Black-eyed Bean and Spinach Salad ( mavromatika )

Black-eyed peas are wonderful as a soup but you may discover after trying this recipe equally enjoyable as a salad. This recipe is a vegans delight but you may want to know it is a mediterranean staple during the summer. I use dried black-eyed beans soaked in water for 1 to 2 hours. Once they…

Easy Rocket and Basil Pesto Spelt Pasta

This fresh, vibrant and bursting with life pesto is paired with San Remo’s Spiral Spelt Pasta. Frankly, I can’t think of a better way to eat this lively dish. The spelt pasta and the fresh herbs laden pesto together are an excellent pair. If you haven’t made pesto before, please do. Until, I tried to…

Egyptian Style Dukkah with Roasted Chickpea

This variation of the kosher Dukkah works wonderfully sprinkled over roasted vegetables, quinoa or couscous. It adds that extra pizzaz to your meal. It’s up o uou how creativentounwamt to be and where yoi can use it. Omit the chickpea and it has become your traditional Egyptian spiced Dukkah. Dukkah is an egyptian condiment consisting…

Red Cabbage and Fresh Herb Salad with Cider Vinegar and Yoghurt Dressing

If your looking for a different kind of salad that is both tangy, crunchy, delicious and with a high nutrient count this Red Cabbage and fresh herb Salad with Cider Vinegar and Yoghurt Dressing provides anti-inflammatory benefits, will boost your immune system and help to give you a natural glow. This little salad is the…

Traditional Greek Salad & how to achieve that authentic flavour

Many debate about what goes into a Greek salad in order to reproduce that insanely robust and fresh flavour. What should be agreed upon is that a Greek salad is meant to be uncomplicated and fresh – and by fresh: the tomatoes should be sun-ripened on the vine not rose coloured but vivid deep red,…

Immune Boosting Mediterranean Herb, Beetroot & Quinoa Salad

Summery salads are not only useful for summer but also have their place during winter. The high nutrient herbs in this salad provide anti-inflammatory benefits and will boost your immune system during the time of year when we are all susceptible to our immune systems being compromised.  What is wonderful though, is that this salad…

Black-eyed Bean, Spinach and Haloumi Salad

This vibrant salad features black eyed beans which are a protein rich creamy textured white legume, high in iron, folate and B vitamins. Black eyed beans are soft yet firm and flavoursome without having to try too hard and are also distinctively marked with a dark dot like mark. They beans are allowed to marinade…

Casarecce Pasta tossed in Olives, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Mushrooms

This is a simple Mediterranean pasta dish with both Italian and Greek flavours. Made with kalamata olives, Sun-dried Tomatoes and garlic, it is super easy and bursting with flavours. If your in Australia, Barilla Cassarece Pasta as used for this recipe.So versatile, you can use other mediterranean inspired flavours. If you are going to substitute…

Warm Cajun Chicken Salad

Sweetly scented, chicken baked in Cajun spices and mixed into a quinoa and vegetable salad. This salad is a regular during the week. Vegetables and chicken are thrown in the oven and mixed through when ready to serve. Prep Time: 40 mins Cooking: 20 mins Ingredients 500g chicken breasts sliced in half – butterflied. 2…

Never Boring Brown Lentil and Quinoa Salad

If you had to describe what your ideal  salad is what would it be? Is it a fresh green garden salad with a few greens mixed in together. Don’t get me wrong a garden salad serves its purpose but for some people a few leaves wouldn’t hit the mark. I’m that sort of person. When…