Asian Noodle Salad

Asian noodle salad with edamame spaghetti

This Asian noodle salad is very easy to make but has everything that I love about South-East Asian food: The salad is fresh and crunchy and the dressing has that great combination of salty, sweet, hot and sour. It is based on a recipe for Crunchy Sweet-and-sour Salad from the World Food Cafe Cookbook by … Read moreAsian Noodle Salad

A Mediterranean Medley (In Wales)

Mediterranean Medley

If you’ve read my blog from the beginning you’ll know that I love a self-catering holiday in the UK. It’s not that I don’t enjoy travelling and seeing the world but I do like to pack up the car and set off with my partner and dogs for a week away from it all in … Read moreA Mediterranean Medley (In Wales)

Warm Aubergine And Lentil Salad

Warm aubergine and lentil salad

This aubergine and lentil salad recipe has a lot in common with the roast carrot, feta and puy lentil salad that I shared last week but the flavour and texture are both quite different.  It’s a good example of what I talked about in that post:  Spotting the ‘pattern’ of a recipe and then creating … Read moreWarm Aubergine And Lentil Salad

Roast Carrot, Feta And Puy Lentil Salad

Roast carrot, feta and puy lentil salad

This is one of our lunchtime stalwarts.  A hearty Puy lentil salad that doesn’t take long to put together once you’ve got the carrots in the oven.  It’s a toothsome combination of flavours:  Earthy (the lentils), sweet (the carrots) and salty (the feta cheese). I was introduced to the pleasure of Puy lentils in salads … Read moreRoast Carrot, Feta And Puy Lentil Salad