Month: January 2018

Watermelon & Strawberry Salad with Zingy Green Sauce

The first time I had tried a watermelon salad was at a small restaurant where I used to work. I thought they were crazy putting a watermelon salad on the menu. Who would order that? apparently everybody. It was one of the most popular dishes on the menu and we frequently sold out on balmy summer days. The salad was pretty simple. Just fresh chunks of watermelon, rocket leaves and feta drizzled with a pesto sauce but man was it good! The sweet watermelon worked perfectly with the herby sauce and the creamy feta tied everything together making it feel like more of a meal. Obviously, I’ve made my version of this salad 100% plant-based and swapped the cheese for a creamy, slightly spicy tahini sauce, added a few extra veggies for crunch and juicy strawberries because summer is all about fruit. You could also add cooked chickpeas or lentils if you want something more substantial. Not only is this salad a match made in flavour heaven it’s also a  perfect nutritional partnership. The vitamin C from the fruit …

Lemon Grass & Coconut Soup

This Fresh and light coconut broth is the perfect meal to kick-start your healthy eating in 2018. Its the love child of Coco-nutty tom kha soup & fragrant hai green curry. Lemongrass, ginger, Kaffir lime leaf & fresh herbs are blended with coconut milk & veggie stock to create a delicious broth which is simmered gently then ladled over brown rice noodles, broccolini and tofu. I love topping this soup off with fresh cucumber and bean sprouts for extra crunch. Snow peas, boy choy and capsicum also work amazingly. If you want an extra green kick you can blend a handful of spinach into the broth. This soup is great if you want to calm and soothe your tummy after an indulgent silly season. Lemongrass, ginger & mint are digestion superstars! They’re full of compounds that can help ease common digestive symptoms like bloating, nausea & cramps. You can also use the leftover herbs to brew a delicious tummy tea and sip throughout the day. Lemongrass & Coconut soup Serves – 2 hungry people   …