Caesar salad, the real deal!

My son had a Caesar salad in a restaurant (no vegan options I am afraid). It was his first Caesar salad ever and he liked it, I am inclined to say of course! B

Salad of red cabbage and peppers with a sweet-sour dressing.

The area where I live is famous for its cabbages, white, red or green. This has been cabbage country for several ages and still is to this day. There are several houses in my village were you’ll find a small crate standing outside containing some fresh cabbages with a small money box on top. If…

Black beans salad with mango and avocado!

We have a commercial on Dutch television were a famous Dutch cook promotes canned beans of all sorts. He stands in a field behind a table, opens up a can of beans and eats a whole spoon of beans straight from the can. So that means they are cold beans. The thought of cold beans,…

Kale, figs, sprouted beans and quinoa salad, a superfood combination!

There is a lot of discussion about super foods, both positive and negative. While food research proved that all of the above-mentioned ingredients are bursting with al the necessary nutritional values, others question these outcomes. And of course there are those who say it is a hype and it will blow over. I usually stay…

Summer Fruit Salad

Nothing beats a fresh fruit salad on a hot summers day. All it took for this salad was an apricot, some grapes, a banana, a handful of blueberries, a kiwi, pomme granate seeds, a handful of walnuts, unsweetened grated coconut and some chopped fresh mint leaves. That’s all, healthy and refreshing!

Heavenly grilled eggplant-figs salad

When I bought fresh figs and Turkish eggplant, I had no way of knowing that they would turn up together in this heavenly salad! I do not always buy ingredients with a recipe or idea in mind, it is more the other way around most of the times. I see fresh produce which look irresistible…

Lovely fresh cucumber-ginger salad

This lovely cucumber salad is not only fresh but spicy as well. The ginger and garlic that go into it make it so much more than just a cucumber salad. It combines with just about anything you can think of, but I especially like to have it as a side dish with spicy food, it…

Seaweed-ginger-shiitake salad

When I opened the package of seaweed spaghetti I must confess I was a bit put off by the smell that came out of the bag! But I put my small disgust aside and boy oh boy was that a good decision! This salad is stunning! It is based on the original recipe of Ottolenghi…

Baby leaves of kale, fried wild peach and roasted pistachio

So few ingredients, only 15 minutes of preparation time and such a delightful result! This is the ultimate summer salad with the wild peach playing the main role. For this (one person) salad you need: baby leaves of fresh kale wild peach handful of roasted pistachios for the dressing: olive oil chili flakes teaspoon of…

Red grapefruit, quinoa avocado salad

I do not particularly like to watch cooking programs, except for one: the Australian version of My Kitchen Rules. I indulge myself to watch every workday at 17.00 hours while I prepare dinner. It is funny how you start liking the contestants during the course of the show. To be honest it is not only…