Green Papaya and Prawn Salad (Goi Du Du)

By |2017-05-08T10:38:28+00:00October 11th, 2013|Asia, Asian Food, Food, Food & Travel, Recipe Index, Recipes, Salads & Dressings, Seafood, Starters|

I enjoyed so many great salads in Vietnam including a version of this Green Papaya and Prawn Salad (Goi Du Du). The secret is in the fresh ingredients and the combination that provides interest.

Madumbi & Quinoa Patties

By |2017-05-08T12:05:00+00:00July 24th, 2013|Africa, Featured Articles, Food, Portfolio, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Salads & Dressings, Starters|

An unusual way to use Madumbis or African potato - with quinoa, chickpeas and lentils in a spicy patty or deep fried croquette.

Asparagus on Sweet Potato Hash with Saffron Yoghurt

By |2017-05-08T12:22:53+00:00October 16th, 2012|Africa, As Seen On, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Recipe Index, Recipes, Salads & Dressings, Starters, Travel in Africa|

A ready for summer Steamed Asparagus salad on Sweet Potato Hash with a Saffron Yoghurt Sauce - food props from Chefchaouen and reflections on the Blue City, including my travel guide with top tips and favourite photos.

Sun dried Tomato Scones with Medi Deli Basil Pesto Mayonnaise

By |2017-05-08T11:29:32+00:00May 30th, 2012|Bread & Savoury Bakes, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Index, Recipes, Salads & Dressings|

This challenge paired Medi Deli's Sun Dried Tomato pesto with their Basil Pesto Mayo - I combined the sun dried tomato pesto into a savoury scone (you can add some Parmesan cheese on the top if you prefer) and served with the basil pesto mayo instead of butter. A really lovely combination and look at the colours!

Marinated Octopus Salad with Grilled Aubergine, Tahini & Mint

By |2017-05-08T12:36:22+00:00April 25th, 2012|Featured Articles, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Index, Recipes, Salads & Dressings|

I was given the challenge of preparing dishes with combinations chosen by Medi Deli - in this case their little pack of marinated octopus salad with their tahini paste. I decided to keep the octopus in a salad and combine it with salad leaves, grilled aubergine, mint and tahini (the last three ingredients are such willing partners as it is). Food and the Fabulous endorsed project and news of travel to Monaco today.

Pickled Cherry Tomatoes with Dried Plums – Happy Chinese New Year!

By |2017-05-08T12:46:51+00:00January 20th, 2012|Food, Holidays, Recipe Index, Recipes, Salads & Dressings, Starters|

My lovely friend Ming of Butterfingers blog, invited us to participate in cooking something for Chinese New Year, which falls on 23 January 2012. It's the year of the Dragon, not only an auspicious year, but the very year she was born in. We made this refreshing salad of cherry tomatoes marinated in a dried plum dressing.

Brown Rice Salad with Almonds, Grilled & Sautéed Baby Aubergine, Ginger and Lemon

By |2017-05-08T12:49:31+00:00January 10th, 2012|Food, Recipe Index, Recipes, Salads & Dressings|

This crunchy, wholesome salad uses brown basmati rice (use whatever type of brown or wild rice you have), aubergine done in two ways - gridded with minimal oil, and also sautéed with ginger and garlic in nothing more than water. It's not short of flavour though, with spring onions, lemon and lemon zest as well as a lovely balsamic glaze.