All posts filed under: Light meals

Ginger Satay Sweet Potato Noodles

I’m so excited about this recipe! I made it for lunch the other day and it was too good not to share. It’s made using spiralized sweet potato noodles which are great if you’re following a gluten-free or just trying to up your veggie intake. Rice noodles would work great in this as well if you don’t have a spiralizer. The noodles are tossed with sauteed mushrooms, peas and corn then coated in a fresh creamy ginger satay sauce. This recipe is a perfect weeknight meal as its so easy to throw together and uses only 7 ingredients and a few pantry staples. I love to make a double batch of satay sauce and use the leftovers as a dipping sauce for rice paper rolls or pour over stir-fried veggies. I’ve added a link so you can download or print the recipes. Just click the print recipe link and a pdf version will pop up in a new window. Let me know what you think. Ginger Satay Sweet Potato noodles            …

Green Dream Sandwiches

One of my new years resolutions was to get out and explore more. I set my self a goal of going somewhere new at least once a month but I’ve become so addicted to visiting new places i’ve been  heading out each week on my days off. One thing i look forward to when i head out on an adventure is lunch. Obviously. There aren’t many (any) healthy plant based food option at gas stations or road houses so i’ve been packing up lunch boxes to tie me over until i get back home. Sandwiches are my go to meal  when I’m heading out for the day and these green dream sandwiches are my favourite! I love the combiation of grilled zucchini, herby pesto and creamy avo sandwiched between to slices of fluffy bread. I add tempeh or tofu to my sandwiches to fill them out but you can tag team them with grilled mushrooms or eggplant.  These sandwiches are a great lunch box filler. They travel well and you can combine them with a few …

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 …