Strawberry, Avocado & Coriander Nut Salad with a Sweet Balsamic Dressing

This salad is so tasty and moreish.  You can have it as an accompaniment with any main course, or just as it is with a dip and rice cakes – or hot pitta bread, or whatever takes your fancy ! INGREDIENTS 1 cup fresh strawberries, roughly chopped 1 avocado, sliced lengthways 3 cups lettuce of your choice, chopped up ¼ cup fresh coriander/cilantro, finely chopped 1 medium red pepper, sliced ¼ cup roasted salted peanuts […]

Rawlicious Red Cabbage & Orange Salad with a Raw Thousand Island Dressing

Full of vibrant colour and life, and the most delicious vegan thousand dressing ever, combines to bring a delight full of benefits to your dinner table.  Also great for those on a soya-free diet. INGREDIENTS ½ red cabbage, cut into thin strips 1 medium sized onion, cut into thin strips 1 orange, peeled & chopped into medium pieces 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds 1 tsp flaxseeds ¼ zucchini, sliced into thin strips METHOD Place the above […]

Raw Crunchy & Zesty Coleslaw

It occurred to me that I should post some raw recipes of mine. Our diet consists of cooked food of course, but we eat a fair amount of raw food daily, even if it does come in the form of salads, fresh raw juices and smoothies, as well as a handful of raw desserts.  So, I am going to include a few now and then, so that the raw vegan repertoire is also featured here […]

Lime Pickle Bean Salad

This salad is awesome, and not that dissimilar to my Middle Eastern-Style one in terms of the chosen bean and some of the veggies, but otherwise it’s different because of the amazing lime pickle dressing, which just takes it around the other side of the globe, and leaves your mouth watering for the next spoonful – it’s outrageously good ! INGREDIENTS 2 cups cannellini beans – I used a tinned brand, washed and drained (or […]

Mouthwatering Middle Eastern-Style Salad

Edgy, zesty and mouthwatering to the full – this salad is perfect to eat as a main course, perhaps with a hot, crunchy wholemeal baguette – or as an accompaniment to virtually any meal you wish.  Soaked in a rich and tasty dressing, I wanted to hit the palette on all its dimensions – sweetness, a tad of spice, Mediterranean, and with lots of zang !!! NOTE :  The trick with this salad is to […]

Mouthwatering Perfect Panzanella

As described in Wikipedia, Panzanella, or Panmolle, is a Florentine salad of bread and tomatoes popular in the summer. It includes chunks of soaked stale bread and tomatoes, sometimes also onions and basil, dressed with olive oil and vinegar. It is also popular in other parts of central Italy. Now my Panzanella is a little different.  I use fresh bread, as I love the contrasting taste of crunchy crust and the softness of the dough, […]

Rainbow Spring Rice Salad

It’s delicious, colourful, optimistic, great for spring, beach trips and picnics, or a side dish for vegan barbeques, parties, light lunches – you name it.  It’s ideal – enjoy this!!!  The flavours are diverse, contrasting and enjoyed by all !!!  Once you chop everything, the rest is fast and easy . . . as is eating it. Serves around 4 portions. INGREDIENTS FOR RICE SALAD 1 cup cooked American rice 2 spring onions, finely chopped […]

Raw Rainbow Salad

I love fruit, and am passionate about strawberries. I love colours with a vengeance, I am an artist – I love design and working on a clean canvas is how I begin with every recipe.   First my appetite initiates me.  Then, in my mind’s eye, I see it and somehow taste it.  Then I lose myself in preparing and creating my dishes.  So here I worked with contrasting colours – red and green – and […]

Delicious Cherry Tomato, Chickpea & Orange Pepper Salad

Rich in vitamins of all sorts, this salad is both delicious and filling.  It’s a wonderful spring or summer salad and can be eaten with fresh Italian ciabatta bread dipped in a little olive oil and lemon (YumEEE),or as an accompaniment to any light meal (such as quiche) – it’s your choice.  But I am sure that you will enjoy this, however you wish to serve it. Serves around 2 portions. INGREDIENTS around 10 cherry […]

Eezy Peezy Stuffed Iceberg Parcels

My mother (of Greek origin) used to stuff vine leaves a few times a year if we were lucky, as she always claimed it was hard work – in those days they weren’t being sold in jars (preserved in brine), so you had to pick them yourself.  I love stuffed veges, and I love a hint of spice, so I rustled up some filling, which took only a short while to prepare, and Hey presto […]