Vegan Edamame Pesto with Soba Noodles (GF)

Vegan Edamame Pesto with Soba Noodles (GF)

This Vegan Edamame Pesto is so easy to make and pairs beautifully with soba noodles to make a delicious salad absolutely brimming with plant-based goodness! My recipe for this Vegan Edamame Pesto was featured in the UK national newspaper The Guardian as it was one of the winning entries to their pesto recipe competition. You can read the article here.Read more

Papaya Mint Lime Salad (Vegan + GF)

Papaya Mint Lime Salad (Vegan + GF)

This Papaya Mint Lime Salad is all kinds of side dish goals. I mentioned the other day that I’d served this peanut curry with a delicious papaya salad, and so here’s the recipe as promised!  Fruity salads are just the best – I love having little bursts of candy-like sweetness to offset the heat of aRead more

Mango Daikon Radish Mint Salad

Mango Daikon Radish Mint Salad

This Mango Daikon Radish Mint Salad is fresh, fruity, minty, and deceptively easy to make! I absolutely love fruity salads, especially ones made with mango, which I love pairing with herbs, like this Thai-inspired one with basil, or this Mexican salsa with coriander. I’ve used mint in this one because its freshness really helps enhance the sweetnessRead more

Vegan Chickpea Mayonnaise Salad (GF)

Vegan Chickpea Mayonnaise Salad (GF)

This Vegan Chickpea Mayonnaise Salad is easy to make, light but satisfying, and beautifully colourful! The star ingredient is a delicious chickpea paste, which I’ve previously used to make onigiri. It’s made of smashed chickpeas, tahini, mustard and apple cider vinegar. The slightly acidic taste and the interesting texture (creamy from the tahini, meaty from theRead more

Yuzu Dressing Persimmon Salad (Vegan + GF)

Yuzu Dressing Persimmon Salad (Vegan + GF)

This Yuzu Dressing Persimmon Salad is fresh, fragrant and the perfect balance of sweet, salty and sour! Yuzu is an Asian citrus fruit. It tastes slightly bitter like grapefruit, but has the sweet blossomy aroma of a clementine. It is widely used in Japanese cuisine, for savoury dressings and sauces, as well as in desserts,Read more

Clementine French Bean Chicory Hazelnut Salad (Vegan + GF)

Clementine French Bean Chicory Hazelnut Salad (Vegan + GF)

This Clementine French Bean Chicory Hazelnut Salad was inspired by the autumnal salads I posted last month (like this Apple Fig and Walnut salad and this Persimmon Avocado and Rocket salad). This one here is a slightly more festive salad that’s perfect for winter, and especially Christmas! I initially tried to make this salad with persimmons, but I wasn’tRead more

Persimmon Avocado Rocket Salad (Vegan + GF)

Persimmon Avocado Rocket Salad (Vegan + GF)

This Persimmon Avocado Rocket Salad was inspired by my love of fruity salads, persimmons, and all things autumn! I loved the autumnal salad I posted recently so much that I started thinking about other seasonal salads I could make.  This Persimmon Avocado Rocket Salad features everything that a good salad should, in my opinion – fresh fruit, dried fruit,Read more

Apple Fig Walnut Rocket Salad (Vegan + GF)

Apple Fig Walnut Rocket Salad (Vegan + GF)

I absolutely love the combination of flavours and textures in this Apple Fig Walnut Rocket Salad! I’d been wanting to make a salad for autumn/winter for a while, but had a hard time finding flavour combinations that would work without a cheese (namely goats cheese or blue cheese) to tie them together. I love savouryRead more

Runner Beans With Pesto Dressing (Vegan + GF)

Runner Beans With Pesto Dressing (Vegan + GF)

This dish of Runner Beans With Pesto Dressing is the perfect way to use up the last of those seasonal runner beans.  Does anyone grow their own runner beans? If so, this recipe will come in especially handy! I don’t have any fresh ones from my garden this year, but when I was little my familyRead more

Broccoli and Edamame with Sesame Dressing

Broccoli and Edamame with Sesame Dressing

This Broccoli and Edamame with Sesame Dressing is a quick, easy and delicious side dish that will compliment almost any meal.  First, let’s talk about the Sesame Dressing. It’s inspired by this sesame dressing that I always buy when I’m in Japan. The dressing is creamy, salty-sweet and insanely moreish. I use it for absolutely anything greenRead more

Pea, Broad Bean and Asparagus Pesto Salad

Pea, Broad Bean and Asparagus Pesto Salad

This Pea, Broad Bean and Asparagus Pesto Salad is full of fresh, summery flavours and a great way to make use of seasonal peas and broad beans. The nutty peas and broad beans are perfectly complimented by the more delicate asparagus and peppery rocket, whilst the pesto sauce acts as a rich, creamy and garlicky dressing.  GarnishingRead more

Miso Seaweed Salad (Vegan + GF)

Miso Seaweed Salad (Vegan + GF)

This Miso Seaweed Salad is the perfect accompaniment to any Japanese meal – it’s salty-sweet, delicious and super healthy!  My Japanese mother has actually been making this dish for decades, but I decided to post the recipe for this Miso Seaweed Salad on my blog after reading what Madeleine Shaw had to say about seaweed: “I love seaweedRead more