dressing, a garlicky pasta salad, some balsamic, peppery tomatoes and a little bit of crisp romaine.
I wolfed this down as if it was the sweet nectar of the gods.
My dad also had their chocolate cake (which is vegan) and loved it! Soon I’ll convert him, mwa ha ha.
(This is all from the Blue Moon Cafe - the vegetarian/vegan haven of Sheffield!)