Mmmm, salad. If there’s anybody who loves it as much as we do, it’s the folks at lovemysalad.com. So we’re sharing some of their tasty recipes on our site to help leaf — and herb — lovers everywhere enjoy the delicious, creative, crispy fun.
Do you have leftover vegetables after making a salad or other dish? Don't waste them, turn them into delicious vegetable chips!
Pasta is a great base for a wholesome meal. It's also magical when mixed with the stunning-looking Romanesco cauliflower. The taste is a softer than ordinary cauliflower with a nutty flavour.
With a good olive oil and Parmesan cheese, this combination makes a delicious pasta salad.
On Saturday night, I did just that, welcoming friends James and Lou with their kids for dinner. Lou is planning to celebrate Christmas at their place this year and was giving careful consideration about what to prepare, as many of us do.
The conversation around what to cook for Christmas evolved and ideas exchanged. The key selection criteria included simplicity, freshness and minimal preparation so they too, as hosts, could enjoy the festivities. Sounds fair enough to me.
For the kids
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A wooden crate containing a selection of brightly coloured wood and fabric harvest vegetables. The vegetable selection includes one tomato, two mushrooms, two carrots and four green beans. $24.95 from Wooden Wonderland.
When mangoes are ripe for the picking, you pick them! The sweet juicy goodness that runs down your chin as you bite into a local mango is reminiscent of Australian summer.
Kale is being called “the new beef”, “the queen of greens” and “a nutritional powerhouse.” This rough and tough green beats out all the rest in terms of nutrition, providing more antioxidants than most other fruits and veggies! This salad is inspired by my love for the Caribbean and the abundance of fresh coconut available. Enjoy the sweet raisin bursts and the savoury crunch of the sunflower seeds that add texture to every fulfilling kale mouthful.
If that’s not enough reasons to let them colour your plate, check out this nutrition news:
Approximately half of adult Australians meet the guidelines for recommended daily serves of fruit (2 or more serves), while only a shocking 7.0% meet the guidelines for serves of vegetables (5-6 or more serves for men depending on age, and 5 or more for women). With versatility from cooked breakfast to salads and from mezze platter entertaining to solo snacking, truss tomatoes can help boost vegetable intake at every meal.