Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad

I’ve been thinking about roasted carrots a lot recently – so sweet and lovely when roasted, taking on an entirely different quality to when  raw or boiled/steamed carrot. Doing some research online I came across a roasted carrot salad by Jamie Oliver that serves as the inspiration for this dish. I can’t deny it’s an…

The Ultimate Mexican Avocado Sandwich

This recipe uses my delicious avocado mayonnaise and propels a standard avocado sandwich to the realms of ‘ultimate’. I remember eating the most delicious sandwiches in Mexico, and this combination whisks you straight there with its bundles of fresh flavour. No other sandwich since has lived up to this one! The Ultimate Mexican Avocado Sandwich (dairy-free,…

Avocado Mayonnaise/Dressing

This avocado mayonnaise makes a wonderful rich and unctuous dressing, all with no egg in sight and a darn sight tastier than a shop-bought egg-free mayo. The lime tang gives a real Mexican vibe which I love, but if you rein it in the resulting gorgeous gloop makes a perfect mayonnaise to be used in…

The Best Avocado Sandwich

This humble sandwich recipe is so very simple, but the end result is divine. Rich, smooth avocado pepped up with the tang of balsamic, the crunch of shallot, a hint of aromatic basil and sandwiched in crispy toasts. I did say it was simple, but Mmmmm, one of my all time favourite lunches. The Best…

Giraffe Salad

No, not made of Giraffes, just from the restaurant chain! We had an unusual Easter Sunday… A very early morning Easter egg hunt (luckily the Easter Bunny had visited) followed by a day out with some friends, and luckily enough, lunch at Giraffe. We’ve always managed to eat well at Giraffe, with all of us…

Slowly slowly guacamole!

Great guacamole can be divine – the stuff bought in tubs is just yuck. There must be countless guacamole variations but for me this is the best. No garlic, which is just wrong and overpowers the other flavours, but plenty of tomatoes to give the required creamyness. A top tip is to make the ‘salsa’…