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persimmon and celeriac salad with parmesan

This is a sponsored post. Shaved Persimmon and Celeriac with Parmigiano Reggiano is a simple but impossibly lovely and festive-looking salad for eating throughout the winter. Yes, salad in winter! Sweet, tangy and with bags of umami, it is easily adaptable to other fruits and vegetables. The key is the cheese! My last recipe for …

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winter kale and sweet potato salad

Sweet Potato and Kale Panzanella Salad is a flavour-layered winter salad with the pop of pomegranate and interest of optional “keto croutons”. This makes a truly special festive side dish or light winter lunch. As I type, not six feet away from me through glass, the back of my house is being demolished. There’s a …

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celeriac & apple tartare

Sharp, sweet and crisp, Celeriac and Apple Tartare is a simple – essential! – winter side dish. A perfect complement to a hearty holiday or family meal. Put it on your menu soon and let me know what you think. Deal?

Smoky Mediterranean Orzo Salad on white platter

My Smoky Mediterranean Orzo Salad is packed with tangy and bold flavours to please most everyone. Serve warm or at room temperature for a hearty, attention-grabbing side dish. Or, with one or two additions, transform this easy-going pasta salad into a filling main dish. Basically this is a sassy tweak of the picnic and potluck …

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colouful coleslaw in wooden bowl with wooden spoons on concrete background

Creamy Sunflower-Ranch Coleslaw – Ditch the mayo and blend up roasted sunflower seeds, with ranch dressing flavours, for a more healthful coleslaw. A whole food twist on a BBQ, pot-luck and picnic favorite. Coleslaw has got a bit of a bad rap. It’s funny how something where the main ingredients are cabbage and carrots can …

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smashed cucumber salad in bowls with tofu on concrete background

Smashed cucumber salad is a glorious, simple recipe that is more than the sum of its parts. Crisp, craggy shards of cucumber and slivers of broccoli are infused with a zippy, garlicky dressing, then studded with chili tofu. It really is quite sublime. And it is completely no-cook.  I repeat, no cook. Below is my …

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Flatlay wide view of Thai noodle salad with colourful veg on green plate with green napkin

This Thai Rainbow Noodle Salad grabs you with its veritable rainbow of colours, and holds you with its hot, sour, salty, sweet taste. Cool and crunchy, too. Make more of the loose, peanutty sauce than you need to drizzle on any likely dish over the next few days. Be warned: you will want to make …

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Smoked mackerel salade Niçoise composed on a green platter on distressed concrete backdrop

Smoked Mackerel Salade Niçoise is a Food To Glow summer favourite, made possibly more delicious and filling with extra vegetables. You can even make it vegan with my easy tweak. Summer eating at its simplest and most sublime. This composed style of salad originates, of course, in the south of France. Best eaten in the …

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a simple #quinoa #salad plus 7 dressings to change things up. #grains

This is a grain salad that has it all going on. With pop-in-the-mouth quinoa as its base, you get zing from a huge squeeze of lemon, crunch from broccoli and crisp-tender fine beans, umami from black olives, and sweet salinity courtesy of heirloom tomatoes. Nuanced notes from best olive oil and a whisper of fresh …

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Zucchini Carpaccio with fennel pollen and pine nuts for an easy & sophisticated starter or side dish. #vegan #salad #sidedish #starter #appetizer

I didn’t want what is left of summer to slip away without sneaking in this no-recipe recipe for zucchini carpaccio. The poor old zucchini – we call them courgettes in the UK – doesn’t get a lot of love. They are the also-rans compared to summer’s brightest stars – saline-sweet tomatoes, glossy eggplants, sky-climbing beans, …

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