All posts tagged: Salad

Brown Rice Salad- Japanese Inspired

This Japanese Inspired Salad was invented purely out of me needing to use up some cooked brown rice I had in the fridge and the need to eat something light and vegetarian for lunch! Its funny how reheating or cooking with rice that has been cooked, then cooled in the fridge for a while was somehow seen as dangerous. There is now a huge amount of science gathering in the field of gut health and one of things they have discovered is the importance of resistance starch, to feed your gut microbiome. “Resistant starch promotes gut health by feeding the ‘good bacteria’ that live in our large bowel. These bacteria are sometimes called our microbiome. They can use resistant starch as food because it resists digestion in our small intestine, and moves on to the large bowel. When the good bacteria in the large bowel ferment resistant starch, they make short chain fatty acids. One of these, called butyrate, supplies energy to the cells lining the large intestine (colonocytes), promoting their wellbeing. ” – CSIRO …

Warm Roasted Vegetable Salad

I love a good salad and I particularly love a salad ( or any dish for that matter) that uses up leftovers. This simple and quick dish is so yummy and is a great way to use up any leftover roast vegetables you have in the fridge. I often get ask, “I don’t know what to do with my leftovers, so I just end up throwing it out- what can I do?” Well, you can make this dish! Serve it along side any protein ( we had grilled lamb chops, along with broccolini and zucchini.) Did I mention it will take you only 5 -7 minutes to make?  In this dish, I used some leftover roasted sweet potato, potatoes and carrots from the night before. But you could use any or many of whatever roasted vegetables you have. Just add a couple more ingredients and that is it! Warm Roast Vegetable Salad Print Recipe This dish will take you only 5 -7 minutes to make? I used some leftover roasted sweet potato, potatoes and carrots from …

Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad

This Delicious Chicken Caesar Salad is not only tasty, but super quick and easy. Like all my recipes, it has the added bonus of a few extra healthy ingredients, to take this dish from delish to extra nutrish! One of those ingredients I like to add to any salad is sprouts…. Ok, you maybe saying how 1970’s of you, but these little nutritional powerhouses pack a mean punch and never underestimate the benefits of them. Here is some reasons why you should get some more sprouts into you! It’s estimated that there can be up to 100 times more enzymes in sprouts than uncooked fruits and vegetables.  Enzymes are special types of proteins that act as catalysts for all your body’s functions. Extracting more vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids from the foods you eat ensures that your body has the nutritional building blocks of life to ensure every process works more effectively. The quality of the protein in the beans, nuts, seeds, or grains improves when it is sprouted. The fibre content of the …

Vietnamese Chicken & Vermicelli Noodle Salad

I love a good salad, one that can be whipped up quickly with lovely fresh ingredients, that can feed a crowd, large or small, with little effort and also using up leftover Roast Chicken I always seem to have in my fridge. This recipe is without doubt, ticking all these boxes. Surprise, surprise, I had half a roast chicken in the fridge tonight, left from a couple of nights before, along with half a bunch of coriander and thought…. Mmm, Vietnamese chicken salad! Now I’m not saying I had all the ingredients in my fridge, I did quickly dash out to the supermarket and grab a few extra ingredients, but you could easily use, bits and pieces you already have. So improvise if need be. I like to use the mung bean thread vermicelli noodles, as I like the texture, but thin rice noodles could be used if you can’t find the bean thread variety at an Asian grocer or supermarket ( look in the Asian section of your supermarket). I always have a couple of packets in the cupboard, ready to …

Herby Garlic Dressing

I love a good salad dressing- It can lift any dish, from being very plain and simple to alive and exciting. You don’t have to always use it just on salads either. You can drizzle it over cooked vegetable, or grilled meat to give it a lively boost of vitamins, minerals and flavour. Below, I have listed one of my favourite simple dressings you can quickly whip up once a week, add into a sealed jar and keep in the fridge to take that dish from very simple to an extra added delish and nutrish! This dressing has lots of herbs, garlic, good fats and more- a little nutritional powerhouse! Herby Garlic Dressing- Print Recipe This simple, quick, delish & nutrish dressing will take a salad or vegetables from boring and bland to tasty and alive! Servings Prep Time 12+ servings 5 minutes Servings Prep Time 12+ servings 5 minutes Herby Garlic Dressing- Print Recipe This simple, quick, delish & nutrish dressing will take a salad or vegetables from boring and bland to tasty and alive! Servings …