Summer Salads

Recipe of the Week

Seasonal Produce: Salad!

With the weather that we’ve had over the past few weeks I’ve opted to keep it very simple this week. There really is something to be said for good ingredients speaking for themselves – and these salads prove that.

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Let’s Not Forget the BBQ Salads..

Recipe of the Week

Seasonal Produce: Buuuuut it’s BBQ season!!!

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Well what a beautiful weekend that was! With weather like that – the only food option is BBQ, more BBQs and even more BBQs. The key to a good BBQ for me is the salad selection. It goes without saying that there needs to be chicken, steak and halloumi – but there’s nothing more depressing than rocking up to a BBQ and there’s only a bowl of lettuce leaves.

These salads can make or break an English BBQ – and we need to give them the true respect they deserve!

Here are just a few of my favourites – you never know, if this weather holds out – some more BBQ recipes will follow. But knowing how the weather works here – let’s not bet on it…..

Cards on the table, eh-erm, seasonal produce went slightly out of the window this week – I couldn’t resist! 

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Wild Garlic Chicken Kiev

Recipe of the Week

Seasonal Produce: Wild Garlic

I can’t quite get enough of wild garlic at the moment, and what better than a healthier take on an all time classic – the chicken kiev! This is a really easy and quick recipe that’s perfect for enjoying after a long day at work. Serve just with salad if you’re being good, or rustle up some sweet potato fries if you want to push the boat out. 

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Healthy Eating- there’s a snack to it….

OK OK – you’ll have to forgive me for the terrible pun, but stay with me…

The past few weeks have been ridiculously busy for me at work, and as a result, healthy eating has gone out of the window. The main culprit – snacking.

I’ve become quite conscious about this and faced with the option of avoiding snacking all together (which would never happen!), I’ve been on the hunt for easy to prepare in advance snacks – that you can also freeze. I’m happy to say that I’ve found some fantastic recipes which freeze perfectly meaning that you can simply take what you need out of the freezer for the day ahead which adds absolutely no time on to your morning routine – but which does mean you have some healthy options for when hunger sneaks up on you. Continue reading

Parsley and Lemon Zest Breaded Hake with a Wild Garlic Sauce

Recipe of the Week

Seasonal Produce: Wild Garlic

I can’t take any credit at all for this recipe- but it is simply beautiful and one that deserves shouting about. The wild garlic sauce has a very subtle taste which works beautifully with the parsley and lemon zest creating a very refreshing supper that will undoubtedly leave you wanting more.

This would also work fantastically as a dinner party recipe – as you can prepare quite a bit of it in advance – plus it looks very inviting!

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