December Salads

Salads of the week! This Sunday I spent some time making hearty salads. I can’t sleep if I don’t know what I’m bringing to work for lunch the next day so meal prep is crucial for me! For the past two weeks Green Earth Organics have sent me a pomegranate in my weekly delivery. Pomegranates have…

Sesame Noodle Salad

I made a life changing purchase this week- the Benriner Mandolin. From this point forward I will not consume any fruit or vegetable that has not been matchsticked, julienned, or sliced to papery thin perfection. Okay, that’s an exaggeration but I have been having lots of fun with my new kitchen toy.  The uniform, fine slice enhances…

Mix And Match Salads

  I recently subscribed for a weekly delivery from Green Earth Organics, a cool company based in Galway who grow organic fruit and vegetables. The quality is much better than what you find in supermarkets. It’s convenient, healthy, and you feel good about supporting a local, ethical business. But really, it’s all about the flavour. The produce from Green…

Moroccan Carrot Salad

I first tried Moroccan carrot salad one day many years ago during a summer in Spain when I got lunch on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. As soon as I got home to Dublin I reinvented it and have been making it regularly ever since.  I no longer follow a recipe so I’m sure this is not…

Lentil And New Potato Salad

Every week I make one or two ‘lunch items’ – things I make large amounts of in advance  so I always have something available for quick meals. I like to imagine my refrigerator is a deli counter! On Monday evening I made a big batch of this salad. I brought some to work with me…