Spinach, avocado, crunchy prosciutto, pomegranate and pistachio salad

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– So you want salad?
– Of course! It looks amazing
Salad should not only be on your Christmas table to reduce the guilt factor, we have to enjoy it as well! Make it yummy, full of flavour, with sweet, crunchy and colourful components. What I like the most in this salad are the crunchy prosciutto pieces. It goes really crunchy, like bacon would (although I don’t fancy bacon that much :O) but thinner and more delicate. I also mix 2 dressings: one made of lime, a bit of mustard and olive oil and another one which is balsamic glaze or reduced balsamic vinegar which has a nice sweetness to it. Continue reading Spinach, avocado, crunchy prosciutto, pomegranate and pistachio salad

Easy & tasty cous cous salad

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It’s been a while since I’ve been a cous cous fan. But to be honest, I had never cooked it before! So the last few weeks I’ve experimented on it, and I have to say that I just love the way it works around salad ingredients. It’s completely different from quinoa, which adds even more options for you. And in addition to all of this, it’s extremely easy to cook! You just pour boiling liquid on it (in this case water, but it could also be stock) and let it absorb it. Done! So easy. So here goes my version for a cous cous salad. Continue reading Easy & tasty cous cous salad

Best salad ever: Panzanella!

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If you’re like me, your favourite part of a salad with croutons is… well, the croutons. And that’s exactly what Panzanella is made of! It’s an italian salad where the main ingredient is bread (I know, it’s not made for those “I have a wedding this weekend” meal plans), and then it’s surrounded by Italy’s best: mozzarella cheese, olives, and tomatoes. I used ciabatta for the croutons because it’s super crunchy when toasted and stays that way for long, which is crucial when you then add a liquid vinaigrette. And to top it all up, I made a vinaigrette with olive oil, lime juice and chopped red bell pepper, which gives it a nice boost of flavour. Also, once you taste these croutons, you’ll never make them any other way 😉 Continue reading Best salad ever: Panzanella!

Juicy Lucy burger, fries and coleslaw salad!

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This is a perfect lunch for one of those days were you feel like having a greasy meal without having to go to Mc D and have whatever meat medley is in there, or paying overprice for a dry “gourmet” burger. You can make it by yourself with the meat you want to buy and but whatever you want in it! A recipe to lick your fingers! Instead of the regular cheddar cheese, I used a buttery semi-solid cheese (like Port du Salut, or Mozzarella or any other buttery easy-melting cheeses you might find!) because every time I have I juicy Lucy I find it very wasteful wth cheddar cheese; it drips before you can eat it! So this cheese melts readily but does not turn to absolute liquid. Please feel free to use cheddar anyway if you prefer ;). I also give you some tips for extra crispy fries aaaaand the recipe for my famous coleslaw which is A-MAZING 🙂 Enjoy! Continue reading Juicy Lucy burger, fries and coleslaw salad!

Really Easy Caprese Risotto

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This amazing risotto is creamy and fresh at the same time! If you love risotto this is one for you. It’s really easy to cook and your family and friends will love you for it. Eat with a glass of wine on the side ;). It’s ideal to do your own chicken stock, but if you’re in a hurry you can skip that and use vegetable cube instead and it will work as good.

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Christmas Special: The Salad

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Can you hear the Christmas bells? I love Christmas and so I’m excited to present to you my christmas special yipeee!! So I’m going to take you through the recipe I did for a christmas dinner with a couple of friends and that I’m reproducing for my family on Christmas. This salad I think is fantastic because it’s sweet (from the balsamic reduction, raisins and apples) and savoury (olive oil, salt, parmesan cheese) and I swear all the components complement each other in your mouth beautifully. Let’s gingle!

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Fresh salad with pesto dressing gone nuts

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This salad is perfect for a sunny day! I love pesto, so adding it to my salad always makes me feel better than just olive oil. This one is special too as I added walnuts and almonds to give it more texture and flavour. It complements excellent with fresh veggies and makes salad less boring 🙂

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