Cucumber and Rice Noodle Salad

I don’t know about you, but when we’re all at home (and obviously thanks to Covid-19 that is ALL the time right now) I struggle with lunch ideas the most. The other meals and snacks I find I can think up ideas, be creative and non-repetitive, but for some reason lunches often stump me. I…

Mediterranean Bean Salad

  Yay for sunshine, yay for summer and yay for the great outdoors! June and July are peak picnic time of year for us, the diary is littered with sports days, festivals, outdoor theatre showings and general outdoorsy stuff. Let’s try and forget that the recent ‘heatwave’ has sadly ended and we seem to have…

Bahn Mi Salad

  I’ve had this idea of turning Classic Bahn Mi baguette filling flavours into a salad for quite a while, and now the weather has turned super hot (albeit briefly!) it’s the perfect opportunity for exciting salad eating. In my day job, I work in two different locations, so I spend rather too much time walking…

Antipasti Jewelled Couscous

  Fluffy couscous salad, studded with rich antipasti and pistachios (if you can tolerate them) is a wonderful, wonderful thing. But it seriously has to be fluffy, there is nothing more disappointing than stodgy, clergy, water laden couscous! You may be wondering about the sudden introduction of nuts on my site – well Little S…

‘Sunday roast’ salad with mint sauce vinaigrette

Sometime you just really fancy a flavour combination, and the other day I really hankered after a flavour I haven’t had for many years – roast potatoes with mint sauce. Even before I turned veggie, it was always the sauces and veggies that I preferred. Mint sauce ( which for those who don’t know is…

Cannellini bean and olive salad

As you might imagine we have a lot of beans being used in this household at the moment – I’ve got to get the chickpea/bean water from somewhere for all the meringue based recipes! This is a neat and tasty way of quickly turning a tin of white beans into a flavoursome and interesting salad….

Rainbow Salad Platter

Do you struggle to get your children to eat salad? It used to be a real problem for us – while I could easily live off salad, my children weren’t keen; other than happily wolfing down bowls of cucumber or perhaps the odd carrot, salads lay sadly ignored on the side of the plate. This…

Vegetarian Paella Salad

Do you match wine? I’m no wine expert, although I do certainly enjoy a nice chilled glass of white or rose, but I’ve recently started to notice how some wines compliment and some wines clash with certain flavours. The lovely people at Yapp Brothers challenged me and some other food bloggers to match a wine…

Caprese Tomato Pasta Salad

We seem to live off salad in the summer – to me there is not much more delightful than an array of stunning salads to dive into on a warm sunny day. But if we have them too often it’s easy to revert to the old family favourites again and again. My girls love pasta salad,…

Tapenade couscous salad

I’ve had a recent hankering for all things olive – I developed a taste for olives only in my mid-twenties and it was definitely a slow burner – starting off with eating one off a pizza to a nibble now and then. Now I sometimes just really want an olive or two! This salad is delightfully…