Panzanella

Panzanella is a popular Tuscan salad made from stale bread tossed with tomatoes, onions, cucumber, fresh herbs and lashings of olive oil. Leave it to those thrifty Italians to come up with such a delicious combination! The bread is soaked in cold water then torn up and tossed with the other ingredients to make this […]

Vietnamese Chicken Lemongrass Meatballs with Quick Pickled Vegetables and Sriracha Dressing

Flavorful, tender meatballs are served over a bed of rice or noodles, with crunchy salad, sweet and tangy pickled vegetables and a drizzle of creamy spicy dressing over the top. The inspiration for this dish came from a recipe by fellow Blogger (Pinch of Yum) but I’ve tweaked it up a little to suit our […]

Oriental Spiced Chicken Skewers over Vietnamese Mint Salad

As a welcome addition to your Summer salad repertoire, try this Asian inspired minty salad with fresh, nutty and aromatic flavors of the Orient. The salad packs a flavorful combination of toasted sesame, chili, garlic, Thai fish sauce and lime juice and is served with tender marinated chicken skewers. If that’s not enough, it’s then […]

Quinoa Salad wraps with Black Beans

Pay homage to Meatless Monday and kiss the Quinoa! Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah, not kee-NOH-ah), is a wonderful grain full of goodness, easy to prepare, gluten free and comes in many varieties. There’s white quinoa which is commonly found everywhere, but I especially enjoy the red and black varieties. I’ve used Organic Rainbow Quinoa for this […]

Lisa’s Luscious Lentil Salad

This is a healthy, yet delicious and easy salad inspired by my Sister, Lisa.  She served it with baked smoked haddock fillets, but any other fish (salmon, cod, shrimp), or other protein would work equally well.  However the salty, smokiness of the haddock really complimented the  slight heat, and lemon zing of the salad.  Make more than you […]